Mission Statement/Philosophy

Mission Statement

Holy Redeemer Catholic School, a community rooted in faith and academic excellence, fosters spiritual growth, personal development, and service to others in a nurturing and inclusive environment.



The students of Holy Redeemer Catholic School should have enough self-confidence and durable self-esteem to reach beyond themselves and their own needs to nurture and support others. This strong commitment to others should reflect Christ’s likeness, in accordance with the Church’s teachings and with an openness to accept diversity and to value uniqueness and difference.

As a Community we are committed to a strong academic education, which not only ensures well-educated Catholic citizens who are problem-solving individuals, but also produces responsible, accountable citizens who can be readily assimilated into society. It is essential that our students have curious, questioning minds and strong communication skills. Learning critical thinking skills as well as empathy and understanding for the problems they encounter are equally vital to the developmental process.

Because we see ourselves as part of the global community, we want our students to value cultural as well as individual differences. We focus on an appreciation of the arts and on God’s beauty all around us as a means to open individual students to the world in which we live. We also offer the opportunity to learn about and become comfortable with modern technology.

The parents, faculty and administration of Holy Redeemer Catholic School see themselves in partnership. The total education of the child is a united effort, one focused on the well-being of each individual child. The relationship between our larger parish community and the school is one of mutual respect.

Holy Redeemer Catholic School is a parish school of the Archdiocese of Washington who serve families who live in the Kensington, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, and Wheaton area. 

We believe these qualities will empower our students to face the challenges of the future.

  • Every student is a child of God to be respected by all in our community.
  • Every child has the capacity to learn.
  • Children learn at different rates and in different ways.
  • Teaching to individual learning styles will provide an opportunity for every child to reach his/her potential.
  • Every student has unique gifts which we should nurture.
  • Students have a right to a safe and caring environment in which to learn.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of the parents, teachers, and parish.
  • Durable self-esteem will lead to self-confidence and success in life.
  • A strong academic foundation contributes to the development of life-long learners.
  • An education grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides students with a strong sense of responsibility towards themselves, others, and the world.
  • The creative use of technology in all areas is necessary to prepare our students to be fruitful contributors to our nation’s future.
  • Students with a strong foundation in academics and spirituality represent the future of our Church and nation.