"LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE.” LK 18:16
The K-8 Religious Education Program is dedicated to assisting parents with raising their children in the Catholic faith by offering a variety of programs to fit the needs of all parish families.
St. Charles supports parents in offering instruction in the faith, including sacramental preparation, for children in grades K-6, through a variety of programs:
If you are looking for our middle school program, click here.
Tuition prices are $95 for one student, $190 for two students in the same family, and $235 for three or more students in the same family. Family Home Base Program is paid through Faith and Life Online.
Religious Education Registration 2019-2020
St. Charles Religious Education program is made available to registered parishioners of St. Charles Parish. If you are not registered to the parish, you may register here online.
If you are already registered to the parish and have chosen the program you would like to participate in please complete the following steps:
Step 1: Complete our official Registration Forms.
Step 2: Complete payment via Faith Direct or by mailing your check to St Charles 3304 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 memo: Religious Education
In our Grade Based Program, the children come to the parish weekly for their classes. Each child in the Grade Based Program receives either a weekly handout (Kindergarten) or a workbook (Grades 1-6) that contains the weekly lessons and pages for family use. Supplemental materials are used in class as needed. Classes for Kindergarten – Grade 6 are limited to 16 children. Preference for classes is given to registered parishioners on a first come, first served basis.
St. Charles wants to support our families who desire to home school their children for Religious Education. Parents are the primary catechists and the Church is here to support you by providing guidance, materials, and resources for your family. We ask that each family who desires to home school their children to register for our program and your family will receive access to Faith and Life Online.
The program uses a Montessori approach to religious education which incorporates Scripture and manipulative to teach about the Catholic faith. Never heard of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? Check out The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: https://www.cgsusa.org/ to learn more. Please, note that you must get approval from the DRE Katie Wilson before registering if you are not currently part of the program, due to the prerequisites requirement.