Fostering a Lifelong Commitment to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, & Service to Others

Excel with a Faith-Filled Education

A Catholic education positively impacts people for the entirety of their lives – not only as students. Archbishop Neale School has become one of the region’s most enriching Catholic schools in Southern Maryland. With nearly 100 years of experience, we have a faith-filled system that encourages students to be inspired and find enjoyment in learning, creativity, and spirituality. Being located in La Plata, MD, we accept students from anywhere in the surrounding counties and into Virginia. We look forward to having you and your family join us as we foster your child’s lifelong commitment to Gospel values, academic excellence, and service to others.
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Our Eyes Are On the Horizon

After providing a Catholic education for nearly a full century, Archbishop Neale School continues to grow! We improve our processes and school every year to influence a positive impact on our students, all the while keeping the thread of the Catholic faith alive. We are proud to accept a diverse population of people from all walks of life. Adding to our growth, we offer bussing and aftercare to our students to make Catholic education more accessible to families in the area.

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Key Upcoming Dates

Band Trip

May 17th

Softball Tournament at Oakridge Park

May 21st

May Crowning

May 22nd

Memorial Day

May 27th
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Graduation Practice

May 28th

Mass & 8th Grade Graduation

May 29th


What makes Archbishop Neale School unique?

Archbishop Neale School distinguishes itself with a faith-filled curriculum and a variety of extracurricular activities designed to foster confidence, growth, and personal development. As an institution with nearly a century of service, Archbishop Neale School is committed to guiding students with teachings rooted in the Catholic faith while welcoming children from various backgrounds.

What values does Archbishop Neale School emphasize?

The school is built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church, fostering Gospel values, academic excellence, and service to others. These values are intricately woven into the school’s teachings, ensuring that they stay with students beyond their eighth-grade education.

What accreditations does Archbishop Neale School have?

Archbishop Neale School’s curriculum adheres to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Catholic School Academic Standards. Additionally, the school is accredited and affiliated with Cognia Global Commission, the National Catholic Education Association, and the Maryland Department of Education.

What kind of academic program does Archbishop Neale School offer?

Archbishop Neale School strives to provide a stimulating and challenging Catholic curriculum that encourages students to think creatively and solve problems effectively. The school offers a rigorous and rewarding curriculum tailored to foster academic excellence.

What extracurricular activities are available?

Archbishop Neale School offers a diverse selection of extracurricular programs and clubs, including opportunities for students to excel as athletes, scholars, artists, and musicians at both the high school and college levels. These activities are designed to complement the academic curriculum and promote personal growth.

Is transportation available?

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What is the Aftercare Program?

The Archbishop Neale School Aftercare Program caters to students in Grades Pre-K3 through 8, offering age-appropriate opportunities for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development in a safe, supervised environment. The program operates on regular school days from 2:00 PM until 5:59 PM and starts at noon on early dismissal days. It is licensed by the State of Maryland, Office of Childcare.

What sets the curriculum at Archbishop Neale School apart?

Archbishop Neale School provides a rigorous and rewarding curriculum focusing on academic excellence, service to others, and adherence to the traditional Catholic gospel. The curriculum meets the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Catholic School Academic Standards and is accredited by Cognia Global Commission, the National Catholic Education Association, and the Maryland Department of Education.

How can I learn more about admission to Archbishop Neale School?

For detailed information about admissions, including tuition, the 2024-2025 Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program, and additional opportunities for assistance, prospective families are encouraged to call ANS or visit the admissions page on our website.

What opportunities are there for giving to Archbishop Neale School?

Archbishop Neale School provides various giving opportunities to support the school’s mission and enrich the educational experience for its students. More information on how to contribute can be found on the Giving Opportunities page.
Erin Whitt
Erin Whitt
ANS has been a wonderful fit for my family. The principal, Mrs. Skinner, teachers and staff have created a warm and loving environment where children are encouraged and challenged academically and spiritually. Christ is the center of this school and it shows.
Sameen Shah
Sameen Shah
This is our first year at ANS and it has met our high expectations. The staff is friendly and always greets us with kindness. Principal Skinner is extremely approachable and hands on. We have never seen any other school Principal at car pool drop-off opening doors, and she knows every student’s name and who their parents are (which is impressive for over 200 students and families!). Teachers, faculty, and staff have been nothing but kind and communicative, as partners in educating our children. The sense of community is very prevalent and we are very happy being apart of the ANS family.
Jennifer Donald
Jennifer Donald
I can’t say enough about how wonderful the Archbishop Neale School principal and staff are. I transferred my kids in the middle of their sixth and third grade year, and both of my children were welcomed with open arms. My daughter has gone on to high school, and is academically flourishing because of the foundations and skills that were instilled upon her during her tenure at ANS. My son will be finishing his eighth grade year, and I am proud to say he is academically flourishing as well. Both of my kids struggled in math prior to attending ANS and each of them had the wonderful blessing to meet an “exceptional”math teacher that made math easy. The dedication and hard work of the teachers is exceptional. When matters of anything, such as bullying or any type of behavioral transgressions occur, the Principal addresses them swiftly and unbiased. It is hard to believe that our time at ANS will be ending in a few months, but I am happy to say that my son will be leaving with the necessary skills and tools to make his high school journey seamless just like his sister. As our journey at ANS ends, I not only found an extraordinary school for my kids to attend that left a profound impact on their future but as God would have it, I am leaving with lifelong friends that I consider family and always will.
Sandi Hankinson
Sandi Hankinson
To say that ANS has been a blessing to my family is 100% accurate. The staff have treated my daughter as family since she started there in 6th grade. It makes me sad to see her graduate this year, since the last three years have been so wonderful. We will always be a part of the ANS family!!
Rigal Civil
Rigal Civil
The above review is very shocking to me and my family. Archbishop Neale school is a great school. Two of my children are proud graduates of the school. I have never had any issues and the teachers have always been professional and caring. Some of the teachers have been teaching at the school for over twenty (25) years. Parents who choose to send their kids to a catholic school should not be criticizing the school for teaching Catholicism.

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7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday ‒ Friday
2:00 PM to 5:59 PM