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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
St. Anselm's Abbey School is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Washington, DC. It has 265 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $26,800 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
4501 South Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
Telephone
(202) 281-1650
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid
$13,500

St. Anselm's Abbey School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
40 responses
Average ACT
31
9 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Kairos retreat in 11th grade.
    26%
  • Basketball Tournament
    16%
  • House Day
    16%
  • Field day
    11%
  • Renaissance Day
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
265
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$72,935
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$506,100
National
$184,700
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St. Anselm's Abbey School Reviews

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Attending the abbey is a life altering experience that cannot be compared to to many. This includes, most importantly, the brotherhood you share with your community and piers. The school breeds open minded young men who soon become familiar with virtually every member of the community including the teachers and administration due to the tight knit community. I would trade this experience for nothing. Downsides to this school include, however, weaker athletics (meaning more varsity opportunities on the other hand) and generally further commutes (for a fair amount of applicants.)
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Saint Anselm's Abbey School is one of the best things to ever happen to me. The school has an amazing environment that I have not felt outside of St. Anselm's. The faculty love what they do and love to always talk about their respective subjects and offer help to those that need it. The school has a phenomenal community that welcomes in everyone that enters. New students almost immediately become oriented with their new classmates and feel like part of the family the moment they enter the community. The brotherhood at the Abbey cannot be duplicated in high school. Everyone loves each other and seeks the best in each other. There is no bullying or issues like that at our school, there are no cliques or anything of the sort at our school. The sports programs welcome anyone to join, we do not recruit so all of our athletes come from within our walls. I love this school and I encourage anyone looking for a school please consider the Abbey.
Highly challenging school and caring community. St. Anselm's will challenge the brightest minds, while providing a niche to explore many other varied interests. Small school translates to opportunity across the board... is not uncommon to see students cross between multiple sports, dramatic productions, and other extracurriculars. The Benedictine monastic presence is a huge asset, providing stability and values that promote education and life long learning. Caring and dedicated faculty. While St.. Anselm's is not for everyone, it has made all the difference for me. An indelible influence in my formative years and on my career since.