St. Mark Catholic School

ST. MARK Catholic School

Vienna, VA

National Blue Ribbon Scholar

Return to School and COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan

Read our Welcome Back to School & School Opening Guidelines PowerPoint.

The safety and well-being of our students and families is of utmost importance to us, as is providing the richest academic, spiritual, and social experience possible.

I would like to thank all parents and teachers for providing feedback on our initial return to school plan and helping us form the final plan. I would like to thank all who serve on our Task Force to Re-Open ST. MARK Catholic School. Your service continues to be much appreciated and invaluable.

In brief, our plan includes:

– Grades K-4: In-person instruction 4-days a week (Tues.-Fri.) with 6 ft. of social distancing (option to participate in class remotely by live-streaming via Zoom from home). Monday morning remote instruction for all. Monday afternoon, teacher and school-wide planning time.

– Grades 5-8: In-person instruction 2-days a week (Blue and Gold schedule) with 6 ft. of social distancing and students participating in class by live-streaming via Zoom from home on their remote days. Currently enrolled students receiving 4 or more hours of student support services per week will be in-school Tues-Fri.

All families have the option to choose remote/live-streaming via Zoom from home at any time during the school year.

Read our full COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan for Phases 2 and 3.

Our new start date for grades K-8 is Monday, August 31. Each day that week will be a half-day (ending at 12:25pm) and all students, including students in grades K-4, will be on the Blue/Gold schedule that week to allow teachers to work with smaller groups of students to acclimate them to the new school year and new routines. We will provide more details to all registered families in the coming weeks.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us in the sacred trust of educating your children, and for your commitment to Catholic education.

Missing all of our students! 

Stay well, dear families, and God bless you all,

Mrs. Parker

Welcome to all who come to this happy place!

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wonderful school.

Admissions Update – 2020-2021: Thank you for your interest in providing your child(ren) with a Catholic education. Because we have capped class sizes even smaller than usual to ensure six feet of distance between all students in the classrooms, we have a waiting pool at each grade level. We will be reaching out to families in the waiting pool as openings occur. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

We will begin accepting applications for 2021-2022 in late fall.

Schedule a tour! 

** Due to restrictions on visitors in the school building, we are unable to offer tours at this time. Watch some of our videos to get a feel for ST. MARK Catholic School.

OUR SCHOOL AT A GLANCE:

A 2015 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, ST. MARK Catholic School boasts a current enrollment of nearly 400 students.  Each student enjoys a friendly and welcoming school, small class sizes, and the ability to develop to his or her unique potential through strong relationships, a rigorous curriculum, and a school which exemplifies the love of Christ.

The ability to discuss and explore our faith allows for education of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Recognizing the dignity and the uniqueness of each child, we promote academic excellence through a faith-based education. By developing a Catholic foundation rooted in faith, knowledge and service, we send forth our students on their journey through life to share the light of Christ.

For more information, to register, or to set up a personal tour, please contact  Mrs. Jeanne Bliss, Assistant Principal, at 703-281-9103 or jbliss@stmark.orgClick here for more information.

Arlington Diocese Office of Child Protection

In an effort to streamline the background check application process to become Virtus compliant, the Office of Child Protection is now offering the ability to apply online. Click the link above to access and electronically sign your forms.

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