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Many Admission-related questions we receive can be answered through this page. A step-by-step overview by grade can be found by plugging in your child's birthday below. Get started!

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We are fully aware that an independent school education is a significant investment. A number of options are available to help you meet the cost of our education. You are encouraged to attend an Affording a Saints Education information session offered in November and January. Visit the Tuition and Financial Assistance page for the most accurate and detailed information.

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While not required, students applying to our Middle and Upper School are strongly encouraged to schedule and submit the results of their standardized testing from SSAT, ISEE, WISC, or PSAT. Alternatively, applicants may take our 60-minute Math and Writing Assessment as part of their application for admission. Results are due by January 31, 2024.

The SSAT Exam and the Math and Writing Assessment are offered on the Upper School campus on Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, and Jan 6, 2024. Applicants must register directly with SSAT in order to attend any testing sessions. The school code to have results reported to St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is 6238.  Applicants planning to take our 60-minute Math and Writing Assessment can register through the application checklist.

SSSAS strongly recommends testing if the family is relocating from outside the Washington, D.C. area, if the student has been homeschooled, and for those who feel their transcript does not fully reflect their potential. Standardized testing can often serve to reinforce a student's strong candidacy or provide evidence of academic potential that has not yet been realized due to the student's current program or other circumstances. As always, please contact the Admission Office at 703-212-2705 if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Families who have completed an application and paid the $75 fee, may return to the application checklist here:

Parent Portal login to access the applicant checklist.

Prospective families may finish an application via this link. Keep in mind, you must pay the $75 fee to complete the application and access the checklist.

Parent Portal login to access the applicant checklist.

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.

Middle School Study Club

Middle School Study Club offers 6th - 8th grade students the opportunity to complete homework, receive study assistance, and relax and eat snack in a supervised, classroom-based study hall setting. Fees are assessed based on hours required.

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

Middle and Upper School — Grades 6-12, 703-212-2706

Lower School — Early Saints, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten-grade 5, Brett Kelley 703-212-2705

We welcome your interest at any time of the year and you are encouraged to inquire at any point in your search. We understand each family has a unique timeline and circumstances related to their school search. Our friendly Admission staff are accessible all year long to assist you wherever you are in the search process.

Please be aware that the priority application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year is January 15, 2024. For applications received after January 15, the Admission Office will work closely with families to expedite the process and complete all steps of the application as soon as possible.

Here’s a look at the general timeline many families follow.

Aug-Dec: Make an inquiry and begin an online application.
Sep-Nov: Register for testing based on the grade to which your child is applying.
Oct-Dec: Visit Campus by registering for a group tour, open house, information session or an interview. 
Dec-Jan: Complete admission application and support documents such as transcripts, teacher recommendations, and test results.
Jan 15: Applications and supporting documents (transcripts and recommendations) are due in order to guarantee an admission decision on March 3, 2024. For applications received after January 15, 2024 the Admission Office will work closely with families to expedite the process and complete all steps of the application as soon as possible. Second-round decisions will be made as space allows. 
Jan-Feb: Wrap up campus visits and testing.
Feb 1: Test results must be submitted by Feb 1, 2024. Optional Financial Assistance forms are due.
Mar: Decisions are mailed; deposits are made.
Apr: Meet and celebrate with some of your new classmates.
May-Jun: End your current school year strong!

Yes. SSSAS offers families options that make it easy to get to and from school, between campuses, and to the Metro. 

The bus fleet at SSSAS provides service to the major local jurisdictions: Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties in Virginia; Prince George’s County in Maryland; and the District of Columbia. The service picks students up from specific locations in their communities.

If a student registers for bus transportation, we will work to create a stop within a couple of miles of their home. Contact Jim Supple for more information.

Yes! Offering more than 100 different sessions of camps and summer academic classes, Summertimes has something for everyone!

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