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Apply: Grades 6-8 (Forms A, I & II)

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.
  • Complete and submit student personal statement

    For students applying to grades 6 through 8, a typed personal statement, composed solely by the applicant, is due January 13, 2021. The applicant will be asked to answer two separate questions. No outside source should be used to complete the personal statement. Personal statements can be accessed through your Ravenna account and should be submitted by January 13, 2021.
  • Submit school transcripts and teacher recommendations

    By early January, parents should submit, through their Ravenna account, a Transcript Request form 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 their son’s math and English teachers (grades 7 and 8) or to two homeroom teachers who have taught the applicant during the current and past year (grade 6). Families are strongly encouraged to request that teachers use the online tool for submitting recommendation forms, as this ensures accuracy and timeliness of submission. If preferred, teachers may mail or fax a paper recommendation to the Admissions Office. An applicant’s transcript and teacher recommendations must be received by the Admissions Office no later than January 13, 2021.
  • Complete Lower School applicant interview

    Lower School applicant interviews will be available to students who have completed the "Application Form" step. Lower School applicant interviews will be held on a rolling basis as application forms are submitted. Interviews will take place via Zoom, Skype, or phone; the admissions office will reach out with further details about interview scheduling. Interview scheduling will commence later this fall and winter, with final interviews occurring no later than Friday, February 5, 2021.
  • 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 and invited to visit for a day; that he has been placed on a waiting list; 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.