St. Raphael School

St. Raphael School is a 2019 Blue Ribbon coeducational parish school, providing students with a Catholic education rich in tradition enhanced by a 21st century classroom.
Our academic standards and Catholic virtues provide students with the tools essential to lead lives of service to God and our community.
Being an integral part of the parish community, St. Raphael School offers a warm and welcoming environment enriched by the time and talents offered through our partnership with parents.
Recognizing parents as the primary teachers in life, we welcome and value their ideas and interest. Our goal is to prepare our students to lead lives of service while embracing the love of God and neighbor.
We work to develop a strong sense of self-worth in each of our students, enabling them to reach their full spiritual, intellectual, and emotional potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,270
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

St. Raphael School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1969
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students
426 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
St. Raphael School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Golf shirt, slacks/skirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
varies by class
Admissions Associate
Lexi McClure

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Newspaper Club, Student Council, Tech Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art Club, Advanced Band, Art Club, Beginner Band, Chorus, Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, City of Rockville Basketball, CYO Basketball, Track and Field

School Notes

  • St. Raphael School is a 2019 Blue Ribbon coeducational parish school, providing students with a Catholic education rich in tradition enhanced by a 21st century classroom.
  • Our academic standards and Catholic virtues provide students with the tools essential to lead lives of service to God and our community.
  • Being an integral part of the parish community, St. Raphael School offers a warm and welcoming environment enriched by the time and talents offered through our partnership with parents.
  • Recognizing parents as the primary teachers in life, we welcome and value their ideas and interest. Our goal is to prepare our students to lead lives of service while embracing the love of God and neighbor.
  • We work to develop a strong sense of self-worth in each of our students, enabling them to reach their full spiritual, intellectual and emotional potential.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Raphael School cost?
St. Raphael School's tuition is approximately $9,270 for private students.
What sports does St. Raphael School offer?
St. Raphael School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Track and Field.
What is St. Raphael School's ranking?
St. Raphael School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for St. Raphael School?
The application deadline for St. Raphael School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Our prayers were answered when we discovered St. Raphael School. It`s not just a school, but a welcoming community of families and educators working together in the best interest of all students. The teachers and staff clearly find joy in what they do and bring their best to these students every day! The principal, Mrs. Dwyer, is a true leader talented, experienced, devoted, warm, and always has time for you. The physical environment is beautiful and clean; the school has a science lab, media center, and technology everywhere which can be pretty rare for a Catholic school! We especially love that our children receive an individualized education through differentiated learning and small-group instruction. Plus they get a lot of time to be physical and play outside! It was amazing to witness how the school adapted when COVID first hit and was able to balance the needs of students and families with safety. As a result, the students and SRS community continue to thrive! We couldn`t have asked for more from a school during these challenging times.
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5  
Joining the St. Raphael community has been the best decision our family has ever made. St. Raphael provides a nurturing environment and our kids thrive academically. The staff is wonderful and all the families we have met along the way have been very welcoming. We love our SRS family.
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5  
Love love this school. Teri (the principal and nursery school head) is amazing and so loving. My oldest son started here for their 4+ preschool program (he has a fall birthday) and we were so pleased and in love with the community and school there was not a doubt about enrolling him in to kindergarten. It wasn't in our plan, but not my two younger sons will continue here! We always feel supported in any learning/education concern, and our opinions are always heard. Love SRS!!
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5  
St. Raphael's became a Blue Ribbon school in its first year of eligibility - which speaks volumes about the quality of the education being provided. Awards also come annually for administrators and teachers alike. Simultaneously, the school's strong Christian faith permeates through all its decisions and students are taught that the choices they make outside the classroom are more important than any test or quiz grade.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,270
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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