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Apply: Grades 9-11 (Forms III, IV & V)

Application Checklist

List of 6 items.

  • Schedule shadow visit and interview

    Shadow visits/interviews are offered Mondays, Fridays, and selected Wednesdays, from October through early February. Those days begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:45 p.m. Students will gather in the Common Room of the Lane-Johnston Building and will be greeted by a member of the Admissions Office. Students will spend their day at St. Albans meeting with members of the Admissions Office, taking a tour with a faculty member, and attending classes and lunch with a current 9th-grade or 10th-grade Student Ambassador. A limited number of optional parent-only tours are offered on selected Mondays and Fridays for parents of Upper School applicants. 
    *Due to COVID-19, decisions regarding the shadow visit and interview schedule will be forthcoming. Please check back with our office after July 15 for more information.
  • Complete application and submit application fee

    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 reduced fee. To create an admissions account or log in to an existing account, please click here.
  • Complete and submit personal statement

    For students applying to grades 9 through 11, 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, preferrably 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 current math and English teachers. Families are strongly encouraged to request that teachers use Ravenna 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 admissions testing

    For applicants in grades 9 through 11, students must submit scores for either the SSAT or ISEE by January 13, 2021. Either test is acceptable. Students should register for either test in the fall; the test must be taken by early January for the Admissions Office to receive it by the January 13 deadline. For registration information for the SSAT, visit or call (609) 683-4440. St. Albans' SSAT school code is 6256. For registration information for the ISEE, visit or call 1-800-446-0320. St. Albans’ ISEE school code is 090165. Limited fee waivers are available for both tests. Applicants for whom English is not a native language are strongly encouraged to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam along with either ISEE or SSAT scores. Visit for details.
  • 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.