October 30, 2014

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Frequently Asked Questions

Stained Glass CrossWith the high cost of living in the metropolitan area, how can we afford the cost of a Catholic school education?
Subsidized by the parish of All Saints, the school maintains a rate structure that is reasonable and well within the average for the Diocese of Arlington. While the cost of a private school education in Northern Virginia often exceeds $10,000, the cost for one child enrolled at All Saints is currently $4,987. With both a parish and diocesan-wide commitment to tuition assistance, families unable to afford the fees are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

Is the educational experience of All Saints competitive with what public schools and other private schools in our area offer?
Accredited through the Virginia Catholic Education Association, All Saints offers an academic program that is rigorous and aimed at supporting the formation of the whole child ~ spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional. Graduates of All Saints advance to both public and Catholic high schools in the region and are often accepted into advanced academic programs. All Saints Catholic School received national distinction as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the first in the City of Manassas.

Do you have any openings for the current school year?
Now is the ideal time to make the choice of a Catholic education for your son or daughter. All Saints is not currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. However, once one child is accepted into All Saints, siblings receive priority for acceptance, nearly guaranteeing enrollment for the remaining children in the family as openings in their grade levels become available.

To find out more about enrollment, please see Open House/Tours.

literature_class3I’ve heard that the K-5 grade program is very solid, but that in the middle school there are fewer opportunities for students when compared with other programs.
With a middle school population of approximately 145 students, All Saints has established a program that focuses on academic growth. Departmentalized so that each faculty member teaches within his or her area of expertise, the middle school prepares students for the transition to high school by fostering independence, responsibility and leadership. Offering Spanish I for all students as well as an advanced mathematics program for those who qualify, the school challenges students at a variety of ability levels. With an increasing number of clubs and activities, such as the Drama Club and the Peace & Justice Players, the school has introduced a number of co-curricular organizations that enhance the middle school experience. The nurturing environment and leadership opportunities are key elements of a middle school program that complements and builds upon the foundation established through the elementary years.

How can I learn more about All Saints and the programs that it offers?
Please contact All Saints for a tour of our facility by calling Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 368-4400 or via e-mail at office@allsaintsva.org. Additional information about All Saints Catholic School is also available on this website.