St. Jerome Academy

Tel: (301)277-4568
Grades: PK-8 | 300 students
43rd Avenue Entrance
43rd Avenue Entrance
St. Jerome Academy is the Archdiocese of Washington's Classical school.
 Our educational plan is based on the Classical Trivium (Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric) and incorporates 5000 years of human knowledge, integrated by an understanding of the revelation of Jesus Christ as the central point of history.
 The St. Jerome Educational Plan was developed by our own panel of expert volunteers, and is designed to align the benefits of methods developed over more than 1000 years with the needs of a contemporary classroom.
 Our curriculum, which was implemented during the 2010-2011 academic year, has already been adopted by other schools around the country.  Our highly qualified and enthusiastic faculty are committed to educating every student to understand and practice the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.
 Many local and national media have covered St. Jerome Academy's unique educational program, including The Washington Post, National Public Radio, First Things magazine, Reuters News Service, and CNN.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Resource Rooms with 2 Special Ed. Teachers
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 300 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Jerome Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,750
Tuition Notes 2013-2014 1 child Catholic rate: $5750 Non-Catholic: $8500 multi-child discounts are substantial
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christopher Currie


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Challenge Team, Achievers Club, Art History Club, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, DaVinci Science Club, Drama Club, Einstein Science Club, Handmade Gifts Club, Robotics Club, Scholars Club, School Newspaper, School Yearbook, Scrabble Club, St. Joseph Society, String Instruments, Studio Art Club Achievers Club, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Drama Club, Robotics Club, Scholars Club, Scrabble Club, Academic Challenge Team,
Art History Club,
DaVinci Science Club,
Einstein Science Club,
Handmade Gifts Club,
School Newspaper,
School Yearbook,
St. Joseph Society,
String Instruments,
Studio Art Club,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dematha Catholic High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hyattsville Hills Child & Family Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hyattsville Hills Child & Family Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • Hyattsville
    Hyattsville Hills Child & Family Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 26 students
    0.3 miles
    5701 42nd Ave
    Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Hyattsville
    Dematha Catholic High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 896 students
    0.4 miles
    4313 Madison St
    Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Hyattsville
    Pathways School-hyattsville Re
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-8 | 7 students
    0.5 miles
    6001-42nd Avenue
    Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Hyattsville
    St. Matthews Parish Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: K | 35 students
    0.9 miles
    5901 36th Ave
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
  • Hyattsville
    Grades: PK-K | 18 students
    1.3 miles
    3120 Nicholson Street
    Hyattsville, MD 20782

School Reviews

The curriculum is impressive. The teachers promote deep-thinking across grade-levels. The memory work (singing) that the lower school children do is impressive. We are also believe the kindness of the teachers has been a positive influence on our child. We switched from public school and we're really happy with our decision.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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