St Louis Catholic School

  • St. Louis Catholic School was founded in 1956 to provide quality Catholic education to parish children.
  • Kindergarten through grade eight St. Louis students are offered a strong academic-oriented education illumined by faith.
  • The school seeks to meet the needs of an ever-changing population.
  • The faculty and staff of St. Louis School pledge to provide clear spiritual direction and opportunities for service to God and others, leading to ultimate eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
  • Inspired by the lifestyle of St. Louis, our school strives to educate students to be responsive to the gospel message.
  • We provide a strong academic program where the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of the students are met by a caring, competent faculty and staff.
  • Parents are the prime educators of their children. In order to ensure consistency in the educational process, they are called upon to be actively involved in their school by providing cooperation and support to those who minister to their children.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students508 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St Louis Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,015
Tuition NotesParish rates expressed above. For out of parish or non-Catholic rates, please contact the school.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorDaniel Baillargeon

School Notes

  • St. Louis Catholic School was founded in 1956 to provide quality Catholic education to parish children. Kindergarten through grade eight St. Louis students are offered a strong academic-oriented education illumined by faith. The school seeks to meet the needs of an ever-changing population. The cultural and socio-economic diversity of its families enriches the school. The faculty and staff of St. Louis School pledge to provide clear spiritual direction and opportunities for service to God and others, leading to ultimate eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Inspired by the lifestyle of St. Louis, our school strives to educate students to be responsive to the gospel message. We provide a strong academic program where the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of the students are met by a caring, competent faculty and staff. Parents are the prime educators of their children. In order to ensure consistency in the educational process, they are called upon to be actively involved in their school by providing cooperation and support to those who minister to their children.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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A caring and loving community where children thrive and are challenged academically the lean at their speed with creative teachers and staff.
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We transferred into St. Louis from Fairfax County public school despite some trepidation by my non-religious spouse about the Catholic education. We have both been so happy with the decision and have never regretted it for a moment. The faculty and administration are very much focused on our children's growth. It's a very warm, positive environment and my children feel loved and cared for.
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I have three children at the school, 7, 5, and 3. One is in the grade school and two are in the pre-school. My husband and I absolutely love this school. Our children are loved and cared for with an understanding that children learn differently and what works for one child may not work for another. They are patient and kind and handle discipline appropriately based on your child's age and their understanding of the wrongdoing. St. Louis is an environment where your child cannot only learn but thrive as an individual and in their values. My husband is non-Catholic and loves this school just as much as I do. We appreciate the sense of community and know that families genuinely care for one another. There is always someone there to help out when you need someone to carpool or for an after school playdate. I have no doubt when my children graduate from St. Louis they will not only be prepared academically but also understand the value of their neighbor and that it is just as important to be a good person as to get all A's.
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This school is a fantastic environment for our kids to learn, grow, be nurtured, and to develop their faith. The staff is outstanding; there are plenty of activities and additional support for kids who need it. The grounds are terrific - there are many specials: library, PE, music, art, Spanish, etc. It is a wonderful environment for children, and love how they support our military kids returning from deployments!
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Our family loves St. Louis School! Our 6yr just finished Kindergarten, and our 4yr is in the preschool. My husband and I are very pleased with the faith-based education our children are getting, starting in preschool and continuing in the grade school-from attending weekly mass, focusing on a new virtue each month, frequent prayer and service opportunities, as well as excellent academics. The Catholic faith is not relegated to religion class only it is integrated throughout the day in learning, discussions and interactions with faculty, staff, administrators and clergy. Here we have found friends and a warm, welcoming community of supportive families. The teachers we've met so far are all wonderful: kind and loving to our children, while still able to handle discipline and difficult situations that may arise. I volunteer with the Resource department, which offers extra time and attention both to students who need help keeping up with their class and to those students who could benefit from more challenging work. Our children can't wait to get involved in the athletics and other extracurricular activities offered at St. Louis as they get older. We are here to stay!
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The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $15,884 for elementary schools and $39,801 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).