Welcome to the Radford School
The objective of Radford School is to stimulate at the highest level, the search for knowledge, skill, and understanding with an enthusiastic and experienced faculty-all with degrees in their fields, and many with advanced degrees which go far beyond teaching only academics by modeling and teaching character, leadership, self-discipline and values.
Radford differentiates itself through a unique family atmosphere, through which its greatest asset - a culturally rich and diverse community - thrives. This family atmosphere is promoted through small class sizes, communal meals, tradition, and structured activities.
A proud heritage of traditions and customs unites the school. Numerous celebrations and activities, rooted in the school's beginnings- including May Fete, Fall Festival, the Lighting of the Yule Log, Operetta, Junior-Senior Prom, and Radford Day. An annual homecoming event for alumni promote a sense of belonging, as well as of history, and serve as the tie between generations of Radford students.
Building upon its abundant history and traditions, Radford School has set a bold course for the future. For over 100 years Radford School has been recognized for its excellence in academic achievement and student development. The overriding philosophy of Radford School is to provide a challenging and enriching college preparatory curriculum in a small class setting that allows students to develop intellectually and socially.
Radford's campus extends over two city blocks in a resplendent residential neighborhood, Austin Terrace, one of the city's most stunning historic districts. The school's Spanish architectural style reflects the history and culture of its home on the US-Mexico border. Our gated campus features open patios and secure play areas. Radford's facilities also include an indoor junior Olympic swimming pool, playing fields. the Feuille Library, the Rogers Gymnasium. Templin Auditorium, a computer center with Internet capabilities, and a formal dining room.
Lunch in the formal dining room is a daily opportunity for children and faculty to get to know each other. At each table, headed by a faculty member, children of various ages are seated together. Older students set the example of proper dining and social etiquette for the younger students to follow.
Radford School is a microcosm of a multi-cultural society. Admission to Radford is based on past academic performance and capability without regard to religious creed or national origin. The Radford experience provides an international exchange of knowledge, ideas, customs, and hopes and aspirations because of the multicultural student body. The Radford student population has included students from Mexico, Canada, Kuwait, England, Yugoslavia, Germany, Korea, Aruba, Japan,