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.

The priority deadline for applications for the upper and middle schools is January 12, 2024. 

Applications for Financial Aid is due on February 2, 2024; see Tuition & Financial Aid for further information.
Entrance Exams
St. Anselm's Abbey School requires the SSAT for admission.  Generally, students scoring in the top 80th percentile can find success at the Abbey.  However, the test is not the sole indicator of a successful member of our community.  In order to take the SSAT, register here.

Standard Test Dates for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:

  • October 14, 2023, Domestic (Middle, Upper)
  • November 11, 2023, Domestic, International, (Middle, Upper)
  • December 9, 2023 Domestic, International, (Middle, Upper)
  • January 6, 2024 Domestic, International (Middle, Upper)
  • February 3, 2024 Domestic (Middle, Upper)
  • April 20, 2024 Domestic, International (Middle, Upper)
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 released Friday, February 23 for Upper School applicants and Friday, March 1 for Middle School Applicants. 

After March 4, 2024, the Committee continues to review application files and make offers of acceptance as space permits.