St. Mary’s School adheres to the philosophy provided by the Archdiocese of Washington, which provides guidance on several aspects of the educational program. Perhaps more importantly a summary of St. Mary’s mission statement includes: a call to teach the message of Jesus Christ; the promotion of the self-esteem, moral and spiritual values of students; the creation of a strong Christian community within the parish; and the provision of an excellent educational program that empowers children to achieve their potential and impact the local and global community.