Library Resources and Activities

World Book online

World Book encyclopediasYou can access our school’s World Book online account at home.

Browse to

Enter the user name: stambrose1 and the password: school


Accelerated Reader

A love of reading changes everything. Accelerated Reader encourages our students: they read a book, take an AR Quiz, and get immediate feedback. Kids get excited and motivated when they see their progress.

boys selecting library books

Library Catalogs

Find books in the catalogs of the St. Ambrose School library and the Fairfax County library


Upcoming Book Fairs

  • Fall Book Fair: October 31 – November 5, 2019. Open Sunday, November 3, 9:00-1:30.
  • Summer Reading Book Fair: – May 28-29, 2020

Battle of the Books

battle of the books meeting

Students in fifth sixth grades read books from the year’s schedule, which includes books from a variety of genres, including humor, fantasy, historical fiction, classics, mystery and nonfiction. They meet twice a month on Thursdays from 3:10-4:30 to discuss the assigned  book. Students discover that they like a variety of books, and enjoy analyzing the plot, the author’s  techniques, and the questions raised by what they’ve read.

Each May, they meet as a team to compete with other diocesan schools in the Diocese of Arlington’s Battle of the Books competition.

This program nurtures an excitement about reading,  enriching students’ love of literature.

Battle of the Books schedule 2019-20

Contact our librarian

Mrs. Healy in libraryContact our librarian, Mrs. Marcia Healy,  at

Learn more about Mrs. Healy by reading her biography.

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