St. Martin of Tours School is a Catholic elementary school (Grades K-8) affiliated with the Archdiocese of Washington and St. Martin of Tours Parish. St. Martin’s holds the distinction for being the first Catholic School in the Archdiocese to be established in Montgomery County. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur welcomed the first classes on September 14, 1925, and continued in ministry at St. Martin’s until 1970. Following the Sisters’ withdrawal, the Pastor, Monsignor Paul Meyer and the Parish Council continued the Sisters’ commitment to Catholic education by establishing a School Board as well as a Home and School Association (HSA). Subsequently, the transition to an all–lay faculty was made. In 1988, a new school and parish center building was opened, through the dedication and efforts of Rev. Americo DiNorcia. The school expanded to include a licensed After-Care Program.
Today, the school offers a strong academic program under the direction of the Principal, Sister Sharon Ann Mihm, CSC and an outstanding faculty and staff. Together with the current Pastor, Monsignor Mark E. Brennan, and the assistant pastors, St. Martin’s provides an excellent faith-centered education program.
The Faculty and the Administration, working together, empower the students to develop their unique gifts, as well as their full potential, in an atmosphere embedded in the Gospel Values, mutual respect, and Catholic traditions.
Location -- 115 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland -- behind
St. Martin of Tours Church.
Principal -- Sister Sharon Ann Mihm, CSC
Pastor -- Rev. Mark Brennan
Established -- September 14, 1925
Facility -- current building completed in 1988
Facility includes: computer lab, library, gym, cafeteria, science lab,
art/music room, health room, and After-Care facility
Current Enrollment -- 237
Grades -- Kindergarten through Eighth
Number of Faculty -- 21
Accrediation -- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Archdiocese of Washington