St. Leo the Great School
About St. Leo the Great School
We are a Catholic school in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia serving children in Pre-School (ages 3 & 4) and Kindergarten through grade 8 with approximately 450 students. The Our K-8 school day is 7:45am-3:00pm
Our Mission Statement/Philosophy
Saint Leo the Great Catholic School provides a faith-filled learning environment where we strive to teach as Jesus did — by example, with respect and compassion for all.
Recognizing that each person has unique God-given gifts, we employ a variety of techniques to assist students in achieving their spiritual, intellectual and social potential. In collaboration with parents, the child’s primary educators, our community provides a safe, nurturing atmosphere, infused with faith, morals and Catholic principles. Together, we prepare children to be faithful Catholics and productive citizens in a global and ever-changing society.
Curriculum encompasses the sequentially ordered learning experiences which the school provides for your students. The total curriculum includes the development of Catholic values and attitudes, as well as the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for your child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical development.
The basic curriculum for the school includes the following subjects: Religion, Reading, Language Arts (English, Spelling, Handwriting), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts (Art and Music), Health and Safety, Physical Education, Computer Education, Library and Spanish.
Rooted in the gospel message, Catholic values are interwoven throughout our daily routine and in all of our interactions with others. Through Religious education, we assist your child in coming to know Jesus in a personal way and in developing a loving relationship with Him. The outgrowth of this relationship is love, peace and hope within your student and the school community.
As a Catholic school, Saint Leo the Great provides a Religion program that blends with all aspects of life, family, community and study…school-wide and classroom daily prayer, daily classes in Religion, regular attendance at Mass in which students actively participate, sacramental preparation, additional opportunities to participate in the sacrament of Penance (Grades 2 through 8), a commitment to service projects for our brothers and sisters in need, and education in all disciplines in light of the Catholic faith.
Religion programs and texts approved by the Diocese of Arlington are used in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
St. Leo the Great School
3704 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030