FAQs

What is a typical day of school for a Goretti Student?

Students arrive by 8:15 a.m., and dismiss at 2:55 p.m.  There are seven 47-minute classes in the day, and they are on a fixed schedule.  There are two lunch shifts, the first of which begins at 11:00 a.m., and the second shift begins at 11:51 a.m.   Each day begins with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and daily announcements.  The Angelus is said before the first lunch, and the day ends with a prayer and additional announcements.

Do all Goretti Students wear uniforms?

Yes, all students are required to wear uniforms.  The Summer uniform is worn from the first day of school through October, then again from April through the last day of school.  The Winter uniform is worn from November through March, and does include a uniform shoe.

What extracurricular activities are available at Goretti?

Extracurricular activities are not required, but students are encouraged to participate. Goretti offers many clubs and activities from which to choose, and they can change based on the interests of the students. Some of the clubs and activities currently offered include: Student Government, Faith in Action, Rotary Interact, Drama, Yearbook, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Ski Club, Newspaper, Varsity Club, Homecoming Committee, Prom Committee, International Club, and JSA. We proudly offer twelve interscholastic sports, including: Boys & Girls Soccer, Basketball, & Lacrosse; Co-ed Golf, Tennis & Swimming; Boys Baseball, Girls Volleyball, and Softball.

What does it cost to attend Goretti?

Tuition for 2017-2018 is $14,375.00. Tuition payment plans are available.  Other expenses include uniforms and books.

What foreign language classes are offered to students?

St. Maria Goretti High School offers Spanish, Latin, and French in both College Prep and Honors courses. Spanish and Latin are offered at the AP level.

What Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students?

Advanced Placement Courses are offered for: Spanish, Latin, English Lit/Comp, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, US History, European History, American Gov’t, and Biology. While we do not offer AP English Lang & Comp, many of our students successfully pass the AP English Lang & Comp exam at the end of their Junior or Senior year.

How many credits are required to Graduate?

Twenty-seven credits are required to graduate from St. Maria Goretti High School, including 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Science, 3 Social Studies, 3 Foreign Language, 4 Religious Studies, 1 Physical Education & Health, 1 Fine Arts, and 4 Electives.

What is St. Maria Goretti High School’s grading system?

90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 65-69 = D, Below 65 = 0 .  Weighted grades are offered for Honors & AP classes.

What programs are St. Maria Goretti High School most proud of?

Service Learning Program; Athletic Programs with over 70% of the students participating; Summer Mission Trip; Drama productions; Christmas project for needy families in the community; annual projects to support our sister school, “Little Goretti,” in Haiti; Right to Life March in Washington, DC.; Bowl-athon for St. Jude’s Research Hospital; spiritual retreats, including the Kairos Retreat for Seniors.

How do I contact the different departments at Goretti?

School Department Contacts: Main School Number – 301-739-4266 with extensions for the following: President’s Office – Ext.135; Principal’s Office – Ext. 124; Admissions – Ext. 132; Guidance – Ext. 123; Athletics – Ext. 129; Business Office – Ext. 130; Communications/Development/Alumni Office – Ext.139.

What percentage of Goretti graduates pursue higher education?

Over the past five years 99% of St. Maria Goretti High School graduates have entered post secondary institutions while the other 1% have entered the military.

What are the average SAT scores for Goretti students?

The Class of 2013 averaged 591 on the Critical Reading, 552 on Math and 582 on Writing under the new SAT testing. The total average score was 1725. The averages for State of Maryland: 1,498; United States: 1,500.

What is the average class size and student/teacher ratio?

We pride ourselves on these two items. The average class size is 12 and the student/teacher ratio is 9:1.

What amount in college scholarships are awarded to our graduating seniors?

The 54 students in the class of 2014 were awarded $5.6 million in college scholarships.

Is bus service available to St. Maria Goretti High School?

Bus service is available from Frederick and Williamsport, MD, Chambersburg, PA, Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, WV. Greencastle, Waynesboro and Tuscarora School Districts in Pennsylvania provide transportation for students living in those districts.

Are forms for printing available on-line?

The application to enroll is available along with the form needed for a physical to play a sport. You will also find a form for medicine use during the school day that must be filled out and returned before medicine can be given at school. This form is very important as no student may carry or take medicine without proper paperwork. All medicines must be given through the office. There is also a form for donations. This form can be downloaded and printed for your convenience.

Does the school use an online grading system?

Yes, Edline is a program that students and parents can log into and check information and grades.

How can I get additional information about Goretti?

For more information, please contact Holly Katrina, Director of Admissions at 301-739-4266, Ext. 132.