Staff Writing for Independent Schools: St. Albans School - 2007 Bronze Medal

Category 20: Staff Writing for Independent Schools
St. Albans School, The Bulletin

Contact: Molly Meinhardt, publications manager, St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016, Phone: (202) 537-5582, e-mail:

Objectives of the Periodical: The Bulletin is the premier publication of St. Albans School, an independent, college preparatory school located on the Close of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1909, St. Albans is dedicated to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and artistic development of boys in grades 4 through 12. The school has a current enrollment of 565 full-time students, including thirty boarders.

Distributed three times a year, The Bulletin aims to keep readers informed about what is happening on campus, to share alumni news and celebrate alumni successes, and to provide all constituencies with thoughtful and enjoyable articles on the school and the people associated with it.

Our main objective over the past year has been to produce a high-quality, lively, attractive magazine with material of interest to both current parents and alumni. We have also tried to improve the publication by including better images when possible, by publishing more engaging stories, by covering school events more closely, and by making the magazine more user-friendly with a detailed table of contents and clearer department heads.

Audience: The Bulletin is distributed to all alumni, current parents and grandparents, past parents and grandparents, faculty and staff, donors, and friends and supporters of the school.

Circulation: 9,200

Frequency: 3 issues per year

Staffing: Equivalent of one full-time person (editor spends about 80 percent of her time on the magazine; class notes compiler spends about 10 percent of her time on the magazine; communications director spends about 5 percent of her time on the magazine; communications assistant spends 5 percent)

Total Annual Budget: $91,253