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The Basilica School of Saint Mary 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 714 students
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 4 / rolling

Top Rankings

Basilica School of Saint Mary ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
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
714 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Basilica School of Saint Mary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
26 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Students must conform to school uniform policies)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 4 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
2%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • 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.
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School Reviews

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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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 714 students
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 4 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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