Now enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year

We invite you to come and  see the unique spirit and community of Saint Ambrose Catholic School.

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Saint Ambrose provides a faith-based education offering academic excellence in a safe, warm environment for children in Preschool through 8th Grade.  If you’re interested in providing your children with the gift of an excellent Catholic education, contact Mrs. Ida Smith, Registrar, at 703-698-7171 or email her at

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Respect, Responsibility and Success

Saint Ambrose School is a small school with a big heart. The faith-based education offers a nurturing and challenging academic environment for children in kindergarten through eighth grades. The diverse student body is represented by children from five of the seven continents. Students are welcomed from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The shared vision of the Catholic faith promotes unity and appreciation for each person’s unique gifts, encouraging understanding and cooperation within the student body. Weekly Mass, daily prayers, and a shared culture of faith build a true community.

Service to Others

St. Ambrose teaches service as a natural part of school life. The students take leadership in organizing and carrying out service projects such as a Thanksgiving food drive, Christmas toy collection, a penny drive for a school in Haiti, preparation of care packages for military men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a baby shower for young mothers in need. These projects instill in the students a sense of mission and concern for others. For eight years, the Crochet USA Club has met weekly and crocheted over 50 blankets for wounded soldiers.Older students are paired with a “buddy” in a younger class and participate in activities with them. Through these activities, students learn to serve as an active member of the community, and thus grow in faith and maturity. Our graduates continue this spirit of service in high school and college

 A Day in the Life  . . .

Our safety patrols greet students each morning as they arrive for school. Students proceed to their classrooms to organize their materials for the day. After morning announcements, students hear a selection from the children’s lectionary and join in traditional Catholic prayers…  (read more)

When we think back to the “good old days”, we dream of a time when everyone knew each other, and people truly cared about one another. That special spark is what makes our school so precious. In a school with 200 students, teachers have an opportunity to really get to know their students. Families develop bonds and a strong community is born!


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3827 Woodburn Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003
Phone: (703) 698-7171 Fax: (703) 698-7170