Technology is fully integrated into the curriculum through project-based learning. Project-based activities emphasize learning that is long-term, interdisciplinary, student-centered and integrated with real world issues and practices. St. Anthony of Padua School has a fully-networked technology infrastructure which includes:
- High-speed internet access with wireless, email and network printing
- Web-based school cameras that can be monitored inside and outside of school
- Networked administrative offices
- Networked classrooms, including a computer lab
- Web-based school library system and online encyclopedias accessible outside of school
- Interactive white boards in all homerooms, integrated with computers for interactive learning
Before and after school care is available for kindergarten through eighth grade. Extended Day begins at 7:00 a.m. until classes start and continue from dismissal at 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The extended day program allows students opportunities for homework, reading, rest, reading, crafts, and play.
During extended day hours, students are supervised by our extended day staff. Extended Day also offers Easter Break and summer camps. Visit our Extended Day link for more information.
St. Anthony of Padua School offers a morning and afternoon shuttle bus between our campus and St. Philip’s Early Childhood Center (behind Falls Church High School) daily. The bus is available for preschool through eighth grade. Preschoolers are able to ride the bus since it is equipped with seat belts. Visit the shuttle bus link for the schedule and registration form.
St. Anthony of Padual School has a Title One teacher, providing support in language arts and reading specialties, for those students that have the need in grades K-5 as well as a resource teacher. Middle school has a resource teacher to work with those students who have academic difficulties.
During our regular school hours, a full-time registered nurse to help safeguard children’s health. Visit the Nurse’s Corner page to get tips, information and download medical forms.
We offer many extracurricular activities for students– everything from band or choir, sports, and science clubs. Many activities begin in fourth grade with the exception of choir and CYO sports which allows third graders to participate. The following is a sample of our extracurricular activities: Choir, Band, Shakespeare Club, Student Council, CYO sports (track and basketball), Art Club, Battle of the Books. National Junior Honor Society, Algebra Club, Altar Servers, Proclaimers of the Word, and Yearbook Staff.
We do offer extracurricular activities through Flex Academies which includes after-school activities for grades K-5 with Tiny Chefs, soccer, Legos, and chess.