About Us

Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools combine strong academics, a deep sense of community and a traditional Catholic learning environment focused on faith, family and life-long learning for today’s modern world.

A total of 93 schools within the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools welcome approximately 27,000 students into classrooms throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland, including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools represent the largest non-public school system in the area.

Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools combine strong academics, a deep sense of community and a traditional Catholic learning environment focused on faith, family and life-long learning for today’s modern world.

Each Catholic school offers an encounter with Jesus Christ and maintains a rigorous, engaging curriculum based on the highest academic standards, while offering unique programs and attributes.

Catholic Identity

Young people today live in a world that is complex, fast-paced and full of contradiction. A Catholic education prepares students to live full, faithful lives wherever their paths may lead. We are deeply committed to the whole person that each student is becoming.

Academic Excellence

Our nationally accredited Catholic schools offer a well-rounded, rigorous curriculum for all grade levels. Our certified faculty delivers award-winning educational experiences and proactively addresses individual learning needs. Values integration, technology for the classrooms, a full range of extra-curricular activities, and top-notch sports programs create a rich learning environment to meet each student’s interests and capabilities.

Accessibility

We collaborate with parents to develop appropriate goals and assess progress understanding the unique gifts and abilities of each student. When extra support is needed, a team of teachers, administrators, counselors and other resource staff go into action as a student assistance team to address the issue and work toward real solutions.

Affordability

Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools work hard to make sure that a Catholic education is affordable.

We know that the choice to enroll your child in a Catholic school can mean financial sacrifice. Through tuition assistance, scholarships and other programs, we help ensure that as many families as possible realize the dream of a Catholic education regardless of economic circumstances.

Academic Standards

Excellence. That one word sums up the standards we set for each classroom in every school throughout the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools. Excellence extends beyond academics and curriculum. It permeates everything we do. We offer:

  • Education for the whole child: body, mind, and spirit
  • A fully aligned instructional system: standards, assessment, curriculum and instruction
  • Grade A standards
  • A rigorous academic curriculum
  • Preparation for success in college, careers, vocations and service
  • Partnership with you to help advance your child’s education
  • A community of faith where students grow in love for God and all people

Our Team

The Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools team of educators believe in a Catholic education, and are committed to nurturing and promoting the dignity of all students.

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Board of Education

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Join Us

A career in Catholic education supports an important ministry of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools.

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