St. Philip The Apostle School

5414 Henderson Way
Suitland, MD 20746-0911
Tel: (301)423-4740
Grades: PK-8 | 234 students
Our mission at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School is to promote the development of the whole child in a Catholic community.
Using a variety of approaches, we provide tools for spiritual growth and intellectual advancement.
Students are encouraged to share their talents and blessings with everyone they encounter.
This mission is enhanced by parental support of our school and students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 234 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Philip The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,970
Tuition Notes Catholic
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jeanette Trujillo


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Karate, STEM Karate, STEM,

School Notes

  • St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School opened on September 19, 1960, with approximately 90 students in grades 1 and 2.  Classes were held in LaReine High School.  In September 1962, the present building was occupied and the school expanded through grade 6. By September 1964, the building was completed and grades 7 and 8 were opened.
  • Kindergarten opened in September 1986.  As enrollment grew, a new wing was completed in 1996 for grades 6, 7, and 8. The pre-kindergarten four-year-old program began in September of 1997.  The pre-kindergarten three-year-old program opened in September of 2007.
  • In 2010-2011 St. Philip School celebrated 50 golden years of teaching hearts and minds. We work with parents to promote the development of the whole child in a faith-filled community. We offer a well-rounded program that provides opportunities for spiritual growth and academic success for all and encourages students to share their talents and gifts with those in need.

Profile last updated: 05/13/2016

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