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St. Jerome Academy is the Archdiocese of Washington's Classical school.
Our educational plan is based on the Classical Trivium (Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric) and incorporates 5000 years of human knowledge, integrated by an understanding of the revelation of Jesus Christ as the central point of history. The St. Jerome Educational Plan was developed by our own panel of experts, and is designed to align the benefits of methods developed over more than 1000 years with the needs of a contemporary classroom.
Our curriculum, which was implemented during the 2010-2011 academic year, has already been adopted by other schools around the country.
Our highly qualified and enthusiastic faculty are committed to educating every student to understand and practice the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Many local and national media have covered St. Jerome Academy's unique educational program, including The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The New Yorker magazine, First Things magazine, Reuters News Service, and CNN.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 460 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,872
  • Acceptance rate: 37%
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Jerome Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Resource Rooms with 3 Special Ed. Teachers
Year Founded
1948

Student Body

Total Students
460 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
St. Jerome Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
27 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2020-2021 1 child Catholic rate: $8371 Substantial sibling discounts multi-child discounts are substantial
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,670
Acceptance Rate
37%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christopher Currie

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Club Invention, Constructing the Universe, Leadership Training, Needlework, Robotics Club, St. Joseph Society, Stewards of Eden

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama Club, String Instruments, Studio Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Beginning Fitness Club, Fitness Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Jerome Academy cost?

St. Jerome Academy's tuition is approximately $10,872 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Jerome Academy?

The acceptance rate of St. Jerome Academy is 37%, which is lower than the national average of 81%. St. Jerome Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Maryland with low acceptance rates.

What sports does St. Jerome Academy offer?

St. Jerome Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is St. Jerome Academy's ranking?

St. Jerome Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Jerome Academy?

The application deadline for St. Jerome Academy is Feb. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 / Aug. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
SJA is a magnificent school. Starts from the amazing principal Mr. Flynn who truly cares about each child and family. All the teachers are truly a gift from above. Their sweet, nurturing, kind personalities is something like you have never experienced. The school is truly a close knit family atmosphere. My family has been at the school 3 years now and can`t imagine my sons schooling anywhere else.
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5  
The curriculum is impressive. The teachers promote deep-thinking across grade-levels. The memory work (singing) that the lower school children do is impressive. We are also believe the kindness of the teachers has been a positive influence on our child. We switched from public school and we're really happy with our decision.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 460 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,872
  • Acceptance rate: 37%
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Prince George's County, MD is $10,407 for elementary schools and $13,098 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Prince George's County, MD is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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