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Apply: Grades 4-5 (Forms C & B)

Application Checklist

List of 7 items.

  • Schedule virtual information session or outdoor tour (optional)

    Optional Lower School virtual information sessions and small group outdoor tours will be available on select days throughout the fall. Please create an account in our application portal, Ravenna, to view the COVID-19 precautions that St. Albans School will observe for tours. After September 14, families may register for these opportunities through Ravenna. Families may also click here to take a virtual tour of campus.
  • Complete and submit application form

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online through our application vendor, Ravenna. All applications must be submitted, along with the $80 application fee ($120 for international applicants), by January 6, 2021. If the application fee poses a financial challenge, please contact the Admissions Office for a waiver code. To create an admissions account or log in to an existing account, please click here.
  • Complete and submit parent statement (optional)

    Parents have the opportunity to submit an optional parent statement in Ravenna. This application step, though in no way required, will be especially helpful for St. Albans to get to know your family better if an in-person visit is not feasible this fall. Optional parent statements are due by January 13, 2021.
  • Student Writing Sample

    Applicants to grades 4-5 are required to submit a four-six sentence response to a writing prompt in Ravenna. Student writing samples are due by January 13, 2021.
  • Submit school transcripts and teacher recommendations

    By early January, parents should submit a Transcript Request form (accessible in Ravenna) for academic records from the current year (first and second quarter) and previous school year to their son’s head of school or registrar. Also by early January, parents should submit, again through their Ravenna account, the two Teacher Recommendation forms to two homeroom teachers who have taught the applicant during the current and past year. Families are strongly encouraged to request that teachers use the online tool for submitting recommendation forms, as this ensures accuracy and timeliness of submission. An applicant’s transcript and teacher recommendations must be received by the Admissions Office no later than January 13, 2021.
  • Complete admissions testing

    Required admissions testing for applicants to grades four and five will be virtual and include general ability and reading tests. Testing will occur on Saturday, January 16, 2021, and applicants to grades four and five will receive further information via email as this date approaches.
  • Decisions available

    All application files are presented to the Admissions Committee in early February, and decision letters will be available in each applicant's Ravenna account on March 5, 2021. An applicant will be advised one of the following: that he is being offered a spot, that he has been placed on a waiting list, or that we are unable to offer him a spot. If an applicant accepts an offer of admission, his parents must return the signed Reservation Contract by March 19. The School will make every effort to make financial aid awards simultaneously with offers of admission.
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.