A Wonderful Education—Join Us
We welcome your interest in St. Martin's Catholic School. We offer a rigorous academic curriculum, which weaves faith into all lessons. Our students have an opportunity to lead prayer services, plan Masses, and live out their faith every day while learning in a peaceful environment. Additionally, our students master contemporary technology skills and participate in enriching 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; families stay because of the deep-rooted religious formation their children receive, together with our exemplary academic program. We are excited to partner with you on the journey of education.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled open house, tours are available by appointment. Please email the school office at email@example.com or click Contact Us for more information and to schedule a tour.
Click here for: Admission Process for Pre-Kindergarten – 8
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
• Children of 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
OUR VISIONSt. Martin’s Catholic School is a student-centered learning community committed to academic excellence and the development of strong characters embedded in the Gospel values and Catholic tradition. A pillar in the Gaithersburg community, St. Martin’s is committed to educating the whole child and to providing a place where students not only thrive academically but also are challenged to be leaders in their school and society. By diversifying the curriculum to encompass authentic learning experiences, it continues to strive to meet the needs and learning styles of children from varied backgrounds and cultural experiences. Technology literacy, 21st century teaching/learning skills, and core academic content at advanced levels empowers the students to become responsible persons in their own educational experiences now and in the future.
SCHOOL HISTORYSt. Martin of Tours School is a Catholic elementary school (Grades Pre-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, Anthony Sahadi, 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. St. Martin's School recently commemorated its 90 anniversary in 2015. Our community looks forward to many more years of faith, service, and scholarship.