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Reopening STA

St. Albans has released its Reopening Guide for fall 2020. We plan to open the school year in a more expansive form of distance learning that we are calling “Remote-Plus.” Academic classes will continue to be taught online, but we will find ways, starting with orientation the first week of September and continuing the third week of September and throughout the fall, to bring students back to campus, by form, for activities held outdoors. Remote-Plus activities might include an advisory group meetings in different outdoor locations, student prefect-led outdoor class meetings, or outdoor, in-person “office hours” for teachers of a particular form. Students will also be able to participate in outdoor athletic exercise and conditioning sessions, consistent with D.C. Health guidelines on the nature of the permitted activities.

We have learned a great deal about distance learning over the past months, and faculty have engaged in extensive professional development work this summer designed to familiarize us with best practices and models of excellence in online teaching and learning strategies. We have made significant investment in new classroom technology that will provide an enhanced Zoom meeting experience for both teacher and learner. We have established significant new health and safety protocols, and upgraded our facilities. We have reworked the daily schedule. And we have incorporated in-person Remote-Plus activities to enhance the education and community-building in each form.

We are deeply grateful to the task forces on health and wellness; facilities, operations, and technology; and academics who have advised us in our work, to the teachers who have devoted their summer to improving at distance learning and community building, and the administrators who helped craft this plan. Explore more of our reopening plans at
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.