Service Work & Faith
St. Bartholomew School is a Catholic, co-educational, Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade school, located just inside the beltway in Bethesda, Maryland. We prepare our students to be active global citizens who live the Word of God and who are ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Come see the big impact made by our small class sizes, inclusive values, and innovative teaching methods.
First Sundays Student Mass : Join school families every first Sunday for Mass & Donuts at 10am. On Sunday, March 3rd we will have a special book reading & signing with student, competitive diver, and author of the recently published children's book, A Diver Like Me. Pre-order your copy by 2/26.
Share the Warmth Winter Service Drive: We are collecting gently used (and washed) winter coats, cold weather accessories, and sneakers (adult and youth; all sizes). Collection bins will be available in the Parish Hall & L/S Hallway through February.
Admissions '24-'25: Admissions & Financial Aid Applications are due February 16. Private and group tours are available by appointment. E-mail to schedule.
A Small School with a Big Heart. Discover the Difference.
Celebrating Black History Month
In addition to lessons and projects across subjects and grades, students will have the opportunity to engage in unique experiences and cultural presentations including:
a Step Dance Assembly with Klohverleaf Dance Academy. Students will learn the cultural significance and history of Step Dancing, and put together a quick routine.
Our B.H.M. showcase highlights Black excellence in the Arts, Through in depth research, students highlight the extraordinary contributions of Black artists and musicians who have made a lasting impact on the world of fine arts and music.
Read aloud & book signing with Sanaa Chege, author of A Diver Like Me.
Engaging experiences & cultural presentations
Partnership with Nothing Bundt Cakes (Bethesda)
March is National Reading Month! Make it a bit sweeter and participate in our Books and Bundts Reading Challenge! Students in grades Pre-K through fifth can participate to receive a Free Bundtlet for each month that they read 400+ minutes, from March 1 - May 31, 2004. Print your log here.
Be on the lookout for info about other school wide celebrations and assemblies during the month of March including Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day, World Down Syndrome Day, and Women's History Month.
Praying, fasting and almsgiving
The Lenten season is upon us! We encourage our St. Bart’s families to use the next 40 days as an opportunity to grow closer to God, to remember Jesus' life and death, and to focus more on Him and less on ourselves and our busy schedules.
To support our students on the Lenten journey, here’s a preview of what we have planned for our students this Lent: weekly Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation, Seder Meal (5-8), meatless hot lunch options on Fridays, and the CRS Ricebowl program.