St. Anselm’s Abbey School

A Catholic, Benedictine School for Boys Grades 6 - 12

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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund: You Make the Difference

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You make a difference
Your gift makes a difference
Your generosity is the difference

Each year, your support of the Annual Fund helps make up the difference in our budget between what is covered by tui­tion and what is not. This helps keep tuition at a level that is more affordable for families and ensures that students who will most benefit from a St. Anselm’s education can attend.

This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to some special challenges and in­creased costs across the board:

Support of the Abbey and Aging Monks
The Benedictine monks of St. Anselm’s Abbey founded our school in 1942 and continue to play a vital role in our school. The monastic community needs financial support to face the double challenge of providing medical care for its aging members and education and spiritual formation for new monks. 

Current Scholarship Aid
We have increased the amount of financial aid budgeted to help fami­lies hit by employment disruptions due to the quarantine. Nearly 40% of our students required some level of financial aid this year, totaling over $1.3 million.

General Budget – help is needed to pay for miscellaneous costs such as: 

  • Enhanced Technology – all classes are enabled to broadcast live instruction to students at home, the school WiFi has been boost­ed, and all classrooms outfitted with cameras. 
  • Increased janitorial staff and cleaning supplies – special attention is made to disinfect all areas of the school each day, requir­ing additional staff. We have added air purifiers and upgraded ventilation and circulation in each classroom.
  • Salaries for additional staff – class size must necessarily be reduced, and in some cases, this requires additional proctors for teachers who are remaining virtual.
  • Tents – for teaching some classes out­doors with added WiFi for teaching and broadcasting to students at home.

Please invest in our school and our students today by visiting to make a gift today.


Pledge Your Support Today

Fundraising for the 2020-2021 Annual Fund is currently underway. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Make your gift by June 30, 2021, to count it towards this year's campaign. To make a gift, you may donate online or see Ways of Giving for further information.

Send checks made out to St. Anselm's Abbey School noting the annual fund category to:

Development Office
St. Anselm's Abbey School
4501 South Dakota Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Annual Fund Gift Clubs

Founder's Circle $10,000 and above
Abbot's Circle $5,000 to $9,999
President's Circle $2,500 to $4,999
Headmaster's Circle $1,000 to $2,499
Faculty Circle $500 to $999
Gifts to the Annual Fund will be recognized in the Annual Report, which is published after our fiscal year ends on June 30.