Global Education

At St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, we prepare our students to be citizens of a global world; valuing and respecting other cultures and engaging responsibly. We prepare students to compete and to cooperate at a global level. We achieve this through ensuring our students are exposed to and understand world religions, cultures, and economies. We focus on global issues and access information using a variety of international sources.

We provide students the opportunities to communicate in languages other than English and to work cross-culturally, connecting through interdisciplinary projects and international programs. For our faculty, we offer support through professional development such as workshops, in-service, conferences, shared articles, and discussions. Our school is guided by an international vision so that our graduates are prepared for today's vibrant, competitive, and emerging marketplace.

Our global education programs are centered on seven major categories:
  • International Exchange/Student Programs
  • Multicultural Education & Training
  • Cross-Curricular Connections
  • Academic Curriculum (understanding other cultures, economies, religions)
  • Addressing Global Issues
  • Language Offerings
  • Professional Development & Training
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International Exchange/Student Programs
  • Spring break trips offered for Upper School students every year. Past trips have included Costa Rica, China, Madrid, Greece, Croatia, Argentina, France, and Romania.
  • Normandy, France student exchange program (25th year)
  • Spanish exchange program
  • Host to Chinese students and teachers
  • Model Organization of American States
  • Middle School Model United Nations
 Multicultural Education & Training
  • New Faculty Multicultural Workshop
  • JK-12 Multicultural Committee, Retreat, & Faculty Workshop
  • Anti-Bias Program for students
  • Multicultural Nights in all three divisions
  • Courageous Conversations group
  • Three student multicultural committees
 Language Offerings
  • French (AP offered)
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish (AP offered)
  • Study of the modern and traditional cultures of Chinese, French, and Spanish-speaking countries
Academic Curriculum
  • Junior Great Books
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP World History
  • Major World Religions Study
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Military and Diplomacy in the 21st Century
  • History: Roots of World Culture
  • English: Focus on Global Literature
  • AP Art History
  • AP European History
  • Ancient Egypt and China
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Statistics
Professional Development & Training
Cross-Curricular Connections
  • Seventh grade poetry exchange with students overseas
  • Live chats/exchanges via SKYPE with students in Morocco and a poet in the UK
  • Lower School international blogging
  • Lower School Country Fair
  • Middle School Enrichment Periods
  • Upper School Oral History Project
Addressing Global Issues
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is an independent, college-preparatory, coed, day, Episcopal Church School that educates students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school consists of three, age-appropriate campuses (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) in Alexandria, Virginia. SSSAS welcomes families of all faiths. We offer challenging academics, a state-of-the-art performing arts center, and championship athletics. SSSAS is regarded as one of the top private schools in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.

Lower School

Grades: JK-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