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St Theresa School

Private | K-8 | 472 students


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Posted September 7, 2014

Teachers and curriculum are superb, but school leadership is unresponsive and overly authoritative to the parent community. I am a full time working mom and cannot spend much time at the school, however, on the three occasions I have reached out to the principal the responses were less than remarkable -- one tepid response and two non-responses. In addition to the Catholic education, one of most important reasons we choose private over public school is so we can maintain an open dialogue with school leadership, and in that respect I've been extremely disappointed with STS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 25, 2013

STS is a warm, caring environment for children to learn and grow. We are in our second year at STS and couldn't be happier. Our child is doing very with her reading and math skills and has developed a love of both. The teachers are just wonderful, they truly care and are available to help. Family/Parent involvement is encouraged and as a result there is a strong community of families looking out for each other.
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Posted June 15, 2011

This is our first year at St. Theresa and we have found the school to be a thriving, vibrant school with high academic standards and excellent teachers. The faculty and staff embody the values and standards you would expect from a Catholic school and set high goals for the students. They model the behavior they expect to see in the students and do so with kindness and compassion. The facilities are up to date and the school is clean and bright. I have been consistently impressed with the school's leadership and parental involvement. If you haven't visited, I highly recommend it. This school is an oasis in the middle of busy NOVA where values are taught and faith is lived.
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Posted February 25, 2011

St. Theresa school is a loving school that has a high standard for children treating one another with respect. This wonderful school has enriched the lives of my children above and beyond what I imagined. The teachers are spiritually dedicated to their vocation and it shows. The academic foundation is excellent. I love this school!
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Posted February 2, 2011

My daughter is a graduate of St. Theresa School. She attended the school from first grade through eighth grade. She receive an excellent education that prepared her for high school and beyond. In addition, she has received a strong moral foundation and love of her faith. Thank you to the wonderful principal, teachers and pastor. Also, congratulations on the Blue Ribbon recognition.
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Posted August 22, 2010

My daughter started there in 1st grade last fall, and it has been a terrific experience for us. She loves the teachers and the staff, and I love the learning environment and the progress she has made. The after care is excellent, and there are a number of extra-curricular activities for kids (a few more for the younger set wouldn't hurt). Parents are required to help out in different ways, which is a plus for everyone. Bumps in the road? Just like anywhere. But they always seem to get addressed when brought to the attention of the people in charge. Gotta like that.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2010

The Principal at St Theresa School is the worst I have ever seen! Her lack of involvement is unacceptable. She causes good vendors to leave the school never want to return. I will not be enrolling my children there next year. If you are reading this do your homework before enrolling into St Theresa School.
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Posted March 21, 2010

Excellent Teachers..They have all the knowledge to make your child do very well..I am in 7th grade and have been there for about as far back as I can remember..But the story is that the teachers, activities, music, education, tutoring (Teacher helping), and just about everything. The only thing I don't like is that they spent to much money on the church and not the schools food and books. Only like 3 of my 8 classes got new books this year. All the others are from like..2005 down. Still great school and I would recommend it to anyone!! Go Thunder!
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Posted October 17, 2009

This is our second year at St. Theresa. The school is a perfect match for my son. He loves the teachers and all of his specials. I love that the school is small and the teachers are accessible. I know that my son is challenged and gets the attention he deserves. I'm proud to send my son there!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2009

Terrible school. Would not recommend it to my worst enemy. Teachers are paid far less than those in surrounding counties, and it shows. I am a Catholic, and after St. Theresa I am done with Catholic schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 26, 2008

I attended St. Theresa all 9 years. The curriculum is very good and the teachers are pretty concerned in the students acedemic achievment, and the disicipline is good although getting detention for forgetting your homework once or forgetting to get a test signed is a little harsh. The thing about St. Theresa is that it is very cliquey, well, theres the popular kids and then the weird kids, and a few of the inbetween kids. Since these kids have been together since the start you pretty much have your friends from kindergarten to 8th grade. If you mature differently or get sick of each other you really can't just be friends with someone else because your friends will get upset and the other people will be unreceptive to new friendships.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 7, 2008

2008 - The music program at St Theresa is the best I have seen in the area. Our kids love school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 8, 2008

St Theresa is a wonderful school! Great teachers and I LOVE the new music program being run by Mintons Musc! Our son loves going to school.
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Posted March 5, 2008

Excellent curriculum.....students graduated at this school were doing very well both in public and private high schools.
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Posted November 4, 2007

I love St.Theresa School and wish I could spend my entire school life here. The school makes it easy for those who struggle yet the taechers always challenge you and encourage you to do your best!
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 24, 2005

the academic programs were good. the teachers were great. The music program was not the best but the christmas play was great. The art teacher was one of the best ive ever had. And there werent any other extracurricular activities. Parents were very involved in the graduating class. Overall the school wasnt the best but the students, parents, and teachers did the best with what they had.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 26, 2003

St. Theresa's offers the best! Best curriculum, best teachers, best leadership, and best of all, best student body! Go Thunder!!
—Submitted by a parent

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21370 Saint Theresa Lane
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (703) 729-3577


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