Our Mission

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, rooted in Gospel values and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church, are learning communities of faith and service dedicated to educational equity and excellence for all students.

You want your child to have the best education possible—without sacrificing the Catholic values of love, faith and service. We know it’s possible to have both. Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools provide the right mix of faith, family and lifelong learning to prepare your child for the realities of the modern world.

Our schools are rooted in Gospel values and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. They are learning communities of faith and service. They offer excellent academic programs that challenge each child’s mind and instill an interest in lifelong learning.

Each Catholic school offers an encounter with Jesus Christ. Each maintains a rigorous, engaging curriculum based on the highest academic standards. All offer unique programs and attributes, so you can find the right Catholic school for you.


Faith is not just an aspect of religion class—it should be central to all learning. That’s why our schools integrate Catholic identity into the curriculum. Your child won’t just learn about math, science, history, literature and the arts—they’ll learn about these subjects in a well-rounded way, with Christ’s teachings at the center.

It’s the difference between a secular education and one that encourages all students to share and explore Christ’s love through kindness and service to the community. All our schools celebrate Mass, invite students to participate in daily prayer, and celebrate Christmas, Lent and Easter. God is in every classroom.


When your child enters one of our schools, it’s like joining a family. You and your child will be surrounded by caring people who share similar values and experiences. Families, teachers, faculty and clergy know each other well and join together to help every child succeed.

Life Long Learning

As your child grows up and takes on the challenges of the world, you want them to be role models, tackling everyday obstacles and opportunity with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge.

That’s why our schools encourage lifelong learning. We set the stage by creating a strong moral and spiritual foundation that equips your child for future growth—for a lifetime.