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St. Albans School

St. Albans School is an all-male private Episcopal boarding traditional school for students in grades 4 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Founded in 1909, St. Albans School is a college preparatory school for boys set on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The School is dedicated to fostering the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of its students. St. Albans challenges its students to achieve excellence and to embrace responsibility, and it expects them to act always with honor and to respect and care for others. St. Albans is located on the grounds of the National Cathedral, the sixth largest cathedral in the world. St. Albans has graduated 21 Presidential Scholars. Almost 45% of those students honored as Presidential Scholars in Washington, D.C. are St. Albans graduates. Since 2007 St. Albans has graduated 45 National Merit Semifinalists. In the Upper School, all departments offer one or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses or preparation for the AP examination in their disciplines. The School offers 13 official AP courses, though several history and English courses, while not formally designated AP, specifically prepare students for AP exams. The tradition of mens sana in corpore sano--a sound mind in a sound body--is central to St. Albans and is visible through the hundreds of scholar-athletes who represent 17 different interscholastic sports with pride. The newly constructed Marriott Hall opened in the fall of 2009. This Upper School building will link the traditional lower campus to the upper campus in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with breathtaking views of the Cathedral, the Olmsted Woods, and the National Mall. St. Albans maintains a strong coeducational coordinate program with the National Cathedral School (NCS). St. Albans boys and NCS girls jointly participate in multiple athletic, artistic, and academic offerings. Truly the best of both worlds, the coordinate program offers coeducational opportunities within a single-sex program.





Grades Cost Term
High School $52,301 Annual

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Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 80th percentile.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 589
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
4 44
5 45
6 50
7 66
8 64
9 80
10 78
11 84
12 78

St. Albans School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Albans School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Average Class Size 13
Gender 100% Male
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 5%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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