About Us

“Our Catholic values and beliefs are woven into all aspects of the children’s education. The children are appreciated, loved and respected for who they are as individuals by their teachers and the same is expected for how they treat each other.”
J.D., St. Leo parent class of ’06, ’08, ’15

We are a Catholic school in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia serving children in Pre-School (ages 3 & 4) and Kindergarten through grade 8 with approximately 410 students. The Our K-8 school day is 7:40am-3:00pm

Our Mission Statement/Philosophy
Saint Leo the Great Catholic School community leads by the example of Jesus, with respect and compassion for all, to foster faith and academic growth.

Saint Leo the Great School community recognizes that each person has unique God-given gifts. In a safe, nurturing atmosphere, infused with faith, morals, and Catholic principles, we employ strategies and methods designed to meet the needs of a diverse population to assist everyone in achieving spiritual, intellectual, and social potential.

Academics
Curriculum encompasses the sequentially ordered learning experiences which the school provides for your students. The total curriculum includes the development of Catholic values and attitudes, as well as the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for your child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical development.

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The basic curriculum for the school includes the following subjects: Religion, Reading, Language Arts (English, Spelling, Handwriting), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts (Art and Music), Health and Safety, Physical Education, Computer Education, Library and Spanish.


Spirituality

Rooted in the gospel message, Catholic values are interwoven throughout our daily routine and in all of our interactions with others. Through Religious education, we assist your child in coming to know Jesus in a personal way and in developing a loving relationship with Him. The outgrowth of this relationship is love, peace and hope within your student and the school community.

As a Catholic school, Saint Leo the Great provides a Religion program that blends with all aspects of life, family, community and study…school-wide and classroom daily prayer, daily classes in

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Religion, regular attendance at Mass in which students actively participate, sacramental preparation, additional opportunities to participate in the sacrament of Penance (Grades 2 through 8), a commitment to service projects for our brothers and sisters in need, and education in all disciplines in light of the Catholic faith.

Religion programs and texts approved by the Diocese of Arlington are used in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

 

Educating the Whole Child

Saint Leo School provides a well-round environment which supports students in every aspect of their daily life. With that in mind, our school has a full time nurse and a full time guidance counselor. St. Leo School also has a resource program which provides academic support for those who require accommodations and or modified curriculum.