A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
Finding the right school isn’t always easy – but when it feels right, you will know.
You’ll know you’re in the right place when it feels like home.
When it feels like there’s an entire community of love and support, not just a building full of teachers and desks. When your child is excited to learn and try new experiences. When everyone can freely explore their Catholic faith.
We open your child’s heart and nurture their spiritual development for years to come. From pre-kindergarten through high school, there’s something for every student. Our schools express their Catholic identity in their own way, offering an experience that is far from “one size fits all.” No matter what, you’ll find strong academics and a place that feels like home.
2018-19 Distinguished Principal of the Year
St. Raphael’s Catholic School Principal, Mrs. Teri Dwyer
Find the Right Catholic School for You
The Archdiocese of Washington has 93 Catholic schools, from preschools through high schools. We’re located where you need us, throughout the District of Columbia and in five Maryland counties: Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.
Discover the benefits that a Catholic school offers. We invite everyone to explore the Archdiocese of Washington family of Catholic schools to find the right school for you.
A Message From Cardinal Wuerl
For All Ages: Catholic Values & Academic Excellence
Your child’s first experience with a school sets the stage for a lifetime of learning. Discover the many benefits of the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools’ pre-kindergarten programs.
Elementary (K – 8)
We value every child who walks into our elementary school classrooms. We celebrate each child’s individual contributions and strengths, and we teach everyone the kindness and respect of Jesus’ love. Explore the possibilities for your child’s elementary school experience within the Archdiocese of Washington.
As your child grows, their sense of Catholic identity becomes even more important in shaping how they think about the world. Archdiocese of Washington Catholic high schools promote lifelong learning and help your child realize their full potential—transforming their possibilities for the future.