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Yes, it required some sacrificing. Now, as I look back on her experience as a Saint and where she is today, it was absolutely worth the investment.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

At Stephen's and St. Agnes School, we are proud of what we offer as a coeducational, Episcopal day school for JK-12. At the same time, 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.

A St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School education brings significant returns on your investment throughout your child's life. This financial decision requires each individual family to address their personal needs and priorities. This shared experience is a unifying factor among parents within our community. During your visit to our campus, we encourage you to ask us for more information about how you can make this opportunity a reality for your child and a financial possibility for your family.

2021-2022 Tuition

$35,710 - Full-Day Early Saints and Junior Kindergarten
$36,900 - Grades K-2
$37,320 - Grades 3-5
$41,280 - Grades 6-8
$44,830 - Grades 9-12

Payment Plans

The Business Office works closely with families to help them budget annual tuition and fees. To assist families in managing payments, in addition to a full payment plan in July, we offer multiple payment plans through the SMART Tuition program. With SMART, tuition payments are conveniently made via automatic bank payments (direct debits) or by credit card.

Financial Assistance

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School welcomes your interest in financial assistance. Through the generosity of donors and prioritization in our operating budget, SSSAS provides over $5,700,000 in financial assistance to 20% of our families who qualify to make possible a Saints education for their child. While SSSAS believes that the primary responsibility for paying tuition lies with the family, we stand ready to support those who need assistance.
The average family income for a family receiving assistance is $170,000.
The average financial assistance grant is $24,300.
These are just averages. There are families with smaller and greater incomes who receive grants and grants range from 5 to 90 percent of tuition. Even if you don’t think you will qualify but feel you need some level of assistance to attend SSSAS, we strongly encourage you to complete an application so you may be considered.
Financial Assistance at SSSAS is entirely need-based and available starting in Kindergarten, requiring an annual application to demonstrate continued need. SSSAS does not offer scholarships or other merit-based financial assistance.

Returning families can expect a similar level of assistance from year to year, assuming no significant change in their financial profile. This includes families who enrolled with no assistance. If a current family receiving no assistance wishes to apply, they must first complete two years of enrollment.
NOTE: Financial assistance is not available for Early Saints or Junior Kindergarten students.
Even with assistance, as tuition increases each year, so will a family's expected contribution, typically in step with the same percentage as the tuition increase. SSSAS expects families to make paying tuition and considering all available resources as a priority in their family's financial planning. Financial assistance should be considered a last, not first, resource.
SSSAS partners with TADS, an industry-leader in independent schools in the analysis of financial assistance applications. TADS has been supporting schools and families for over 40 years across the country. TADS provides an objective, expert, and professional analysis of each family’s application and provides results directly to SSSAS.
In addition to assistance with the cost of tuition, SSSAS offers additional assistance, as needed, with books, trips, transportation, etc. An additional application is not required and supplemental funds are distributed at the discretion of SSSAS.
SSSAS reserves the right to award financial assistance in accordance with the enrollment priorities of the School.
Absent any information not made available at the time of initial application, financial assistance decisions are considered final and may not be appealed.

Questions may be directed to the Financial Assistance office via


For New families:

Families applying for admission and interested in financial assistance need to complete both processes concurrently. Families offered admission who subsequently apply for financial assistance will be considered after the first round; offers of admission may not be extended to facilitate a late application for financial assistance.  Here are our downloadable Financial Assistance Procedures and Policies for New Families applying for 2021-22 entrance.

For Returning families:

An annual application is required to be considered for continued financial assistance. Financial assistance is not automatically renewed. Families applying past the deadline will receive, at the most, the same award as the previous year; no increases will be considered. Families applying more than one month late will be waitlisted until after the first round. Assistance will only be granted if funds remain available and at a level no more than the previous year. Here are our downloadable Financial Assistance Procedures and Policies for Returning Families

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