Admissions

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.
Application
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 13, 2023. 

Applications for Financial Aid are due on February 3, 2023; 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 at 10 am on:
  • October 15, 2022
  • October 29, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 10, 2022
  • January 14, 2023
  • February 11, 2023
Notification
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 24 for Upper School applicants and Friday, March 3 for Middle School Applicants. 

After March 4, 2023, the Committee continues to review application files and make offers of acceptance as space permits.