St. Jerome Academy

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St. Jerome Academy is a founder and leader of the national movement to restore liberal-arts education in Catholic primary schools.
SJA's educational plan and our school's programs have been reported in many local, national and Catholic media outlets, including The Washington Post, CNN, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and EWTN.
We currently serve nearly 500 pre-K through 8th-grade students in Prince George's County, eastern Montgomery County, and Northeast Washington, D.C.
SJA's early-learning program follows the teachings and standards of Maria Montessori, while our K-8 program implements the classical, liberal-arts based St. Jerome Academy Educational Plan.
For the 2023-2024 school year, we received 303 applications for admission and admitted 88 new students, for an admissions rate of 29 percent -- lowest of any primary school in the State of Maryland.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 484 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,198
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 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
1943

Student Body

Total Students
484 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
St. Jerome Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2023-2024 1 child Catholic rate: $8622 Substantial sibling discounts + need-based aid
% on Financial Aid
71%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,040
Acceptance Rate
29%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christopher Currie

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Constructing the Universe, Daughters of Mary, Needlework, Robotics Club, St. Joseph Society, Stewards of Eden

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

School Notes

  • Application for Admission (online) Birth Certificate Immunization Record Baptism Record (for Catholic applicants) Grade Transcript (for applicants Grades 1-8) Teacher Recommendation (for applicants Grades 1-8)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Jerome Academy cost?
St. Jerome Academy's tuition is approximately $11,198 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Jerome Academy?
The acceptance rate of St. Jerome Academy is 29%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. 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 and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Jerome Academy?
The application deadline for St. Jerome Academy is Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 484 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,198
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hyattsville, MD is $14,731 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hyattsville, MD is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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