- Canon Charles Martin, Headmaster of St. Albans School from 1949-1977
“A church school is ... a family in which the basic needs of individuals are met, in which a boy has the security to grow.”
Since St. Albans’ founding, the boys and their teachers have gathered for chapel in the Little Sanctuary to worship, pray, and learn. Chapel services engage the big questions in life, meeting boys where they are in their spiritual development: Who am I? Who is God? How do I relate to God? What makes for a good life? Is it okay to doubt? What gives my life meaning? As an Episcopal school with a pastoral commitment to all, St. Albans welcomes students of all faiths and respects the religious beliefs of all members of the diverse school community. The School believes that the spiritual development of its students gives meaning to their intellectual and physical endeavors. Through both the Lower and Upper Schools, students enroll in courses ranging from Bible studies to ethics and world religions studies.
Whether in the chapel, in the classroom, or on the playing field, building a moral and ethical foundation is an integral part of a St. Albans education. Faculty, staff, alumni, and parents support students as they learn to lead lives of honor and commitment.
Dr. Wilhelm Verwoerd
On September 16, 2015, Dr. Wilhelm Verwoerd spoke to STA and NCS students about his family’s legacy of Apartheid and his life’s work to counteract this cycle of suffering and violence by reaching out to those on the other side of the conflict.
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.