Saint Andrew’s academic program is distinguished by the breadth and depth of its curriculum, its collaborative environment, and the multiple experiential opportunities available. Our students in grades preschool-12 are challenged to think critically and solve problems, while they learn in a collaborative environment safe for risk-taking.

Demanding academic courses are the heart of our academic program. Saint Andrew’s has developed a top college preparatory curriculum, which includes Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. To help achieve a balanced education, Saint Andrew’s offers students the opportunity to take courses that match their interests while developing the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

Lower School

Our goal in the Lower School is to open a new world of learning for our preschool and elementary students while contributing to their social and emotional growth. We strive to provide a learning experience that combines a sense of community, trust, and friendships while igniting their interest and curiosity in the world around them.

Our youngest students participate in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer – in the classroom and the world outside. In alignment with our PYP Programme, Saint Andrew’s Lower School has adopted Singapore Math, a program that refers to a teaching methodology that emphasizes a conceptual approach to understanding math.

We provide two experienced teachers in each classroom as well as specialists in areas such as performing arts, technology, mathematics, science, and world languages.

At Saint Andrew's, we believe in “honor above all” and that Lower school is a critical time to begin laying the foundation for a strong character. Our Honor Code teaches students to be honorable, respectful, and responsible young people. Other character-building activities include a grade 5 leadership group, service projects, safety patrol, virtue of the month program, and opportunities to mentor junior kindergarten students.

Middle School

Our goal in the Middle School is to help our students make the journey from dependence to independence by providing age-appropriate opportunities for them to develop self-confidence.

While strengthening academic skills, we prepare our students to take on more responsibilities and make good decisions as they navigate the emotional, physical, and social transition from childhood to adolescence.

We have three 21st-century "Immersion Spaces" to submerge students into their lessons whether they are studying a country, exploring the depths of the ocean, or discovering new stars in the galaxy. 

Middle School students participate in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which provides a framework of academic challenges that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and to become critical and reflective thinkers. Our faculty makes strong personal connections with our students, which creates a nurturing environment for learning.

Upper School

Our goal in the Upper School is to prepare our students for success in college and life. We believe that students must learn to be creative thinkers who can solve problems and adapt to new challenges. Our Upper School students benefit from an extensive and academically rigorous array of course offerings structured in a college-like schedule, including an Honors Program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB).

We believe that balance is critical to a healthy and successful education, and we offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities for our Upper School students to explore their passions in the arts, athletics and various student organizations, clubs, and associations. Through advisory and assembly programming, faculty and outside experts provide mentorship and guidance, delivering a social and emotional Learning curriculum to help students make the transition from late adolescence to early adulthood with the knowledge and tools they need to lead healthy and successful lives.

The flexibility of our college-like block schedule allows students to optimise their time in the classroom while offering them time to further explore their passions. From internships to competitions and special projects, students embark on a variety of experiential opportunities. This special schedule also accommodates the demanding schedules of our elite athletes and artists.

International Baccalaureate

Recognized worldwide as a rigorous academic program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students. The IB  provides the framework for educating critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are internationally minded and ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

IB students are measured against the same internationally respected benchmarks. The IB Curriculum consists of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP),  and the Diploma Programme (DP). Saint Andrew’s is one of the few schools nationwide to offer all three.

College Guidance

We know how stressful the college admission process can be, and we hope to help you and your children navigate it as smoothly as possible. Our College Guidance Office provides individualized guidance throughout the entire process with the ultimate goal of finding the right school for each one of our students.

Individualized counseling begins in grade 10. Our counselors are leaders in the college admissions field. They participate on university advisory boards and serve as consultants to educational organizations and schools.

We are quite proud that over 83% of the Class of 2016 was accepted to a college that is ranked as “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive” in the Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.

Student Support

At Saint Andrew’s School, we recognize that talented students may face academic challenges, and we want all our students to succeed in all facets of the school experience. We offer a strong social, emotional, and academic support system tailored to the individual needs of students, with the ultimate goal of helping them meet and even exceed academic expectations.

Our approach regarding students with learning differences is based upon the belief that we should be sensitive to the particular learning challenges of our students while maintaining high academic standards and expectations. Accommodations are available to grades JK-12 students with a demonstrated need and are granted through careful review by the Student Support Committee.

Summer Term

The Saint Andrew’s Summer Term is designed as an optional extension of the academic year, offering students the opportunity to earn academic credit in an array of disciplines. Our curriculum reflects a selection of courses for review, enrichment, and advanced studies. Enrollment in courses during the Summer Term allows students to improve their options for course selections or lighten their academic schedule during the regular school year.

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About Us

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.
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