St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School


: It's Reunion time! 💚❤️ We can't wait to welcome you back to campus Friday, April 22-Monday, April 25 to celebrate the classes ending in 1s, 2s, 6s, and 7s. Check out the weekend events and please note that registration is required.
Kindergarten students recently conducted an innovative project using skills learned in their art, technology, and language classes–culminating in an animation illustration (by using the Stop motion Studio app) of their chosen word or phrase voiced over in Spanish. Learn more!
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Our Upper School Academic Center Class recently focused on metacognition. Metacognition is an awareness of your own thinking and learning. During class, students watched a short video and then formed their own definitions. Then, they worked in pairs to identify how it impacts academics. They reviewed questions they can ask themselves to promote metacognition, using a poster from Edutopia as a guide. Finally, students took the time to make a list of their own strengths as a learner alongside areas they can improve.
OPENING NIGHT! 🎭 The Upper School Stage One Players present the classic tale "Cinderella." The show is about dreams that come true, a glass slipper, and the determined hope to find happiness. Come and see the Prince and Cinderella fall in love and dance with stars in their eyes! Visit here for showtime dates and ticket information:
💯 days until graduation for our seniors! The day was filled with lots of surprises for seniors as teachers cheered them on as they arrived at school with a huge balloon arch, banner, and bubble machine in the entrance. At lunchtime, there was a pizza party and a photo booth, and the seniors were gifted with baseball hats that have "💯" on them. Thanks to our amazing Alumni Office for coordinating this fun day!
During a Middle School Saints Advisory bonding activity this week, students had to build the tallest tower with tape, marshmallows, and spaghetti. A fun, collaborative exercise!
It’s Read Across America or as we call it—Read Across Saints Day! Our Lower School students are in comfy pj’s and snuggling up with great books across campus. The day is filled with drop-in storytimes, mystery readers, buddy readers, and the Upper School Book Buddies Club students stopping by for a reading visit. A local author visited with first graders in the library and a Zoom author visit is planned for the afternoon. What a day!
: Sophomore Alex Deas '24 recently hosted an invasive plant and storm debris cleanup at Fort Hunt Park to support the National Park Service. It was a thoughtful way for Upper School students to spend time outdoors for a good cause while earning service hours. "I want to help clear the park of invasive ivy that is harming the trees in the park and killing them," shared Alex. "My goal is to hopefully clear all of the invasive species out of the park."
Impressive! 👏 Congratulations to our Upper School artists and writers who received numerous honors in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Read more!
We were thrilled to welcome Jahkil Jackson to our campuses this week! Jahkil is a teen changemaker, activist, and author. On Thursday, he spoke with our Middle and Upper School students about his work as a social entrepreneur and anti-bullying advocate in his hometown of Chicago. He started this work when he was eight years old, and he is only 14 now!

On our Lower School’s X-Day on Friday, Jahkil helped our youngest students explore what it means to be a changemaker and how we can help our community. As part of his visit, the Lower School made Blessing Bags that were donated to the local non-profit ALIVE, an organization that serves those in need in Alexandria. Early Saints (age 3) through third grade read his book “I Am” geared toward helping kids implement values that can help with navigating being bullied and build a strong sense of self-worth.

Fun Fact: Jahkil has a Saints connection as he is Assistant Athletic Director & Equipment Manager Vashon Winton's cousin!

You can learn more about Jahkil and the non-profit organization he created to help homelessness called “Project I Am” here:
"Football has always been in her blood." ABC7 News recently interviewed Leah Joseph '13 who joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in August of 2021 as General Manager Trent Baalke's assistant. (Full story here: She was also interviewed by The Saints Life Magazine:

SSSAS is an independent Episcopal coed private college preparatory school, for students aged 3 - Gra Stephen's & St. Agnes School

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You got this! We wish our newest alumni, the Class of 2023, a wonderful start to the school year. We look forward to seeing what's next for you! Visit us soon and often.


Incoming Middle School Director William “Bee” Stribling grew up on an orchard in Markham, Va., with his parents, six siblings, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, hamsters, cows, horses, chickens, and ducks. Bee’s family is bursting with educators, including a great-great uncle who taught at Episcopal and a great-aunt who taught at St. Agnes! Bee and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Robert Mackay and Eleanor Marshall, who are so excited to be Lower School Saints! Learn more about Bee, including where his nickname comes from here:


Get to know our new Lower School Director LaNessa West! She describes herself as diligent, intuitive, and reflective. Family is everything to her. An only child with lots of close cousins, she grew up in the small town of South Boston, Va. She and her husband, Nathaniel, will be celebrating 25 years together in December, and she feels her greatest accomplishment has been raising their children, Nathan and Nadia, who are students at Old Dominion University. Learn more about LaNessa!

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For today's , we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Chapel and Performing Arts Center (CPAC). Read about how this beloved building came to be and plans for our future!

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We recently held our Upper School New Saints Orientation! This four day program is designed to assist new students with the transition to the SSSAS Upper School. In the orientation, students prepare for the first weeks of school by meeting faculty and administrators as well as Senior Peer Leaders, and gaining an understanding of all our school has to offer! As part of the program, students volunteered at ALIVE and assembled hundreds of bags for families in need. Welcome, Saints!

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Read how Michelle Lopez '88 and Rudy Lopez '96--siblings, business partners, and professors--bring creativity into their local communities in this week's article written by their nephew Nathan Pugh '17.

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🚨These boxes are filled with TONS of new Saints gear for the School Store! Check out for a sneak preview.

Looking for an opportunity to shop before school starts? The Upper School Store and Lower School Store will be open the week of August 21 (see days/hours below).

Additionally, these stores have volunteer opportunities available this coming school year. If you are interested in helping out in the store, please contact School Store Manager Kim Speed at [email protected].


Monday, August 21
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 25
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 22
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 24
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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This week’s magazine article is “The Grape Sleuth: Lucie Morton ’68.” Having immersed herself in the complexities and curiosities of turning grapes into wine for the last 50 years–as a research collaborator, teacher, writer, sought-after lecturer, and international vineyard consultant–Lucie shares, “I am a student of grapes. I just love the grapevine in all its forms.” Read about Lucie and her wine adventures here:


They came. They accomplished. They graduated. Let's celebrate some achievements from the !

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In The Saints Life spring issue, we featured Laith Wallschleger ’10 who told us all about football (he was in the NFL), acting (he’s done tons of voiceover work and been in dozens of TV shows/films/commercials) and his keys to success. Read this week’s here!

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A few joyful moments from our Summertimes program. ☀️

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Let’s learn more about Dr. Francoise Marvel ’99 and how she is changing lives with innovative technology in this week’s magazine article. Francoise serves patients as a cardiologist as part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. When she’s not taking care of patients, Francoise spends the majority of the rest of her professional time within the tech innovation and entrepreneurial space. “I realized I could be applying my passion and my interest for health technologies to empowering and engaging the patient at their bedside.” Read more!


With the conclusion of our 2022-2023 fiscal year, we are thrilled to announce that a record-breaking $1,937,924 was donated from 1,931 supporters through The Saints Fund this year. A huge THANK YOU to our amazing community of Saints who made this incredible level of support for our teachers, coaches, and students a reality!

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More bubbles please. 🫧 Ending another fantastically fun week of Summertimes!☀️

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Jaimie Crumley ’08 is “Illuminating the Unseen” in this week’s magazine highlight. Jaimie’s path took her from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes to Massachusetts, to divinity school and a Ph.D. program, and then to a university professorship. She’s spent the last year as a research fellow with Old North Illuminated, a secular, private non-profit that works to preserve and interpret the history of the Old North Church, which was founded in 1723. Jaimie’s current research focus? Black and Indigenous congregants and their experience at the church from the time of its founding through the nineteenth century. Learn more about Jaimie!


Current mood. 😎

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Let’s catch up with some alumni this summer! In this article from the spring issue of The Saints Life Magazine, read about the company SCOUT. Co-founded by Ben Johns ‘74 and his wife Deb, they sell large and small totes, coolers, lunch boxes, duffels, travel bags, storage bins, and fashion accessories. Since launching in 2004, Ben and Deb have discovered they work well together. “We both get such joy out of working with young people, mentoring and teaching them,” Ben says. “If we’re not laughing every day, then it’s not a day at SCOUT.”


We wish all of our Saints a happy and safe Fourth of July! 🎆


It's June 30, the LAST DAY to make a donation to the 22-23 Saints Fund in support of ❤️ SSSAS 💚 and all the amazing teachers, coaches, staff, students, and one extraordinary dog that help make our Saints community so special!

🐾 Aggie is enjoying her summer and wants to share a few reminders for the day! Before you head out to the beach, set out for a hike, or relax on your porch with a book, be sure to have plenty of sunscreen (it's hot out there) and take a moment to show your gratitude and love for SSSAS by making a gift of any amount.

It takes less than a minute to make an online gift. Will you take 60 seconds out of your day to support SSSAS?


Congratulations to Ella Joshi (rising junior) whose artwork was chosen by the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies office and the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for the Democracy Collection Student Art Competition. The Democracy Collection initiative celebrates the 60th anniversary of showcasing the artwork of talented middle and high school student artists. This competition was an opportunity for students to explore democracy through the creation of art. (Ella was this year’s 10th-grade recipient of the Carroll Lastelic Creativity Prize at Prize Day.) View her work and others at the virtual exhibit!

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Don't mind us. We are just over here reminiscing. Miss you already! to the Commencement.


Announcing our 2023 Hall of Fame ~ Save the Date for September 29!


Juneteenth celebrates the day that enslaved people in Texas learned they were free, over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On this , St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School remembers and honors all who fought for human and civil rights and encourages everyone to take time to learn more about this important day.

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Upper School Saints attended the Cappies Awards Gala last night at the Kennedy Center as SSSAS was nominated for Best Orchestra for “Mamma Mia!” In addition, Dr. Jim Criswell served as the Gala's Orchestra Director. Way to go, Saints!

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Such a joyous day! Eighth graders had their Recognition Ceremony today. Congratulations on a great year—see you in ninth grade, Saints! 🎉

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Congratulations to our fifth graders! 🎉 They celebrated with a Recognition Ceremony today. See you in sixth grade, Saints!


Last day of fun with an all-school singalong!

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Middle School Awards Day! 🎉Wednesday is their Recognition Ceremony. Congratulations on a great year, Saints!

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Congratulations to the on their Commencement today! 💚❤️ Inspiring remarks from our speaker, Amna Nawaz Werdel '97 (Co-Anchor of PBS NewHour) and Valedictorian Carter Harris '23. All photos from Commencement will be shared next week!


The SSSAS Class of 2023! 💚❤️

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Today the Upper School celebrated Prize Day. Tomorrow our seniors graduate! Highlights include: Upper School Art Teacher Kate Elkins received the Excellence in Teaching Award, Carter Harris is the class valedictorian, and Sam Bradburn gave a touching and funny farewell address that really captured the spirit of his class! Congrats to all of our Saints on a great year! 🎉

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Today is Lower School field day — a day of play is exactly what these Saints need to wind down the school year!


Thirty-two college bound athletes (four not pictured) - attending 22 colleges and universities - playing 9 different sports. The Saints Athletic family is so proud of all of you and we can’t wait to see you thrive at the next level!


It's June 1st, the day we ask for all gifts to be made to the 22-23 Saints Fund and we need your help to reach our goal! By supporting The Saints Fund you help ensure that our beloved traditions and the extraordinary experiences afforded our students for nearly a century may continue for today's students. Visit to make your gift today!


At the recent Senior Chapel, students were presented with this video--a prayer for our Class of 2023. We can't believe Commencement is this Saturday!

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Our fifth graders are bringing a little magic 🪄 to the Child and Family Network Centers this week! These professional-style performances aim to brighten the day of the audience members, spreading smiles and joy. It's part of a comprehensive service-learning program that teaches our students leadership and public speaking skills, creativity, and the value of service.

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Our fourth graders are philanthropists! For the last several weeks, they have been working with the Kids for Kids Program--an experiential curriculum that nurtures a philanthropic disposition and agency in children. Through the program, students explored the rights of all children, developed perspective-taking skills around various challenges, and learned about great local solutions to solve community problems. The values discussed in the program align with our Social Responsibility and DEIB work, including community, equity, inclusion, empathy, altruism, dignity, and empowerment.

The program culminated in the students collectively deciding how to allocate $1,000 to a local organization and drafting personal giving pledges (declarations of their philanthropic intentions moving forward). At today's celebration, the students voted for the donation to go to Arlington Pediatric Center. In addition, the $1,660.72 raised at this week's fourth grade bake sale will be split between SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and Second Story, which are the two non-profit organizations that came in second and third in our grade-wide voting.

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Our Lower School welcomed NBC Washington Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer today to talk about all things weather! ☀️☔️❄️⛈️ If you are able to catch his broadcast today between 5:15 and 5:25 p.m. he may share a pic from his visit to the !

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Alexandria, VA

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