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Kate Lucas '16, Attending Trinity College

Coming from SSSAS, where I loved the culture of service, learning about different backgrounds and experiences, I was drawn to a mission-driven college where I have the opportunity to engage with the values of service diversity, interreligious understanding, justice and more. Finding a college with a culture that fits your personal beliefs is the best way to find balance in your life.

Bespoke College Counseling

Making a “good fit” between students and colleges is the key to good college counseling. At SSSAS, we take it a step further, helping students make custom fits. Our team creates this personalized experience because we get to know our students the same way we know colleges and the search process—very, very well.

Your relationship with the College Office begins in the eighth and ninth grades, when we help you plan courses in line with your post-SSSAS goals. In tenth grade, we meet with you and your family, introduce you to SCOIR (our college search management software and its interest inventory), and welcome you to college fairs and information sessions.

Starting in eleventh grade, you’re paired with one of our three dedicated college counselors (also the junior class deans). Through one-on-one meetings and regular contact, they help you to discover and research varied institutions to suit your needs and to navigate the application process, including test prep, essay writing, and interviewing. In twelfth grade, you and your counselor check in at least weekly (sometimes daily).

We don’t expect families to know about college admissions. With over 50 years combined experience, we’re the experts, and we’re happy to share all we know face-to-face, in our monthly newsletter, and through frequent information nights, coffees, and videos on topics from athletic recruiting to ROTC, standardized testing to financial aid. We keep abreast of the changing admissions landscape and have great relationships with many colleges, who know and think highly of SSSAS graduates. Over 150+ college reps visit us in a typical year.

Results don’t lie. Our students enroll in colleges and programs as excellent and diverse as they are—from major research universities to liberal arts colleges, service academies to art and music schools, around the country and around the world. Ultimately, you will own your college search, but we’ll be with you every step of the way, as resources, guides, cheerleaders, and partners. Together we’ll help you find the college that will challenge, excite, and fit you to a T.

Class of 2021 College Fast Facts

Meet the College Counseling Team

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    Dr. Michael Carter 

    Director of College Counseling
    (703) 212-2773
  • Photo of Tim Doyle

    Mr. Tim Doyle 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (703) 212-2772
  • Photo of Elizabeth Weith

    Ms. Elizabeth Weith 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
For College Admission Representatives
We'd love to have you visit us!  To schedule a visit, please do so via our Scoir calendar or email Libby Weith at

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  • Colleges & Universities Our Graduates Attend

    In the past five years, our graduates have enrolled in the following colleges and universities:

    Alvernia University
    American University (5)
    Amherst College
    Auburn University (4)
    Babson College
    Barton College
    Bates College (2)
    Boston College (5)
    Boston University (2)
    Brown University (3)
    Bryn Mawr College
    Bucknell University (6)
    Butler University
    Carleton College
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University (2)
    Catholic University of America (3)
    Charleston Southern University
    Christopher Newport University (5)
    Clemson University (2)
    Colgate University (3)
    College of Charleston (5)
    Colorado College (4)
    Colorado State University
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College (2)
    Cornell University (2)
    Creighton University
    Dartmouth College (2)
    Davidson College (3)
    Delaware State University
    Denison University (8)
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College (2)
    Drexel University (4)
    Duke University
    Duquesne University
    East Carolina University
    East Tennessee State University
    Elon University (7)
    Emerson College (2)
    Farmingdale State College
    Fordham University (3)
    Franklin & Marshall College (2)
    Furman University (7)
    George Mason University (4)
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University (8)
    Georgia Institute of Technology (3)
    Gettysburg College (3)
    Hamilton College (5)
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampton University
    Harvard University (2)
    High Point University (7)
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Howard University
    Indiana University
    James Madison University (9)
    Johns Hopkins University (2)
    Kenyon College (5)
    Lafayette College (4)
    Lehigh University (3)
    Loyola University Maryland (4)
    Macalester College
    Marquette University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    McGill University
    Mercer University
    Miami University (5)
    Middlebury College
    Mississippi State University
    Morehouse College (2)
    New York University (6)
    Norfolk State University
    North Carolina A & T State University
    North Carolina Central University
    North Carolina State University (2)
    Northeastern University (3)
    Northwestern University (3)
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College (2)
    Pennsylvania State University (6)
    Pepperdine University
    Pitzer College
    Princeton University (5)
    Providence College
    Purdue University
    Queen's University
    Radford University (2)
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Reed College
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)
    Rhodes College (8)
    Rochester Institute of Technology (2)
    Saint Joseph's University
    Salisbury University (2)
    San Diego State University
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Seton Hall University
    Sewanee: The University of the South (4)
    Shenandoah University
    Southern Methodist University
    Spelman College (3)
    St John's College (Annapolis)
    St John's University
    St. Thomas Aquinas College
    Stanford University (2)
    Swarthmore College
    Syracuse University (7)
    Temple University (3)
    Texas Christian University (6)
    The American University of Paris
    The University of Alabama (12)
    The University of Edinburgh
    The University of Tennessee (2)
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Towson University (2)
    Trinity College (4)
    Trinity University
    Tufts University (2)
    Tulane University (10)
    United States Air Force Academy (3)
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    United States Military Academy (2)
    United States Naval Academy (3)
    Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
    University of Arizona
    University of California, Berkeley (4)
    University of California, Davis (2)
    University of California, Los Angeles (2)
    University of California, Santa Barbara (3)
    University of Chicago (4)
    University of Colorado Boulder (4)
    University of Delaware (5)
    University of Denver (5)
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia (4)
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (3)
    University of Maryland (5)
    University of Miami (2)
    University of Michigan (5)
    University of Mississippi (3)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (3)
    University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Notre Dame (4)
    University of Oregon
    University of Pennsylvania (4)
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond (3)
    University of Rochester
    University of San Diego
    University of South Carolina (8)
    University of Southern California (5)
    University of St Andrews (4)
    University of Toronto
    University of Utah
    University of Virginia (36)
    University of Wisconsin
    Vanderbilt University (5)
    Villanova University (2)
    Virginia Commonwealth University (8)
    Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (24)
    Wake Forest University (3)
    Washington and Lee University (7)
    Washington College
    Wesleyan University (3)
    West Virginia University
    William and Mary (24)
    Williams College (2)
    Winthrop University
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Yale University (2)

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Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia


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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304