St. Jerome Academy

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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
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Resource Rooms with 2 Special Ed. Teachers
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 332 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Jerome Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 28 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,680
Tuition Notes 2016-2017 1 child Catholic rate: $7260 Non-Catholic: $9680 multi-child discounts are substantial
% on Financial Aid
58%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,300
Acceptance Rate
53%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christopher Currie

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 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, Art History Club,
DaVinci Science Club,
Einstein Science Club,
Handmade Gifts Club,
School Newspaper,
School Yearbook,
St. Joseph Society,
String Instruments,
Studio Art Club,
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School Reviews

5.0  2/28/2012
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.
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