The Philosophy of St. Albans School
St. Albans School is a college preparatory school for boys, chartered by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, in Washington, D. C. The School is dedicated to fostering the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of its students. St. Albans challenges its students to achieve excellence and to embrace responsibility, and it expects them to act always with honor and to respect and care for others.
Spiritually rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, St. Albans strives to develop in its boys awareness and love of God and a sense of moral responsibility. The School believes that the spiritual growth of its students gives meaning to their intellectual and physical endeavors. Toward this end, St. Albans seeks to provide an understanding of the Christian faith, as expressed through the Episcopal tradition. As an Episcopal School with a pastoral commitment to all, St. Albans welcomes boys of all faiths and respects the religious beliefs of all members of the School community.
The objective of the School’s rigorous academic program is to teach each student strong skills of analysis and expression; to instill core knowledge in the arts, sciences, and humanities; to foster the ability to think critically, creatively, and independently; and to inspire intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning. Through its varied academic and extracurricular offerings, St. Albans encourages its students to develop their unique talents and to pursue knowledge that will serve both the individual and society.
An integral part of the curriculum, the required athletic program seeks to instill values and to teach skills for life-long fitness and health. Through participation in sports, each boy develops strengths of body and character. Emphasizing discipline, teamwork, competitive spirit, and sportsmanship, the athletic program teaches important lessons for life’s challenges.
St. Albans School is a diverse family that welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds. Such diversity is essential to a vital community of learning and growth. In nurturing the hearts, minds, and bodies of its students, St. Albans prepares boys for fulfilling lives of responsibility, leadership, and service to others.