History of Saint Elizabeth Catholic School
Under the guidance of Father Frederick Bloom, first pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, St. Elizabeth School opened its doors for the first time in September 1966. Initially, the school comprised of single classrooms from first through eighth grade but quickly expanded to meet the demands of the rapidly growing Rockville and DC Metro area population. Today, St. Elizabeth Catholic School offers both 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs, a full-day Junior Kindergarten program, 3 kindergarten classes, and 2 classes each of 1st through 8th Grades. Over the years, the school has proudly graduated over 2,000 students, all of whom have benefited from our rigorous academic and strong faith-based program.
Today, students thrive in a nurturing community on a campus that has expanded to meet its growing student body’s ever-changing needs. Below is a list of facilities, improvements, and additions that have consistently supported and enhanced the school’s mission:
- 1987: First Floor Wing addition that provided new learning spaces for students and allowed St. Elizabeth School to grow.
- 1989: Full court gymnasium completed.
- 2000: Middle School Wing with additional classrooms and office space completed. Newly outfitted Science and Computer labs with 21st century technology, Library, and Art Room found permanent homes.
- 2000: Addition of elevator to modernize accessibility
- 2009: First Promethean Boards installed to aid in innovative instruction
- 2010: Portable iPad carts available for class lessons
- 2013: Resource Center formalized with staff additions and space renovation
- 2015: New cafeteria dining tables and chairs
- 2016: Theater Program’s staging lights upgraded to enhance Spring and Fall plays/musicals
- 2016: Installation of Campus Security Cameras
- 2017: Two new full-sized soccer goals were added to the fields to complement the playground areas
- 2017: Full Kitchen renovation to enhance area for daily Hot Lunch service to students