A Day at St. Ambrose School

boy reciting pledge of alleigance

Morning arrival

After all students recite the Pledge of Allegiance, each class individually continues with its own personal intentions within the classroom. This combination of school-wide and classroom prayer builds a classroom community within the overall school community.


Daily Schedule

two girls reading bookStudents follow a daily schedule that meets or exceeds Diocesan requirements for each curriculum area.

Specialists in the areas of computer, library, music, art, physical education, and Spanish provide instruction in these subjects.



Fr_Fisheraltar_servers-300x174The Thursday morning Mass is a special part of each week. Students act as ushers, lectors, and altar servers, and the school choir leads the congregation in song.  St. Ambrose students attend Mass on all holy days and also attend Stations of the Cross weekly during Lent.  In addition, we celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose (December 7) with a special school Mass and festivities.


Recess and Lunch

students eating lunch in lunchroomStudents have a twenty-minute recess period (outdoors, weather permitting), followed by a twenty-minute lunch period.

Students may order a hot lunch (beginning the day after Labor Day) or bring their lunch from home.  In addition, they may buy milk or juice at school. Ice cream is offered for sale on Fridays.


After School

boy constructing track at STEM club
After dismissal, students remaining at school are busy with games, physical activities, crafts and homework in the Extended Day Program. Other after school activities include Lego Club, Math Counts,  Band, Choir, Chess Club,and Junior CYO Track, Cross Country, and Basketball.


volunteer reading to childrenThroughout the day, parent and parish volunteers help the school in many ways: in the lunchroom, on the playground, in the art, music, and science programs, in the library, in the office, tutoring, and assisting classroom teachers.

St. Ambrose Catholic School

3827 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-698-7171

Fax: 703-698-7170

St. Ambrose School admits students of any race, color, and national origin.

"Christ is everything to us" – St. Ambrose