4/15/20— NCGS member Saint Gertrude High School is joining campuses with its all-boys brother school, Benedictine College Preparatory. They will remain two single-gender schools on one campus now known as The Benedictine Schools of Richmond, Inc.
The schools’ boards proudly announce the appointment of Jesse A. Grapes as the new president of The Benedictine Schools of Richmond, Inc.
Most recently, Grapes has served a decade-long tenure as Benedictine College Preparatory’s head of school. Under his leadership, he initiated a study for innovative program options comprised of diverse stakeholders to meet the challenges facing Catholic single-gender schools, resulting in the development of a model for separate coordinate programs for boys and girls on the same campus.
“We at Saint Gertrude have respect for Jesse’s leadership and trust that he will lead both of our communities into a successful future together,” said Saint Gertrude Head of School Sister Cecilia Dwyer.