Students are admitted to St. Albans based on their achievements, their character, and their potential to enhance our community and thrive at our school.
Every boy from every walk of life brings unique gifts and talents to St. Albans. Because this breadth enriches everyone’s educational experience, the school has, since its founding, made financial aid a priority.
St. Albans believes that a family’s financial situation should not prevent any student from attending. To assure this, we maintain a need-blind admissions policy: each boy is assessed solely on his merits—without consideration of his family’s economic resources. We also maintain a robust financial aid program, which allows us to meet the full demonstrated need of every admitted student. Our financial aid awards meet the difference between tuition and what a family can afford to contribute.
In recent years, families with household incomes ranging from $25,000 to more than $200,000 have been eligible for financial aid. For 2020-21, the school granted more than $5,000,000 in scholarships with 29 percent of the student body receiving that aid. Grants, based on family’s income and assets, range from 5 percent to 99 percent of tuition; the average grant for 2020-21 accounted for approximately 70 percent of the tuition costs.
Central to our mission as an Episcopalian school is a belief that our education is enhanced by the diversity of our school. Our robust financial aid budget—in the top 10 percent nationwide for independent day schools—allows St. Albans to create a dynamic, socio-economically diverse community.
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.