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Application Steps

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Welcome to Lower School Admission

Parents, I am delighted to welcome you to the Early Saints program for 3-year-olds Admission page.  At St. Stephen's and St. Agnes I am blessed to work with the families of our youngest learners.

Choosing a school for your child can be overwhelmingly exciting. We are fortunate in the admission season to partner with parents to learn more about their children's passions and interests. What an exciting time in their lives! I look forward to partnering with you every step of the way so you can discover for yourself that St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a remarkable place to begin or continue your educational journey. 

Katherine Carbo

Answering your Questions

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  • Step 1 Detail – Where do I start? How do I schedule a Tour?

    To learn more about St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Early Saints program for 3-year-olds and the JK through grade 5 program, complete the online Inquiry Form so we can mail you materials. To learn more about the Early Saints program, please contact Katherine Carbo at 703-212-2705.

    The best way to get to know us is by visiting our idyllic campus tucked in a quiet Alexandria neighborhood. Contact our Admission Office at 703-212-2705 to schedule your visit. 

    Scroll below to see detailed instructions on how to make a My SSSAS account to begin the application process.
  • Step 2 Detail – How do I schedule a Parent Interview?

    After you have completed a Tour, the next step is to schedule a Parent Interview with a member of the Lower School Admission Office. 

    You may schedule this interview through your My SSSAS portal, by emailing HStarek@sssas.org or by calling 703-212-2705.

    Scroll below to see detailed instructions on how to make a My SSSAS account to begin the application process.
  • Step 3 Detail – How can I get started on my child's application?

    Start an application at any time directly from your My SSSAS account that was established when you requested information or through the APPLY link. Once you are in your My SSSAS account you will be guided through the admission process via checklist prompts.

    Hint: As with all online accounts, keep track of your secure log-in information so you can manage your application moving forward. If you have trouble remembering your log-in information, just click the Forgot Password link in the lower right corner of the log-in box.

    Please submit your completed application and $75 fee by January 15, 2020. After this date, call the Lower School Admission Office at 703-212-2705 for more information.
  • Step 4 Detail – Can you tell me more about the student Visit Day?

    After the completed application is received, parents will be invited by email to a specific date and time for their child's Visit Day. 
    • Early Saints will be invited to an individual readiness screening with a current teacher in January. Parents will be notified of the date and time later in Fall 2019.
  • Step 5 Detail – What are support documents and how do I get those submitted?

    Application materials such as Teacher Evaluation and Release of Records forms are available in your My SSSAS portal account.

    We recommend submitting both forms to your school or childcare provider after December 1, 2019, to ensure they are received by our office by January 15, 2020.  Forms may be submitted via our My SSSAS online portal, emailed to HStarek@sssas.org or may be mailed to 400 Fontaine St. Alexandria, VA 22302.
  • How much is tuition and is tuition assistance available?

    We are fully aware that an independent school education is a major investment. A number of options are available to help you meet the cost of our education. 

    Visit the Tuition and Financial Assistance page for the most accurate and detailed information.
  • Do you offer before and after school care?

    Yes, Extended Day Programs are available for students in our Early Saints program, JK, and K through grade 5. We also offer optional Enrichment activities to kindergarten through grade 5 Lower School students including those in Extended Day.

    Lower School options include a morning session from 7 to 8 a.m. and afternoon options until 6 p.m. A quiet time for rest and/or homework is a part of each day. Crafts, games, and outdoor play fill the extended day afternoon. Drop-in care is available on a limited, reservation-only basis. Fees are assessed based on hours required.
  • What do I do if I have students applying to different campuses?

    If you have children who may be applying to different campuses, please contact the Admission Director for your oldest child.

    Middle and Upper School — Grades 6-12, Alicia Blanding
    Lower School — Early Saints, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten-grade 5, Heather Starek

Meet the Team

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  • Photo of Katherine Carbo

    Katherine Carbo 

    Director of Lower School Admission
    (703) 212-2703
  • Photo of Brendan Riebe

    Brendan Riebe 

    Assistant Director of Admission; Lower School Technology Coordinator
    703-212-2844
  • Photo of Heather Starek

    Heather Starek 

    Admission Assistant
    703-212-2705
  • Photo of Andrew T. Weller

    Andrew T. Weller 

    Dean of Enrollment and Strategic Marketing
    703-212-2705

Upcoming Lower School Admission Events

The Application Process in Your Hands

We use an online portal, My SSSAS located on the top right of each screen. Once you establish an account, you can manage your child's application and schedule visits on your schedule.

Getting started is easy!

  1. Log in to My SSSAS (login screen shown here).
    • If you need to create an account, note the highlighted section.
    • If you forget your login information, you can request a reminder shown on the bottom right of the login screen. 
  2. Once logged in, select your student's name to open the checklist in the far left corner.
  3. Navigate to the application checklist and follow the button prompts.  (Checklist screen shown right).
    • Notice the online Schedule feature that displays the available appointments on a calendar. Choose a time that works for you.
Your account will also display updates to your application checklist status with updates, such as transcripts and recommendations, that generally appear within 24 hours. 

Once your student is enrolled, this same portal manages academic progress and is a family resource where homework assignments and grades are posted. Parents and students appreciate having one location to manage all their school information.

Tip: As with most accounts, it's good practice to keep track of your login and password information. If you forget, you can request a reminder shown on the bottom right of the login screen.

Example Checklist Screen in a MySSSAS Account

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school.

Lower School Life

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

Campuses

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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