Our Academic Standards

St. Mary's follows the Archdiocese of Washington's Catholic Schools Academic Standards.

Our Philosophy

Catholic education fosters the development of the whole child in a Christ-centered environment that promotes a spirit of caring, joy, and cooperation. Following, are the five dimensions of the whole child:

  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Physical

Standardized Testing Results

Standardized testing is one of the many tools the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools used to measure our students' mastery of important concepts and skills. The primary purpose of testing is to improve students' learning and teachers' teaching by identifying both strengths and areas of improvement. Test scores are an important measure of performance, but they cannot and should not be the sole criteria upon which a family decides which Catholic school best fits their unique circumstances.

Standardized Testing Charts