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Catholic Schools Testimonials

“In everything that is done there is an emphasis on respect and responsibility, integrity and "doing the right thing." And all of it starts with the emphasis in prayer and faith. Everything starts with prayers at All Saints and their attendance at Mass weekly further reinforces faith as the key component of the school's mission.” – All Saints parent, 2016

“A great education! The teachers and administration go out of their way to assist children who have challenges. The curriculum is tough, but when my child goes on to high school, I know he will be well prepared.” – Blessed Sacrament parent, 2016

“The teachers and administration have far exceeded my (high) expectations during the past three years that my child has attended K thru 2nd there. Each year I am amazed with the creativity and passion of the teacher and each year I worry that the upcoming year could never be as wonderful. AND each year we are again met with a heartfelt teacher and a challenging but exciting and engaging curriculum. It is difficult to send your child away for 7+ hours each day and trust that they will be taught, guided and loved the same as if they were in your own care. Here at Holy Cross, it is not difficult to drop my child off there every morning. The teachers, faculty, and school community provide an environment that lives their faith, supports and encourages one another, and where my child is met with both academic challenges and success.” – Holy Cross Academy parent, 2016

“I think this is an excellent school with teachers and staff who genuinely care about not only the students’ academic but also their spiritual needs as well.” – Queen of Apostles parent, 2016

“My child has flourished at this school. The teachers take the time to know the students across the grades. My child feels comfortable and happy. She knows the principal and the assistant, and gives them hugs at school functions. It is a caring and loving environment that challenges my child, gives the students the opportunity to learn a foreign language since preschool, and provides an excellent religious study.” – Sacred Heart Academy parent, 2016

“At St Ambrose kids learn more than just content information since with their example, discipline and hard work, teachers teach excellent study habits, organization and planning strategies. The leadership and staff are excellent.” – St. Ambrose parent, 2016

“St Mark has excellent academic standards coupled with teachers who truly seem to care about their students. My kids have flourished at St. Mark, whereas they seemed to have been a bit "forgotten" in the larger public elementary school classes. We have no regrets for moving our kids to St. Mark! Character education is an obvious priority (Virtue of the Month program and Manners Matter really emphasize a strong moral development).” – St. Mark parent, 2016

“Our family has truly found a home at St. Timothy Catholic School. The teachers are amazing. Not only are they challenging our kids academically but they are also developing them socially and morally. The staff and administration are hands down the best we've ever experienced. They are caring, kind, and truly do everything with the best interest of the children. Where else can you go and have a principal high five you when walking in? Or stop by your car at carpool to tell you what a great job your child did. St. Tim's is a true gem and we are so grateful to have our children enrolled in the school!” – St. Timothy parent, 2016

“An outstanding school on so many levels. The academics lead the way; Your student will be better prepared to succeed in college (and life). Academics, sports, the arts, and other extracurricular activities are plentiful and inclusive. It's a pleasure watching the staff, including the Dominican Sisters, interact with the students. The administration has fostered a very nurturing environment. The student body is very diverse and hail from all the northern VA counties. There is a large military population and the school is very patriotic.” – St. John Paul the Great parent, 2016

“The teachers are caring and helpful, they have even created more time during the day for the students to obtain extra help should it be needed. Academically, my student went from being an average student to one who is engaged in learning and excited for the next school year.” – Bishop O’Connell parent, 2015

“St. Rita School has been a great choice for our family. Our children are in 7th and 4th grades and started at St. Rita's in Kindergarten. Our principal recently received the National Distinguished Principal Award. She is a gift to our school - she knows each student by name, is responsive to parents and her leadership has allowed her to build and retain an experienced faculty. The teachers bring enthusiasm and creativity to their classrooms. The school offers a challenging curriculum which includes literature, public speaking and Latin in the middle school. The school has science and computer labs and all students have recess twice daily and physical education weekly. The environment is warm and calm and the students are expected to conduct themselves respectfully.” – St. Rita parent, 2015

(Selections pulled from GreatSchools.com)