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

Curriculum & Course Offerings


Our curriculum follows the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic School Standards for every grade; is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on School Improvement; and is rooted in the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. We provide an outstanding program for every child, meeting each students’ learning style and needs. Classroom environments are lively, intellectually stimulating, and provide an atmosphere of thoughtfulness and creativity. Our curriculum embraces strong traditional core values that are creative and challenging — values that will sustain our students not only for high school and college but also for life.

Curriculum Standards

A link to the complete Archdiocese of Washington Academic Standards can be found at

Course Offerings

ANS offers a challenging instructional program for students in grades Pre-K to 8. Advanced and enrichment courses are available at all levels, and Algebra I and Spanish I are available to students in Grade 8. Instructional aides in Grades Pre-K through 2 allow for more individualized instruction, while Resource teachers provide instruction and reinforcement in a small group setting. Most of our graduates excel in honors or AP classes at the high school level, and many receive scholarships at their respective high schools.

  • Religion
  • Reading/Literature
  • Phonics
  • English/Language Arts
  • Penmanship – Grades Pre-K to 5
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Math
  • Algebra I
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • Spanish – Grades 6 to 8
  • Spanish I – Grade 8
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Library Skills
  • Physical Education

Additional tutoring and resources are available upon request.