Students arrive at the Moabery Early Years Learning Center
The Nina & Edgar Otto Lower School Campus includes the Moabery Early Years Learning Center. This 60,000 square foot leading-edge facility was designed especially with the unique needs of younger students at Saint Andrew's School in mind. With three sections of each grade level (JK- Grade 5), Saint Andrew's commitment to two experienced teachers in each classroom speaks to its pledge to educational excellence. In addition to the homeroom teachers, a reading specialist works with students and teachers in K-2, and specialists in other fields teach performing arts, visual arts, technology education, science, physical education and foreign languages. A nutritious lunch is served in the Weprin Family Student Center where students and faculty of the Lower School gather for chapel twice a week. With an 9:1 student to teacher ratio, education in mind, body, and spirit is the focus of the entire Lower School program.
Lower School Head Duncan Hossack spending time with his students
We are excited that the Moabery Early Years Learning Center and renovations of the Nina and Edgar Otto Lower School Campus are LEED Certified, the Moabery Early Years Learning Center LEED for Schools certified at the Gold Level. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Watch the Lower School Choir Perform in Orlando
Come and explore this unique place to learn more about our program and the wonderful educational experience that it offers!
The purpose of homework in the primary grades is to develop literacy, numeracy, study skills, time and resource management, curiosity, and a love of learning through enjoyable activities which reinforce what has been taught in school and encourage learning links between school and home.
The students in grades Junior Kindergarten through fifth grade have library classes once a week. Students and teachers are encouraged to make use of the library at any time including before and after school hours. Kindergarten through second grade classes are 30 minutes; third through fifth grade classes, 45 minutes. Our goals are to stimulate the recreational reading of our students; prepare them to locate, process, and communicate information in both print and non-print sources; and to fully support the school’s curriculum in all subject areas.
When a student behaves in a manner that is inconsistent with Saint Andrew's community standards, it is the responsibility of the School to educate the student about inappropriate action. It is our hope that students and their families constructively accept discipline and will recognize that life-long lessons can be learned from mistakes. Our focus is to be constructive with the young people at Saint Andrew's. Read more
Saint Andrew's Lower School has many ways for parents to get involved in their child's experience at school. Throughout the year, volunteers are asked to help in the library, act as room parents, coordinate the Book Fair, assist with field day, act as chaperones on field trips, occasionally assist in the lunchroom and support teachers with classroom parties or activities throughout the year. Two room parents are selected for each classroom. Read more
Please note that Enrichment Classes are subject to change. For the latest information/schedule about our Enrichment Club program, please contact Mike Jacobs at 561.210.2100
Chess (Grades 1-5)
Learn from Master and two-time Scholastic Champion! Those with some prior chess experience will improve their skills and be able to compete in tournaments, while others will learn how to play the game. It has been shown chess improves one’s ability to concentrate and focus, no matter what the subject.
A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for Grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School is both a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.