Mary of Nazareth Catholic School

Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Mary of Nazareth Catholic School is comprised of three age-focused programs: early childhood, intermediate and middle school. We are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded curriculum, which focuses on educating the whole child.
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During his tenure as Archbishop of Washington, DC, James Cardinal Hickey recognized a growing need for an elementary school to serve upper Montgomery County. He envisioned a regional school attended by children from numerous parishes. A meeting was convened with the pastors of seven upper county parishes: Our Lady of the Visitation, Darnestown; St. Mary’s Shrine, Barnesville; St Paul, Damascus; St. Rose of Lima, Gaithersburg; Mother Seton, Germantown; St. John Neumann, Gaithersburg; and Our Lady of the Presentation, Poolesville. The pastors unanimously agreed to the formation of a regional school – the first Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese in 30 years. Mary of Nazareth School opened on August 29, 1994 in a converted barn on the old Boyer farm property in Darnestown, MD. The same property is home to one of our seven school parishes: Our Lady of the Visitation. The parish, led by founding Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Raymond Fecteau, postponed the building of the church until Mary of Nazareth School was open to students. Sr. Frances Stavalo, M.P.F, of the Religious Teachers Filippini was the first principal, leading the school for eight years. Sisters from her order helped staff the school, as well as teachers from the Sisters of St. Frances of the Martyr St. George, and lay teachers. Elaine Bebyn, M.P.F., another Filippini religious, succeeded Sr. Frances as principal for the 2002-2003 school year. Mr. Michael J. Friel, the first lay principal, has been leading our school since the 2003-2004 school year. The present school building, dedicated by Cardinal Hickey, was completed in 1996. It includes classrooms for kindergarten through eighth grade, a science lab, a computer lab, a multipurpose room, kitchen facilities, a health room, teachers’ lounges and administrative offices. Subsequent modifications provided space for the chapel, preschool, library, academic resource center, and rooms for the extended care program. Mary of Nazareth purchased the Katie Fitzgerald Center in 2012, which has been an invaluable asset to the school community. During the school year, the KFC is used as a gymnasium for physical education as well as school-wide events. Cardinal Hickey’s vision of a regional school for upper Montgomery County has grown into a thriving community. The school is faithfully supported by devoted families from seven parishes and a dedicated faculty and staff. Our current enrollment has grown from the first days in the barn with 87 children to over 500 students.

Mission: Mary of Nazareth Catholic School prepares children for lives of service to God and neighbor, through a rigorous academic program rooted in the faith and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, as professed in the Creed, celebrated in the sacraments, lived in Christian virtue and affirmed in prayer.

Operating as usual

10/26/2020
Annual Giving Campaign

Our Annual Giving Campaign has begun! The Annual Giving Campaign at Mary of Nazareth Catholic School is a community tradition. Annual Giving was established to assist in covering the school's operating expenses that are not covered by tuition income. Gifts to the campaign supplement everything from teacher and staff salaries, to extracurricular activities, and maintenance of our beautiful campus. Mary of Nazareth is grateful to all donors for allowing our community to sustain its academic excellence in the Catholic tradition through their participation in Annual Giving.

Donate here➡️ https://www.maryofnazareth.org/support-mon/donate/

View the newsletter here (paper copy newsletters will only be sent to grandparents, alumni, and parishes this year)⬇️ https://www.flipsnack.com/theresnoplacelikemon/annual-giving-2020-2021-newsletter.html

Annual Giving Video Here ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp7JxVg6J0c

2020-2021

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10/24/2020

If you have one of the following carpool numbers:
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Please contact Mr. Huelbig [email protected] and arrainge a day to pick up your items at afternoon carpool.

All items will be donated or disposed of on Nov. 6th.

Save the date! Our online book fair begins November 2nd. 📚 Spend over $25 and shipping is free!
10/23/2020

Save the date! Our online book fair begins November 2nd.
📚 Spend over $25 and shipping is free!

We learned Fr. Stefan went to college with Mr. Rice and Mrs. Morris and they had a quick little reunion after Mass. Fun ...
10/22/2020

We learned Fr. Stefan went to college with Mr. Rice and Mrs. Morris and they had a quick little reunion after Mass.

Fun fact: they all played on a volleyball team together & apparently Fr. Stefan is quite the spiker!

Throwback Thursday: Students enjoying the snow during P.E. Will we have snow to play in this year?
10/22/2020

Throwback Thursday: Students enjoying the snow during P.E. Will we have snow to play in this year?

Kindergarteners practicing stop, drop and roll during class!
10/22/2020

Kindergarteners practicing stop, drop and roll during class!

Thank you Novotny Lending for the superb lunch today!!!
10/21/2020

Thank you Novotny Lending for the superb lunch today!!!

10/21/2020
Spanish in PreK

PreK is learning about their colors from Senora Vives!

Save the date! Restaurant night at Thai Tanium is scheduled for next Thursday!
10/20/2020

Save the date! Restaurant night at Thai Tanium is scheduled for next Thursday!

Our distance learner's doing hands on projects from home! Keep sending in your pictures!
10/20/2020

Our distance learner's doing hands on projects from home! Keep sending in your pictures!

Thank you Chalfoun, Doss, McQuiston, Nicodemus & Gooneratne families for the delicious Panera lunch today!
10/19/2020

Thank you Chalfoun, Doss, McQuiston, Nicodemus & Gooneratne families for the delicious Panera lunch today!

Our MoN winter knit hat is here just in time for chilly weather!! We have reordered many popular items and sizes and the...
10/19/2020

Our MoN winter knit hat is here just in time for chilly weather!! We have reordered many popular items and sizes and they will be restocked as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your support of our spirit shop!

https://www.maryofnazareth.org/hsa/spirit-shop/

To finish off their unit on American Symbols, 1st grade had a visit from lady liberty! The students had a chance to shar...
10/16/2020

To finish off their unit on American Symbols, 1st grade had a visit from lady liberty! The students had a chance to share what they learned as well as listen to a great fictional read aloud about the statue.

7th grade lab on osmosis!
10/16/2020

7th grade lab on osmosis!

The 11th annual White Mass will be held October 18th at 10 am.  Our celebrant is Archbishop Wilton Gregory. The Mass has...
10/16/2020
11th Annual White Mass with Archbishop Gregory

The 11th annual White Mass will be held October 18th at 10 am. Our celebrant is Archbishop Wilton Gregory.

The Mass has the designation, “White” because of that color’s connection to our baptismal promises and it has now become a tradition that all the participants at the liturgy wear white, to symbolize the bonds of community we all share through this sacrament of initiation. In fact, the Catholic Bishops in 2017 based their Sacramental Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities on this primary foundation: By reason of their baptism, all Catholics are equal in dignity in the sight of God and have the same divine calling. (#1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwg1uugNSOo&feature=youtu.be

Behind this mask is a huge smile! Fifth grade built Native American homes with items collected outside!
10/15/2020

Behind this mask is a huge smile! Fifth grade built Native American homes with items collected outside!

1st grade is learning about United States symbols in Social Studies! Uncle Sam visited their class to learn more facts a...
10/15/2020

1st grade is learning about United States symbols in Social Studies! Uncle Sam visited their class to learn more facts and answer some questions about what they have learned!

Thank you 2nd grade families for bringing the staff lunch today!
10/14/2020

Thank you 2nd grade families for bringing the staff lunch today!

It was bring your stuffed animal to school day in Kindergarten!
10/14/2020

It was bring your stuffed animal to school day in Kindergarten!

Prime day is today (10/13) and tomorrow (10/14) 🎉 When shopping, choose Mary of Nazareth School as your charity!
10/13/2020

Prime day is today (10/13) and tomorrow (10/14) 🎉 When shopping, choose Mary of Nazareth School as your charity!

Amazon Prime Day is almost here! While you're getting great deals, you can be helping MoN too! Just go to smile.amazon.c...
10/12/2020

Amazon Prime Day is almost here! While you're getting great deals, you can be helping MoN too! Just go to smile.amazon.com and select Mary of Nazareth Catholic School as your charity. Happy shopping!

Here are some Monday memories from one of the faculty retreats way back when! Who are these daredevils?
10/12/2020

Here are some Monday memories from one of the faculty retreats way back when! Who are these daredevils?

It is going to be a beautiful weekend to create your Monster Mash dance videos! Remember the winner will receive $100 Vi...
10/09/2020
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It is going to be a beautiful weekend to create your Monster Mash dance videos! Remember the winner will receive $100 Visa gift card!

FLASHBACK FRIDAY A beautiful new gymnasium/field house opened in September 2001 on the campus of Mary of Nazareth School...
10/09/2020

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

A beautiful new gymnasium/field house opened in September 2001 on the campus of Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown MD. The project is sponsored and chaired by Mr. Gregg Dyer, Mike Ridgway and Father John Enzler.

On Saturday, December 6, 2003 it became the Katie Fitzgerald Center... The artist sculpted the bust of Katie right in the lobby of the gym. Note the teal and white colors of the original building..

Our distance learner's have great learning spaces! Keep the pictures coming!
10/08/2020

Our distance learner's have great learning spaces! Keep the pictures coming!

Cross Country had a meet on Sunday where 18 students participated!
10/06/2020

Cross Country had a meet on Sunday where 18 students participated!

10/06/2020
Angel of God

Start your morning with the Angel of God prayer, led by James! (Pre-K)

Thank you Simply Fresh (Barker Family) for providing our teachers with a delicious lunch today!
10/05/2020

Thank you Simply Fresh (Barker Family) for providing our teachers with a delicious lunch today!

How did you spend this beautiful weekend? Mrs. Shea watched her son play soccer and Mrs. Teter took her pup to get bless...
10/04/2020

How did you spend this beautiful weekend? Mrs. Shea watched her son play soccer and Mrs. Teter took her pup to get blessed since today is the feast of St. Francis!

Drop a picture below of how you spent sometime outside this weekend! ⬇️

10/01/2020
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School

Reminder to send these by tomorrow!

Distance Learning Families: Please remember to send in your picture that the Development Office asked for by Friday! 📸

Our distance learner's are working hard from home!
10/01/2020

Our distance learner's are working hard from home!

Address

14131 Seneca Rd
Darnestown, MD
20874

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:30
Thursday 08:00 - 15:30
Friday 08:00 - 15:30

Telephone

(301) 869-0940

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Our Philosophy

Mary of Nazareth School is a Christ-centered environment where each child, nurtured by parent, parish and educator, is encouraged to follow the example of Jesus in all aspects of life. Our students thrive in an environment of regular worship, service, daily prayer, devotion to Mary, and consistent reference to the word of God. We welcome diversity among our inclusive student-body and stress the unifying concepts of tolerance, love and respect. Students are encouraged to seek knowledge through the teachings of the Catholic Church and apply those teachings to daily life.

Mary of Nazareth School is comprised of three age-focused programs: early childhood, intermediate and middle school. Within these programs, teachers collaborate to develop and strengthen relationships. These interdependent relationships within the school community are fostered through the leadership of administrators.

The curriculum of the Archdiocese of Washington is viewed from a Catholic perspective, with a central love for the wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit. The faculty is aware that the manner in which we model our love of God and Church encourages our students in their own search for lasting faith. Families of our students and their individual parishes continue to foster a love for Christ and a respect for education. Parents are the primary educators; in partnership, teachers and parents strive for the overall success of each student.

We are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded curriculum, which focuses on the spiritual, developmental, emotional, cognitive, and physical well being of our students. Recognizing the multiple learning styles and diverse needs present in each classroom, the educators differentiate with a variety of resources, teaching methods and assessments. Through reinforcement, praise and consequence, we foster an enthusiasm for education. As a result, our students develop the inner confidence to make choices that positively impact their world.

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So excited for his superhero! Thank you, Super Teachers!
Incoming 8th grade parents... anyone still need to purchase the catholic entrance exams book or the Hobbit? I accidentally received a double order! So we have both books brand new if anyone still needs these please let me know and we can arrange to get them to you.
Thank you Mrs. Godfrey!
MoN pride! 💕
Happy Teachers Day!! To the wonderful, amazing, helpful teachers in Mary of Nazareth School. Thank you for all your support and love to the students.
Beyond proud of our beautiful Victtorina!! You will rock at SJC! Thank you MoN for 11 wonderful years!!
I think we can all relate!
"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened , and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed” --Kitty O’Meara
Today’s celebration of the Solemn Mass of the Annunciation from the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth reminded me of my trip to the Holy Land. The wall and steps behind the alter are believed to a portion of out Blessed Mother’s home when she was visited by the Angel Gabriel. If you look closely at the picture of me in front of the gate, you can see that I am wearing a Mary of Nazareth School shirt. I felt such a connection between Mary of Nazareth students, their families and Mary, our patroness when I was there. As we navigate through this very strange time, I am so grateful for being reminded of the important connection we all share. Thank you all for making our school community so wonderful.
The National Catholic Education Association, NCEA is offering a free 1 hour webinar today at 12:00 and 6:00, called Transitioning to Distance Learning for Parents. The webinar will cover the following: *Creating a learning space for your children. *Establishing and keeping routines. *Managing multiple grade levels. *Communication with the school. *Tools and Tips for keeping organized. *Time for Q&A with our presenters. *Resources Use the following link to register, https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https://wcc.on24.com/webcast/groupregistration/2232020&eventid=2232020&sessionid=1&key=5A369B627F4C4A1AA809EA60C07D353F®Tag=866524&sourcepage=register