About St. Ambrose School

St_-Ambrose-School_exterior-268x300St. Ambrose is a parish school in the Arlington Diocese serving students in preschool through 8th grade. The school is accredited through the Virginia Catholic Education Association, with approval from the State Board of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia.

St Ambrose School offers its students a strong foundation in the Catholic faith, a challenging academic curriculum, and a nurturing environment.

St. Ambrose is located just a short distance west of the Capital Beltway in Annandale, near Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College.


little girl and older girl walking to ChurchFostering a faith-filled and academically strong environment, Saint Ambrose Catholic School works with families and the faith community to encourage the formation of the whole child through the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ.


Our Catholic faith is an essential part of life at Saint Ambrose Catholic School. The call to worship, witness, and serve is manifested throughout the school day. The school community gathers for prayer and liturgical celebrations. The many service projects, including food and clothing drives, and fundraisers to aid the victims of natural disasters, instill in the students a sense of mission and concern for others. The staff, parents, and students work together to promote an atmosphere of respect and responsibility.

older children giving younger ones piggyback rides“Saint Ambrose was one of the first places I remember understanding the concepts of community and selflessness. The faculty really took an interest in getting to know their students on an individual basis, and made efforts to form relationships with them that lasted even after the students left their classrooms. I still maintain relationships with several teachers even now as a graduate student, which I believe testifies to the dedication of the faculty at Saint Ambrose.

boys wiring circuits“From a spiritual aspect, the school did a tremendous job of instilling in its students the principles constituting the core of our Catholic faith in a way that we could understand at our age. The core belief of ‘doing unto others as you would have them do unto you,’ is one specific example that I remember being modeled both at home and at Saint Ambrose. As a result, the importance of this principle became applicable in our everyday lives, and continues to be relevant in my life today.”

~Kristine Dell, Saint Ambrose Class of 2002, University of Virginia Class of 2010, The Pennsylvania State University

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