St. Mary's School of Piscataway

Basic Information

Address: 13407 Piscataway Road Clinton, MD 20735
County: Prince George's County
School District: Archdiocese of Washington
Phone Number: 301-292-2522
Fax Number: 301-292-2534

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Additional Information

President: Kathleen C. Pfaff, Principal
School Type: Elementary
Founded: 1962
Ages/Grades: Grades K through 8
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington
School Setting:

St. Mary's School of Piscataway is an elementary school, Kindergarten through 8th Grade, located in southern Prince George's County between Clinton, Fort Washington, Accokeek and Waldorf. The campus is nestled on more than 14 acres on the banks of the Piscataway Creek. The area around the school is a blend of well established neighborhoods and newer, famil.y-friendly communities with nearby historic homes and farmland.

School Size: 164
Classroom Size: 18 to 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:20
Tuition: Standard Rate: $8,100; In-Parish Rate: $6,050
Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available through the Archdiocese of Washington and through St. Mary's Parish/School

Departments:

N/A

Curriculum:

St. Mary's School provides students with a solid academic foundation designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. The core curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of special classes and supplemental programs. Differentiated instruction at all grade levels assists students to achieve success. The academic program is designed to help every student achieve their full academic potential and to prepare students for admission to the Catholic High School of their choice.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services: Hot Lunch Program Before and After Care Three Para-Professionals on staff Resource Teacher
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Fully equipped computer lab with internet access in all classrooms; BASCOM; Educational intranet; hosting Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math and Math Facts in a Flash

School Championships:

N/A

School Clubs:

Cup-Stacking
Track
Step Club

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Ample parking on-site

Uniform Guidelines:

Boys: monogrammed golf shirt, navy blue slacks, belt, navy blue socks, solid black shoes/tennis shoes
Girls: plaid jumper specific to St. Mary's, white blouse with Peter Pan collar, navy blue socks, solid black shoes/tennis shoes (Gr. K-5)
plaid skirt specific to St. Mary's, monogrammed golf shirt, navy blue shocks, solid black shoes/tennis shoes (Gr. 6-8)

Admissions Requirements:

Completion and submission of application form with application fee.
Completion of admission testing
Submission of prior report cards and standardized test scores

Mission Statement:

St. Mary's School, rooted in Christ, supports the development of students, their families, and the community. Building on our tradition of excellence, we continue to grow in faith, knowledge and love by recognizing the worth and dignity of each individual as a child of God.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Catholic education is an explicit expression of the evangelizing mission entrusted by Jesus to His Church. Our beliefs at St. Mary's School of Piscataway are:
...to teach the message of Jesus Christ through prayer, word, and example;
...to promote self-esteem, moral and spiritual values, enabling the student to reach full awareness of their God-given talents;
...to build, within a parish setting, a strong community based on Christian faith and service;
...to provide a structured and enriched educational program;
...to provide an atmosphere that empowers students to achieve their potential as children of God who impact the local and global community.

School History:

St. Mary's Church was founded as a mission church in the 1640's to serve the port town of Piscataway and to minister to the Piscataway Indians in the area. St. Mary's School of Piscataway began serving the spiritual and educational needs of children in 1962. As one of the schools of the Archdiocese of Washington, St. Mary's continues its long tradition of providing an authentic Catholic environment encouraging Christ-centered values and beliefs. Our experienced and qualified faculty present a challenging curriculum stressing academic excellence in a safe and secure setting. Small class sizes and a resource program under the direction of a certified reading teacher allows the needs of each individual student to be met more fully.

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