Mission and Beliefs

The mission of St. Martin of Tours is to educate children in a Christ-centered environment. Our students encounter the Living God through faith formation, prayer, and participation in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church. We live the Gospel Values by spreading the message of love and service to each other and the extended community. We are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth of all of our students. We seek to integrate core, traditional, and emerging skills that cultivate and complement the students’ God-given talents. We challenge each child to become a self-regulating and self-monitoring lifelong learner.


We Believe In:

  • Building a foundation of faith by instilling the knowledge of Catholic doctrine and the traditions of the Church

  • Nurturing a partnership between the school and the family to foster the growth of the whole child

  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment

  • Educating the whole child by differentiating the curriculum, actively engaging students in learning, and offering the students a variety of alternative assessments

  • Embracing diversity in our community and appreciating the uniqueness of each individual

  • Fostering a high standard of excellence in our academic programs based on educational standards and supported by classroom and standardized assessments

  • Providing students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to become literate, creative, moral decision-makers and socially responsible citizens

  • Promoting ongoing professional development for teachers


Our Vision

St. 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.