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Alumni Guide

- Article II of the St. Albans School Alumni Association Constitution

“The purposes of this Association are to foster and further the interests of St. Albans School, its faculty, its alumni, and its student body, and to promote closer relations and mutual understanding among them.”
The St. Albans School Alumni Association, whose members are graduates and past students of St. Albans School, is an organization of more than 4,300 men who were educated at the school. However, our community is best described as a great extended family. Alumni worked hard to earn a place in this group; we encourage you to make use of the opportunities that our Association offers.

Rooted by shared experiences as students on the Cathedral Close, the Alumni Association seeks to encourage all alumni to keep up with classmates and to provide resources to expand your network to include those who came before and after you who are able to provide useful counsel on an array of topics, interests, careers, and communities.

The Alumni Association, with support from the Office of Alumni Relations, also strives to make keeping in touch with each other, and with the school, easy and enjoyable by sponsoring alumni events throughout the year; helping to coordinate opportunities for service, leadership, and philanthropy; and providing news and updates via the Bulletin and periodic mailings.

Alumni Events

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  • Reunion Weekend

    All alumni are welcomed back to School every year for Reunion Weekend, which occurs on the first weekend in May in conjunction with NCS reunions and Flower Mart. Major Reunions are celebrated every five years, with class committees helping to plan events and rally attendance for the weekend. The School also has an active Golden Bulldog Society, which recognizes alumni who have celebrated their 50th Reunion and hosts a Golden Bulldog Reception during the week leading up to Reunion Weekend.

    A typical Reunion Weekend includes seminars for alumni and St. Albans, athletic events on Friday and Saturday, the STA-NCS family barbeque on Friday night, a memorial chapel service in the Little Sanctuary on Saturday morning, and a luncheon hosted by the Headmaster in the afternoon. Saturday evening is the highlight of the weekend with a dinner at the house of a local alumnus or restaurant/venue. Class Reunion Committees work with the Alumni Office to arrange the off-campus events, which also may include gatherings on Friday night after the barbeque or Sunday morning.
  • Annual Alumni Association Dinner

    Held the first Wednesday in March in the Cafritz Refectory, this dinner usually draws 250 or more alumni for a social gathering, presentation of alumni awards, and a talk by interesting members of the extended St. Albans family. Recent speakers have included NFL Hall of Famer, Nick Lowry ’74; Senator Michael Bennet ’83; Faculty Emeritus and Honorary Alumnus Oliver “Skip” Grant; and actor Jeffrey Wright ’83. The Alumni Office sends out reminders and invitations for the event in February. Updates and registration information is also available by visiting www.stalbansschool.org/alumni.
  • Bulldogs Of the Last Decades (BOLD)

    The Alumni Office organizes events, often in conjunction with NCS, for recent graduates and young alumni under the recently launched BOLD program. Notices of these events are sent out electronically and are also available on www.stalbansschool.org/alumni.

    Traditionally, Mark Handwerger ’81 has generously made one of his restaurants available for a STA-NCS young alumni/ae (aged 21 and older) gathering on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is a great opportunity to catch-up with friends home for the holiday.
  • Homecoming

    Every year, one fall home football game is designated as Homecoming Weekend. A pre-game cookout and after-game social hour are part of the traditional activities to encourage alumni to return to School, cheer for the Bulldogs, and catch up with each other.
  • Regional Events

    The Headmaster, as well as faculty and friends of the School, regularly travel to visit and speak with alumni around the country. Luncheons and social gatherings are also frequently held in areas with high numbers of alumni Bulldogs, including New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles. Notice for these events is provided in mailings and on www.stalbansschool.org/alumni.

Alumni and Career Networking

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  • Become a Mentor

    The Alumni Association and the Alumni Office established a professional mentoring network of alumni, parents, and friends to help alumni explore and find satisfying and challenging work experiences. Click here to sign up to be a mentor.
  • LinkedIn

    The Alumni Office maintains an exclusive group for alumni on LinkedIn, a professional networking website. To join, search for the “St. Albans Alumni Community” on www.linkedin.com or visit the STA alumni website for more information. 
  • St. Albans Alumni App

    Stay connected with the alumni community from your iPhone, iPad, and Android device with the free St. Albans Alumni App, which provides access to the alumni directory from anywhere, locates Bulldogs nearby with a map view of the directory, and shares updates and news from the School’s social media channels. To download the Alumni App, please visit www.stalbansschool.org/AlumniApp.

Alumni Annual Giving

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  • Annual Giving

    Tuition accounts for only 75 percent of the true cost of a St. Albans education; the School relies on contributions to Annual Giving from the community to cover the difference. Nearly 2,000 alumni participate in Annual Giving every year (based on the July 1–June 30 fiscal year), providing the School with the financial flexibility needed to meet core commitments and support emerging initiatives, provide scholarships and financial aid for students, purchase laboratory equipment and text books, update classrooms with the latest technology, and support new faculty initiatives and salaries. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a valuable and immediate difference to the teachers and learners at St. Albans today. For more information, or to make a gift, please visit www.stalbansschool.org/annualgiving.
  • Alumni Phonathon

    Every year in October and February/March, the School hosts an Alumni Phonathon in the Cafritz Refectory. These events are critical to raising the Annual Giving funds needed to support current students and faculty. These evenings are also a great opportunity for friends, old and new, to catch up and enjoy an evening together back on the Close. Volunteers, experienced or not, are always needed and welcome. For more information on the Phonathon, and other Annual Giving volunteer opportunities, email AG@stalbansschool.org.
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.