CATHOLIC
HIGH SCHOOL
DIRECTORY
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
e Right Catholic School for You
A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
e Right Catholic School for You
A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
CATHOLIC
HIGH SCHOOL
DIRECTORY
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
e Right Catholic School for You
A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
e Right Catholic School for You
A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
C
HOOSING A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL is one of the most important
decisions in a young persons life. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 18
academically rigorous Catholic high schools that emphasize strong academics, faith,
values and service while enriching students through athletics, art, music and cultural
activities. If you are looking for a faith-based education that lasts a lifetime, built upon
a solid moral and spiritual foundation that prepares students for the modern world, you
have come to the right place.
Whether in the heart of DC, or suburban Maryland, each Catholic high school offers:
A direct connection to our Catholic identity
An academically excellent education
Highly respected and varied extracurricular and sports programs
High graduation rates
A solid track record of sending graduates on to successful higher education
experiences with millions of dollars in scholarship awards
Our schools are rooted in the Gospel values and teaching mission of the Catholic
Church. They are Christ-centered communities of faith and service. They offer
excellent academic programs that challenge each students mind and instill an interest
in lifelong learning.
We encourage you to explore the unique offerings and attributes of our schools, so you
can find the right Catholic school for you.
CONTENTS
Applying to a Catholic High School ........................................ 2
Tuition Assistance ............................................................................ 7
2020-2021 Catholic School Open Houses .............................8
Application Checklist .....................................................................9
School Listings ................................................................................ 11
The Academy of the Holy Cross .............................................12
Archbishop Carroll High School
............................................. 14
The Avalon School
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Bishop McNamara High School
.............................................18
Brookewood School
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Connelly School of the Holy Child
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DeMatha Catholic High School
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Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
....................................... 26
Elizabeth Seton High School
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Georgetown Preparatory School
..............................................30
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
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Gonzaga College High School
.................................................34
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
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St. Anselms Abbey School
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St. Johns College High School
................................................40
St. Marys Ryken High School
.................................................42
St. Vincent Pallotti High School
.............................................44
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
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Applying to a Catholic High School
VISITING CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS
Selecting the right Catholic high school is all about finding the best fit. In addition to
providing holistic faith formation and rigorous academics, Catholic high schools offer
beautiful campuses and facilities. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic high schools
have adapted their admissions practices to observe social distancing guidelines to ensure
a safe environment. Catholic high schools will provide access for prospective students
and their families through certain in-person visits, virtual tours and other means. Our goal
is to provide optimal opportunities for students and families to learn about our Catholic
high schools while keeping health and safety as a top priority.
Please review the individual school profile enclosed in this directory and visit school websites
to learn more about how to visit each Catholic high school.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSIONS
Students apply to a Catholic high school by completing the high school’s application form.
Grades, test scores, and in some cases, an interview is considered by Catholic high schools in
determining admission for each student. Each Catholic high school is unique and so is their
admission process. Learn more about each Catholic high school by reviewing the enclosed
description and visiting their web site.
A placement test is required by all Catholic high schools unless otherwise indicated by the high
school. This section pertains to the process for registering for and taking the HSPT. For testing
instructions for those Catholic high schools that do not require the HSPT, please refer to the
school’s enclosed description.
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HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST
e High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a five-part multiple choice test of verbal, quantitative,
reading, mathematics, and language arts skills. The exam takes 3 hours to administer. This
includes two short breaks and 30 minutes for distributing and collecting the answer sheets and
test booklets.
Process for Students Attending a Catholic Elementary School
Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Washington take the HSPT, the official entrance
test published by Scholastic Testing Service, Inc., at their schools on Wednesday, December 2,
2020. Principals in Archdiocese of Washington schools provide 8th grade students and their
parents/guardians with the web link to the HSPT online registration form. Parents/guardians
complete the registration and payment for the test online. Students and their parents/
guardians return to the registration page to select the high schools to receive the results of
the HPST (Please see Selecting Schools to Receive HSPT Results). Online test registration opens
on Monday, October 26, 2020. Test registration and payment must be submitted by Friday,
November 20, 2020. A confirmation letter is sent via email to the parent/guardian.
Process for Students NOT Enrolled in an Archdiocese of Washington Catholic
Elementary School
Students attending schools that do not administer the HSPT may register and pay online
at www.adwcatholicschools.org. Online registration for the HSPT opens on Monday,
October 26, 2020.
REGISTRATION: Registration closes the Sunday prior to the test date.
• For the Saturday, December 5, 2020 test date, the completed HSPT online registration
(including payment) must be completed online by Sunday, November 29, 2020.
• For the Saturday, December 12, 2020 test date, the completed HSPT online registration
(including payment) must be completed online by Sunday, December 6, 2020.
TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Saturday, December 5 2020 Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Sunday, December 6, 2020
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HSPT Testing Dates, Times and Locations
The HSPT for students not attending Catholic schools that administer the HSPT is offered on
Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at several sites.
SATURDAY • DECEMBER 5 • 2020 or SATURDAY • DECEMBER 12 • 2020
SCHOOL ADDRESS
Academy of the Holy Cross 4920 Strathmore Avenue,
Kensington, MD
Archbishop Carroll High School 4300 Harewood Road, NE,
Washington, DC
Bishop McNamara High School 6800 Marlboro Pike,
Forestville, MD
DeMatha Catholic High School 4313 Madison Street,
Hyattsville, MD
Elizabeth Seton High School 5715 Emerson Street,
Bladensburg, MD
Georgetown Visitation 1524 35th Street NW,
Preparatory School Washington, DC
Gonzaga College High School 19 I (Eye) Street NW,
Washington, DC
Our Lady of Good Counsel 17301 Old Vic Boulevard,
High School Olney, MD
St. Mary’s Ryken High School 22600 Camp Calvert Road,
Leonardtown, MD
St. John’s College High School 2607 Military Road, NW,
Washington, DC
St. Vincent Pallotti High School 113 St. Mary’s Place,
Laurel, MD
All students must be registered to take the HSPT. No walk-ins are permitted.
To reschedule a missed HSPT date due to illness, the parent/guardian must reschedule by
contacting HSPT@adw.org no later than the Monday following the missed test date.
HSPT Online
Please visit the registration website for information and instructions about the proctored HSPT
online. The test is completely web-based, so students can test remotely on any device. No
software requirements or downloads required, only an internet connection is needed to test.
ITEMS TEST TAKERS
MUST BRING ON THE
DAY OF THE TEST
Students who are registered to take the HSPT on a
Saturday must bring the following items to the testing site:
Two No. 2 pencils;
Valid picture ID (if possible) or other appropriate personal
identification documentation;
Light snack (recommended); and
Confirmation of registration.
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4920 Strathmore Avenue
Accommodations for Students with Special Needs
The Archdiocese of Washington has an inclusive philosophy for accommodating students. All
testing sites will offer accommodated testing conditions. The high school sites for HSPT will
be assigned proctors from the Catholic Schools Office to provide testing accommodations.
Parents/guardians are required to provide appropriate documentation of their child’s
accommodation needs with their HSPT Registration Form. Documentation must be submitted
at least 2 weeks prior to the test date in order to ensure accommodations can be arranged
between the Catholic Schools Office and high school testing sites. erefore, documentation
must be received by Friday, November 20, 2020 for the December 5, 2020 testing date, and
by Friday, November 27, 2020 for the December 12, 2020 testing date.
Appropriate documentation may be uploaded to the registration site. Those who do not
submit the appropriate documentation may not be provided testing accommodations. Parents/
guardians will receive a confirmation of the approved accommodations via email from the
Director for Special Education. During the admissions/enrollment process, parents/guardians
should provide the high school(s) with similar information regarding their childs educational
needs to ensure accurate placement.
For further information about testing accommodations, please contact the Director for
Special Education at 301-853-4569.
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High School Choice(s)
The online HSPT Registration Form identifies the Catholic high schools in the archdiocese
that use the HSPT as part of their admissions process. Students and their parents/guardians
select the high schools to receive the results of the HPST online. The High School Choice(s)
window opens on Monday, November 23, 2020. High school selections must be made online
before the close of the High School Choice(s) window on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
Selecting Schools to Receive HSPT Results
HIGH SCHOOL CHOICE(S) WINDOW
Opens: Monday, November 23, 2020 | Closes: Sunday, December 13, 2020
NOTIFICATION OF TEST RESULTS
Test results are sent only to the school(s) provided on the students HSPT Registration Form
and will be mailed to parents/guardians in January 2021.
APPLICATION DECISION NOTIFICATION
Notices of acceptance or non-acceptance will be mailed via U.S. Mail to students by Catholic
high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington on Thursday, February 18, 2021 or Thursday,
February 25, 2021. The specific decision notification date for a particular Catholic high school
can be obtained by contacting the Catholic high school directly, or visiting the Catholic high
school section at adw.org.
DECISION NOTIFICATION DATES
Thursday, February 18, 2021 or Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Tuition Assistance
Each high school and the Archdiocese of Washington offer a variety of tuition assistance and
scholarship programs. Applying for tuition assistance has no bearing on whether a student
is admitted to a school. Tuition assistance application deadlines are as early as December, so
families will know their tuition assistance grants when they receive their notification letters
from high schools in the spring.
Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program
Archdiocesan tuition assistance is available to students currently enrolled in or applying
to Catholic schools located in the archdiocese, which includes Washington, DC and the
five Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince Georges, and St. Mary’s.
TADS administers the application process for the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program.
The TADS Application Form for the 2021-2022 school year must be completed and
submitted to TADS by December 4, 2020 for families applying for tuition assistance from the
archdiocese for a high school student. The form may be obtained in October 2020 at www.
adwcatholicschools.org or from any Catholic elementary or high school in the archdiocese.
Please note that online applications for tuition assistance are preferred. All tuition assistance
obtained through the archdiocese is based on financial need.
Archdiocesan tuition assistance decision letters will be delivered
via email to all applicants on Friday, February 26, 2021.
Questions?
Please visit www.adwcatholicschools.org or email
tuitionassistanceprogram@adw.org.
Individual High Schools
For more information about tuition assistance and scholarship
programs available at each Catholic high school, please see the
individual high school listing in this directory and then contact
the school’s financial aid office for more information.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and
activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. They do not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, sex (unless traditionally a single sex school), sexual orientation, national origin in accordance to the law
in the administration of the educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and
other school-administered programs. To the extent required by Title IX, they do not discriminate against any applicant,
employee or student because of sex.
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2020-2021
VIRTUAL
Open Houses
at a Glance
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020
1:00 PM • Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020
12:00 PM • Georgetown Preparatory School
12:30 PM • Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020
11:00 AM • Bishop McNamara High School
11:00 AM • St. Johns College High School
1:00 PM • Archbishop Carroll High School
1:00 PM • St. Mary’s Ryken High School
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020
6:00 PM • Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020
10:30 AM • DeMatha Catholic High School
11:00 AM • Elizabeth Seton High School
11:00 AM • St. Anselms Abbey School
2:30 PM • The Avalon School
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020
1:00 PM • Brookewood School
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020
10:00 AM • The Academy of the Holy Cross
2:00 PM • St. Vincent Pallotti High School
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020
6:00 PM • Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020
6:00 PM • St. Vincent Pallotti High School
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020
10:00 AM • Gonzaga College High School
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021
1:00 PM • St. Anselms Abbey School
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2021
6:00 PM • St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Please visit school website for the latest update on open
house details and other virtual admission events.
The Academy of the Holy Cross
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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10:00 AM
Archbishop Carroll High School
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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1:00 PM
The Avalon School
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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2:30 PM
Bishop McNamara High School
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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11:00 AM
Brookewood School
Saturday, November 7, 2020
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1:00 PM
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Open House Patio Series
DeMatha Catholic High School
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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10:30 AM
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
Visit website for upcoming virtual information sessions
Elizabeth Seton High School
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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11:00 AM
Georgetown Preparatory School
Sunday, October 18, 2020
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12:00 PM
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Saturday, October 17, 2020
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1:00 PM
Gonzaga College High School
Sunday, November 22, 2020
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10:00 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Visit website for upcoming virtual admission events
St. Anselms Abbey School
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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11:00 AM
Sunday, January 24, 2021
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1:00 PM
St. Johns College High School
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Ryken High School
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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1:00 PM
St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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6:00 PM
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Sunday, October 18, 2020
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12:30 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2020
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6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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6:00 PM
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Application Checklist
FALL /WINTER (8th grade)
Early September
• Request applications from high schools
• Inquire about financial aid options
• Schedule up to three shadow visits (to follow a high school student) with the schools
Mid September – Early October
• Catholic school students attend Catholic high school presentations at elementary
schools
• Catholic school students participate in virtual Catholic high school admission events.
October – November
• Families participate in virtual and in-person admission events
Early – Mid December
• Students attending Catholic schools take HSPT at school on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
• Deadline to apply for Archdiocese of Washington tuition assistance for 2021-2022
is December 4, 2020
Students not attending Catholic schools take the HSPT on Saturday (December 5 or 12);
they must pre-register
Mid December
• Catholic schools send records to students’ high school choices
December – January
• High school applications due (contact each school for deadline dates)
February 18, 2021 and February 25, 2021
High school decision notification letters mailed on one of these dates
SPRING (7th grade)
May
• Discuss high school options with parents (e.g., size, gender, academic
and co-curricular offerings, siblings’ schools)
SUMMER
June – August
• Talk with family, friends and neighbors about schools they attend(ed)
• Visit high schools’ websites
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Archdiocese of Washington Catholic High Schools
The Archdiocese of Washington
is home to 18 academically
rigorous Catholic high schools that
emphasize strong academics, faith,
values and service while enriching
students through athletics, art,
music and cultural activities.
We encourage you to explore the
unique offerings and attributes
of our schools in the following
section so you can find the right
Catholic school for you.
High School
LISTINGS
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e Academy of the
Holy Cross
CONTACT INFO
4920 Strathmore Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
www.academyoftheholycross.org
Tel: 301-942-2100 / Fax: 301-929-6440
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 8, 2020 • 10:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @academyoftheholycross
Twitter: @AHC_news
Instagram: @ahctartans
PRESIDENT
Ms. Kathleen Prebble
PRINCIPAL
Mr. John Sullivan
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Ms. Emma Hart
ehart@academyoftheholycross.org
301-929-6477
TUITION $27,800
APP DEADLINE December 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1868
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
The Congregation of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 425
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Girls
H
oly Cross has been educating
women of courage, compassion and
scholarship” for over 150 years. As the
current global health crisis has challenged
schools to develop innovative and engaging
methods of instruction, Holy Cross is at the
forefront of providing a robust educational
and student life experience. Whether
on campus or at a distance, we prepare
girls to feel confident taking academic
risks, leading their peers, and standing
up for their beliefs. We are guided by
our Catholic faith and the mission of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross. Our graduates
are exceptionally well prepared for college
and beyond. As education today is globally
focused, we offer a rigorous curriculum
including Honors courses, Project Lead
the Way Engineering program, Advanced
Placement courses, an extensive online
course selection, and a Dual-Enrollment/
Dual-Credit program with Marymount
University. In our championship athletics,
our extensive performing arts, or by
providing 11,000 hours of service annually,
our girls do not wait for opportunity, they
create it. Additionally, seniors complete a
60-hour internship in a career setting that
interests them. The Class of 2020 received
over $22,000,000+ in college scholarships.
Our girls believe they can do anything,
because they see girls do everything.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
The Academy of the Holy Cross offers
both need-based tuition assistance and
merit-based scholarships. To apply for
tuition assistance, families must complete a
Parents’ Financial Statement through School
& Student Services (SSS). Scholarships
are offered in academic achievement,
performing and visual arts, and STEM.
Please see our website for more information.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
The Saint Marys Resource Program serves
students with diagnosed learning differences
and current psycho-educational assessments
who have demonstrated the ability to succeed
in a rigorous, college preparatory environment.
Families interested in the Moreau Options Program
for students with intellectual or developmental
disabilities should contact Director Emily Montgomery
at 301-942-2100 x 472.
TRANSPORTATION
Most students carpool or take Metro.
Holy Cross is a short walk from the
Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro (Red Line).
A Montgomery County Ride-On bus stop is
at the school’s front entrance.
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Archbishop Carroll
High School
CONTACT INFO
4300 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20017
www.archbishopcarroll.org
Tel: 202-529-0900 / Fax: 202-526-8879
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 25, 2020 • 1:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @ACHSWashDC
Twitter: @ACHSWashDC
Instagram: @achs_dc
PRESIDENT
Mr. Larry Savoy ’93
PRINCIPAL
Ms. Elana Gilmore
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Michael Powell Sr.
admissions@achsdc.org
202-529-0900 x112
TUITION $15,232
APP DEADLINE December 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1951
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
N/A
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 360
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Co-ed
Archbishop Carroll High School is a
Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational
school that welcomes young people
and empowers them in an academically
rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning
environment. Our community works daily
to think critically, creatively, and morally so
that we can serve God with purpose.
We believe that our Catholic identity is
rooted in Catholic teachings, which establish
core values that sustain our community.
Archbishop Carroll High School is a
comprehensive four-year private high school
enrolling just under 400 students in grades
9-12. The school was founded in 1951 and
named for John Carroll, the First Bishop of
the United States. Cardinal O’Boyle, who
oversaw the founding of the school, chose
Carroll as our name and “pro deo et patria
as our motto.
Students at Archbishop Carroll are
offered the opportunity for a rich, diverse,
educational experience. As graduates of
Archbishop Carroll High School, students
will be prepared to make meaningful and
positive contributions to their communities
and society as a whole and continue their
journey as lifelong learners.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Archbishop Carroll High School is
committed to providing financial assistance
for all families possessing demonstrated
need. At this time, most families can
expect to have at least 40% of need met
through scholarships and tuition discount.
More information is available online at
www.archbishopcarroll.org
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Archbishop Carroll is happy to serve
students with learning differences in
the form of a Catholic Accommodation
Plan (CAP). For more information,
please contact our Academic Intervention
Specialist, Monique Williams, at
202-529-0900 ext. 158.
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Services cost $900 per semester and is
arranged through Archbishop Carroll High
School.
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e Avalon School
CONTACT INFO
11811 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
www.avalonschools.org
Tel: 301-963-8022 / Fax: 301-963-8027
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 1, 2020 • 2:30 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @TheAvalonSchool
Twitter: @AvalonSchools
Instagram: @theavalonschool
PRESIDENT
Mr. Richard B. McPherson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Rollin J. Hawley
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Mr. Kevin Davern
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Istvan Teleki
iteleki@avalonschools.org
301-963-8022
TUITION $17,000
APP DEADLINE N/A
YEAR FOUNDED2003
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY N /A
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 103
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Old Line Athletic Conference (baseball),
Independent (basketball, soccer, football,
cross country)
GENDER Boys
T
he Avalon School, located in Wheaton,
Maryland, is an independent, Catholic
day school for boys that combines an
environment of intellectual freedom,
personal responsibility, and a spirit of
adventure to help form boys into educated
men of faith and purpose who will serve
society in daily lives as husbands, fathers,
professionals, and citizens.
Avalon, inspired by the call of Pope John
Paul II to build a culture of life, features a
program geared to the distinctive learning
characteristics of boys and young men to
help them recognize academic study as
part of the adventure of a life well-lived.
Teachers strive to reveal the Catholic Faith
in its fullness and beauty through a rigorous,
content-rich curriculum rooted in the
Western Canon. The small class sizes allow
teachers to better meet students’ needs.
Furthermore, Avalon teachers know each
student personally, and they help develop
each student’s ability to think clearly and
communicate effectively.
Avalon enjoys the cooperation with its sister
school, Brookewood in the formation of
a vibrant community characterized by the
Spring Gala, annual plays, various school
dances, and family events for families of
both schools. A robust international student
program further enriches the culture and
learning environment.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Families asking for tuition assistance are
required to submit an application via
the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.
Additional information can be found
on the Admission section of the Avalon
School website.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Small classes allow for personalized attention
and adjustment to many recommended
accommodations for individual students;
these are arranged after meeting with the
family.
TRANSPORTATION
Courtesy shuttle from Wheaton-Metro.
Paid shuttle service available from Shady
Grove Metro-Westside, Milestone
McDonald’s (Germantown), and Festival
Shopping Center (Gaithersburg).
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Bishop McNamara
High School
CONTACT INFO
6800 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD 20747
www.bmhs.org
Tel: 301-735-8401 / Fax: 301-735-0934
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 25, 2020 • 11:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @bishopmcnamarahighschool
Twitter: @bmhsmustangs
Instagram: @bmhsmustang
PRESIDENT
Dr. John A. Barnhardt
PRINCIPAL
Mrs. Dian A. Carter
ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
Mr. Vincent A. Harrington
vincent.harrington@bmhs.org
301-735-8401
TUITION$17,200
APP DEADLINEN /A
YEAR FOUNDED1964
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Congregation of Holy Cross,
Moreau Province
ENROLLMENT (2019-20)857
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDERCo-ed
B
ishop McNamara High School offers
a comprehensive college preparatory
program aimed at educating hearts and
minds in a dynamic and inclusive Catholic
community. Founded by the Brothers of
Holy Cross, Bishop McNamara students
and graduates are empowered leaders who
transform the world. We challenge our
students to think with Christ, a thought
animated by the Gospel, manifested in
service, and informed by academic excellence.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Merit and need-based financial aid
opportunities are available. Scholarships
are awarded in the areas of academics and
fine arts. Catholic school students may be
nominated by their school to sit for the
Moreau Scholarship Examination. Catholic
students attending public, independent,
or home schools may seek nominations
from their ADW Catholic parish.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
The St. Joseph Program at Bishop
McNamara is a fully-inclusive program
providing positive, Catholic, college-
preparatory, educational and social
experience for a select student group
with diagnosed learning differences.
TRANSPORTATION
Bishop McNamara offers a variety of private
transportation services.
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Brookewood School
CONTACT INFO
10401 Armory Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
www.brookewood.org
Tel: 301-949-7997
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 7, 2020 • 1:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @BrookewoodSchool
Twitter: @BrookewoodSCH
Instagram: @brookewoodscchool
PRESIDENT/HEAD OF SCHOOL
Mr. Richard B. McPherson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Rollin J. Hawley
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Ms. Helen Williams
hwilliams@brookewood.org
301-949-7997
TUITION $16,700
APP DEADLINEN /A
YEAR FOUNDED2006
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITYN/A
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 70
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Independent for basketball, cross country,
field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and
volleyball
GENDER Girls
B
rookewood, an independent school
located in Kensington, MD, seeks to
help parents form their daughters into
educated, cultured, pious, cheerful, and
adventurous young women in a program
oriented around the learning styles of girls.
The curriculum is rooted in the Western
tradition, where girls read the classics, recite
poetry, explore the world, and graduate
as confident young women. Brookewood
prides itself on small classes where girls
receive more personalized attention.
Brookewood’s extracurricular activities
include competitive sports, the Model UN,
and the Actors Guild, which provides an
opportunity for girts to express themselves
through drama. Brookewood also offers
optional daily Mass for students and faculty.
Unique to Brookewood is a system of four
houses into which students are placed at the
beginning of the school year. On festival days,
the girls compete in their respective houses
in athletic events and recite poetry they have
learned in class for competition. Outside
the classroom, Brookewood School takes
advantage of the wide range of educational,
cultural, and natural opportunities in the
greater Washington DC area.
Brookewood enjoys the cooperation with its
brother school, Avalon, in the formation of
a vibrant community characterized by the
Spring Gala, annual plays, various school
dances, and family events for families of
both schools. A robust international student
program further enriches the culture and
learning environment.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Need-based financial aid provided by
school; families may also apply for need-
based assistance through the Archdiocese
of Washington. Visit our website for more
information.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Small classes allow for personalized attention
and adjustment to many recommended
accommodations for individual students; these
are arranged after meeting with the family.
TRANSPORTATION
Shuttle service is provided from various
locations. Call for more information.
Brookewood is located between Grosvenor,
White Flint, and Forest Glen metro stations
with a short 10-minute bus ride to school.
Brookewood is also located near the
Kensington MARC train station.
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Connelly School of
the Holy Child
CONTACT INFO
9029 Bradley Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854
www.holychild.org
Tel: 301-365-0955
OPEN HOUSE
Open House Patio Series
Please see website for details.
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @HolyChildMD
Twitter: @HolyChildMD
Instagram: @holychildmd
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Dr. Shannon Gomez, Ed.D.
ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Mrs. LeAnne Kannapell, M.Ed.
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Mrs. Meghan Cross
mcross@holychild.org
301-365-0955
TUITION$35,620
APP DEADLINEDecember 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1961
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
ENROLLMENT (2019-20)360
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEISL
GENDERGirls
C
onnelly School of the Holy Child is a
Catholic, college preparatory school,
committed to the intellectual, spiritual,
artistic, physical, and social development
of young women. The school emphasizes
academic challenge, joy of learning, and
education of well-rounded women of faith
and action. The Holy Child community
welcomes students and families of different
faiths and diverse backgrounds. In keeping
with the philosophy of their founder
Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the
uniqueness of each individual and fosters a
life of service to others. The school is part of
a network of 30 Holy Child schools in the
United States, Europe, and Africa, which
is guided by the educational philosophy
of Cornelia Connelly. Holy Child creates
a personalized learning experience with
a 7 to 1 student to faculty ratio. More
than 90% of our students take at least
one Advanced Placement or Honors level
course. Additionally, 75% of our students
participate in athletics with teams in
volleyball, soccer, field hockey, basketball,
cross-country, lacrosse, ice hockey, and
more. More than 80% of our students
participate in our visual and performing arts
program. Keeping with our moto “Actions
not Words,” Holy Child students complete
more than 5,000 hours of community
service each year.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
We work with the National Association of
Independent Schools to provide the Parents
Financial Statement (PFS) as a first step in the
financial aid process. All students applying
to the 9th grade for the 2021-2022 school
year are eligible to apply for merit and/or
need based awards. All submissions for merit
and need based awards including supporting
documents are due to the Admissions Office
by Monday, December 7, 2020.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Holy Childs academic support program
encourages and guides young women in the
development of learning skills and personal
management strategies that lead to building
their self-confidence, independence, and
passion for learning. At the Coakley Center
for Innovative Learning, Holy Child
offers all students support in the areas of
math, writing, study skills, and executive
functioning. There are also academic
support courses and coaching for students
based on needs and learning preferences.
The Center also coordinates academic
support for students recovering from an
illness or concussion.
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Routes: They offer local bus routes for
students in the DMV area for Virginia, DC,
and Maryland. Public Transportation: The
Ride-On bus #36 stops right on campus
(linking to Metro), and the T-2 bus stops
close by, at the corner of River and Bradley.
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DeMatha Catholic
High School
CONTACT INFO
4313 Madison Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
www.dematha.org
Tel: 240-764-2200 / Fax: 240-764 - 2277
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 1, 2020 • 10:30 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @demathahighschool
Twitter: @DeMathaCatholic
Instagram: @demathacatholic
PRESIDENT
Fr. James R Day O.SS.T
PRINCIPAL
Dr. Daniel J McMahon
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Patrick D. Goulden
pgoulden@dematha.org
240-764-2211
TUITION $19,750
APP DEADLINE December 15, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED 1946
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Order of the Most Holy Trinity
and of the Captives
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 850
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Boys
D
eMatha Catholic High School is
a college preparatory institution
dedicated to educating young men in the
Trinitarian tradition. Established by the
Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the
Captives in 1946, DeMatha has twice been
recognized as an Exemplary Private School
by the U.S. Department of Education. It
offers a challenging curriculum to serve the
talents and interests of approximately 850
students from diverse academic, economic,
cultural and religious backgrounds who
strive to become Faith-Filled Gentlemen and
Scholars. DeMatha maintains outstanding
scholastic program, including extensive
Advanced Placement and Honors courses,
opportunities for Christian service, a wide
variety of co-curricular activities and a
nationally recognized athletic program. The
acclaimed music program features curricular
offerings with five bands, four string and
percussion ensembles, three choral groups
and several co-curricular music ensembles.
The teaching faculty, often cited as the
strength of the school, includes seven
Washington Post educational award winners.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
DeMatha provides merit-based academic,
music, art and drama scholarships, as well
as need-based financial aid. Families must
apply to both DeMatha via the FACTS
Management Company and the Archdiocese
of Washington via TADS, two separate
applications, for need-based aid.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
The Academic Support Center, in
conjunction with parents, faculty and staff,
supports the college preparatory program
by teaching study skills and techniques
which guide students to be independent
and responsible learners. Accommodations
are reviewed for each student with learning
disability documentation.
TRANSPORTATION
Carpooling is a popular option, with bus
transportation also available from Prince
Georges, Anne Arundel, Montgomery
and Howard counties, as well as Southern
Maryland and Washington, DC. Free shuttle
service is provided to and from the College
Park-University of Maryland Metro station.
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Don Bosco Cristo
Rey High School
CONTACT INFO
1010 Larch Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.dbcr.org
Tel: 301-891-4750 / 301-270-1459
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Visit website for upcoming virtual
information sessions.
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @DonBoscoCR
Twitter: @DonBoscoCR
PRESIDENT
Rev. Michael Conway, SBD
PRINCIPAL
Mr. Elias Blanco
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGMENT
Mrs. Madelin F. Fernandez Fox
mfox@dbcr.org
301-891-4750 x114
TUITION $14,000
CWSP: $8,500
Family Contribution: $2,500
APP DEADLINE Priority: December 18, 2020
Rolling admissions after December 18
YEAR FOUNDED2007
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Salesians of Don Bosco, Eastern Province
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 414
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE None
GENDER Co-ed
D
on Bosco Cristo Rey High School,
DBCR, is co-sponsored by the
Archdiocese of Washington and the
Salesians of Don Bosco. The school provides
a rigorous college-preparatory Catholic
education with a Salesian approach of “faith,
family, future, fun” to hardworking students
with limited economic resources. DBC is
a member of the Cristo Rey Network, a
national association of 35 Catholic high
schools that feature a college preparatory
curriculum and a unique Corporate
Work Study Program through which each
student gains professional experience while
financing the majority of the cost of his
or her education. Students must be highly
motivated and mature, open to Catholic
religious values, employable, and willing to
work very hard. Families are also expected
to take an active part in the education of
their child and in the life of the school. To
apply, families must meet financial need
requirements. Students must be 14 years old
at the start of the school year and be eligible
to work in the United States.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Because our mission is to provide a private
school option to students who otherwise
could not afford a private school education,
the family of the student must be considered
as having limited financial resources. All
students will participate in our Corporate
Work Study Program, which pays a
portion of the tuition. Financial Aid and
scholarships are awarded to all students so
that the maximum family contribution is no
more than $2,500.
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Elizabeth Seton
High School
CONTACT INFO
5715 Emerson Street
Bladensburg, MD 20710
www.setonhs.org
301-864-4532 / 301-864-8946
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 1, 2020 • 11:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @elizabethsetonhighschool
Twitter: @ElizabethSeton
Instagram: @elizabethsetonhs
PRESIDENT
Sister Ellen Marie Hagar
DEAN OF ACADEMICS
Mrs. Tiphanie Edwards ’92
DEAN OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Melissa Davey Landini ’99
mlandini@setonhs.org
301-864-4532 x7015
TUITION $15,950
APP DEADLINE December 10, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED 1959
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Daughters of Charity
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 580
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Girls
E
lizabeth Seton High School has long
distinguished itself as an exemplary
learning community providing a highly
regarded and rigorous education to
young women who desire to engage in a
challenging, college-preparatory course of
studies, including high-demand educational
opportunities aligned with today’s changing
economy in fields such as engineering,
pharmacy, law and hospitality and tourism.
With a total student body of 580 students
representing over 139 feeder schools,
the Elizabeth Seton community reflects
a broad, ethnic, cultural and economic
diversity, contributing to its rich learning
environment. Located in Prince Georges
County in a close suburb of Washington,
DC, the school attracts students from
surrounding counties and the District of
Columbia. Rooted in Catholic values and
the charism of the Daughters of Charity,
the mission of Elizabeth Seton High School
is to cultivate confidence in young women
to excel in college, careers, and life through
an innovative and rigorous academic
experience.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Elizabeth Seton High School is proud of
our ability to offer need-based financial
aid to those families who qualify, as well as
merit scholarships for eligible students. To
apply for need-based assistance from Seton,
families must apply with the Archdiocese
of Washingtons TADS application. Merit
scholarships are awarded for exemplary
academic performance, as well as for
superior talent in visual and performing arts.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Students with minor learning differences or
weaknesses are well-supported at Elizabeth
Seton High School. Our Bayley Program is
available for students who need additional
study time, modified schedules, or one-on-one
assistance from the school’s resource teachers,
and learn side by side with their peers in the
same classes. This valuable reinforcement
is offered at no additional charge to help
students meet the demands of Elizabeth Setons
challenging college prep curriculum.
TRANSPORTATION
Elizabeth Seton offers bus transportation
with an associated fee in conjunction
with DeMatha Catholic High School
and includes, among others, routes from
Anne Arundel, Howard and Montgomery
counties, as well as the District of Columbia.
The school is also conveniently located off
major highways and is Metro accessible.
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Georgetown
Preparatory School
CONTACT INFO
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
www.gprep.org
Tel: 301-493-5000 / Fax: 301-493-5905
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 18, 2020 • 12:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @georgetownprep
Twitter: @georgetownprep
Instagram: @georgetownprep
@georgetownprepadmissions
PRESIDENT
Rev. James R Van Dyke S.J.
HEADMASTER
Mr. John Glennon
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Brett Graham
bgraham@gprep.org
301-214-1214
TUITION Day: $39,385
Boarding: $63,800
ESL: $8,255
APP DEADLINE January 8, 2021
YEAR FOUNDED 1789
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Society of Jesus
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 494
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IAC
GENDER Boys
F
ounded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory
School is Americas oldest Catholic
boarding and day school for young men in
grades 9 through 12, and the only Jesuit
boarding school in the country. Situated on
90 acres in suburban Washington, D.C.,
Prep's mission is to form men of competence,
conscience, courage, and compassion; men of
faith and men for others.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
It is our goal to make Georgetown Prep
affordable for all accepted students:
Prep does not offer academic or athletic
scholarships, reserving all aid for those
who have a demonstrated financial need.
Applying for financial aid has no bearing on
the admissions process. Approximately 28%
of families receive financial aid.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Students who receive academic
accommodations at Prep must have an up-
to-date report with a full battery of psycho-
educational testing. The testing must be no
more than two years old.
TRANSPORTATION
Georgetown Prep is located along Rockville
Pike in North Bethesda, one mile north of
the Capital Beltway (I-495). The Grosvenor-
Strathmore Metro station is about a
10-minute walk from campus.
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Georgetown
Visitation
Preparatory School
CONTACT INFO
1524 35th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
www.visi.org
Tel: 202-337-3350 / Fax: 202-342-5733
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 17, 2020 • 1:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @visidc
Instagram: @visidc
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson
PRINCIPAL
Ms. Mary Kate Blaine
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Janet Keller
janet.keller@visi.org
202-337-3350
TUITION $32,600
APP DEADLINE December 4, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1799
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Sisters of the Visitation
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 510
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ISL
GENDER Girls
G
eorgetown Visitation, founded in 1799,
is a college preparatory school rooted
in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian
tradition, committed to educating young
women from diverse backgrounds. We
are a faith-centered community dedicated
to educational excellence, enriched by
cocurricular and service programs. Our
mission is to empower our students to
meet the demands and challenges of todays
rapidly changing and morally complex
world. We guide our students to become
self-reliant, intellectually mature, and
morally responsible women of faith, vision,
and purpose.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year we offer $2.3 million
in financial aid to one-third of our
students; we encourage any family who
thinks that Visitation is beyond their means
to apply. Visitation also has a fund to help
families pay for additional educational
expenses, like books and uniforms. Further,
all applicants are considered for merit
scholarships that recognize academic
achievement and leadership.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
All teachers, administrators, and staff are
here to support each student and ensure
that she has what she needs to achieve her
personal best. Our Learning Support faculty
are valuable resources for students and
parents alike.
TRANSPORTATION
Visitation is located in the heart of
Georgetown. Accessible from Maryland,
Virginia, and the District, the school offers
organized drop-off and pickup for parents
as well as on-campus parking for students
who carpool; students also use public
transportation, including the D and 30
bus routes.
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Gonzaga College
High School
CONTACT INFO
19 I Street NW
Washington DC, 20001
www.gonzaga.org
Tel: 202-336-7100 / Fax: 202-336-7164
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 22, 2020 • 10:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @GonzagaCollegeHS
Twitter: @GonzagaGoodNews
Instagram: @GonzagaGoodNews
PRESIDENT
Fr. Stephen P. Planning SJ
HEADMASTER
Mr. Thomas Every II
DEAN OF ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID
Mr. Andrew Battaile
abattaile@gonzaga.org
202-336-7101
TUITION $24,250
APP DEADLINE December 14, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1821
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Society of Jesus
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 960
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Boys
A
Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory
school, Gonzaga offers outstanding
academics and a wide variety of co-curricular
activities. Located six blocks from our
nations Capitol, its inner city location
underscores the school’s commitment to
the challenge of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., for
our students to become “Men for and with
Others.” Performing community service
and helping those in need is encouraged
throughout a student’s four years on Eye
Street. “Men for and with Others” is not
an empty phrase during a young mans
tenure at Gonzaga or in the years that follow
in the wider world. Admission is based
on school performance, current teacher
recommendations, test scores, and a personal
essay, as well as extracurricular activities.
Gonzaga seeks well-rounded young men
with a strong desire to succeed and to be
part of Washingtons oldest all-boys school.
The student body is diverse and is drawn
from the entire metropolitan area and
beyond.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Need-based assistance is available in the
form of grants based upon the School and
Student Service’s (SSS) Parents Financial
Statement (PFS). Applications are available
online at http://sssbynais.org/parents/.
Gonzaga awards over $3.9 million in
financial aid to over one-third of the student
body. Merit based grants (Presidential and
Sousa Scholarships) are also awarded to
incoming freshmen.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Students with documented learning
differences are provided time-and-a-half
on classroom tests, mid-terms, and finals.
Preferential seating and assistive portable
technology for specified purposes is also
allowed. One-on-one assistance is provided
by the Center for Academic Excellence.
TRANSPORTATION
Most students carpool or take public
transportation. Union Station (Red Line) is
three blocks away. Gonzaga is accessible by
Metro bus (80, 96, D3, D4, D8, X1-X3,
X8, and X9) or Circulator.
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Our Lady of Good
Counsel High School
CONTACT INFO
17301 Old Vic Boulevard
Olney, MD 20832
www.olgchs.org
Tel: 240-283-3200 / Fax: 240-283-3250
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Visit website for upcoming virtual admissions
events.
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @OLGCHS
Twitter: @OLGCHS
Instagram: @olgchs
PRESIDENT
Dr. Paul G. Barker
PRINCIPAL
Mr. Thomas Campbell
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Maria Nichols
mnichols@olgchs.org
240-283-3235
TUITION $25,400
APP DEADLINE December 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1958
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Xaverian Brothers
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 1,253
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Co-ed
O
ur Lady of Good Counsel High
School offers young men and women
unparalleled opportunities to become
who they want to be. As one of the area's
top college preparatory high schools, our
students are challenged to become their
best selves as members of our inclusive and
supportive community.
For families looking for the best-fit high
school for their child, we are a Catholic,
private, co-educational community that
inspires each student to excel, serve and
love in his or her unique way.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Good Counsel offers financial aid to
qualified families to help reduce the total
cost of tuition. We encourage all students to
complete the online tuition assistance forms
each year. This application, provides a need-
based financial analysis. The application
is available in mid-October at olgchs.org/
admissions under the “Tuition and Fees” tab.
Good Counsel is proud to offer a number
of scholarship opportunities to our students.
For the full list of scholarships available for
incoming freshmen, please visit olgchs.org/
scholarships.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Ryken Studies is a college preparatory
program designed for highly motivated
students who have been diagnosed with mild
learning differences. This program assists
students in their core courses using varied
teaching styles and strategies that focus on
skill development in smaller group settings.
By junior year, most students move into the
College Prep, Honors, AP, and IB Programs
as they prepare for college.
TRANSPORTATION
Good Counsel currently offers several
options for bus routes in Montgomery
County, Prince Georges County and
Howard County.to-ride. Transportation
options are available through Coughlin
Transportation (a pay-to-ride bus service
that we offer through Good Counsel),
as well as the free options available
through the new Ride-On bus initiative.
To see a schedule, please visit olgchs.org/
transportation.
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St. Anselms
Abbey School
CONTACT INFO
4501 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20017
www.saintanselms.org
Tel: 202-269-2350 / Fax: 202-269-2379
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 1, 2020 • 11:00 AM
January 24, 2021 • 1:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @saintanselms
Twitter: @saintanselms
Instagram: @saintanselms
PRESIDENT
Fr. Peter Weigand OSB
HEADMASTERS
Dr. James Power
Mr. Alex Morse (Upper School)
Mr. James Leather (Middle School)
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Patrick Granfield
pgranfield@saintanselms.org
202-269-2379
TUITION$30,800
APP DEADLINE
N/A
YEAR FOUNDED1942
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
St. Anselm's Abbey;
English Benedictine Congregation
ENROLLMENT (2018-19)167
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEPVAC
GENDERBoys
S
t. Anselms Abbey School is a Catholic
boys school of 257 students in grades
6-8 (Middle School) and 9-12 (Upper
School). There are 167 students in the
Upper School. The School is conducted by
Benedictine monks of St. Anselms Abbey
and lay faculty. Founded in 1942, the
School offers a rigorous classical liberal arts
education and welcomes all students able
to benefit from its programs regardless of
religion, race, ethnicity, or economic status.
Thirty-six percent of all students receive
financial aid. There are 41 students in the
Class of 2020. St. Anselm's has a rigorous
curriculum. All academic classes are on an
honors level and the school offers 26 AP
courses. All students take math, English,
and religion courses through their senior
year. Students begin Latin in seventh grade
and a modern world language (French,
Spanish, or Arabic) in eighth grade. They
continue with both Latin and a modern
language for a minimum of four years. St.
Anselms offers a comprehensive athletic
program in the Upper School level. There
are many co-curricular activities, including
the school newspaper, Model United
Nations, Its Academic, musical groups, and
a dramatic troupe. Students in eleventh and
twelfth grades spend each Tuesday morning
volunteering in the community.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
In 2019-2020, St. Anselms Abbey School
awarded almost $1.3 million in need-based
aid. Currently, approximately 36 percent
of St. Anselms students receive tuition
assistance. Any family who thinks that St.
Anselms education is beyond their means
should apply for financial aid. We partner
with School and Student Services (SSS),
a service of the National Association of
Independent Schools, in our financial aid
process. The SSS applies a consistent and
objective formula to calculate the amount
of money a family should have available to
contribute to their child’s education.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
St. Anselm's Abbey School has a school
counselor who works with boys in need
of help with study skills and with their
emotional intelligence. She offers programs
for parents to help with navigating the
teenage years.
TRANSPORTATION
St. Anselm's Abbey School offers shuttle
buses before and after school to the closest
Metro station. We also have a morning
shuttle from Bethesda/Chevy Chase
and two from Northern Virginia
(McLean/Arlington and Alexandria.)
All of these programs are offered at cost.
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St. Johns College
High School
CONTACT INFO
2607 Military Road NW
Chevy Chase, DC 20015
www.stjohnschs.org
Tel: 202-363-2316 / Fax: 202-380-1704
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 25, 2020 • 11:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @StJohnsCollegeHighSchool
Twitter: @StJohnsCHS
Instagram: @stjohnschs
PRESIDENT
Mr. Jerey W Mancabelli
PRINCIPAL
Mr. Christopher Themistos
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Susie Hinton
shinton@stjohnschs.org
202-363-2316 x1070
TUITION $21,490
$24,790 for Benilde Program
APP DEADLINE December 4, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1851
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
De La Salle Christian Brothers
ENROLLMENT (2018-19) 1,170
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Co-ed
S
t. Johns is committed to academic
excellence, as an independent,
Catholic, Lasallian, coeducational, college
preparatory school. The 30-acre campus
is located adjacent to Rock Creek Park in
Chevy Chase, DC. We offer 24 AP and
16 honors courses, a Scholars Program
for gifted students and a cross-curricular
Entrepreneurial Program. Our 1:1
educational technology, featuring iPads
provided by the school, allows students to
learn, produce and collaborate. The Class
of 2020 earned $32 million in scholarships.
Students participate in 29 varsity sports
and more than 50 activities. Three full-time
performance coaches provide professional-
level training to all students.
St. Johns has invested more than $50
million in campus improvements in the
last decade. The Donatelli Center for
the Arts and the Cap Mona Student
Center, including a black box theater
and the Lasallian Center for Mission and
Ministry opened in 2017. The 80,000
square foot Performance and Leadership
Center, home to new athletic facilities, the
Entrepreneurial Center and Cadet Corps
Leadership Program opened this summer.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
St. Johns strives to keep quality education
affordable. More than $4.6 million in aid
is awarded annually. Need-based tuition
assistance is available to all students. Merit,
theater, vocal, strings, band and fine arts
scholarships are also awarded to students
who qualify (see website for details
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
A resource program for students with mild
learning differences, the Benilde Program,
admits freshmen only. Applicants must
submit a psycho-educational evaluation
completed within the last three years.
TRANSPORTATION
Offered at an additional fee from
Montgomery County, Prince Georges
County and Virginia; morning only from
Capitol Hill and Alexandria. Free shuttle
transportation from Friendship Heights and
Silver Spring Metros.
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St. Marys Ryken
High School
CONTACT INFO
22600 Camp Calvert Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
www.smrhs.org
Tel: 301-475-2814 / Fax: 301-373-4195
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 25, 2020 • 1:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @SMRKnights
Twitter: @stmarysryken
Instagram: @stmarysryken
PRESIDENT
Dr. Rick Wood
PRINCIPAL
Dr. Catherine Bowes
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Ms. Amy Cricchi
amy.cricchi@smrhs.org
301-373-4183
TUITION $17,200
APP DEADLINE December 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1981
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 700
ATHLETIC CONFERENCEWCAC
GENDER Co-ed
S
t. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) is a high school
community committed to providing
an affordable high school experience with
a focus on individual student success,
personal growth and discovery of one’s own
uniqueness.
The years a student spends at SMR are
marked by a challenging college preparatory
program, rewarding opportunities for service
and shared celebrations of Catholic faith,
the forming of lifelong friendships, and
the camaraderie of being part of fine arts,
athletics and clubs. In 2020, SMR celebrated
the accomplishments of 161 graduates from
our 39th graduating class! SMR graduates
are compassionate, capable, honorable and
respectful young adults who are prepared for
life after high school.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Investing in a values-based, college
preparatory education means an investment
in your child’s future! St. Mary's Ryken
faculty, staff and administrators are
committed to providing the highest quality
Catholic education to the students in the
Southern Maryland community. Over $1.6
million is awarded annually in need-based
financial aid and merit-based scholarships.
Financial aid is available for qualifying
families from both the Archdiocese of
Washington (ADW) and SMR. SMR
awards merit-based scholarships to incoming
freshmen in the areas of academics,
leadership, service and fine arts. For more
information, please visit our website.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
As part of our mission, St. Mary’s Ryken
offers support services to students with
learning differences. We are equipped
with fully qualified staff, and students are
admitted into the program through the
regular admissions process. SMR provides
assistance for students with diagnosed
learning disabilities such as ADHD, autism
spectrum disorders, and medical conditions
that affect their performance in the
classroom. Services include classroom and
testing accommodations and daily or weekly
help with a resource specialist. Please visit
our website to learn more.
TRANSPORTATION
The St. Mary’s County Government Non-
Public School Transportation Division
provides bus transportation for St. Marys
County students. For students from
Calvert, Charles, Prince Georges and other
counties, bus transportation is available for
an additional fee. Please visit our website to
learn more.
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St. Vincent Pallotti
High School
CONTACT INFO
113 St. Mary’s Place
Laurel, MD 20707
pallottihs.org
Tel: 301-725-3228 / Fax: 301-725-5381
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 8, 2020 • 2:00 PM
November 18, 2020 • 6:00 PM
April 21, 2021 • 6:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: Pallottihs
Twitter: @Pallotti_HS
Instagram: @pallottihs
PRESIDENT/PRINCIPAL
Mr. Jerey Palumbo
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Stacy Springer
sspringer@pallottihs.org
301-725-3228 x2202
TUITION In-State Tuition: $16,975
(Traditional Variable Rate)
In-State Tuition: $18,000
(Locked In Rate)
APP DEADLINE December 11, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1921
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Pallottine Sisters
ENROLLMENT (2018-19) 406
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MIAA – Boys
IAAM – Girls
GENDER Co-ed
F
ounded in 1921, by the Pallottine
Sisters, St. Vincent Pallotti High
School is dedicated to promoting academic
excellence and building Christian character
in a welcoming community. We aspire to
remain true to the spirit of our patron,
St. Vincent Pallotti, to educate and form
young men and women “to revive faith and
rekindle charity” in the world. Our school
offers a curriculum that draws from the
best of traditional Catholic education along
with a wide-range of academic programs:
Four-Year Honors Program, AP courses,
Accelerated Science at Pallotti, Engineering
and Robotics, and a pre-professional Arts
Academy. Pallotti offers spiritually enriching
retreats and service opportunities, clubs and
activities, and over 20 interscholastic sports
teams. It is through Pallottis challenging
and diverse curriculum that students develop
into independent, self-motivated, socially
conscious young adults who are prepared to
enter college as critical thinkers.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Institutional financial aid is awarded on a
need based standard. Pallotti Scholar and
Merit Scholarships are awarded to the most
outstanding in academics and leadership
potential. No additional application is
required. Choral, Band, Theater, Dance,
and Visual Arts Scholarships are awarded to
students with demonstrated talent in these
specific performance areas. An audition is
required.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Students with mild to moderate learning
differences may be enrolled in our Stephen
J. Edmonds Learning Center Program.
Individualized learning plans are completed
and accommodations are provided for each
student in this program.
TRANSPORTATION
Bus service will be available for a fee from
parts of Prince Georges County. Service to
Montgomery and Howard Counties will be
considered if significant need is determined.
Families may opt to establish carpools.
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Stone Ridge School
of the Sacred Heart
CONTACT INFO
9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
www.stoneridgeschool.org
Tel: 301-657-4322 x1620
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 18, 2020 • 12:30 PM
October 29, 2020 • 6:00 PM
November 17, 2020 • 6:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: @stoneridgegators
Twitter: @gatorssr
Instagram: @stoneridgesacredheart
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Mrs. Catherine Ronan Karrels ‘86
HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL
Mr. Malcolm McCluskey
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Mrs. LaRita Gordon
lgordon@stoneridgeschool.org
301-657-4322 x1619
TUITION $39,950
APP DEADLINE December 4, 2020
YEAR FOUNDED1923
SPONSORING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Society of the Sacred Heart
ENROLLMENT (2019-20) 382
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ISL
GENDER Girls
L
ocated on 35 acres in Bethesda, Stone
Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is a
Catholic, independent, college preparatory
school for girls Grades 1-12 with a co-
educational early childhood program, Little
Hearts. As a member of the International
Network of Sacred Heart schools (24 schools
in the US & Canada, 147 worldwide),
students benefit from a strong affiliation
with the School's community which spans
41 countries around the globe, including
an active domestic and international
exchange program. With innovative
teaching and technology aimed at how girls
learn best, the faculty inspires students to
lead, problem-solve, and excel in STEAM
subjects and humanities. Students engage
in meaningful service-learning projects in
the DC area through the School's unique
Social Action program. Stone Ridge is a
vibrant community, offering a distinctive
leadership program for girls as well as over
50 extra-curricular clubs and activities.
The school offers 15 competitive athletic
programs including ice hockey, golf,
squash and equestrian. As global leaders of
intellect, confidence and faith, graduates
find successful placement at colleges and
universities, including Boston College,
Wake Forest, UCLA, Georgetown, Yale and
Spelman College.
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TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
Stone Ridge is committed to working
with families to provide an unparalleled
Catholic education. Families seeking
financial assistance are required to submit
an application via FACTS Grant and Aid
Assessment no later than January 15. Stone
Ridge granted over $3 million need-based
financial assistance for the 2020-21 school
year. Additional information can be found
under the “Admissions” section of the
School's website.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS
Upper School Learning Strategists support
students in developing strategies for academic
success. All Grade 9 students participate in a
weekly Study Skills seminar.
TRANSPORTATION
Detailed information regarding bus routes
(DC, MD and VA), carpooling and Metro
accessibility is available on the transportation
section of the School's website. The campus
is a ten-minute walk from the NIH Medical
Center Metro Station (Red Line); morning
and evening shuttle bus transportation to
Metro is available.
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“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do
something great with your lives,
the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves
to be ground down by mediocrity,
the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently
to improving yourselves and society,
making the world more human and more fraternal.”
ST. JOHN PAUL II
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
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A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
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WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
ARCHDIOCESE OF
WASHINGTON
Catholic Schools
A Faith-Based Education
that Lasts a Lifetime
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A Faith-Based Education that Lasts a Lifetime
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