Why Choose Blessed Sacrament School?
A “one-track” Catholic school of 300 students in Alexandria, Virginia, Blessed Sacrament School educates students from preschool through 8th grade. We take pride in our Christ-centered community which maintains the highest academic standards by fostering spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development for diverse and life-long learning.
Blessed Sacrament School exemplifies a true community. We partner with our parents to prepare students to live out Gospel values in a global society through prayer, liturgy, integrated academic instruction, and service to God and others.
Here is how our school community puts faith into action while fulfilling our mission of creating an educated community to serve Christ and one another with integrity and respect:
Creates an educated community
- Awarded the NCLB Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in both 2008 and 2018 which recognized our academic excellence and high levels of student achievement
- Ranked among the highest test scores on TerraNova/Scantron standardized exams in Arlington Diocese and in top 10% of schools nationwide
- Proven academic success by graduates in public and private high schools, with over 20% winning merit scholarships for high school study, 45% placing into honors courses, and nearly 70% making their schools’ honor rolls
- Staffed by accredited educators, many of whom hold advanced academic degrees. Several are Blessed Sacrament School alumni who have returned to share their experience.
- Accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA)
- Facilitates small group instruction in Kindergarten through 5th grade classes by employing full-time teaching assistants
- Integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative helps to develop thinking, learning, and problem-solving across the disciplines
- Enhances learning opportunities through access to state-of-the-art interactive web-based technology including Tech Books, laptops, Chromebooks and whiteboards
- Created and launched a middle school House System to widen opportunities for discipleship and to foster fellowship among middle school classes
- Enriches traditional curriculum through outstanding programs in fine arts, performing arts, STEM, and World Languages (French and Spanish)
- Participates in weekly school Mass as lectors, altar servers and cantors as members of an active Christ-centered community
- Follows as a touchstone a faith-inspired theme chosen annually by the 8th grade class
- Witnesses God’s grace through faith formation using Lectio Divina in middle school as well as Seeds and Stories of God’s Love in preschool
- Presents the Living Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, prepared by 3rd grade
- Prays with the parish at Adoration and weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent
Serves one another with integrity and respect
- Pairs middle school classes with Kindergarteners through Grade 2 in a Buddy System to create faith-filled bonds among students as they attend weekly Mass, fulfill community service projects, and share special educational milestones together
- Donates proceeds to charity from monthly Student Council dress down days to raise funds for local non-profit organizations in need
- Maintains grade school and preschool Buddy programs for math and reading
- Performs corporal works of mercy through a middle school House System’s Mercy Works Committee devoted to charitable actions to meet basic human needs of others
- Dedicates more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service every year through family and student participation