St. Anselm's Abbey School provides a rigorous, liberal-arts education to young men from grades six through twelve in the Catholic Benedictine tradition.
Situated on 40 wooded acres in Washington, D.C. in between two Metro stops on the Red Line, St.
Anselm's takes pride in a tradition of academic excellence. Through the small size of its classes, close personal attention, and challenging cirricular offerings, St.
Anselm's is school where bright boys become exceptional young men.
For eight decades, the school has graduated countless servant leaders, grounded in tradition and prepared to meet the world's challenges.
They include Mayors of major U.S. cities, founders of some of the world's most successful companies and venture capital funds, diplomats, social workers, doctors, and presidential appointees.
The average SAT score of St. Anselm's graduates is above 1400, with more than 40% of students receiving financial aid and more than 45% of students identifying as historically under-represented minorities.
Founded by Benedictine Monks who have provided education for leaders and doers for more than 1500 years, St.
Anselm's is committed to the pursuit of Pax in Sapientia, or "peace through understanding," allowing young men to become the truest and best version of themselves, and to appreciate the inherent dignity and gifts of all as they prepare to lead rich lives and contribute to their communities.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,500
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Anselm's Abbey School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1942

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
St. Anselm's Abbey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1410
Average Percentile SSAT
90%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000

Sports

School Notes

  • St. Anselm's Abbey School provides a rigorous, liberal-arts education to young men from grades six through twelve in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. Situated on 40 wooded acres in Washington, D.C. in between two Metro stops on the Red Line, St. Anselm's takes pride in a tradition of academic excellence. Through the small size of its classes, close personal attention, and challenging cirricular offerings, St. Anselm's is school where bright boys become exceptional young men. For eight decades, the school has graduated countless servant leaders, grounded in tradition and prepared to meet the world's challenges. They include Mayors of major U.S. cities, founders of some of the world's most successful companies and venture capital funds, diplomats, social workers, doctors, and presidential appointees. The average SAT score of St. Anselm's graduates is above 1400, with more than 40% of students receiving financial aid and more than 45% of students identifying as historically under-represented minorities. Founded by Benedictine Monks who have provided education for leaders and doers for more than 1500 years, St. Anselm's is committed to the pursuit of Pax in Sapientia, or "peace through understanding," allowing young men to become the truest and best version of themselves, and to appreciate the inherent dignity and gifts of all as they prepare to lead rich lives and contribute to their communities. 
Profile last updated: 07/29/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,500
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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