St. Anthony of Padua is a parish school within the Diocese of Arlington, operating under the Office of Catholic Schools. We are a fully-accredited school through the Virginia Catholic Education Association.
The curriculum at our school is designed and outlined by the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools.
St. Anthony of Padua School fosters a love of Jesus and His Gospel, forming lifelong disciples in service to the Church and society while empowering its students to achieve academic excellence in a culturally diverse environment.
Philosophy of Learning
Learning in a community that educates the whole person spiritually, academically, and emotionally permits students to discover who they are as a child of God and the unique purpose He has created them to live out, using their distinct gifts and talents.
Learning the tenets of our Church doctrine in a multicultural setting allows us to cultivate a genuinely Catholic community.
Learning through challenging, leveled instruction equips students to think critically and creatively.
Learning emerges through effective collaboration and communication among students, teachers, and parents.
Learning through Catholic principles of faith and action, students are prepared to become responsible young adults ready to solve problems and make decisions as well-informed citizens.