• A Message From Your Principal…

    It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the Catoctin Elementary School website.   This website has been designed to provide parents and community members with timely information about school events and happenings.   Each grade level and individual teachers use this site to post important information and resources that may be helpful to students and parents at home.


    We feel very fortunate to be a part of such an incredible school.   Our school is steeped in history and is truly the heart of our community.  Catoctin has proudly served the children of Leesburg for over 50 years.  Our mascot is the Cardinal and our colors are red and black.  Our Mission Statement is:


    Catoctin Elementary School Staff will create an experience that empowers our community of learners through:

    • Rigorous Instruction
    • Creativity
    • Positive Relationships.


    Staff members are committed to creating a program of rigor and high expectations.   I witness on a daily basis the qualities within faculty members that demonstrate their genuine desire to see each child grow and develop to their fullest potential.   Technology enhances not only our methods of instruction but also the student’s ability to access a global society.   Teachers design lessons using interactive Promethean Boards that are in each classroom.   Students participate in E-pals, E-missions, and virtual field trips.  Catoctin is a Personalized Learning school and all of our third through fifth grade students have their own Chromebook assigned to them for school work and learning activities.    We can honestly say that our students directly benefit from cutting edge technology!


    My goal is to work with each student, staff member, and parent in order to realize the best possible experience for all involved.  My door is always open to parents and I always welcome phone calls of question or to talk through a concern.  We are an incredible team and our combined efforts will create a strong foundation for each and every child that enters through our doors. 


    Thank you for visiting our website.


    Go Cardinals!!!


    Ms. Janet A. Platenberg