Overview

A Wonderful Education—Join Us

We welcome your interest in St. Martin's Catholic School. We offer a challenging academic curriculum, which weaves faith into all lessons. Our students have an opportunity to lead prayer services, plan Masses and participate in prayer every day while learning in a peaceful environment, mastering technology for 21st century skills, and participating in wonderful extracurricular activities. The sense of community and warmth you feel when you walk in the door is often what draws people to our school in the first place. Then they learn not only about our religious education, but also about our exemplary academic education. We look forward to hearing from you and collaborating with you on the journey of education.

 

 Open House

  • Between February and June: Join us for Take-a-Tour Tuesdays from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. No appointment is necessary.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled open house, tours are available by appointment. Please email the school office at office@smsmd.org to schedule a tour.
Students in grades 3-8 who wish to visit the school may schedule a shadow appointment.

Admission Process for Pre-Kindergarten – 8

 

Eligibility


Entering Pre-Kindergarten, students must turn four on or before September 1.
Entering Kindergarten students must turn five on or before September 1.
Applicants are generally admitted in the following order:


•    Siblings of current St. Martin’s School students
•    Active, registered, and contributing parishioners of St. Martin’s Church, (The family’s length of time and degree of
     involvement in parish life are key considerations)
•    Catholic students from other parishes
•    Non-Catholic students whose parents desire a Catholic education for their child

The Archdiocese Admissions Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Archdiocese Admissions Non-Discrimination Policy can be found on the website of the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington: www.adwcatholicschools.org

Religion


Students attend Mass once a week on an assigned class day. The students also attend Masses on a monthly basis as a student-body. Classes are assigned to prepare the Liturgy and to lead the student-body in prayer. Throughout the week, students participate in daily prayer, special Para-Liturgical services and daily Religion classes. An active social justice program is in practice.




Academic Program


St. Martin’s provides a 21st Century academic program in all subject areas. Specialized instructors in art, music, library, technology, Spanish, and physical education supplement instruction by classroom teachers. Traditionally, our children score above average on standardized testing. We have a state-of-the art technology program. Students are exposed to a wide variety of educational technology, including smart boards in every classroom, 1:1 Chromebooks for middle-school students, 1:1 iPads and new iMacs for lower grades.




Extra-Curricular Activities


Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities designed to develop leadership, responsibility, a sense of parish and community service, and teamwork. Each year has a different assortment of trips, activities, and clubs. Some examples are Scouting, CYO basketball, soccer, Student Council, altar servers, knitting, academic quiz bowl, robotics, cooking, and Amazing Afternoons. Band classes are available for students in grades 4 – 8. Middle school students may also participate in the drama club, yearbook committee, and Safety Patrols.




Hours of School


The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. A yearly calendar will be sent home during the summer. St. Martin’s School follows Montgomery County Public Schools for all weather cancellations and late openings.




After Care Program


St. Martin’s After-Care program is licensed by the State of Maryland and our staff is fully certified. The hours are 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm.




School Uniforms


All students must wear approved uniforms. Uniforms may be purchased at Flynn & O’Hara.

Click here: https://www.flynnohara.com/School-Landing.aspx?scn=MD100


Flynn & O’Hara:

ROCKVILLE STORE
Loehmann's Plaza
5210 Randolph Road
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 838-8958

Please Note: A second hand uniform exchange program is also available.




Before School


Parents currently provide supervision for the children from 7:30 am to 7:55 am. There is no charge for this service, however; this program relies solely on the generosity of our parent volunteers. We encourage as many parents as possible to participate in this endeavor.





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115 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Tel: (301 ) 990-2441
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