Corpus Christi Early Childhood Center

7506 Saint Philips Court
Falls Church, VA 22042-0220
     Tel: (703)573-4570
        
   
Grades: NS - PK | 152 students
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Students from the Kindergarten and 1st grade sing in the annual Christmas Pageant.

WHO ARE WE? Corpus Christi Catholic School is comprised of two campuses: St. Philip and St. Anthony.   The St. Philip campus, also called the Early Childhood Center (ECC), is for Pre-K 2 year olds - Pre-K4..  The St. Anthony campus, also called the Elementary/Middle School Campus, is for Grades K to 8.  We are accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA).  It is authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.  In 2009, Corpus Christi was awarded “A Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” by the Department of Education.  The Preschool program is open to children at least 2 years old by July of the current school year..

 We follow Fairfax county age requirements.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 152 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform recommended)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes For a full description of our tuition rates, please visit our tuition link on our website, http://corpuschristischool.org/admissions/tuition-fees/#tab1 http://www.corpuschristischool.org/pagecache/20-Tuition.html
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Ann Stich
Admissions Associate Ms. Patricia Kans

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

School Notes:

2 year olds 
2 days a week T, Th (8:50 - 12:00)
3 days a week M, W, F (8:50 - 12:00)

PRESCHOOL:
This program is open to children at least 3 years old and potty-trained by September 30 of the school year.  We offer extended care from 7:00 am - 6 pm to assist families with work and various schedules.  Lunch is offered for full day preschool and children staying for aftercare.

3 years old

  • 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday)   8:50 am - 12:00 am
  • 5 days (Monday to Friday)  8:50 am - 12:00 am

 4 years old

  • 3 days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)   8:50 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5 days (Monday to Friday)   8:50 am - 12:00 am
  • 5 days (Monday to Friday) 8:50 am - 3:00 pm

The student body meets at the front porch at 8:50 am for a brief morning prayer prior to the start of the school day.  This activity teaches each child the value of thanking the Lord for a brand new day.

STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
2's 1:6
3, 4, & Pre-K (1:10)
Each class will have a teacher and an assistant.  The maximum number of students per class is 20. 

CURRICULUM

  • Character Development: Social manners and Catholic values are fully integrated into student activities.
  • Academics: Reading Readiness, Science, Social Studies, Cultural Arts, Music, Art, early Math
  • Handwriting Without Tears Program is offeredfor  our 4’s classes.
  • Technology: Each classroom is equipped with computers and educational software; A mobile laptop cart is available for classrooms to use
  • Children programs: Prayer Services, Songfests, Christmas shows, vendor-sponsored children programs
  • Parent Feedback:  Parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, each class has own share point site and parent volunteer services are examples of methods used to maintain a strong communication channel between teachers, parents, and students.
  • The Science Seed program isoffered monthly to enrich our science curriculum.

FACULTY AND STAFF Average of 10+ years of experience with VA State or VCEA certifications

FACILITY

  • Security: A gate located in the hallway between the church and the school is used to prevent non-student body from entering the building.  During school hours, both the front and back doors are locked; entry must be made at the front desk. School wide intercom system.
  • Large outdoor play areas with modern playground equipment
  • Cafeteria used for lunch and indoor activities
  • All classrooms are nut and sesame free

SUMMER CAMPS This program is open to children who are upcoming preschoolers through rising 4th graders.  Detailed information is provided at the end of the school year.

  • Character Development: Social manners and Catholic values are fully integrated into student activities.
  • Academics: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, PE, Spanish and Religion
  • VA Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening(PALS): Each child is required to take this test during the school year to ensure he/she will be provided with the appropriate level of literacy materials.
  • Children programs: Songfests, Christmas Pageant, vendor-sponsored children programs
  • Children’s Liturgy:  Students attend Mass once a month to develop their faith-based education.
  • Field Trips: Several field trips in the Northern VA/DC Metropolitan are scheduled throughout the year.
  • The Science Seed program isoffered monthly to enrich our science curriculum.
  • Participate in both the poetry and art contests at the elementary campus.

LINES OF COMMUNICATION Mandatory parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, report cards, an online homework site and parent volunteer services are examples of methods used to maintain a strong communication channel between teachers, parents, and students.

TECHNOLOGY Each classroom is equipped with laptops, desktop computers, and tablets and educational software to enhance the learning development of each child.

FACULTY AND STAFF Average of 10+ years of experience with VA State or VCEA certifications.

LUNCH PROGRAM The school is nut and sesame free. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch or participate in a school-sponsored lunch program.   

Profile last updated: 09/13/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School At Meadow View (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Holmes Run Childrens House (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Early Years Montessori School (0.8 miles away)
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