About STA


 Bulldog Mart

Bookstore and Required Textbook Lists

The St. Albans Bookstore sells books, school supplies, and athletic clothing, and is open when School is in session. Students do not need cash to purchase items; rather, they can use the five-digit ID number located on their photo ID card and on monthly statements from the School.

Click here to purchase Ruge Rules.

Bookstore Hours:

8:30 am - 3:45 pm, Monday
7:45 am - 3:45 pm, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm, Friday
Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 - 12:20 pm

Please note: The Bookstore is only open when school is in session for students. The Bookstore and Sam’s Bar will be closed on professional days and school holidays.

 Required Text Books for Upper and Lower School

The St. Albans Lower School is using an online book-purchasing program called MBS Direct. Visit the 2014-2015 Required Textbooks page for information about how to order Lower School books online, as well as magazine subscriptions required for Science classes. 

Click to read the MBS Direct information.

Textbooks for Upper School students will be available at the St. Albans Bookstore during registration on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. For those parents and students who wish to acquire a second set of books to keep at home or to purchase less expensive used copies, please click on the link below:

2014-2015 STA Upper School Required Textbooks

Required Textbooks for coordinate classes with NCS can be found at
MBS Direct Online Bookstore-National Cathedral School

Contact STA Bookstore Manager Laura Ferrara with any questions. You can reach her at 202-537-6422 or click here to send Laura an e-mail message

St. Albans Student Exchange Shop

The Student Exchange Shop (SES) is a parent-run store that sells gently used school clothing, including blazers, shirts, ties, pants, and athletic wear. Each year parents and students generously donate hundreds of freshly laundered STA dress code items to the Student Exchange Shop. The clothing is then resold at vastly discounted rates to students, parents and faculty. The revenue from the sale of donations provides the Parents’ Association with funds to support a wide range of classroom and faculty programs.

In addition, the SES also produces seasonal collections of STA approved logo gift items such as ties, cufflinks, golf umbrellas, belts, and sports bags, with all profits benefitting Parents’ Association programs.

St. Albans Student Exchange Shop

Sam's Bar

Located on the ground level of Marriott Hall.
Sam's Bar offers food and beverages for purchase during and after the school day. Run by the St. Albans Food Services, Sam's Bar operates on a cash only basis. This snack bar was founded by and eventually named after Sam Hoffman, who taught chemistry and coached the track and cross-country teams for 23 years.

Sam's Bar Hours:

Monday through Friday8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday 7:45 am-1:00 pm

Please note: Sam's Bar is only open when school is in session for students. The Bookstore and Sam’s Bar will be closed on professional days and school holidays.

Bulldog Varsity Jackets

Place an online order for your St. Albans varsity jacket.

The password for St. Albans:  071017

If you have questions, contact Laura Ferrara in the St. Albans Bookstore.

STA-NCS Student Music CDs

Enjoy the music of St. Albans and NCS students! You may mail-order any and all of our compact disc recordings at Student Music CDs

St. Albans Books and Publications

Over the past century, the students, faculty, staff, and families of St. Albans have created lasting memories on the Close. Three history books, from 1934, 1981, and 2010, pay tribute to these people and the school that brought them together. Also commemorating the past, the STA Cookbook contains recipes from Mary Smith, St. Albans dietician from 1933 to 1972. Paying tribute to an ongoing tradition, Writers Among Us collects works from past participants in the St. Albans Writer-In-Residence Program.

St. Albans School: The First One Hundred Years - An Illustrated History 

An Illustrated History of St. Albans School - 1981 Edition

A Brief History of St. Albans School - 1934 Edition

Writers Among Us

Ruge Rules - paperback

Ruge Rules for e-Readers

Letters from a Headmaster's Study - Canon Charles S. Martin (e-Reader version available from Amazon)

St. Albans School Cookbook

St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016, 202-537-6435