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Application Process

The Admissions Office at St. Anselm’s Abbey School invites all potential applicants and their families to visit the school before applying.The Visiting St. Anselm’s page details the various opportunities to learn more about the campus and community first-hand.


The application processes for Middle School and Upper School applicants are identical; and applications are processed in keeping with the Archdiocese of Washington and The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington notification dates. In order to ensure consideration in the first round of applications, applications are due by February 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications for Financial Aid are due on February 3, 2021; see Tuition & Financial Aid for further information.

Entrance Exams

All local applicants take two entrance exams: the OLSAT and the SCAT. Typically, Entrance Exams are offered on four Saturday mornings from November to February. Registration is available through Ravenna once you have created an account. Entrance exams are offered by appointment as well.

The Saturday entrance exams will be offered on:

  • October 24, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • January 16, 2021
  • February 13, 2021


Beginning in January, complete files are presented to the Admissions Committee for review, discussion and decision. The first round of admissions decision notifications will be mailed and sent digitally on Friday, February 22, 2021 for the Upper School and on Friday, March 5, 2021 for the Middle School. Offers of admission are held open until Friday, March 19, 2021.

After Friday, March 19, 2021, the Committee continues to review application files and make offers of acceptance as space permits.