|The very first step in applying to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is to let us know you are interested. You can do so by completing our convenient online Inquiry Form or by contacting the office directly. Once we hear from you, we'll set up a time for you to visit the campus and mail you our complete admission packet. The next steps are outlined in the Admission Checklist below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!|
Jon Kunz, Director of Middle & Upper School Admission
Ashley Stone, Associate Director of Middle & Upper School Admission
Scott McLeod, Admission Office Assistant
The application deadline is January 15.
Middle School Application Process
|Visit Our Campus|
The best way for you and your child to select a school is to see it firsthand; for this reason, campus tours are a required step in the process.
From October through February, individual family tours are offered for students and their parents. Each tour is immediately followed by a separate interview with the student and then with the parent(s), by an admission director.
This visit is an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions about the school and the admission process.
Additionally, the Middle School offers an open house
for prospective students and parents on the first Tuesday of November. This event offers group tours, an informational session led by some of our faculty, and an interactive classroom for visiting students.
|Apply to SSSAS Online!|Apply online here
. When you begin the application, you will be asked to create an account with our online form system.
Please submit your completed application and the fee by January 15
. After this date, call the Admission Office for more information. If you are testing with SSAT and wish to use their Standard Application
, we will accept that form in lieu of our application.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
400 Fontaine Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
|Register for a Visiting Day (optional)|
The Visiting Day offers a prospective student the best opportunity to experience life at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. On a student Visiting Day, you can sit in on classes, meet with teachers, coaches, and other students. Your day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:05 p.m.
Register for a Visiting Day by selecting a date below:December
|Schedule and Submit Testing|
In the Middle and Upper School admission process, prospective students have the option of taking either the ISEE
(Independent School Entrance Exam) or the SSAT
(Secondary School Admission Test).Applicants must register directly with ISEE or SSAT in order to attend any of the testing sessions.
Both tests include assessment in verbal and quantitative ability, reading comprehension, and writing. Students may take either test, in order to accommodate applicants who are applying to more than one school. Test scores are mailed directly to the applicant and schools designated to receive them. Various dates and test sites are offered for both tests. Registration may be completed online through the ISEE
websites. Applicants must register directly with ISEE or SSAT in order to attend any testing sessions.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is a test site for the both the SSAT and the ISEE. At our school, the SSAT is administered on a Saturday in early November
, and the ISEE is administerd on a Saturday in mid-January
. Both tests will be administered at the Upper School campus. Applicants must register through SSAT or ISEE to attend either of these sessions.
For further information about other testing dates and locations, please contact:
|Submit Supporting Documents|
1. Teacher Recommendations
2. Applicant Questionnaire
3. Parent Request for Release of Records
These completed documents must be received by our office by January 15:
- Online: Confidential Teacher Recommendation requests to two (2) teachers:
- After December 1, submit one Teacher Recommendation request to your child’s current English teacher and one to your child’s current math teacher. If your child has the same teacher for both subjects, please have the teacher fill out a separate recommendation for each. After you register for the online recommendation, the teacher will receive an email prompt to complete the recommendation.
- By mail: Applicant Questionnaire. The responses must be a sample of the student’s work, with no assistance from a parent or teacher.
- By mail: Parent Request for Release of Records form:
- After December 1, submit the Release of Records form to your child’s school guidance counselor, principal, or director, requesting the release of school records.
At St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, we understand that the admission process can be a tenuous time for families. To help ease the burden of uncertainty as soon as possible, we will mail admission decision letters between March 1-3. Please allow several days for postal delivery. Parent replies for accepted students are due on March 17 in order to reserve a spot for the upcoming school year.
Middle School Admission Events