Basilica School of Saint Mary

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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 714 students
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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 of Color
3%
State avg.: 31%
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Basilica School of Saint Mary offer?
Basilica School of Saint Mary offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis and Track and Field.
What is Basilica School of Saint Mary's ranking?
Basilica School of Saint Mary ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Basilica School of Saint Mary?
The application deadline for Basilica School of Saint Mary is Feb. 4 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 4 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Basilica School of Saint Mary located?
Basilica School of Saint Mary is located in the Alexandria Historical District neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. There are 2 other private schools located in Alexandria Historical District.

School Calendar

View the Basilica School of Saint Mary yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
School Closed - Memorial Day
May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of Encore & Spanish
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
Pre-K Last Day - 11:30 AM Dismissal Pre-K Only
June 13, 2024 (Thursday)
Students Last Day
June 14, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School
August 23, 2024 (Friday)

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 714 students
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $26,772 for elementary schools and $40,120 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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