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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
400 Fontaine St
Alexandria, VA 22302
Telephone
(703) 751-2700
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,770
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
22%
Average Financial Aid
$21,500
From St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

SSSAS is a JK-12 college preparatory Episcopal Church School in the Diocese of Virginia that educates boys and girls from junior kindergarten through grade 12. SSSAS serves students from across Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

We have three distinct campuses, each uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the students within. The Lower School, grades JK-5, is located on Fontaine Street; the Middle School, 6-8, is located on Braddock Road; the Upper School, 9-12, is located on St. Stephen's Road.

To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service.

Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
117 responses
Average ACT
30
55 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
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 10 responses
Report
  • Sleepy Thompson might be my favorite though!
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • The plays, musicals, and music concerts!
    20%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Homecoming is always a big deal!
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,133
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
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$89,200
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,611
National
$949
Median Home Value
$520,700
National
$184,700

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School Reviews

60 reviews
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Overall my experience at this school was pretty good. Personally this school and the teachers taught me to advocate for myself, and challenged me in a positive way. The school does have problems with cliques, diversity, and prioritizing athletics vs clubs and academics, but the teachers are all great. Most teachers are involved with the students' clubs, sports, and extracurriculars, so the student-teacher bonds are very strong. Almost every teacher I have had was extremely passionate about their topic as well. There are also always many opportunities available to do more outside of the classroom.
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Lower school is wonderful. The middle school curriculum is lacking. They need more advanced classes, as math is the only subject that offers differentiation, and that doesn’t start until 7th grade. The highest math available in grade 8 is Advanced Algebra. A school of this caliber should be teaching Geometry in 8th grade to qualified students like most other schools in this area (even the public schools.) They should consider advanced History and English as well.
The student body (and apparently many parents) are more interested in sports (lacrosse) than academic excellence. It seems many kids barely even try in school. Group projects are a painful ordeal for smart and engaged kids who want to do well. I believe offering some more advanced classes would group students of similar ablility and engagement, which would make for a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Bottom line, if you have a very bright child, I would look for a more challenging environment for middle school.
I had a wonderful experience at SSSAS. I started attending the school in 2007 and graduated in 2016 and loved every moment of it. It is easy to get involved in club, sports, the arts, and more. Students are able to build great relationships not only with each other, but also with the faculty and staff. The challenging academics well prepared me for the college life and I could never be more grateful. Go Saints!