St. Mary of the Assumption School is a coeducational Catholic elementary school founded by St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 1925, to serve the Catholic families of the greater Upper Marlboro area.
This school is committed to the embodiment of the threefold educational mission of the Church: to teach the message of Jesus, to build Christian community, and to foster a concern for social justice. This is accomplished through an instructional program dedicated to academic excellence and vibrant faith aimed at the development of the whole child; that is, one who is spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically mature.
Each homeroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard with built-in software to enhance teaching and learning with technology. Desktop computers are available for students to use various web-based learning sites, take Accelerated Reader tests, complete and deliver research, and type papers using word processors. Tablets are also used in the classrooms to enhance learning with apps, games, and informal assessments like Kahoot.
Teachers at St. Mary of the Assumption use data from various assessments and classroom experiences to inform their planning and instructional approach. Students are grouped for both Math and Language Arts based on their academic ability. Teachers use data to help students reach their individual goals as well as grade-level mastery.