Founded in 1952, Saint Anthony of Padua School is a Catholic school within the Diocese of Arlington. The school mission is to foster a love of Jesus and His Gospel while empowering the students to achieve academic excellence in a culturally diverse environment. Our goal is to foster a sense of community for your entire family.Our faculty caters to children in preschool through eighth grade stimulating intellectual growth, creative expression, and character formation.
The school welcomes and provides aid to families with children from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and developmental needs.Preschool: The curriculum is based on the Virginia Foundation Blocks of Early Learning, Diocesan Comprehensive Standards as well as the Handwriting Without Tears Program for developing a healthy and whole child. Our philosophy of educating your child; physically, socially, academically, and spiritually ensures that our students have the necessary skills for a successful transition to the elementary years at Saint Anthony`s school.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,907
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Academic Level, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
215 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
St. Anthony of Padua School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Middle School - Algebra 1, Middle School English, Middle School Science
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is the standard yearly rate. We offer Catholic and military discounts.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Half day program (8:00a-12:00p) - Cost: $225/week Full day (8:00a-5:00p) - Cost: $375/week
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Amy Fry
Admissions Associate
Azalea Vargas


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Algebra Club, Altar Servers, Book Club (5th & 6th), PAPAS Club (Religious), Proclaimers of the Word (Public speaking), Safety Patrols, Spanish Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Shakespeare, Strings Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Players Soccer Academy K-4

School Notes

  • St. Anthony of Padua is an inclusive school that brings together many cultures, traditions, and experiences to form a vibrant and robust community.  As a community, we are called to develop the whole person: spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically. First and foremost, St. Anthony of Padua School is a faith community. Formalized religious instruction and moral values are taught and lived. Along with daily prayer and weekly liturgies, outreach projects and Mass participation contribute to the development of the individual and a member of the community.Our school takes academic preparation seriously. All students receive instruction in core subjects as well as art, music, foreign language and technology, equipping them with 21st century thinking skills. This is accomplished through a challenging curriculum, leveled instruction, and a nurturing environment that believes that every student can achieve. They matriculate to the area`s top high schools and continue to challenge themselves with many Honors and AP level courses. Through our extra-curricular program of clubs and organizations, students have the opportunity to serve the community, expand and enrich their interests, friendships, and their school experience. Students may choose from a wide array of activities: Altar Servers, Proclaimers of the Word, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Math and Science Clubs, Book Club, Chess Club, Shakespeare Club, Band, Choir, Yearbook, and CYO sports. St. Anthony School is a haven at the crossroads of Falls Church, Arlington and Alexandria. Students have plenty of room to run, play, exercise and explore with a large playing field with a playground. The  community is a place where all are welcomed and where individual gifts and talents are celebrated. Come be a part of St. Anthony of Padua School.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

My son is currently in kindergarten and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the academic program. His class size is relatively small and he gets a lot of personal attention that I don't think he would be getting at our local public school. He loves the music, art, Spanish and computer classes. As a six year old I think his favorite part of the school is the large playground and the gym for PE!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,907
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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