Award Year: 2019

Blessed Sacrament Elementary School

5841 Chevy Chase Parkway NW
Washington, DC, 20015-2564

(202) 966-6682

Mr. Christopher Kelly, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Washington School District

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Blessed Sacrament is a parish based school providing a quality Catholic education within a caring community that promotes academic excellence and a life of service.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 89%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Future leaders of hearts and minds

Future leaders of hearts and minds

Since our creation in 1923, Blessed Sacrament School has provided a strong educational foundation for multiple generations of families living in and around Northwest Washington, DC. Led by the Holy Cross sisters for over 75 years, we continue the tradition of an excellent Catholic education while incorporating contemporary pedagogy and modern technology. We strive to keep pace with current educational practices, but our core value of instilling the importance of a life of service is paramount. Our Catholic tradition and Catholic social teachings demand that we not only form educated minds and healthy bodies but kind hearts and empathetic souls. We challenge our students to use God's gifts to identify means by which they can become productive adults who recognize that service to others (and particularly a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable) is a part of who we strive to become.

We are proud of our tradition of forming young men and women in their Catholic faith and we celebrate our graduates who have been leaders in business and government and always led from a Catholic perspective. Our service traditions include our annual Mission Fair, in its 80th year, which currently raises funds to help build and support a Holy Cross mission school in Uganda. We also have collected over 1,000,000 cans of food in the thirty year history of the Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive. Graduates, who are leaders at local high schools and routinely spearhead charitable causes, continue our tradition of ambition and compassion.