The name Corpus Christi means Body of Christ.  It captures the very essence of our school. Established as the union of both St. Anthony of Padua and St. Philip, Corpus Christi brings together many cultures, traditions, and experiences to form a vibrant and robust community where Christ truly lives.  Our Catholic school fosters a love of Jesus and His Gospel, forming lifelong disciples in service to Church and society.

Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, Corpus Christi takes academic preparation seriously.  All students receive instruction in core subjects as well as art, music, physical education, foreign language, and technology, equipping them with 21st-century thinking skills.  This is accomplished through a challenging curriculum, leveled instruction, and a nurturing environment that believes that every student can achieve.  Our students score above the national average on standardized tests, such as the Terra Nova and HSPT (High School Placement Test).  They matriculate to the area’s top high schools and continue to challenge themselves with many Honors and AP level courses.

Corpus Christi School is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Call the phone numbers at the bottom of this page for a tour or click on the SCHEDULE A TOUR button to the right to contact us via email.

Corpus Christi Student Tour Guides with Principal, Mrs. Marie Bonard
Corpus Christi Student Tour Guides with Principal, Mrs. Marie Bonard

At the Early Childhood Center Campus, we have part-time and full day classes for 2-4 year olds. The Elementary Campus (K-8) includes an advanced middle school program and extracurricular activities. Before and after school care (PK3-grade 8) is also offered as well as Christmas and Easter Break Camps. A shuttle bus is provided between campuses for all students.

For prospective families, we hope you will find all the information you need about our school. The ABOUT US and ACADEMIC pages will give you information on our history, curriculum, faculty and staff and other important information. The ADMISSIONS link has all the necessary forms and information needed to apply to either campus as well as a link to schedule a tour.

Corpus Christi is an inter-parish Catholic school located in the Arlington Catholic Diocese and comprised of two campuses with a shuttle bus service for preschool through eighth grade. It primarily serves children who are parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua and St. Philip Catholic Parishes. We welcome all faiths.

The Elementary Campus is co-located with St. Anthony of Padua Parish and is home to kindergarten through eighth grade. It is just off Arlington Boulevard (Route 50), a main artery into Washington, D.C. as well as Fairfax, Arlington, Annandale and Alexandria, Virginia.

The Early Childhood Center Campus is co-located with St. Philip Parish and is focused on preschoolers aged 2, 3, and 4.  It is located at 7506 Saint Philip Court Falls Church, Virginia, behind Falls Church High School and conveniently located off Interstate 495.

Corpus Christi offers a well regarded academic program in a Christ-centered environment — a school where Catholic faith, values and traditions are the backbone of the curriculum. Many of our students go on to honor and AP courses in high school.


Read our PRESCHOOL link for more information on our Early Childhood Center Campus (preschool).

Read our ELEMENTARY (K-5) and MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) links for more information on our Elementary/Middle School Campus (K-8).

More information on our application process is available on our Admissions link.


This site will serve as a source of information to keep you and your student informed and up-to-date on the latest news and events at both our campuses at Corpus Christi.

  • Keep up with classroom information and assignments on homeworknow.com.
  • Have immediate access to the school calendar for each campus on the home page.
  • Download the latest hot lunch menu under CURRENT FAMILIES.
  • Download medical forms and get important information from the school nurse on the Nurse’s Corner under CURRENT FAMILIES.