Corpus Christi School

3301 Glen Carlyn Road,
Falls Church, VA, 22041-0220
Tel: (703)820-7450
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 Preschool (Prek-2-Prek-4).  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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1952
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 364 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Corpus Christi School  Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 19 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,575
Tuition Notes Catholic/Military: $5575 per child Other Faiths: $7470 per child *discount for 2 or more children
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Marie Bonard
Admissions Associate Mrs. Nadia Alarabi


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballTennis,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 5th Grade Math Club, Algebra Club, Altar Servers, Band, Choir, National Junior Honor Society, Proclaimers of the Word, Running Club, Safety Patrols, Science Fair Club, Shakespeare Club, Student Council, Yearbook Staff Algebra Club, Altar Servers, Band, Choir, Running Club, Safety Patrols, Yearbook Staff, 5th Grade Math Club,
National Junior Honor Society,
Proclaimers of the Word,
Science Fair Club,
Shakespeare Club,
Student Council,

School Notes:


    The Corpus Christi curriculum adheres to the education standards set by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  

    Grades K to 3

    The literature and phonics-based curriculum encourages a love for reading while incorporating skills needed to read, write, and express orally.  Language arts, math, and science are taught across all grades.  Religion is integrated into classes. Spanish is taught from Kindergarten to Grade 8. First graders attend an orientation program to learn about the campus and the academic requirements for the student.  Second graders develop their language arts through written and oral book reports.  Third graders concentrate on reading/language concepts, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.  All grades include social studies classes.  The themes taught are:  history, cultural awareness, holidays, basic geography (1st grade focus), studying North American communities (2nd grade focus) and learning the 50 states/capitals as well as federal government structure (3rd grade focus). 

    Grades 4 to 5

    Academics are based on the principle that reading involves critical thinking, vocabulary, and interpretation.  Therefore, students begin to have longer-term projects.  Fourth and fifth graders utilize a team-teaching approach for the core subjects of:  math, science, English and social studies.  Math skills include probability and statistics, fractions, algebraic concepts, and decimals.  Fourth graders study colonial history and end the year with  a Colonial Day celebration.  Fifth graders study world geography and cultures.

    Grades 6 to 8

    Students in grades six through eight learn in a departmentalized setting taught by teachers who specialize in particular subject areas.  Advanced classes in math include pre-algebra, algebra, literature, science, and geometry.  Literature involves a strong emphasis on vocabulary.  In seventh and eighth grade, students learn research skills. Middle School science includes labs and science fair projects.  Social studies and history are taught by integrating the lessons into various class projects.   The eighth graders complete an Ellis Island simulation activity where each student portrays an immigrant trying to enter the United States.  By participating in these projects, students apply what is learned in the classroom to various situations found in life in general.   

  • Profile last updated: 08/31/2013

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The nearest high school is Leary School Of Virginia (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Paul Episcopal Pre-school A (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Congressional Schools Of Virginia (1.5 miles away)
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