St. Anselm’s Abbey School

A Catholic, Benedictine School for Boys Grades 6 - 12


President's Day (No Classes)
Form A Mass
Field Trip, DC History Class
Lincoln's Cottage
Admission Notification - Upper School
all day
US Poetry Out Loud Contest
Spirit Week
Second Trimester Ends (Middle School)

2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Mr. Crittenberger, Headmaster, and the faculty and staff of St. Anselm's Abbey School are pleased to announce that Ryan Fennelly, '19, has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Of the 1.6 million students who take the PSAT/NMSQT, 15,000 advance to Finalist standing. These students are deemed to have the most distinguished credentials and the highest potential for academic success. Congratulations to Ryan!

With deep sadness, and with thanksgiving for a long and faithful life, we announce the passing of Rt. Rev. Dom Aidan Shea, OSB. Abbot Aidan died the morning of Sunday, December 2 at the Abbey following a long illness. He entered the monastery on August 31, 1957 and taught in the Abbey School from 1959 until his retirement in 2012. Through the years, he served in many roles, including teacher of Greek, Latin, French, English, and Spanish, college counselor, Master of Studies, and as the fourth Abbot of St. Anselm’s Abbey from 1990 to 2006. He is remembered by students, colleagues, his fellow monks, and countless others as a devoted friend, a faithful monk, and an abiding example of Christian love.

The video of the funeral is still on the School's Facebook page.

Click here for a copy of the program.

Click here for Abbot James' homily.

Click here for Rowena Corbett's Tribute

Click here for Robert Truland's Tribute

Abbot Aidan Burial

Abbot Aidan Burial


The Washington Metropolitan Golf Association has named Carlo Pizzano the Junior Golfer of the Year! Congratulations, Carlo! just released their 2019 Best Schools in America rankings - St. Anselm's Abbey School ranks #1 on the list of Best Catholic High Schools in Washington, DC!

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