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- Jason Robinson, 8th Headmaster of St. Albans School

“Part of the brilliance of this school is the way it combines reverence for tradition with an appreciation for the joy and humor of working with boys.”
In July 2017, following a six-month, international search, the St. Albans Governing Board named Jason Robinson the eighth headmaster of St. Albans.

Raised in Roanoke, Va., Robinson attended public school until fifth grade, when his mother, a former French teacher, encouraged him to apply to the local independent school North Cross. From there, he went on to receive a B.A. in philosophy from Washington and Lee, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. in government from the University of Virginia, where he served as chair of the Honor Committee. After receiving a J.D. from Stanford Law School, Robinson held a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in Baltimore, Md., and practiced corporate law at D.C.’s Covington and Burling, where he met his wife, Olinda Arias Robinson. In 2004, he left the legal profession to begin a career in education, first at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md., where he taught government and a humanities course that spanned English, history, art, philosophy, and cultural studies, and he coached basketball and baseball. He then went on to teach history, politics, constitutional law, and ethics at the Lawrenceville School, in New Jersey, where he chaired the Interdisciplinary Studies Program; chaired the Discipline and Honor committees; coached basketball, baseball, and golf; and served as a housemaster, living with Olinda and their two daughters in a student residence in the school’s historic House System.

In 2013 he was named head of upper school at Princeton Day School, and in 2015 his duties expanded as he added the title assistant head of school for academics, responsible for the development, assessment, and coordination of the academic program for one thousand students in prekindergarten through grade twelve. Jason and his wife, Olinda, have two daughters now in college.

Recent Speeches and Letters

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  • Installation Homily

    By Headmaster Jason Robinson
    Headmaster Jason Robinson delivered this homily at his Installation Service on October 2, 2018, in the Washington National Cathedral.
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Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.