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Blessed Sacrament Grade School & Early Childhood Center

1417 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 998-4170


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We are a Christ-centered developmental preschool where children learn best through play.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Blessed Sacrament School provides a Christ-centered environment where the Catholic faith is taught and Christian values are developed as a way of life and where students are nurtured in their spiritual growth by participation in liturgy and prayer.
A quality academic program is offered which emphasizes respect, courtesy and genuine caring while striving to cultivate the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of each student.
The school is wholeheartedly committed to the task of aiding parents in the development of the total child and is staffed by competent, qualified and loving educators who see the involvement, commitment and cooperation of parents as essential to the educational process. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year