CGS Atrium: Ages 3-12

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based faith formation program developed by Sofia Cavaletti for children ages 3 to 12. We are happy to be offering Level I (3-6), Level I/II (3-9), and Level II/III (6-12) as an additional option for OLGC families.

Visit the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd website for more information. Read the Arlington Catholic Herald article about the benefits of the program, "A peaceful place to learn, grow."

Please note that our CGS sessions are quite full at this point in time.

Please call or email Lavinia Jacob at 703.896.7415 to inquire if there is any space in your child's grade level.

  • For parishioners, tuition is $200 for one child, $350 for two, and $475 for three or more.
  • For non-parishioners, tuition is $375 for one child, $700 for two, and $1000 for three or more.
  • Sacramental Preparation Fee, $50 (for any child receiving 1st Eucharist in the school year)
Please note that tuition will increase $25 per family after July 1.

2018-19 School Schedule:
  • Level I (3-6 year olds):
    • Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Saturdays 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon
  • Level II and Level III (6-12 year olds)
    • Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Assistance is needed: We are in need of additional CGS catechists and assistants, as well as Lobby Parents. If you are interested, please email Aneliese Carino.

2018-2019 Parent Resources:

2018-2019 Elementary Parent Meeting

2018-2019 Parent Handbook

Our Volunteer Policy:

Parents and adults are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers must complete the required background check and Virtus Training session. Visit the Volunteering with Children webpage for more information.

For our CGS Catechists:

CGS Timesheet

CGS Atrium Events