Our School At A Glance

Saint John the Beloved Academy is a co-educational Catholic liberal arts school for children in preschool through eighth grade in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Our liberal arts curriculum is rooted in a Catholic humanist tradition, a unique academic and evangelical approach to Catholic education, which instills in students an understanding of their inherent dignity as children of God, and the intellectual freedom to seek and recognize Truth. We strive to fulfill our mission by ensuring that our school motto, “Fides, Scientia, et Gaudium” is woven into every aspect of our curriculum.

  • Co-educational preschool – 8th grade
  • Preschool and Pre-K program for 3-4 year olds
  • Tuition assistance available
  • Small class sizes with teacher aides in most classrooms (Average class size of 19, a 9:1 student-teacher ratio)
  • Strong parent-teacher relationship and communication
  • Excellent, mission-driven faculty
  • Beautiful campus featuring a large outdoor playground and fields
  • House System cultivates the mission, friendship and fun
  • Rigorous Liberal Arts curriculum
  • Classical curriculum in Language Arts for the Middle School
  • Latin offered to middle school students
  • Daily and weekly: Spanish, music, physical education, and art classes
  • Multiple recess times to enhance student concentration
  • Many teachers Orton-Gillingham trained
  • Daily 5 Instruction in Language Arts for the Lower School
  • Singapore Math
  • Advanced Math in the middle school, including Algebra
  • Natural Sciences instruction
  • Catholic religious instruction daily including Chapel time

History & Mission

The school was founded in 1954 to provide children with a Catholic liberal arts education rooted in...

Headmaster's Welcome

A message from Jeffrey Presberg, the Headmaster at Saint John the Beloved Academy.

Faculty & Staff

Meet our excellent, mission-driven faculty