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St. Anselm’s Abbey School

A Catholic, Benedictine School for Boys Grades 6 - 12

Academic Excellence

75 years of rigorous, classical education

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
St. Anselm’s Abbey School continues to monitor the developing situation concerning COVID-19. The School will continue to follow advice and pronouncements from the DC Dept. of Health (DOH) and the CDC.

This is a new paradigm for all of us, and we thank families for bearing with us as we move learning online.  Students who have questions about distance learning should feel free to email teachers directly or reach out to their Form Advisors or Division Head.

Inform the school of any illness or suspected exposure.  Please report any significant student illness, especially including a fever, to our School Medic, Mr. Zack Delgado.  Likewise, please contact Mr. Delgado if any member of your household tests positive for coronavirus.

Health and Hygiene -- The best practice for overall health in cold and influenza season and to avoid infection by COVID-19, is to engage in everyday, preventive measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness, such as:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick – especially if you have signs of respiratory illness and fever.
  • Follow “respiratory etiquette” and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Take any anti-viral medication prescribed to you as instructed.
  • Get a flu vaccine – the vaccine is not supposed to protect against COVID-19 but it is still highly recommended in flu season.


Please be assured that every measure will be afforded to help students catch up on their work if they become ill.

Events at St. Anselm's that are canceled or postponed:

  • Priory Players Spring Production of "Rhinoceros" (postponed)
  • Ora et Labora Day (postponed)
  • St. Benedict Feast Day Mass
  • Spaghetti/Movie Night (canceled)
  • Peter Samp 5K Run/Walk (postponed until September 13)
  • Alumni Weekend (canceled)
  • Spring Choral/Instrumental Concert
  • Middle School Play (canceled)
  • The Golf Outing (Canceled)

    End of year celebrations:
    Athletic and Awards Virtual Assembly - Friday, May 22 at 9 am followed by Field Day. The House Cup will be awarded at the end of the day.
    Virtual Baccalaureate Mass, Sunday, May 24 at 11 am
    Virtual Form II Transition Service, Friday, May 29, 2 pm
    Virtual Vespers of Commencement, Saturday, May 30 at 3 pm
    Ceremonial Event to honor the Class of 2020, TBD