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About This School

Blessed Sacrament School & Early Education is a private middle school in Alexandria. 334 children attend Blessed Sacrament School & Early Education and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Blessed Sacrament School & Early Education is 17:1. Alexandria Country Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
Hispanic 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Zero quality so don't waste your money. They still rely on one Blue Ribbon Award from MANY years ago for their marketing. They are overworking the kids and having parents go through sleepless nights as well. Caring compassion or bringing this school out of it's antiquated teaching methods means nothing. A religious school should do more to at least make these kids feel safe and build their self esteem and morals instead of breaking their little spirits. Teachers yell hysterically and ostracize; children are unsupervised during recess and lunch; no after school activities or a good program ( such as advisory or homework help); no new technologies to prep students for higher education demands; overpopulated classrooms; useless counseling and principal support. The kids are overly stressed whether they're being bullied by peers or staff. Frankly the parents are odd too. Living in this surreal bubble and depriving their kids of a better education and a happier environment. Maybe a few nice parents that feel they have no choice or are just conforming to what they think is the norm but in general it's not a good community in terms of spiritual or academic life.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great education! The teachers and administration go out of their way to assist childrten who have challenges. The curriculum is tough but when my child goes on to high school I know he will be well prepared. The school offers tons of after school activities. The recent school musical is one example that was lead by several teachers who put in many after school hours. The performance was outstanding. Both parents and teachers helped sew all the costumes. The children are excited to be there. Occasional issues are dealt with appropriately by both staff and administration. The entire community is warm and welcoming! It has been a real pleasure to have had my child attend school there for 10 years! My family and I will miss BSS when we leave.

  • (1 year ago)

    BSS is a wonderful community. The principal teachers assistant teachers nurses aides and volunteers all go out of their way to work together to care for the children at this school. The best part of the school is that it is small with a family atmosphere. The classes are challenging - even the Kindergarteners have French Spanish and computer classes. The teachers are active and supportive and go out of their way to have fun activities like musical concerts art and science exhibits culture day plays field day etc. BSS is a great Catholic school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately this school has not lived up to expectations. The teachers seemed to be overwhelmed. When trying to reach out many times they respond they do not have enough time to respond to parents. Not a single teacher leads an extra curricular activity! The only emphasis is on behavior and not just getting along with others. For example there is an emphasis on walking on the right at all times. Students are reprimanded for reading ahead even when reading silently. Laughing is discouraged at all times. The principle when brought tries to play the role of arbiter allowing the inmates (teachers) to run the asylum. Her main focus seems to be fundraising.

  • (3 years ago)

    There is a lot of bullying going on in this school. Staff and principal pretend to care. Don't be fooled by the "Blue Ribbon" award advertisement. It's more about exaggerated quantity of work than quality education. There are no good resources for the children classrooms are overcrowded extracurricular activities and after school program are bad. Do you really want to pay money for that headache?

  • (3 years ago)

    We LOVE Blessed Sacrament. From the Principal down to the Teacher's Aides everyone is so kind and caring. The teachers are very well qualified and create projects that the kids enjoy. All of the children from grades K-8 know each other and are so supportive of each other. I can't imagine my kids going anywhere. The fact that the school is a Blue Ribbon school is an additional bonus! I am so happy that my children are in a Christ Centered community surround by a loving and creative faculty!

  • (3 years ago)

    Very displeased with this community. We decided to transfer to another Catholic School and it was the best decision we could have made for our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding! This is the kind of school where the principal will know each child's name and the superb staff can do the same. From the Early Childhood Education Center to the eighth grade children learn to care for others be responsible for themselves and help out in the community. At the close of each day the school assembles for announcements and a prayer. That daily action does a lot to reinforce school goals and give kids great confidence to speak before others. Students here seem to love to learn and are encouraged to think for themselves in a safe cheerful respectful environment. Specialty classes are introduced in kindergarten. In first grade students select which foreign language to study for the next 8 years. This school is academically challenging but students tend to thrive and enjoy school! Lots of parent support here -working with dedicated teachers to prepare children for life!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is Christ-centered and the teachers create a warm loving atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    We had a terrible experience at this school. Our son s teacher had no experience and recommended unnecessary therapy for him instead of asking for a professional examination before she made any kind of conclusion/decision. We requested a group of professionals to evaluate him individually and he got the best scores on all tests he had to perform. Today we are happy on our decision of taking him out of that place.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my daughters go to this school. Every one is very friendly and so sweet. My daughters never complain about the other children being mean. The education is wonderful. My children are learning so much here and are really happy being at this school. For the 2008-2009 school year they won the blue ribbon for academic excellents. The teachers and staff are the sweetest people. There uniforms are classic navy plaid. K-5th grade wear jumpers and 6th-8th wear plaid skirts. There is basketball track and tennic.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the best school in the world! The staff and kids are SO friendly and nice! when we go out to play every day out side there are always parents watching to kids and looking after them. There is a really good education! All the teachers are really nice. The 5th and 7th grade teachers are the nicest and coolist of them all though! We also won the Blue ribbon for such good education. The price is also really good!

  • (5 years ago)

    A NCLB 2008 Blue ribbon school! My daughter attends here and it is terrific! Teachers principal everyone. They offer 2 languages beginning in 1st grade.

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