Fostering a lifelong commitment to Gospel values, academic excellence and service to others

Our Catholic Identity

Archbishop Neale School lives our Catholic identity on a daily basis through the practice of our faith traditions and through recognizing that we are encountering Christ in our personal interactions with one another. As a school founded in the tradition of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), we especially celebrate devotions to our Blessed Mother.

Prayer

Every school day begins and ends with school-wide prayer as well as classroom prayer.  Students also pray before and after lunch.

During Lent, our 8th graders present the Living Stations of the Cross as a meditation on the suffering and death of Jesus.

Liturgical Celebrations

School Masses are offered monthly, including Holy Days of Obligation when they occur on a school day. Class Masses for students in Grades K-8 are also offered monthly in our school chapel.

Reconciliation And Adoration/Benediction

Confessions are offered for Grades 2 – 8 throughout the year. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled for all grades during Advent and Lent.

Family Groups

Family Groups are named for saints and are a multi-age experience of community for students and faculty. Faculty members serve as the Family Group leaders and every student belongs to the same Family Group throughout his/her time at ANS.  At the beginning of each school year, Family Groups meet to welcome new students and to re-discover the life story of the Family Group’s patron saint.  During the school year, Family Groups gather to attend school Masses and to conduct service activities for the La Plata and surrounding communities.  These opportunities allow older students to participate in Mass with younger students, to help each other with service projects or activities, and to ‘grow up’ together as brothers and sisters in a family.  At the end of the school year, Family Groups recognize their graduating 8th graders with a farewell celebration.