St. Jerome Academy

St. Jerome Academy Photo #1 - 43rd Avenue Entrance
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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedResource Rooms with 2 Special Ed. Teachers
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students405 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Jerome Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,384
Tuition Notes2020-2021 1 child Catholic rate: $7968 Substantial sibling discounts multi-child discounts are substantial
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,450
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorChristopher Currie


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and Field


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

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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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