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Apply: Grades 4-5 (Forms C & B)

Application Checklist

List of 5 items.

  • Schedule family tour and interview

    Family tours are offered on Tuesdays for fourth grade applicants and Wednesdays for fifth grade applicants, from mid-October to early February. Tours begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 a.m. During these visits, applicants to grade 4 will have the opportunity to learn more about the academic, athletic, and artistic programs St. Albans offers and participate in a group interview with faculty and members of the Admissions Office. Applicants to grade 5 will also receive a tour and will be interviewed individually. Separately, all applicant parents will tour the School with a member of the Admissions Office and attend a Q&A session. To schedule a Lower School family tour, please click here.
  • Complete application and submit application fee

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online through our application vendor, Ravenna. Hard-copy applications will also be accepted. All applications must be submitted, along with the $80 application fee ($120 for international applicants), by January 8, 2018. 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.
  • 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 two homeroom teachers who have taught the applicant during the current and past year. Families are strongly encouraged to request that teachers use the online tool 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 17, 2018
  • Complete admissions testing

    For applicants to grades 4 and 5, testing will take place at St. Albans on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. Written instructions and confirmation of this date will be sent to all applicants in early January. Additional outside testing results, such as the WISC, may be submitted by parents as supplemental information to our admissions test.
  • 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 2, 2018. An applicant will be advised one of the following: that he is being offered a spot, that he has been placed on a waiting list, or 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, along with a non-refundable check or money order for $1,000 to secure placement. Applicants receiving financial aid should make a deposit commensurate to their percentage of aid. 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.