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OLGC School at a glance…

  • Grades K through 8
  • 425 students 
  • 2 classes per grade 
  • 2 or 3 Kindergartens 
  • 25-acre campus 
  • 8 specials classes each week in all grades-art, music, pe, library, science lab, technology lab, health & wellness & Spanish 
  • Well-equipped science and technology labs 
  • iPads for all Middle School students 
  • Computers, tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards, Osmo, document cameras 
  • Field trips and topical speakers 
  • Over 15,000 titles in library 
  • Full-time nurse 
  • Full-time counselor 
  • Weekly school-to-home communication 
  • Yearbook 
  • After-school activity program, including chess club and other enrichment classes, student government, school newspaper, art & literary magazine, computer club, science club, yearbook staff, basketball, track and tennis, art club, choir, band, altar servers, and Scouts  

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  • Development of the whole child - spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially 
  • Structured, safe environment 
  • Promote academic excellence 
  • Knowledge & skills taught in a spiral curriculum 
  • Differentiated and small group instruction 
  • Academic Support Center & Peer Tutoring
  • Catholic Diocese of Arlington curriculum 
  • US Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon School 2005 
  • Accreditation by National Catholic Education Association & Virginia Catholic Education Association 

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  • Roman Catholic Christian education 
  • Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales 
  • Integration of religious truth and values with life 
  • Daily prayer and prayer partners 
  • Weekly Mass 
  • Christmas music program 
  • Lenten Stations of the Cross 
  • Sacramental preparation 

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  • Caring, family environment 
  • Self respect and respect for all life 
  • Responsibility for the total community 
  • Community service activities 
  • Active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 
  • Extensive volunteer support 
  • Family social events