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Why Choose SMS

Benefits of a Catholic Education – Why St. Martin’s Catholic School?

An explanation about the value of Catholic school – and St. Martin’s in particular

We are a co-educational Catholic school-serving children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our school has been a faith-centered pillar of the Gaithersburg community since 1925. We are an inclusive learning community that strives to achieve each student’s full potential and develop a positive attitude toward learning. St. Martin’s students receive personal attention in a warm, caring, and safe environment.  Our students learn to contribute to one another, to their families and to the global community. Scholarship, faith, and service are our guiding principles.  These values guide our students, faculty and parent community in all we do. There is no question that investing in a Catholic education can be both a sacrifice and a challenge. We welcome you to take a moment to put the value of Catholic school – and St. Martin’s in particular – in perspective. 

Please view these videotaped presentations from our classroom and middle school subject teachers along with parent testimonials.

Teacher Video Presentations & Parent Testimonials

Our graduates are well-balanced young people that are prepared to be responsible, independent leaders in their schools and communities. They are well prepared academically and spiritually for the challenges, they will face in high school, in college and in life. 
Yes, choosing Catholic school for your family can be a challenge.  If you need help, financial aid and scholarships are available to help ease the burden. We also offer a variety of payment options in an attempt to work within your budget. 
The bottom line is not how can you afford to choose a Catholic education. The bottom line is how can you afford not to?


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