Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect,  character, faith and leadership potential to thrive in college and throughout their lives.

Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, one-on-one mentoring, character development, and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.


In the autumn of 1976, a group of families and educators came together to establish an independent all-girls school in Washington, DC, that would give young women an integrated education of mind, body, and soul that would prepare them to be forces for good in society. Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, these pioneering founders launched Oakcrest with its challenging curriculum, strong parent-school partnership, individual student mentoring, and service-oriented leadership program.

Oakcrest opened its doors to 22 students and 6 teachers in a large house on Idaho Avenue in Northwest Washington, DC, the former site of the French International School. The following year, the school moved to a “real,” more spacious school building on Yuma Street to accommodate its growth.

By 2000, having once again outgrown its space, Oakcrest moved to the site of the former McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia where it added a sixth grade class and expanded its athletics, fine arts, and co-curricular programs.

In the fall of 2017, Oakcrest finally settled into its permanent home in Vienna, Virginia. Designed in the tradition of a Virginia manor house and set on 23 beautiful acres of land, the campus accommodates its academic building as well as athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, and softball, providing the Oakcrest family a home uniquely tailored to the school’s mission.  

School Motto: Virtus et Veritas

Virtus, the Latin word for virtue, indicates the school’s commitment to foster the development of Christian virtues, character and faith in our students. Veritas, the Latin word for truth, denotes Oakcrest’s dedication to academic scholarship and to the search for truth and knowledge. It also symbolizes love of God, who is Truth itself. Taken together as virtus et veritas, the two terms take on the additional meaning of faith and reason, signifying the importance of both knowing and following the truth, of knowledge plus action, in living a full, Christian life ordered toward our ultimate human fulfillment as children of God.
    • Idaho Ave. Campus: 1976-77

      Idaho Ave. Campus: 1976-77

    • Yuma: 1977-2000

      Yuma: 1977-2000

    • Balls Hill: 2000-2017

      Balls Hill: 2000-2017

    • Permanent Campus: 2017-Present

      Permanent Campus: 2017-Present

1619 Crowell Road, Vienna, VA 22182