St. Augustine Catholic School

St. Augustine Catholic School offers a strong curriculum, diverse community, student resources, extracurriculars, technology, STEM, and more! Augustine Church.

Augustine Catholic School is PreK(3) through 8th Grade. Founded in 1858, St. Augustine is the second oldest Roman Catholic Parochial School in the Archdiocese of Washington, and the first Catholic school dedicated to educating African -American children. Throughout its history, the anchor of St. Augustine Catholic School has been the staunch commitment, love, and financial support of the parishion

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Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 28 - Feb. 2. Please join us for our activities!


Last Saturday, we held a memorial service for Mrs. Marge Maceda, our late first grade teacher who passed away in June 2023, with a reception in the school cafeteria after. Sister Emmanuella, Vice Principal Ms. Helene Cropper, and other members of the school community attended. In memory of Mrs. Maceda, her family has donated 42 Chromebooks for use in the Kindergarten and First Grade. As we remember Mrs. Maceda and pray for the repose of her soul, we thank her family for memorializing her in this way.


Today is the end of Q2. Thank you for all of your efforts, students, teachers, and staff!


Sister Bibiana Okoro, HHCJ, our religion teacher and director of religious education, taught our Kindergarten students this week about Advent. "It's not about Christmas trees or presents," she told them about the meaning of Christmas and what we are anticipating during these weeks of preparation. "It's about the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ."


One of the newest members of our staff, Ms. Janine Nixon, teaches the kindergarten students how to tell time on a clock.

Photos from St. Augustine Catholic School's post 12/14/2023

Under the direction of Ms. Barbara Greyson (4th Grade) and Dr. Olga Williams (Computer Teacher/Librarian), our fourth graders worked on iXL in the computer lab on Monday. iXL provides customized lessons to each student in Reading and Math, helping teachers and administrators measure each student's progress.


Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary!

On Wednesday, our eighth graders visited the Nicaraguan Embassy on New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., accompanied by Sister Emmanuella, school president, Ms. Mays, Spanish teacher, Ms. Cropper, vice principal and middle school social studies teacher, and Ms. Teran, tuition manager. Our group met Ambassador Francisco Ho**er, and we sang songs and said prayers to the Virgin Mary in anticipation of this great feast day, know as "La Santissima" in Nicaragua, which is a holiday there, as Ambassador Ho**er told us. He showed us a map of Nicaragua, and we were treated to a lunch of empanadas, rice and beans, and orchata. Muy rico!


Our eighth graders took the High School Placement Test yesterday, and today, some of them took a trip to Archbishop Carroll High School to attend their Christmas program.


Thanksgiving Feast!

Photos from St. Augustine Catholic School's post 11/20/2023

We completed our Thanksgiving Food Drive, which benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor, on Friday.


Rosary Making

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program - Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools 11/10/2023

The ADW Tuition Aid application window for returning students for 2024-2025 has opened, and it closes on Dec. 15. To apply, please visit

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program - Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools A Catholic education is a blessing that we want to make available to every family in our Archdiocese. We work hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. We are committed to help you find the financial resources that you need.


Our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has begin, and it lasts until Nov. 17. Our students and families are collecting non-perishable good to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, who take care of low income seniors. Thank you to all of our families who are supporting our Thanksgiving Food Drive!


Welcome to the newest member of our team, Title I teacher, Ms. Maureen Frazier, who is a DCPS contractor who started working at our school two weeks ago, working with students in English Language Arts and Math. She has more than 10 years experience as a teacher. Welcome, Ms. Frazier!

Photos from St. Augustine Catholic School's post 11/07/2023

On Friday, under the watchful eye of their substitute science teacher, Mrs. Lorrain Lee, our sixth-grade students selected articles from a local newspaper and identified the subject of the article, the main idea, and if there were a scientific method used in the writing of the story, among other areas of interest.


Last Tuesday, we gathered to celebrate the birthday of our pastor, Fr. Patrick Smith, who has served in this role for 19 years, always advocating for our school and our staff and students.


On Oct. 26, our middle school students took a field trip to Butler Farms, to celebrate the fall harvest and to anticipate Halloween. Our seventh graders here pause for a photo.


Please welcome our new Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Janine Nixon, who comes to us with 15 years of teaching experience.

Photos from St. Augustine Catholic School's post 10/14/2023

In Art class during Hispanic Heritage Month, under the direction of Ms. Malika Bryant, our seventh and eighth grade students have been learning about Dia de Los Mu***os (Nov. 1-2), when many Mexicans commemorate deceased members of their families. November is also a special month for Catholics to pray for the repose of the souls of those who have passed before us.


Congratulations to Fr. David A. Bava, who has been pastor at Holy Redeemer Church, N.W., for nearly 30 years, for receiving the Clergy of the Year award last night at the Ninth Annual CBN-DC Gala.

Fr. Raymond B. Kemp, former pastor of St. Augustine, gave a touching introduction about Fr. Bava, who is from the Diocese of Stockton, Calif, and grew up the son of Italian immigrants. Fr. Bava later made Washington, D.C. his home, and became incardinated in the Archdiocese of Washington. He is a friend and supporter of St. Augustine School. "You save lives," he told Catholic educators and their business supporters who were assembled at the Four Seasons Hotel for the Gala.

Congratulations also to Ms. Nina Martin for receiving the Volunteer of the Year award. She is our former HSA president.

Photos from St. Augustine Catholic School's post 09/19/2023

Our Youth Choir practices with Mr. Marvin Ford, our music teacher

OUR FACULTY & STAFF 09/06/2023

We welcome our new staff for 2023-2024:

Ms. Wendi Berman, 7th grade Homeroom/ELA
Ms. Athena Grace, Counselor
Mr. Biavi Lartevi, Science
Ms. Donna Robinson Porter, Second Grade
Ms. Taylor Simpson, PreK assistant



New Parent Orientation: Aug. 30 5 p.m.
First Day of School: Sept. 5


NBCC XIII at National Harbor was a blast! We congratulate our friends at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy (Fr. Pat's alma mater) for their presentation on the six Black American candidates for sainthood at NBCC XIII on Saturday: Henriette Delille, Mother Mary Lange, Augustus Tolton, Sister Thea Bowman, Pierre Toussaint, Julie Greeley, as well as Daniel Rudd. In this photo, from one of the large screens at National Harbor, you can see the St. Francis Xavier student who portrayed Daniel Rudd, a journalist who founded the National Black Catholic Congress. A job well done!


Exciting News! The DC City Council yesterday approved a petition by our Ward 1 council member Brianne K. Nadeau. to rename the 1400 block of V Street, N.W., as "St. Augustine School Way," in honor of our school's unique 165-year history and continued impacted in the nation's capital and beyond. A sign will go up by the end of the summer. Thank you, Ms. Avery Clark, a parishioner volunteer who spearheaded this projects, and Councilmember Nadeau!

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1421 V Street
Washington D.C., DC

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Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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