Overview

COMPOSITION: St. Jane de Chantal is a Pre-K-8 coed school with over 400 students.  The Pre-Kindergarten classes are composed of four-year-old students. Grades K-8 each have two classrooms, averaging 25 students per class.  Aides assist the classroom teacher in grades Pre-K-2.  A full-time nurse is on staff.

SCHOOL HOURS:  are 8 am -3 pm on full days. The doors open at 7:45 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm on full days and at 12 NOON on early dismissal days.  Our Extended Day Program offers both before-school care starting at 7 am and after-school care ending at 6:00 pm.

ACADEMICS: De Chantal is accredited by AdvancEd. Academic Standards set by the Archdiocese of Washington are followed.  All students participate in our curriculum consisting of religion, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, computers, physical education, library, and music. 7th & 8th grade students are grouped by ability in mathematics.  The curriculum for grades  6-8 includes Spanish.  There is a resource program in place for students with specified needs.   A school psychologist is available by consult.  Students in grades 2-8 participate standarized testing administered by the Archdiocesan and conducted at the school.
100% of de Chantal students qualify for admission to a Catholic high school. 99% of the students will attend.

FAITH FORMATION: The school community begins each morning and ends each afternoon in prayer.  School-wide Masses are attended periodically throughout the year.  Individual classes also attend Mass biweekly.  The students are given the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their Advent and Lenten preparations for Christmas and Easter.  During Lent, Stations of the Cross and Live Rosaries are conducted by the students. Social Justice is part of the Religion Curriculum. As such de Chantal students participate in a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Project ShoeBox for SOME, Operation Smile, a Walk for the Homeless, collections for Little Sisters of the Poor and many more community outreach efforts.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Choir and Chimes are offered. De Chantal Parish CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) sponsors a variety of sports for grades 1-8. Scouting for both boys and girls is also available.  Piano lessons are available with limited space. De Chantal offers a band program consisting of instrument lessons for grades 4-8 during the school day and the Advanced Band rehearsal on Wednesday afternoons.

ADMISSIONS: De Chantal welcomes children of all religious backgrounds as well as out of parish; however, siblings and parishioners receive priority in admittance to the school.  Admissions Criteria   Tuition and Fees

TRANSPORTATION: Carpools and walking are the general means of transportation to/from school as there is no private bus service.  Bicycles are not allowed. Public transportation via Metrobus and Ride-On Rt. 30 is available directly in front of the school.

DRESS CODEUniform guidelines

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM: Hot lunch is offered several days a week for an additional cost. The menu consists of different lunches for each of the days which are served bi-weekly on a rotating basis.