Boarding | Day

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital to the current and future well-being of each and every member of our school community whether they are a boarding student or a day student.

Through our social and emotional learning programs, Christchurch is committed to the multifaceted approach to physical and psychological health of the members of our community—to the wellness of their whole person.

Helping students establish positive self-images, create meaningful and mutual relationships with others, and develop active and healthy lifestyles for long-term health are some of the ways Christchurch sees social and emotional health as a priority.

Our team of experts includes our fully-staffed Health Services Office, deans, guidance services, chaplain, and our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. The circle of support expands to include advisors, learning support staff, coaches and dorm parents so that the well-being of our students is supported across the entire school community.

Health and Wellness at Christchurch takes many forms from Life Skills to our Health Services Office to our advisory program. Our expert counselors, chaplain, and the whole social and emotional learning team work seamlessly together to help every student navigate the demands of high school and the process of becoming healthy and confident adults.


Meet our Health and Wellness Professionals

List of 7 members.

  • Mr. Maxwell Groen 

    Mental Health and Performance Counselor
  • Photo of Gidget Valadez

    Mrs. Gidget Valadez 

    Director of Health Services; Nurse RN, BSN, CMSRN
  • Photo of Maria Jones

    Ms. Maria Jones 

    Nurse L.P.N.
  • Photo of John Dehm

    Mr. John Dehm 

    Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities; Head Lacrosse Coach
  • Photo of Meghan McNeill

    Ms.  Meghan McNeill 

    Director of Learning Skills Program; Film Production Co-Curricular
  • Photo of Dido Heath

    Mrs. Dido Heath 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kelly Goodrich

    Ms.  Kelly Goodrich 

    Life Skills Instructor

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Johan Johnson

    Dr. Johan Johnson 

    Chaplain; Dean of Community Life
  • Photo of Melissa Taylor

    Ms. Melissa Taylor 

    Dean of Residential Life and Community Activities
  • Photo of Joshua Miller

    Mr.  Joshua Miller 

    Assistant Dean of Community Life; Strength and Fitness; Summer Facility Rental Liaison
  • Photo of Peter Goodrich

    Mr.  Peter Goodrich 

    Humanities Instructor; Assistant Director of College Counseling; Grade Level Dean
  • Photo of Angela Showalter

    Ms.  Angela Showalter 

    Grade Level Dean
  • Photo of Jessica  Miller

    Mrs. Jessica  Miller 

    Science; Assistant Dean of Instruction; Grade Level Dean
  • Photo of Elsie Delva

    Ms. Elsie Delva 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging; Grade Level Dean

Christchurch School is a private Episcopal day school and co-ed boarding school. Founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in 1921, our private day boarding school has a highly acclaimed Learning Skills Program, a national championship sailing team, an outdoor program, traditional sports, and a successful, individualized college counseling program. CCS is located on the Rappahannock River in the Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg area, one hour east of Richmond, three hours north of the NC Research Triangle area, and 2 and 1/2 hours south of the Northern, Virginia/Washington DC area. 

For inquiries, contact:
Billy Burlee, Director of Admission
Christchurch School
49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306 ext. 122

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306