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Upper School

Course of Study

The Diploma is awarded at Commencement to qualified students upon recommendation of the faculty and approval of the Headmaster and the Bishop. To qualify for the Diploma, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Acquire a minimum of seventeen (17.0) credits from courses elected in the Upper School. Upon successful completion of a semester course, a student earns half (.5) a credit. Upon successful completion of a yearlong course, a student earns one (1.0) credit. In certain cases, subject to the approval of the appropriate Department Chair and the Head of Upper School, credit for equivalent course work completed elsewhere may be counted toward satisfaction of these requirements.

  • Fulfill the minimum distributive requirements described in this flow chart.

  • Complete satisfactorily a minimum of two (2) semesters in an Arts course or the equivalent in a performance-based activity. Offerings that may serve in satisfaction of the Arts requirement are identified as such in this Courses of Study.

  • Complete satisfactorily a minimum of eleven (11) seasons of Athletics (three each in Forms III, IV, and V, and two in Form VI).

  • Complete satisfactorily sixty (60) hours of face-to-face community service, with the majority of hours at one agency, before the beginning of Form VI.
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.