What Makes Us Unique?
Our Dining Experience Makes Us Unique
Our students don’t walk the cafeteria line carrying lunch trays. In our Dining Hall, all students sit and are served a meal cooked in-house, on custom dinnerware showing the Radford crest. Etiquette classes ensure Radford students are prepared not only academically but are also comfortable in any social environment. Students are assigned a different table each month, allowing them to get to know students from other grades. Older students serve as good role models for younger students, and younger students teach older students patience and understanding, all while building a great relationship among all students at Radford. When you tour Radford, be sure to plan to stay for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal, cooked from scratch in our kitchen!
Servers - Our Dining experience includes having a server at every table that assists in taking meals from the kitchen to the dining table. One student per table gladly accomplishes this duty throughout the year. This experience is so fulfilling, we usually have a waiting list!
Our Crossing Guard Makes Us Unique
Not many schools can say that their crossing guard is the principal of the school! Students feel a sense of pride when Principal Doran greets them by name each morning, while walking onto the school campus from the parking lot. Whether you walk your child in to school, or drop off if they’re older, be sure to greet the crossing guard – our Principal!
Our Queens Makes Us Unique
When you walk down the hall leading to the High School wing, you can’t miss the pictures of May Fete Queens from as far back as 1929. An impressive collection of pictures shows us the many faces of Radford throughout its 105-year history. Radford elects a Queen, presented to the school during May Fete. For more about our many traditions, visit our Traditions page.
Our Many Collectibles Makes Us Unique
Our beloved director, Dr. Lucinda Leftwich Templin (1888-1969) enjoyed collecting memorabilia, as you may have learned from reading our History page. Dr. Templin had an extensive Napoleonic collection, an impressive Queen Elizabeth collection, dolls from all over the world, and many other interesting pieces gifted to her, and collected throughout her lifetime. Walk by the main foyer and visually experience a collection like no other. Best of all: Radford students learn to appreciate this collection daily.