Award Year: 2015

Our Lady of Hope Catholic School

46633 Algonkian Parkway
Potomac Falls, VA, 20165-2809

(703) 433-6760

Mrs. Mary Beth Pittman, Principal at time of Nomination

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A nurturing, learning environment is provided using traditional and 21st Century practices for diverse learning needs while integrating values and virtues of our Catholic faith.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Fifth grade girls enjoying recess time!

Fifth grade girls enjoying recess time!

The educational program at Our Lady of Hope Catholic School is Christ-centered and focuses on developing the whole child: academically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Addressing the different learning styles of students, the faculty utilizes the most effective educational strategies. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum with Active Boards in every classroom, a fully equipped Computer Lab, and two mobile iPad carts. This ensures students are fully engaged in a 21st Century classroom. In 2010, the school adopted the LabLearner science curriculum for first through eighth grades. The instructional design of the program is inquiry based, where students are engaged in a rich variety of laboratory investigations at every grade level. The school also has an outstanding mathematics program offering both algebra and geometry to qualified students. Our Lady of Hope School students achieve the highest academic standards, scoring well above national averages on Terra Nova Testing. The school’s strengths are defined by three main characteristics: rigorous academics, strong faith formation, and a close-knit nurturing community. As lifelong learners, the teachers are committed to the school’s mission, and to Catholic education.

The school recognizes the uniqueness and individuality of its students, and guides them to discover and develop their God-given gifts by participating in community service projects. Each year students and staff participate in monthly service projects that provide the surrounding community with needed resources. Celebrating ten years of service to the church and community, Our Lady of Hope School continues to be a model of Catholic education and academic excellence.