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Skip Grant Program

SGP at a Glance

The Skip Grant Program enrolls talented students of all ethnic, racial, economic, and religious backgrounds.
In selecting students for the program, emphasis is placed on students living in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area.  On an annual basis, 30 to 40 students are enrolled in the Skip Grant Program.  Among them have been musicians, club presidents, actors, team captains, dorm residents, class presidents, and honor roll students.

List of 7 items.

  • Founded in 1968

    by Brooks Johnson (St. Albans teacher and coach) and Headmaster Canon Martin as the Risk Program.
  • Renamed in 2000

    after Skip Grant, program director for 23 years and a St. Albans coach and athletic director.
  • OJ Johnson

    a 1997 graduate of St. Albans School and a former member of the program, is the current Skip Grant Program Director.
  • More than 200 Students

    in the program have graduated from St. Albans.
  • About 25 Upper School Students

     and about 12 Lower School students currently participate in the Skip Grant Program.
  • Current SGP Students

    come from Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Zealand.
  • Skip Grant Program students have been honored

    with the following awards and accolades: Headmaster's Award, Head Prefect, Senior Warden, Hyde Medal for the "Best All-Around Boy," Fortitudo Award for showing courage and perseverance in the face of adversity, All-American athletic honors, the Robert Rice Award for the "Best All-Around Athlete voted by the student body," the School Spirit Award, Dormitory Prefect, Travel Fellowship, the Headmaster's List, the Ruge Award for most improvement in English, and the Epiphany Prize for kindness and consideration, among other honors.

    *Please note, the Skip Grant Program is not a financial aid program. Prospective participants who wish to apply for financial aid should follow the regular financial aid process.
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.