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4501 South Dakota Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017

Website: www.saintanselms.org
Phone: 202-269-2350

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Located on a beautiful forty-acre campus in Washington, DC, St. Anselm’s is an independent Catholic school for motivated and academically gifted young men. Founded in 1942 by monks of the Order of Saint Benedict, St. Anselm’s maintains a rigorous classical curriculum that prepares students for lives of excellence. Each boy, known in his uniqueness, is trained in science, history, foreign languages, literature, and the arts. The fields and the trees, and the 1500-year tradition of Benedictine spirituality, provide a physical and intellectual place of contemplation and learning that helps our students make sense of, and use appropriately, the technology and the information so widely available to them. Also, our unique environment and education assists our graduates in being more aware of the world around them and in being attentive to the needs of others. Our mission is to “create an atmosphere of peace, a sense of service to community, and a willingness within our students to work toward a balance in mind, body, and spirit.” 

Grades: 6 – 12
Gender: All boys
Total number of students: 2021-2022 school year: 249
Average class size: 14
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Teacher retention rate: 90%
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic; Benedictine
Seniors with National Merit recognition: Class of 2022 – 10
Average SAT score: 1400
Grade foreign language first offered: 7th grade
Languages offered: French, Spanish, Arabic, Latin, Greek
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $31,900
Annual tuition for grade 12: $32,900
Students receiving financial aid: 40% of student body
Uniform: Dress code of jacket, tie, dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes
Bus transportation: Shuttle services from Northern Virginia and Bethesda. Shuttle to and from the Fort Totten Metro
Number of AP courses offered: 25
Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: Class of 2022: 97.9%
Varsity sports: soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, tennis, track and field, fencing, golf, and lacrosse
Interscholastic sports (middle): soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, tennis, track and field, fencing, golf, and lacrosse
Theater productions per year: 3
Music ensembles: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Ensemble
Accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools / Affiliations: National Catholic Education Association, The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Annual applications per opening: 3
Founded: 1942
Campus size: 40 acres