Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - W. Fusselman

Named in honor of our beloved colleague and friend, Richard P. Babyak, the Babyak Library houses the Middle School’s collection and provides resources to meet the curricular needs and personal interests of our students and faculty in sixth through eighth grades. The library is centrally located within the Middle School building and is a true center for learning and community.

The library provides accommodations for class and small group study and also features a cozy seating area for reading and meeting with friends. Computers are available for student and class use. Additional technology available for student use include eReaders, digital cameras and video cameras. Wireless internet is available throughout the library and school.


Library materials of various formats are available to support and enrich the individual learning experience for each student. Numerous periodicals are available for in-house use and the library maintains an extensive fiction collection including classics and popular young adult fiction titles in addition to print non-fiction and reference materials. Access to the catalog is available to students and faculty connected to the campus’ internal network.

Summer Reading

During the summer, each Middle School student is required to read a minimum of three books from the Summer Reading List. Divided into three sections, the list includes 1) a book to be read by every student in the class, which relates thematically to the English curriculum for the coming year; 2) a book chosen from a selection of historical fiction titles, which relate thematically to the History Department’s curriculum for the coming year; and 3) one book to be chosen from a broader category of young adult literature. The first two categories are divided by grade level; the third is open to students of any age.

Library Hours

Monday -Friday,  7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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