Saint Andrew's School is a community of learners. Upper School students benefit from an extensive and academically rigorous array of course offerings, including honors, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The Upper School core curriculum includes year-long courses in English, mathematics, classical and modern languages, history, and science, as well as other courses in computer science and technology, visual and performing arts, theology, life skills, and public speaking.
The school's commitment to an average class size of 15 students encourages a close rapport between students and teachers. This closeness ensures that our teachers know their students well and are accessible for help, support, and guidance both in and out of class. Students are encouraged to attend extra help in all disciplines during scheduled extra help/conference periods each week.
The academic year has two semesters with exams at the end of each. Mid-quarter written comments allow faculty to keep parents informed of student progress; formal grade reports are sent to parents at the end of each quarter. The Upper School Grade Chairs for ninth and tenth grades oversee the academic progress of all our students.
Watch a video of our AP Environmental Science students in action
Our daily schedule has been designed to promote Saint Andrew's educational goals. Our weekly schedule includes four advisor periods (time when students meet with their advisor to discuss general topics as well as individual concerns), one chapel, one assembly/club meeting time period, scheduled extra help or a conference, and time for extra-curricular activities.
Upper School students also participate in athletics and community service activities. The Honor Code, with its motto of "Honor Above All," helps our students develop a high sense of integrity and an understanding of their role in an interdependent world. Our goal is to provide excellence in education in mind, body, and spirit. At Saint Andrew's - in the classroom and the chapel, on the stage and in the art gallery, on the athletic fields and through community service - students find many ways to achieve this goal.