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  • CHurch Office INFORMATION

    Church offices are located on the right as you drive into the parking lot from Peachtree Street. The lobby can be accessed through the large double glass doors (A1). 

    Office hours are as follows:

    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Phone - 703.880.4300
    Fax - 703.880.4320

  • Letter of introduction

    July 2, 2018

    Dear St. Joseph School Parents:

    It is with great enthusiasm that I write to introduce myself to you as the next principal of St. Joseph School. I
    am honored, humbled and excited to have been selected to lead a school so rich in Catholic values, academic
    excellence and cherished traditions.

    I have worked in the Arlington Diocese for twenty years. I began as a teacher at St. Andrew the Apostle School
    in Clifton. In 1998, I moved to St. Timothy Catholic School in Chantilly, where I had the opportunity to grow as
    an administrator and school leader, serving as a teacher, Dean of Academics and Assistant Principal.

    Throughout my career, I have valued the uniqueness of each individual child, and am committed to partnering
    with you to meet the needs of the students. In a climate of mutual respect and support, the children will thrive
    and grow to meet their full, God-given potential.

    I firmly believe that effective communication between school administrators and parents is vital to a
    successful community. To that end, I invite you to participate in the Parent Satisfaction Survey that I will send
    out in the next week. The survey will address the areas of facilities, faith formation, academics,
    communication, and social development, and help to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunity areas for
    St. Joseph School.

    Finally, each year, with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, our school community embraces a scriptural
    theme that provides a framework for our school’s faith based activities and formation efforts throughout the
    school year. The theme this yea r is “ Rejoice and Be Glad," which is the title of Pope Francis's exhortation on
    the call to holiness. As we work in partnership to move the St. Joseph School community forward, let us be reminded
    that growth in holiness is something that we do "as a community, side by side with others." (Papal Exhortation ¶ 141)

    I am looking forward to getting to know you and your amazing children. The school office will be open
    throughout the summer, so if you are in the area, please feel free to stop by and say hello.

    I pray that you enjoy a peaceful summer with your families, filled with many blessings!

    Denise Rutledge