An Overview of the Application Steps

List of 5 items.

  • 1

    Inquire for Materials
    Today
  • 2

    Schedule a Tour and Interview
    Fall 2018
  • 3

    Complete by Jan 15
  • 4

    Submit Admission Testing
    by February 1
  • 5

    Submit Transcripts, Recommendations & Test Results
    By Jan 15

Welcome to Middle School Admission

Welcome to the Middle School Admission page and thank you for starting the process of discovering St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School.  Middle School is a special time of transition, self-discovery, and growth. Our school is blessed with an engaging faculty deeply committed to character development and innovative experiential learning.  The students bounce through our hallways with an enthusiasm for the learning process and a joy of community. Come see our nurturing atmosphere! I look forward to partnering with you through this journey as you learn all the ways we will support and challenge your child as they become the best version of themselves. 

Ron Ginyard

Answering your Questions

List of 10 items.

  • Step 1 Detail – How do I receive more information?

    Let us know you are interested in us! Complete our convenient online INQUIRY form or call our office at 703-212-2706. Once we hear from you, we'll mail you our complete admission packet and set up a time for you to visit the campus.
  • Step 2 Detail – How do I schedule a campus tour and interview and what should I expect?

    The best way for you and your child to select a school is to see it firsthand; for this reason, campus tours and interviews are a required step in the process. From October through January, individual family tours and interviews are offered for students and their parents. Campus Tours and interviews may be scheduled directly through your My SSSAS portal at any time or by calling the Upper School Admission Office at 703-212-2706 or the Middle School Admission Office at 703-212-2833.

    Each tour is immediately followed by a separate interview with your child, and then with a parent (you), by an admission director. This visit is an opportunity for you and your child to ask questions about the school and the admission process. And, for us to learn about what is important to your family!
  • Step 3 Detail – How and when do I begin my child's online application?

    You can start now! When you begin our convenient online application, you will be asked to create a MySSSAS account via the APPLY link above. Hint: Make note of your secure log-in information so you can manage your application moving forward.

    Please submit your completed application and the $75 fee by January 15, 2019. After this date, call the Admission Office at 703-212-2706 for more information. 

    If you are testing with SSAT and wish to use their Standard Application, we will accept that form in lieu of our application.
  • Step 4 Detail – How do I schedule an Admission test (SSAT or ISEE)?

    Prospective Middle and Upper School students have the option of taking the SSAT (preferred assessment) or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) for standardized testing results.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is a test site for the both the SSAT and the ISEE. 
    The SSAT is administered on October 13, November 10, December 8 and January 5.
    The ISEE is administered on January 19.
    Both tests will be administered at the Upper School campus. Applicants must register through SSAT.org or ISEEtest.org to attend either of these sessions.

    Scores must be received no later than February 1, 2019.

    Both tests include assessment in verbal and quantitative ability, reading comprehension, and writing. Students may take either test. Test scores are mailed directly to the applicant and schools designated to receive them. 
    • To have SSAT results reported to SSSAS, include school code: 6238 
    • To have ISEE results reported to SSSAS, include SSSAS school code: 470040
    Applicants must register directly with SSAT or ISEE in order to attend any testing sessions. 

    As noted above, school codes to have results reported to St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School are 6238 for the SSAT or 470040 for the ISEE.
    • For further information about SSAT testing dates and locations, please contact SSAT directly at ssat.org or 609-683-4440.
    • For further information about ISEE testing dates and locations, please contact ISEE directly at iseetest.org or 800-446-0320.
    Please Note: If your child has taken the PSAT, SAT or the ACT, it may be used in lieu of standard Admission testing. Please discuss this option with an Admission director.

  • Step 5 Detail - What are supporting documents and how do I complete and submit them?

    Supporting documents include two teacher evaluations (English and Math), Release of Records form, School Transcript, and Student Applicant Questionnaire.

    Students applying to St. Stephen's and St. Agnes submit all required forms through our web-based portal via the APPLY link. If you have not done so already, please begin the application process and create a student profile.
    Hint: Make note of your secure log-in information so you can manage your application moving forward.
     
    Through the My SSSAS application tool, you will be able to manage your application process online and complete supplemental forms such as teacher evaluations and student applicant questionnairesYou will also be able to print the Parent Request for Release of Records form and submit it to your child’s school guidance counselor, principal, or director, requesting the release of school records. All supporting documents are due by January 15, 2019. After this date, call the Admission Office for more information.
     
    Additionally, through your account, you will be able to register for a Student Visiting Day online following the scheduling of your campus tour and student/parent interview.  
  • Does SSSAS Offer Student Visiting Days?

    After your tour and interview, you may schedule a Student Visiting Day (optional). The Visiting Day (Shadow Day) offers a prospective student the best opportunity to experience life at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. Upper School Visiting Days are offered November through January. Middle School Visiting Days are offered in December and January. 

    Students are required to have completed or scheduled a tour and interview prior to their Visiting Day.
  • When are decisions made and how are they communicated?

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes communicates Admission decisions March 1, 2019 in accordance with AISGW member schools.

    Decisions are communicated via you My SSSAS account.
  • How do kids get to SSSAS? Is there bus transportation?

    Some families carpool or walk to school. Additionally, students ride one of the many bus routes to and from school or our shuttle service. Our bus fleet at SSSAS provides service to the major 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. Please contact us for detailed information. 

    Morning and afternoon shuttles run between the three SSSAS campuses to reduce the need for families to drive between campuses. This is convenient for those who live near one campus, with children attending class on another campus, to avoid traffic congestion. Each campus has morning and afternoon departures to the other two campuses and the Braddock Road Metro. There is no charge for the shuttle service for SSSAS students.
  • How much is tuition and is tuition assistance offered?

    Visit the Tuition and Financial Assistance page for the most accurate and detailed information.

    Financial Assistance is based on financial need. Grants range from 5 percent to 90 percent of the total tuition. Financial aid is not available for the Junior Kindergarten program. 
  • What should I do if I have children applying to different campuses?

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

    Upper School — Grades 9-12, Jon Kunz
    Middle School — Grades 6-8, Ron Ginyard
    Lower School — Junior Kindergarten-grade 5, Katherine Carbo

Meet our Middle School Admission Team

List of 3 members.

  • Ronald Ginyard Jr. 

    Director of Middle School Admission & Financial Aid
    (703) 212-2833
  • Scott McLeod 

    Associate Director of Admission, Grades 6-12
    (703) 212-2706
  • Andrew Weller 

    Dean of Enrollment and Strategic Marketing
    703-212-2705

Upcoming Admission Events

The Application Process in Your Hands

We use an online portal, My SSSAS located on the top right of each screen. Once you establish an account, you can manage your child's application and schedule visits on your schedule.

Getting started is easy!

  1. Login to My SSSAS (login screen shown here).
    • If you need to create an account, note the highlighted section.
    • If you forget your login information, you can request a reminder shown on the bottom right of the log-in screen. 
  2. Once logged in, select your student's name to open the checklist in the far left corner.
  3. Navigate to the application checklist and follow the button prompts.  (Checklist screen shown right).
    • Notice the online Schedule feature that displays the available appointments on a calendar. Choose a time that works for you.
Your account will also display updates to your application checklist status with updates, such as transcripts and recommendations, that generally appear within 24 hours. 

Once your student is enrolled, this same portal manages academic progress and is a family resource where homework assignments and grades are posted. Parents and students appreciate having one location to manage all their school information.

Tip: As with most accounts, it's good practice to keep track of your log-in and password information. If you forget, you can request a reminder shown on the bottom right of the log-in screen.

Example Checklist Screen in a MySSSAS Account

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school.