St Catherine Laboure School

Center in Silver Spring, MD 20902

11811 Claridge Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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St. Catherine Labour? School is a multicultural Catholic elementary school, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, which adheres to the guidelines established by the Archdiocese of Washington. Guided by Gospel values, our program provides an environment that maximizes students? spiritual, physical and intellectual growth through traditional and ?hands-on? educational experiences. We strive to form life-long learners dedicated to service and leadership. Each student is valued as a child of God.

Child Ages:
5 years - 12 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development
Special Needs:
St. Catherine Labour School provides specialized instruction for students achieving at all academic levels within their regular classrooms and in small groups through one full-time resource teacher. The school offers limited academic accommodations for students with mild learning differences. Both one full-time and one part-time ESL teachers are an integral part of the faculty to support students that do not consider English their first language. One part-time federally funded Title I teacher provides small group math and reading remediation for qualified students.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM

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St. Catherine Labour? employs a variety of methods to implement a standards based curriculum of the Archdiocese of Washington. These include teacher lectures, whole class discussions, cooperative learning groups, journals, videos, peer tutoring, and skills grouping. Information technology is incorporated at varying levels in the classrooms.

As a Catholic school we celebrate Mass at the beginning of the school year and throughout the school year. Confession is offered on a monthly basis to the students. Parish priests are a familiar presence in our school.

Every morning after prayer, our students recite the Values Code. This is a values-based initiative that teachers incorporate into their lessons and the students learn to recognize and use in their daily lives.

Homework is assigned to reinforce classroom instruction. The volume of work assigned increases incrementally as the student progresses from grade to grade. Each teacher provides, through Internet access, ongoing class and homework assignments. These classpages are accessible at using the password 3019461717 (the school phone number).

Assessments, formal and informal, are administered regularly. Students will receive a progress report halfway through the quarter and report cards are issued to all students quarterly. The TerraNova standardized test is administered in grades two through eight in the spring.


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