Our Mission and Values

Our MissionWith Mary, “the first disciple of her son” (Redemptoris Mater, 20), Queen of Apostles Catholic School is rooted in faith, excellence, and joy. We flourish by embracing our call to holiness,  advancing in virtue and academics, and cultivating the many talents God has given us.

A vibrant Catholic identity and culture—Students have dedicated time for prayer throughout the day, attend weekly mass, have opportunities to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation, are active in community outreach and pro-life activities, and learn from our priests, who regularly visit classes and are present in the life of the school.

Diversity—Students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, united as one body in Christ, come together to learn with and from one another.

Dedicated professional educators—Our faculty members understand the vocational character of teaching, a call to seek the good of the whole child in his or her physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritual dimensions.   They are committed to their own personal growth, many holding or pursuing advanced degrees. They are dedicated to ensuring that Queen of Apostles is a Christ-centered school in which students are loved and encouraged to excel.

Personalized Attention—Our small class sizes allow faculty to focus on each and every one of our students. Our teachers are caring, knowledgeable educators who help their students grow in good habits and in virtues. Our faculty partner with parents who are the primary educators to develop the whole child in faith and academics. 

An enriching curriculum and academic rigor—Our curricular offerings provide our students with a solid foundation for life-long learning.  Advanced math classes are available for qualified middle school students, and Lab Learner Science program in our interactive science lab is offered to all middle school students.  Kindergarten-8th grade students have Spanish, library, music, computer, physical education, and art classes each week.  Resource and Title I support and special academic assistance are available. Our 8th-grade students have scored among the highest in the Diocese on the national ACRE religion test.  Our 8th-grade students have also been admitted into strong academic high schools such as Bishop Ireton, Bishop O’Connell, Gonzaga College, John Paul the Great, Paul VI, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Exciting school activities—Our students are involved with a wide array of school activities such as Safety Patrols, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Eagle’s Quill (a student journal), CYO athletics, choir, chess club, band, MATHCOUNTS, and Nazareth.

A safe environment—Our faculty and staff take special training to ensure a secure school environment, and they work daily to provide a safe place for children to grow in faith, knowledge, and virtue.

Well-appointed facilities—In addition to our welcoming classrooms, our school boasts a beautiful gymnasium, interactive smart boards in Kindergarten-8th grade classrooms, and an expanded library.

Enthusiastic parent-teacher organization—Parent volunteers collaborate with our faculty to enhance academic opportunities for students and to provide events and service opportunities that support the mission of the school and build up both the school and local communities.