An elite, private college preparatory school for boys in Washington, D.C. Its mascot is the bulldog and its team colors are blue and white. St. Albans has a reputation for being among the elite school in the nation for its college placement and tendency to produce politicians. A 2004 article in the Wall Street Journal found that among U.S. schools, St. Albans had the 11th-highest success rate in placing graduates at 10 selective universities. St. Albans graduates include Former Vice President Al Gore, Senator Evan Bayh, Senator Michael Bennett, Journalists David Ignatius and Ian Urbina, and Fox News host Brit Hume.
St. Albans is considered co-curricular and all boys are expected to participate in a sport. St. Albans competes in the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC), a league of independent schools in the Washington, D.C. area. Other members of the league are Georgetown Preparatory School, Bullis School, Episcopal High School, Landon School, and St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School.
"St. Albans School sits atop Mount Saint Alban in Washington, DC. With their egos you'd presume they were on top of Everest."
"St. Albans is a snooty, elitist, inside-the-Beltway institution."