Kirsten Adams, Head of School

Our graduates carry with them a strong sense of self, an understanding of the complexities of the world, and a goodness that will always impact and inspire those around them. 

Create Your Own Path

This is a place of discovery. A student can try something new, tackle a new sport, instrument, or take the stage for the first time. A student can be more than one thing, or more than what they have always been and always thought they would be. An academic can become and artist, a soccer player can be a lead in the school play. We teach our students to meet the world with fearless curiosity. We develop students who lead with optimism and empathy, create with passion, and live with integrity. We measure success by who our students become.

College Counseling

College admission offices want to know each applicant's story. Our Saints have many opportunities to create a unique journey of academic, leadership, global, artistic, and athletic experiences. Our three full-time college counselors educate and support students and their families through all portions of the college application process. They work individually with the students to help them tell their stories well--and find the right fit.


The Upper School offers a strong college preparatory program that graduates students who are resourceful, independent thinkers. They are encouraged to participate in class discussions, make ethical and aesthetic judgments, think critically, and articulate their ideas by writing and speaking clearly. Students complete courses in nine areas of study: English; History, Mathematics; Science; Technology; Modern and Classical Languages; Religion; Performing, Visual, and Design Arts; and Physical Education.

Our proximity to Washington, D.C., takes students out of the classroom and allows them to learn in such places as The Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Faculty Advisor

Each student in the Upper School has a faculty advisor who acts as a contact and advocate for the student. He or she meets regularly with the student and is available to discuss courses, study skills, honor, goals, activities, pressures or whatever the student wishes to discuss. Additionally, the advisor reviews the report cards with the student each of the first three quarters in order to help facilitate understanding and map the future. In the spring the advisor reviews the process for course selection and each advisee's course selection sheet for the next school year.