St. Bartholomew Catholic School

  • A nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Catholic school for boys and girls in Pre-K 3 through eighth grade. With an impressive 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio, St. Bart`s is able to offer a highly individualized and rigorous educational experience for all learners.
  • Graduates consistently place into the top 2 Catholic high schools of choice, many receiving merit-based scholarships and awards.

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St. Bartholomew Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedHigh and Low Incidence Disabilities including ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome
Year Founded1963
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students168 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Bartholomew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms Required.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,600
Tuition NotesApply for tuition support through the Archdiocese of Washington or Maryland's BOOST program. Parish and school grants available to families who qualify.
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorNeda Ghassabeh
Admissions AssociateJacqueline Edmunds


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge Team, Altar Servers, Ambassadors Club, Lego Club, Newspaper Club, Robotics classes, Safety Patrols

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Instruction, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports, Xcel Fitness & Youth Sports

School Notes

  • St. Bartholomew Catholic School has been developing life-long leaders grounded in faith, critical thinking, and service to others since 1963.    We celebrate the individualism of each child in a nurturing community with a well-rounded program providing opportunities for every child to succeed and to lead.
  • Whether your child is passionate about the arts, athletics, technology, academics or faith formation, he or she will be given the tools to discover his or her unique God given gifts and will become confident, caring, young adults at the time of matriculation.  
  • We believe a strong partnership between school and family is essential for the success of every child and are committed to communication, participation, and collaboration.  We provide a safe and loving environment where your child will experience a challenging, standards-based academic curriculum while learning to become mindful, responsible citizens. 
  • If the tenets of a St. Bart's education-- scholarship, faith, leadership, and sportsmanship-- resonate with you, we invite you to tour our vibrant Bethesda campus.

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