About St. Ambrose School

St. 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.


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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.

Mission Statement

Saint Ambrose Catholic School is dedicated to academic excellence and committed to the formation of the whole child while rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith. The mission of Saint Ambrose Catholic School is to foster an ongoing dynamic and innovative educational environment in which each student will be motivated to reach his/her full academic and spiritual potential while supporting the family as the primary educator. The atmosphere of St. Ambrose School strongly encourages community service and active participation as global citizens, following the example 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.

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