St. Anselm’s Abbey School

A Catholic, Benedictine School for Boys Grades 6 - 12

Where Bright Boys Become Exceptional Men

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Thank you for your interest in St. Anselm’s Abbey School! We look forward to supporting your family as you navigate the process of finding the best community for your son's education in the coming years.

The Abbey is a special place, one where bright and motivated boys are both nurtured and challenged as they grow to become exceptional men. Our beautiful 40-acre campus is an oasis in the nation’s capital, a contemplative setting where our 265 students can grow spiritually and intellectually. The Benedictine monks of St. Anselm’s Abbey, who have overseen the school since its founding in 1942, serve as beacons of faith and stability to our young men in an ever-changing world. Our rigorous academic program is first-rate, providing a classical liberal arts foundation that prepares students for the variety of challenges they will meet in college and beyond. Our students are balanced and well-rounded, and they take advantage of a wide range of academic, athletic, artistic and leadership opportunities as they get to know themselves and the world around them.

Our office is honored to work closely with your family throughout the admission process. We invite to join us on campus during an open house or tour to deepen your understanding of the mission and culture of the Abbey community. Should you have questions about any aspect of the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-269-2379 or . See you at the Abbey!

Pax in Sapientia,

Patrick Granfield, '99
Director of Admissions
John Goldberg
Associate Director of Admissions