About Our School
Founded in 2005, Our Lady of Hope Catholic School is a fully accredited Kindergarten through 8th Grade school in Potomac Falls, VA. Our single-track program allows us to offer a small, family-like environment that instills a strong Catholic identity and a S.T.E.M. focused curriculum designed for success. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to building a rich tradition in Catholic education, and our students are challenged to reach their highest potential in an atmosphere of spiritual and intellectual discipline amid our modern world.
Our mission is to develop young Catholic Christians with a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church, to actively practice and profess that faith through compassion and respect for others, and to find passion for learning in order to achieve their full, God-given potential.
We provide an academically-rigorous, nurturing, and joyful learning environment, using the best of traditional and 21st Century practices, making accommodations for children’s diverse learning needs. Moreover, we integrate the teachings, traditions, virtues, and values of our Catholic faith into the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of all our children.
Thus, with this faith foundation and passion for excellence, our students will be able to make a difference in the world around them, as witnesses for our Lord Jesus Christ.
In 2015, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, placing Our Lady of Hope in the top 15% of all public and private schools across the nation for Academic Excellence.
School Campus & Facilities
We maintain modern facilities conducive to a secure and bright learning environment:
- 24/7 security camera monitoring
- Background Check required for volunteers & all employees
- Eleven classrooms plus a library, music and art room
- Gymnasium with full-size basketball court and six basketball hoops
- Semi-professional Stage
- Full-time staffed Nurse’s Clinic
- Playground and playing field
At Our Lady of Hope your child will be involved in activities rooted in the tenets of the Catholic Faith. Your child will actively participate in daily prayer, weekly Mass, monthly confession, Stations of the Cross during Lent, and First Friday devotions. Moreover, as a student, your child will participate at Friday Mass, serving as cantors, choir members, lectors, ushers and servers. Each month, we highlight a virtue of the month and the children creatively demonstrate an understanding of Jesus’ words on their level. We consider service to be critical to the development of Christian character, so we incorporate community service into their school experience. Our class and extra-curricular offerings provide a complete academic, physical, and creative learning experience for students.