Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend St. Albans?
The Admissions Associated Costs page outlines our tuition and fees for the current year.

What are your school hours?
The classroom doors open at 8:00 a.m. class instruction starts at 8:15 a.m. Pre-kindergarten is 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Our kindergarten class hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for the first semester. The second semester goes until 1:30 p.m. First grade is from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the first two weeks of the school year. From the third week of school on, first grade will be excused at 3:00 p.m. Second grade through eighth grade school hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The first Friday of every month is an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for grades first through eighth grade. It is also a free dress day.

How do I enroll in your school?

St. Albans Country Day School adheres to a non-discrimination policy, and the school will not reject the application of any student based on sex, race, creed, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. Parents of applicants are asked to fill out a wait list application form and pay a non-refundable $25 fee for the wait list as an act of good faith. This fee will be paid yearly, per family, until the youngest child reaches kindergarten. This will establish a place for the student on the wait list. (The wait list application is found on our website under the Admissions tab.) Once you are on our wait list parents will receive a "waiting list update” letter in January of each year.The enclosed card must be signed and returned along with the $25 fee, if applicable, to the school by the indicated deadline in order to stay on the list.If the card and wait list fee are not returned, or if the school does not hear from the parent, the student will be dropped from the wait list. If the card and fee is returned and an opening occurs, parents will be notified, and the student will be evaluated.If admissions criteria are met, the student will be accepted. For further questions please contact the Registrar, Ms. Mindy Sakoi via email or call (916) 782-3557.

How do I enroll in your pre-kindergarten class?
Prekindergarten applicants must be at least FOUR YEARS OLD by September 1 of the year applying to be admitted to the pre-k program. It is the school’s position that children need to have reached a maturity level that reflects the social skills and attentiveness, which this program requires. Pre-k applicants and parents will be asked to visit the pre-k class and meet with the teacher. Prospective pre-k students are not formally tested, but they will be evaluated by the pre-k teachers. The decision to admit a student to the pre-k program rests with the prekindergarten teachers and the Head of School.

Where can I purchase uniforms?
Uniforms can be purchased from Dennis Uniform. You can order directly from the Dennis Uniform website, www.dennisuniform.com, our school code is UASSTA. Please refer to our complete via this link, dress uniform requirements. We also have a brochure available in the office. There is a used uniform sale two days before school starts, refer to the calendar for specific information.