Small Class Sizes
Diversity & Inclusion
Safe & Nurturing
We offer small class sizes that prepare our students well for the future...
With an impressive 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio, St. Bart’s is able to offer a highly individualized and rigorous educational experience, tailored to each student’s specific needs. Certain critical subjects such as Math and Reading, our students break out into even smaller groups for more specialized instruction.
Our upper school curriculum is designed with an eye on high school readiness. Our graduates consistently place into the top 2 Catholic high schools of choice, many receiving merit-based scholarships and awards.
We instill traditional faith-based values...
As a private Catholic school, our St. Bartholomew community fosters and celebrates Christian values within an increasingly secular society. Through weekly Mass and community service initiatives, and daily religious instruction and prayer, St. Bart’s instills in its students the importance of Christ in developing character and integrity.
We promote diversity and inclusion...
At St. Bart’s, our small, close-knit community is comprised of a unique mix of families, mirroring the culturally diverse population found in this area around our nation’s capital. 47% of students/families at St. Bart's identify as persons of color, or of international heritage. Our school’s demographics proudly reflect not only racial and ethnic diversity, but geographic, political, religious, and socioeconomic diversity as well.
We cultivate curiosity and self discovery...
Given the right encouragement, in the right environment, a true love of learning begins to thrive within a child. With this in mind, our carefully trained educators provide just that -- a vibrant and dynamic learning atmosphere, both inside and outside the classroom setting. Clustered seating arrangements foster peer interaction and collaboration, while the creative use of hands-on learning techniques and cross-curricular instruction help keep students highly focused and engaged.
We accommodate learning differences...
We recognize that all children learn at different paces and have different learning styles and abilities. While small class sizes at St. Bart’s allow our experienced teachers more time to accommodate the unique learning needs of most students, our comprehensive academic program also has the capacity to provide additional special resources and tutoring to those students who would benefit from extra support, and additional enrichment to those who would benefit from extra challenge.
We provide a safe, nurturing environment...
No one falls through the cracks at St. Bartholomew School -- because our dedicated and caring teachers really get to know each and every student. Armed with that knowledge, they are quickly able to assess and assist when a child begins to struggle (or thrive) academically, emotionally, physically or socially. Children deserve to feel emotionally safe and supported throughout the school day -- and we are very aware that this sense of security is crucial when it comes to creating an environment that is conducive to learning.
“St. Bart's provides a unique experience… our class represented many religions and ideologies, but everyone participated in the gatherings, classes, and activities that provide a foundation in ethics, community service, and compassion.”
“The teachers at St. Bart's really take the time to get to know who you are inside and out, and celebrate your accomplishments with you. St. Bart's is a huge support network and I loved every year of it.”