PVI Options

Bishop Emeritus Paul S. Loverde, 2010

It is through faith, the power of faith, that we see persons with disabilities, not as a disability to cope with, but as a gift to be with, to treasure and to love.

Individualized, Inclusive, Catholic Special Education

Every student deserves the best education, no matter how they learn. That’s why we offer Options.
  • Provides students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities access to an individualized inclusive, student-centered Catholic education 
  • Promotes the inherent dignity of ALL human persons
  • Supports the greater school community in carrying out the school mission by providing all students the means to achieve spiritual, intellectual, personal, social and physical development according to the teachings of the Gospel and St. Francis de Sales.
Through highly individualized plans, Options encourages each student to become fully included in the school community.

List of 3 items.

  • Curriculum

    Options places a strong commitment on academics with significant emphasis towards students' vocation/transitional exploration. Founded on the belief that all individuals can learn, student success is the cornerstone of the program.
    The PVI Options curriculum is rooted in these tenets:
    • Each student’s course of study is individualized and developed through collaboration between the student, parents and faculty
    • What a student will learn is clearly identified in the annual goals statement.
    • Individual progress is based on demonstrated achievements.
    • Each student's needs are accommodated through a variety of instructional strategies and assessment tools in order to realize his or her potential.
  • Individualized Inclusion

    Students in PVI Options are included in college prep courses with their peers for at least half of their courses. Coursework and assessments are modified to align with the student’s goals and strengths. We focus on each individual’s needs to ensure that inclusion is a positive and rewarding learning experience for all. The Individualized Catholic Education Plan (ICEP) helps us to determine each student’s level of inclusion.
  • PVI Options Peer Mentors

    There are multiple avenues for PVI student to serve as peer mentors. Under the supervision of school staff, mentors assist students in PVI Options in both special and general education classes. Mentors assist with academic work, provide positive behavior supports, facilitate inclusion, serve as advocates and, many times, build genuine friendships with the student they peer mentor that reach far beyond their peer mentor class periods.

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Tuition Assistance

If an Options family has been processed through FACTS and found eligible for financial assistance, they may also request additional assistance from the Options Fund. For more information, please contact Mrs. Adams at 703-352-0925 x1303 or
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our Washington area prep school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.