St. Anthony of Padua School

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 (2024)

  • 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

Top Rankings

St. Anthony of Padua School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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.: 31%
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
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
5 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 languageand 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Anthony of Padua School cost?
St. Anthony of Padua School's tuition is approximately $8,907 for private students and $375 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Anthony of Padua School?
The acceptance rate of St. Anthony of Padua School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 83%.
Does St. Anthony of Padua School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Anthony of Padua School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Anthony of Padua School offer?
St. Anthony of Padua School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Indoor Soccer, Tennis and Track and Field.
What is St. Anthony of Padua School's ranking?
St. Anthony of Padua School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Anthony of Padua School?
The application deadline for St. Anthony of Padua School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We transferred our daughter to St. Anthony of Padua after experiencing racial incidents, lack of an academic challenge, and engagement at another private school in the area. Four months in, it is clear our decision to transfer our daughter was the right one for our family. St. Anthony is the most diverse school in the diocese, and the principal is extremely accommodating and welcoming. She arranged a tour the same day we called about the school, set up a shadow day, and welcomed us to the school as a new transfer with my daughter starting at the school the following trimester. She understood our need to find a school where our daughter felt accepted and could be engaged both academically and socially. Our daughter is happy, likes her teachers, feels engaged in class, and has made some great friends, which is huge when transitioning to a new school. The school has wonderful events and after-school activities that contribute to the warm community, and family-like vibe at the school. The staff, students, and families have made the transition to middle school a nurturing and welcoming experience for our daughter. We look forward to the next two years at St. Anthony with our daughter and transitioning our younger son to St. Anthony for middle school. We feel blessed to have found St. Anthony for our children.
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Having transferred from a public school, our daughter has learned so much more at St Anthony's, especially in social studies, science, and computing. The teachers are helpful and attentive. The principal, who recently came on board, seeks to improve the school's learning facilities/resources. We feel the school is headed in the right direction.
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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 (2024)

  • 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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