Religious Education

St. Mary’s School begins each school day with morning prayers, 10 minutes when students, teachers and administrators gather in the school hall and pray together. Students attend mass every Friday and on holy days.

Religion is a required class for each grade. Families of other faiths are welcome, and all children take religion class together. This focus on faith provides a community ethic for appropriate interactions among students. St. Mary’s operates within the tradition of the Archdiocese of Washington.

St. Mary’s School staff works with the Director of Religious Education and the church community to prepare students to receive the following sacraments: First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.