The mission of Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic Elementary School is to provide a high quality Catholic education rooted in the faith and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
The school emphasizes each student's development of Christian values and virtues and a growth in understanding of our Roman Catholic tradition in conjunction with a carefully designed academic program.
The school reflects the needs, values and purposes of the specific community it serves.
Within this Catholic school environment, the Gospel message of Christ, as understood by the Church, is taught, the life of prayer and sacramental worship of God is nurtured, the building of relationships is carried out and service is rendered.
The faculty and staff, with the active involvement and support of parents and parish communities, will create and constantly maintain an environment which will enable each student to develop a positive self-image and to realize his or her full potential.
Thus, each student will grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually and become an active and responsible member of the Church, parish and society.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 472 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,050
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Mary Of Nazareth School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1994
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
472 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Mary Of Nazareth School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
30 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-8 Out of diocese Tuition rate is $8,050 Pre-K tuition is $6200 in diocese, $6700 out of diocese. Proof of parish membership required.
Admissions Director
Maryellen Wray

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts, Chess Club, Choir (Grades 3 and up), Instrumental Band (grades 4 and up), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Recycling Club, Safety Patrols, Ski Club (Middle School Students, Jan-March), Student Government Association (SGA), Yearbook Staff

School Notes

  • The mission of Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic Elementary School is to provide a high quality Catholic education rooted in the faith and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The school emphasizes each student's development of Christian values and virtues and a growth in understanding of our Roman Catholic tradition in conjunction with a carefully designed academic program. The school reflects the needs, values and purposes of the specific community it serves. Within this Catholic school environment, the Gospel message of Christ, as understood by the Church, is taught, the life of prayer and sacramental worship of God is nurtured, the building of relationships is carried out and service is rendered. The faculty and staff, with the active involvement and support of parents and parish communities, will create and constantly maintain an environment which will enable each student to develop a positive self-image and to realize his or her full potential. Thus, each student will grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually and become an active and responsible member of the Church, parish and society.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
As a middle school student, I can confidently say that my 8 years at Mary of Nazareth have been nothing short of spectacular. I know of a few extracurricular activities that have been founded in recent years for middle school, including Glee Club (modern singing for middle school), Art Club, and Board Game Club, all three created by us students and monitored by teachers. Our teachers challenge us in new ways every day, inspiring us to become better people as we grow and learn. This community has been like family to me for years, and will always be welcome to anyone who may want to join.
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5  
We have been blessed to be at Mary of Nazareth for our second year and we and our child is loving it! The teachers are caring and devoted to their students, the setting is beautiful and a reminder of what upper Montgomery County used to look like, and the families create a wonderful sense of community and belonging. We could not have chosen better for our child's education, spiritual growth and community.
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5  
Mary of Nazareth has been a fantastic fit for our family - academically, socially, spiritually. We transferred from public school (2nd grade) and we could not be happier with our decision. The teachers are smart, tough and kind all in one! We enjoy being in a community of shared values in which children are encouraged to be thoughtful, honest and respectful. There are numerous extracurricular activities that are available for all grades - soccer, basketball, saddle club, track, cross country, to name a few - this has been a great way to get to know other families.
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5  
My daughter is in the first grade at Mary of Nazareth.I have nothing but praise for this school. My daughter has exceeded my expectations in reading and math and really looks forward to attending school everyday. Her teachers are great and they really care about their students. Mary of Nazareth has been a great fit for us.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 472 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,050
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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