Welcome to Star of the Sea Military Families!

Star of the Sea Catholic School recognizes the unique needs of students from military families. Sharing our home in Virginia Beach with the world’s largest military population, we provide a stable, consistent learning environment for children of service members. Our embracing community helps ease transitions while reinforcing faith in challenging circumstances. Our school has created a multilevel support system that is inclusive of all military families, to include Joint Forces Staff families, and their needs. This multilevel system includes the Purple Star Team, military specific support pages, activities, Purple Stars Club, Hero Wall, and Ambassador Programs.

Star of the Sea school supports military families

purple star team

The Purple Star Team is made up of teachers and administrative staff with vast military experience and knowledge of the challenges military families endure. The robust team of five is composed of our principal (Veteran family), three teachers (Veterans), and an enrollment coordinator. Our team engages in professional development opportunities that help to further our efforts of supporting our military families. The team then leads the rest of the school staff in ongoing training to ensure they are better prepared to support their military students.

dr. averill

Principal & Veteran Family

lisset madsen

Teacher, Veteran & Active Duty Family

dr michelle pereira

Admissions Coordinator

Dr. Putnam

Teacher & Veteran

janet white

Teacher & Veteran

purple star club

The Purple Stars Club offers military children the opportunity to gather with other military children to pray, play games and share ideas that help ease the challenges and frustration of situations like deployment. Our club also welcomes guest speakers who will provide additional support through special readings, presentations, and coping strategies to meet our star’s unique needs and challenges.

club happenings

Coming soon.

school liaison officers

helpful information & military links

Area Parishes

Star of the Sea Catholic Church

St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish

St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Church of the Holy Family Parish

Church of the Ascension

Military Links

Diocese of Richmond

Virginia Department of Education – Military Families

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

MWR Mid-Atlantic & Fleet and Family Readiness

National Military Family Association

Focus Project

Joint Forces Family Support