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.

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2021 High School Placement Test (HSPT)

All high schools within the Archdiocese of Washington require placement tests unless otherwise indicated by the high school. For more information on the Catholic high schools admissions process or to register for the HSPT, use the link below.


Elementary School Open House Schedule

Discover the benefits that a Catholic school offers. For a complete list of open houses in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic elementary schools, use the link below.


High School Open House Schedule

Selecting the right Catholic high school is all about finding the best fit. For a complete list of open houses in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic high schools, use the link below.


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.

Find the Right Catholic School for You

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has 90 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.

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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.


High School

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.


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