Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations… Teaching them to carry out everything I have commanded you.
- Matthew 27:19-20...
The administration, faculty, and staff of St. Veronica Catholic School recognize the dignity of each person by seeing Christ in every child. The mission of the school is to ensure vibrant religious education and exemplary academics by empowering our students and faculty through faith and knowledge.
Philosophy of Learning
In the spirit of Christ, who is the perfect teacher, the administration, faculty, and staff of St. Veronica School recognize that each child is an intellectual, spiritual, and social being with an inherent desire to learn. We recognize that the growth of the whole child best occurs in an atmosphere permeated by respect, love, and the modeling of virtues.
We strive to provide each child with a physically and emotionally safe place to learn through reflection and participation. We strive to offer a structured and stimulating academic environment, incorporating varied instruction coupled with compassionate discipline. As facilitators we work to develop a child's potential by fostering critical thinking, innovation, and the right use of personal freedom. Finally, the administration, faculty, and staff of
St. Veronica School understand that learning is truly formative when parents are acknowledged as the primary educators and work in collaboration with the principal, teachers, and students.
St. Veronica School has received full accreditation from the Virginia Catholic Education Association, and continues to pursue academic excellence in a faith-filled atmosphere.
SCHOOL HOURS - 2013-2014
7:55a.m.- 3:10 p.m.
St. Veronica's has a brand new $10 million facility including a multimedia library, science lab, several classroom electronic ActivBoards, and art room. St. Veronica's participates in the USDA milk program, and offers a daily hot lunch program.
Investing in education begins with investing in outstanding teacher
St. Veronica is committed to maintaining a high-quality faculty and staff who are devoted to Catholic education.
Following Diocesan Guidelines for all subjects, the K-8 curriculum will emphasize the development of Catholic faith, values, and attitudes as well as the attainment of knowledge and skills for spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. St. Veronica offers pre-Algebra and Algebra to qualified students in seventh and eight grades.
Curriculum areas consist of Religion, Reading/Language Arts/Literature, Mathematics/Algebra, English, Spelling, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies/History, Latin, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Computer and Library instruction. We offer full-day Kindergarten.
Our current class sizes range from 13 to 27 students. In 2013-2014 our school will consist of two classes at each grade level for K-7 and one class of grade 8. Because individual attention is a key factor in quality education, the maximum class size will be only 25 students in Kindergarten with instructional aides and only 27 students per class in grades 1- 8.
Masses and Confessions
Students attend Mass as a school community weekly on Fridays. First Friday devotions and Lenten Stations of the Cross are also observed. Our Parish priests visit the classrooms frequently and hear confessions weekly from various grades.
St. Veronica Catholic School is an extension of the mission of St. Veronica Parish. Families are strongly encouraged to volunteer their time, talent, and treasure to the mission of the parish and the school.
Specific uniforms are required and are available through Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Company. Detailed information is available in the school office.
Transportation to School - Bus Service and Private Carpool
Bus - Two Convenient Bus Stops —
Harris Teeter - Stone Ridge Village Center - 42015 Village Center Plaza – Departing at 7:00am/Dropping off at approximately 3:55pm
Harris Teeter - East Gate Marketplace - 25401 Eastern Marketplace Plaza - Departing at 7:15am/Dropping off at approximately 3:40pm
Click here to read more and download registration forms: http://www.stveronicaschool.org/index.php/about-news-current-story?story-id=364
Carpools are strongly encouraged, and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) can attempt to assist families with carpool options.
Before School Care and Extended Day Programs
The St. Veronica Catholic School's Before School Care and Extended Day Programs provide high quality childcare in a loving, safe and Christian environment. The program is run by a Director supported by dedicated and devoted staff members. The students participate in a variety of activities including; outdoor and indoor games; arts and crafts; homework room, quiet time for reading, movies; and holiday celebrations.
Please click here to read more and download registration forms: http://www.stveronicaschool.org/index.php/about-extday
Also, the following are some places of business which provide after school transportation from St. Veronica to their facilities:
St. Veronica does not endorse private businesses. It is your responsibility to ensure that a facility meets your child care requirements.
St. Veronica and its students conduct community service projects throughout the year including Christmas boxes to soldiers in Iraq, canned food drive during Catholic Schools Week, Dress-Down Days with funds going to families in need, and Supplies Drive to assist new mothers in need.
Catholic Schools , administered under the authority of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, comply with those constitutional and statutory provisions, as may be specifically applicable to the schools, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, disability, national origin, or citizenship in the administration of their educational, personnel, admissions, financial aid, athletic and other school administered programs.
This policy does not preclude the existence of single sex schools, nor does it conflict with the priority given to Catholics for admission as students. This policy also does not preclude the ability of the school to undertake and/or enforce appropriate actions with respect to students who advocate on school property or at school functions any practices or doctrines which are inconsistent with the religious tenets of the Catholic faith.