St. Mary's Elementary School

400 Green Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-0223
Tel: (703)549-1646
Grades: PK-8
Entrance to our School
Entrance to our School
St. Mary's is a parish Catholic school operating under the auspices of the Diocese of Arlington and accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA).
Grades pre-kindergarten through eighth are offered.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1869
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 26 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates are broken down into three categories: Catholic students in parish; Catholic students out of parish; non-Catholic students. Visit for more details regarding tuition and fees.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Lisa Bright


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, Corporal Works of Mercy, Drama Club, Student Council, Weekly Adoration, Yearbook Band, Choir, Drama Club, Yearbook, Corporal Works of Mercy,
Student Council,
Weekly Adoration,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Pauls Nursery & Day School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Pauls Nursery & Day School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Alexandria
    St Pauls Nursery & Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-K | 54 students
    0.5 miles
    228 S Pitt St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria
    Grades: K | 43 students
    0.6 miles
    115 S Washington St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria
    Blue Bird Of Alexandria
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 31 students
    0.8 miles
    346 Commerce St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria
    St. Coletta Of Greater Washingt
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 144 students
    0.9 miles
    207 So Peyton St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria
    St. Anthony's Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK | 88 students
    1.4 miles
    321 First Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

School Reviews

I attended St. Mary's from 1954-1962. It was a wonderful experience which more than prepared me for high school and college. It was several years before I truly realized how far St. Mary's curriculum was ahead of the public school system. I frequently recall my years at St. Mary's, and have never had a single regret. I have the highest regards for this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/28/12

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