Program Policies

List of 5 items.

  • General Policies

    • Admission to the St. Albans Summer School does not include or imply admission to the regular session of St. Albans School.
    • The school will issue reports for academic courses at the end of each semester (the end of the third and final weeks). If an additional report should be sent to the student’s school, please contact Susie Spaulding, the Summer School Registrar, at sspaulding@stalbansschool.org or 202-537-6412.
    • No reports will be sent to parents or schools, and no course credits will be registered, until settlement of all financial obligations.
    • The school reserves the right to request the withdrawal (without refund) at any time of a student who, in its judgment, is unwilling to comply with the rules and practices of the Summer Programs.
    • Since Summer Program costs (salaries, maintenance, etc.) are fixed, no refunds for absences or voluntary withdrawal from a camp or class will be made. There will be a $35 charge for every schedule change initiated by the student; however, no charges apply if such changes are initiated by St. Albans School.
    • With prior approval of the head of the Upper School, a St. Albans student who completes an academic course may receive credit. Other secondary schools may be willing to give similar credit for St. Albans courses, but in each case, individual arrangements must be made by the student with his/her school before he/she embarks on his/her course of study. St. Albans is not prepared to incorporate special requirements of another school into its courses.
    • Dress is informal; however, the school expects that a student’s appearance will be in keeping with the academic aims of the school.
    • Students and parents are responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules of the Summer Programs and are expected to give their full cooperation both to the rules and to the educational objectives of the school.
    • Before the beginning of classes, the school will provide a link to our online bookstore where families can purchase the textbook(s) required for the course(s). 
    • Lower school students enrolled in multiple camps and/or classes on the same day will be escorted from one session to another by summer program faculty and/or staff.
    • Middle and Upper School students will be expected to get to class or camp without an escort once they are familiar with the locations.
    • In order to encourage attendance for the entire session of summer courses, tuition is not prorated. By agreement prior to registration, one week of credit may be granted to students who will miss one or more weeks of Summer School.
    • We reserve the right to close registration for full sessions and to cancel those under-enrolled.
  • Financial Aid

    For current St. Albans students:
    • Requests for financial aid will be handled by the Summer Programs Office.
    • Students are eligible for scholarships if they are required to take the course; no scholarships will be provided for elective courses.
    • Scholarships are only available for academic courses.
    • The deadline to apply for financial aid is Friday, April 14.
     
    For students of other schools:
    • For students not regularly enrolled at St. Albans, select summer program scholarships are offered through nonprofit organizations and not St. Albans School.
    • Interested students/parents must work directly with those organizations to pursue scholarships. St. Albans does not provide a list of such organizations.
  • Inclement Weather

    Classes and camps will not be canceled regardless of weather. In case of rain or extreme heat, students enrolled in outdoor sports activities will be moved indoors where they will have the opportunity to watch sports-related activities and perform indoor activities. Students enrolled in academic classes will not be allowed to wait outside at Senior Circle for pick up and will remain indoors. Dangerous weather may require altering drop-off/pick-up procedures; advance notice will be given if possible. Otherwise, staff will direct onsite. 
  • Medical Care

    Either a nurse, athletic trainer, or certified first aid/CPR provider is always on campus during summer programs.
  • Special Events

    Since St. Albans is part of the Washington National Cathedral, any high-level events to be held and attended by dignitaries and other VIPs, like state funerals, will require the complete shutdown of all activities on the property for that day. St. Albans Summer Programs will issue credits or refunds to affected families if this occurs. Please check with our partner camps for their policies.
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.