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Catholic schools within the bounds of Alexandria City (includes Landmark, Del Ray, and Potomac Yard neighborhoods).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Arlington County (includes Fairlington, Pentagon City, and Shirlington neighborhoods).
Catholic Schools within the bounds of Culpeper County.
Catholic schools within the bounds of the eastern portion of Fairfax County (includes Annandale, Burke, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, and Springfield).
Catholic schools within the bounds of western Fairfax County (includes Herndon, Reston, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, Centreville, Chantilly, and Clifton).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Falls Church City.
Catholic Schools within the bounds of Fauquier County (includes Delaplane, Marshall, Warrenton, Bealeton, and Calverton).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Loudoun County (includes Ashburn, Leesburg, Potomac Falls, and Sterling).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Prince William County and Manassas City (includes Bristow, Dale City, Dumfries, Gainesville, Manassas, Triangle, Quantico, and Woodbridge).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties (includes Stafford, Garrisonville, Fredericksburg, and Thornburg).
Catholic schools within the bounds of Winchester City
9th-12th grade education. Some schools offer advanced placement programs, dual enrollment, and programs for developmentally and intellectually disabled students.
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!
Parent - St. Timothy School
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Do I or my child have to be Catholic in order to attend a Catholic
Catholic Schools warmly welcome students regardless of parish or
religious faith. Our schools are communities rich with religious backgrounds
and practices. Students study the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Catholic
faith, participate in Catholic liturgies and, if Catholic, are prepared to
receive the Sacraments. Non‐Catholic students are
expected to participate in liturgies, religious functions, and religion classes
that are part of the academic curriculum. While non‐Catholic students are
expected to be knowledgeable about Catholic teachings and practices, they are
not expected to give their assent to the Faith.
Are the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Arlington accredited?
The Virginia Catholic Education Association accredits each school and
every teacher meets the VCEA or Commonwealth of Virginia certification
How can I find out more about Catholic schools in my area?
You may obtain information on any of our Catholic schools by visiting
the Schools Directory.
My family is relocating to the area, how do I determine which
parish/school my family belongs to?
Visit the parish finder to locate parishes near your new home. Call the
parish to see if your new home falls in parish boundaries and if the parish has
Which schools have early childhood centers or extended day programs?
Many of our schools have early childhood centers and extended day
programs. Visit our Schools Directory to see what programs the schools near you
Which school do you recommend?
All our schools are fine institutions of learning, we feel that each
school is different and unique, and we highly recommend each one!
What is a Blue Ribbon School? Does this mean that the Blue Ribbon
Schools are better than the other schools?
Blue Ribbon Schools are those schools that have been nationally
recognized for their excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. This
in no way indicates that our other schools are academically inferior as there
are many requirements to attain the Blue Ribbon Award. Follow the link to learn
more about the Blue Ribbon Program.
Do you have schools with special needs resources?
Yes, many of our schools have resources for learning disabilities and
some have resources for developmentally or intellectually delayed
students. Visit our Schools Directory to see what programs the schools
near you offer.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Tuition Assistance is determined at the school level. Please contact
your school's front office to learn what financial aid programs are available
and how to apply for tuition assistance.
How do I go about enrolling an international student?
Please refer to the international student packet on the International
Where do I get information on fees associated with an I-20?
For information on fees associated with an I-20, please refer to the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement website as well as Student and Exchange
Visitor Program. You can find links on the International Student page.
Where do I find an I-20 application?
The Diocese of Arlington I-20 application with instructions and other
important information can be found on our International Students Page.
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