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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, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications for Financial Aid are due on February 1, 2022; 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:

  • September 25, 2021
  • October 16, 2021
  • November 20, 2021
  • December 18, 2021
  • January 15, 2022
  • February 12, 2022


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, 2022 for the Upper School and on Friday, March 5, 2022 for the Middle School. Offers of admission are held open until Monday, March 14, 2022.

After March 14, 2022, the Committee continues to review application files and make offers of acceptance as space permits.