Saint Jude Regional Catholic School
St. Jude Regional Catholic School is dedicated to the development of the whole child within a Catholic community of faith and academic excellence.
St. Jude Regional Catholic School, a Catholic parish-based school in the Archdiocese of Washington, serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grades of all religious, racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds. St. Jude was established as a parish school in 1956 and was formally established as a regional school in 2010 in accordance with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Policies for Catholic Schools. Located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of the District of Columbia, it is recognized by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. The school is sponsored by the Shrine of St. Jude and is supported by the parishes of St. Francis of Assisi (Derwood, MD), Our Lady Queen of the Americas (Washington, DC), and Our Lady of Grace (Silver Spring, MD).
St. Jude Regional Catholic School’s unique curriculum focuses on developing the whole child, socially, academically, and spiritually. Students are taught the necessary skills and concepts to be successful in school and in life through curriculum and programs that inspire student motivation and foster autonomy in self-reflection and decision-making leading to the aspired Graduate at Graduation.According to Catholic tradition, the school curriculum encompasses the principles of respect, challenges learners to achieve their potential, and contributes to their moral development. The school’s entire program of studies helps stimulate the development of critical and creative thinking, clarity of thought and expression, leadership, and problem solving. The program also includes opportunities to foster service and develop an appreciation for music, art, movement, and world cultures. Teachers at St. Jude Regional Catholic School act on the belief that every student can learn a challenging curriculum with appropriate differentiation. As such, teachers are committed to providing engaging, meaningful, varied classroom instruction that best meets the needs of all learners.