Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced in a statement on March 12 the closing of all Catholic schools of  the Archdiocese of Washington from March 16 to March 27, following the announcement from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon that all Maryland schools and all school-related activities will be canceled during that time. 

Several independent Catholic high schools in the archdiocese will also close their campuses and switch to online learning. 

District of Columbia

Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington, will use a distance learning model until March 27.  As planned, there will be no classes on March 19 and March 20. The school will be sanitized during that time. 

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., which is sponsored by the Visitation Sisters, will close its campus from March 14 to April 14. Virtual learning classes will begin March 16 and continue until April 3. Spring break will begin on April 4 as scheduled. 

Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., which is sponsored by the Society of Jesus, will be closed from March 13 to April 13. Classes will be held online from March 16 to March 27 and spring break will begin on March 30, with a return date of April 13. 

St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, D.C.,  which is sponsored by the Order of St. Benedict, will hold online classes from March 18 to March 20 and spring break will begin on March 23. St. Anselm's school officials hope to resume classes on March 30. 

St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., which is sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, will hold online classes from March 16 to March 27. 

Montgomery County

The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Holy Cross Sisters, will close regular school instruction beginning on March 16 and conduct e-learning from March 16 to April 2. Spring break will begin on April 6 and end on April 13. 

The Avalon School in Wheaton, Maryland, which is operated by the Avalon Education Group, will conduct remote learning until March 30, when they will reevaluate a school opening.

The Brookewood School in Kensington, Maryland, which is also operated by the Avalon Education Group, will also conduct e-learning from March 16 to March 30. 

The Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, will begin spring break as planned on March 16 and beginning the week of March 23, e-learning will begin. The school will reevaluate as situations change.  

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Maryland, which is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Salesians of Don Bosco, will move to online learning beginning March 16 and ending on March 27.  The corporate work study program will also be conducted virtually. 

Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Society of Jesus, is closing its campus to nonessential personnel for the foreseeable future. The school’s scheduled spring break will begin on March 16 and classes will resume on March 30. However the school is prepared for online learning if necessary, and a plan is in place to move boarding students to residential family living. 

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, will conduct distance learning from March 16 to March 27. 

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, will hold classes virtually from March 17 to April 3, with spring break being held as scheduled, March 23 to March 27. 

Prince George's County

Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Brothers of the Holy Cross, will close its campus to regular instruction beginning March 13. Remote instruction will begin on March 19.

DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, will hold classes online March 17 to March 20 with spring break held from March 23 to March 30. Classes will be held online again from March 31 to April 3. The school hopes to resume learning in the classroom on April 6. 

Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, will hold classes online from March 16 to March 20, with spring break beginning on March 23. The school expects to open its campus for a return on March 30. 

St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Sisters of Pallottine Missionary Society, will be holding online classes from March 16 to March 27. The school expects to open its campus for a return on March 30.

Southern Maryland

St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Maryland, which is sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, is moving to eLearning March 16 for the duration of Gov. Hogan’s mandated school closing, through March 27. 

Please check with your individual high school for any updates or changes.