Support our students in developing the intellectual and emotional skills necessary for them to engage with and contribute to their communities and to live meaningful lives of service, leadership, and contribution to the greater good.
Looking up to Washington National Cathedral and out to the United States Capitol, our campus serves as a constant reminder of the school’s motto, Pro Ecclesia et Pro Patria – For Church and For Country – and of our mission to prepare boys to develop and use their spiritual, intellectual, artistic, and physical gifts not for themselves alone, but in service of the greater good.
— Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington in a Cathedral Service for our Students
“Whenever you feel a stirring inside to do something really brave, something especially kind: to generously share what you have, to speak up for people who aren’t getting what they need, maybe to call someone who you fear is alone, pay attention. Pay attention to that stirring, and do what it tells you to do.”
Nurturing a lifelong commitment to service starts with helping them recognize their responsibility to make positive contributions to their most immediate communities, including their families, peer groups, school, neighborhood, and city. Increasing the academic and extracurricular opportunities for community and civic engagement will deepen our students’ understanding of themselves and their communities and will help them cultivate relationships beyond the Cathedral Close that affirm the dignity, humanity, and contributions of others.
Implement a purposeful service program that allows our students in every grade to learn about, embrace, and contribute to their local communities, and that broadens and deepens our students’ understanding of our city, its people, and the work being pursued to solve local problems, alleviate inequities, and create lasting progress.
Create a civics curriculum that strengthens our students’ awareness of what it means to be a citizen of St. Albans, of the Cathedral Close, of Washington, D.C., of our nation, and of the globe to help our students develop the social, emotional, and intellectual skills to be thoughtful and engaged citizens and leaders.
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.