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Apply: Grades 6-8 (Forms A, I & II)

Application Checklist

List of 6 items.

  • Schedule family tour and student interview

    Family tours are offered on Wednesdays for sixth grade applicants and Thursdays for seventh and eighth 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 will have the opportunity to learn more about the academic, athletic, and artistic programs St. Albans offers. Applicants will be individually interviewed at the conclusion of their tour. 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 and interview, 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.
  • Complete and submit personal statement

    For students applying to grades 6 through 8, a typed personal statement, composed solely by the applicant, is due January 8, 2018. The applicant will be asked to answer two separate questions. No outside source should be used to complete the personal statement. Personal statements can be accessed through your Ravenna account and should be submitted by January 8, 2018.
  • Submit school transcripts and teacher recommendations

    By early January, parents should submit, 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 their son’s math and English teachers (grades 7 and 8) or to two homeroom teachers who have taught the applicant during the current and past year (grade 6). 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 in grades 6 through 8, students must submit scores for either the SSAT or ISEE by January 18, 2017. Either test is acceptable. Students should register for either test in the fall; the test must be taken by early January for the Admissions Office to receive it by the January 17 deadline. For registration information for the SSAT, visit www.ssat.org or call (609) 683-4440. St. Albans' SSAT school code is 6256. For registration information for the ISEE, visit www.erblearn.org or call 1-800-446-0320. St. Albans' ISEE school code is 090165. St. Albans will be a closed test site for the ISEE on January 6, 2018. Limited fee waivers are available for both tests. Applicants for whom English is not a native language are strongly encouraged to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam along with either ISEE or SSAT scores. Visit www.ets.org/toefl/ for details.
  • 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 and invited to visit for a day; that he has been placed on a waiting list; 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.