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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1969
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students317 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Raphael School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Golf shirt, slacks/skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,270
Tuition Notesvaries by class

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Track and FieldBasketballTrack and Field,

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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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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