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St. Mark Catholic School

ST. MARK Catholic School

Vienna, VA

National Blue Ribbon Scholar

Academics

 

People choose to send their children to ST. MARK Catholic School for our strong academic program, our education in faith and moral values, and our close-knit, loving community.

ST. MARK Catholic School is committed to excellence in education in a Christ-centered environment, and was recently named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for our consistently high test scores. Our challenging curriculum employs critical thinking and exceeds local, state, and national standards. We strive to meet each child’s individual needs through differentiation, advanced academics, and resource support. Students participate in cross-curricular projects at each grade level. Our graduates are well-prepared for our area’s most challenging high schools as well as prestigious colleges.

With a commitment to the development of individual student academic potential, personal responsibility, and a foundation in the principles of the Catholic Faith, ST. MARK Catholic School provides instruction in math, science, English and social studies from the earliest ages in an environment that fosters faith, character and intellect. The school delivers academic excellence through an emphasis on small class size, critical thinking, recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and a variety of extra-curricular academic pursuits.

Our program of strong academics and strong faith and moral development within a strong community is the hallmark of ST. MARK School.

ST. MARK offers students a state of the art campus facility in the heart of Vienna. The school building, built in early 2003, includes a full size library, science laboratory, fully equipped technology center, separate dedicated classroom space for music and art, and a modern gymnasium hosting physical education classes with seating for 300+ spectators for school sports and other special events.

Extracurricular and enrichment activities provide students numerous opportunities to deepen and broaden their interests, pursue their passions, and cultivate their God-given gifts and talents in a spirit of community and caring.

Field trips are another important way ST. MARK students learn about and explore the world beyond the classroom from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Whether it’s connected to the Arts—with trips to the National Gallery of Art, Ford’s Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts at George Mason University—exploring our environment—including outings to Great Country Farms, the National Zoo, Colvin Run Mill, the Outdoor Education Center at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park—or connected to core academics—the Maryland Science Center, the Air and Space Museum, Mount Vernon, Luray Caverns, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation—students learn invaluable lessons about the larger world around them, and how it connects to what they’re learning in the classroom, as well as how to be courteous, grateful, and respectful citizens.