Application Process

Through our written materials, campus tours and the admission testing process, the Admission Office strives to help parents learn about our programs and our school community. Similarly, we enjoy the opportunity of getting to know our prospective families and their children.

Lower School Admission Process

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  • Learn More About the Lower School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September-January: Parents schedule campus tour and apply online
    • January: Admission Testing (dates will be notified by letter or email)
    • February 1: Deadline for all completed application materials
    • February 15: Notification date for JK and K applicants
    • February 15, or after (pending available space): Notification date for grades 1-5
    • We will continue to process applications after the deadline, and when spaces in a particular grade level are filled, the Admission Committee may offer qualified candidates a place on the Waiting List.
     
    A completed Lower School application includes:
     
    APPLICATION AND FEE
    JK - 3 $100 (includes testing fee)
    4 - 5 $ 50 (does not include testing fee)
     
    TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS
    This form is to be given to a School Official at applicant's current school — for grades 1 to 5
     
    CLASSROOM VISIT
    This is for students entering grades 4 and 5
     
    ADMISSION TESTING
    Grades JK, K and 1
    Applicants need to be 4-yrs old (JK) and 5-yrs old (K) by September 1 of the year they would be applying for.
     
    Candidates applying to Junior Kindergarten through grade 1 are scheduled and screened during December and January. In seeking to identify students who may be a good match for Saint Andrew's, all applicants are evaluated both cognitively and developmentally.
     
    Grades 2 and 3
    Candidates for grades 2 and 3 are scheduled for a grade level assessment on a Saturday in January. Children are screened for both aptitude and achievement
     
    Grades 4 and 5
    Applicants are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609.683.4440
    You may choose us as location (optional) and you must choose us as recipients of the scores by entering Saint Andrew's School in the specified fields when registering for the test.

Middle School Admission Process

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  • Learn More About the Middle School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September-January: Parents schedule campus tour/interview and apply online
    • February 1: Deadline for all completed application materials
    • March 1: Notification of Admission Decisions - Applications completed by February 1 will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account on March 1 with letters to follow.
    • We will continue to process applications after the deadline, and when spaces in a particular grade level are filled, the Admission Committee may offer qualified candidates a place on the Waiting List.
     
    A completed Middle School application includes:
     
    APPLICATION AND FEE
    $75 for applicants living within the U.S.
    $100 for those living outside the U.S.
     
    Saint Andrew's accepts two forms of application:
    1. Saint Andrew's Online Application - consisting of the Biographical Information, Parent Statement, and Student Questionnaire with choice of Essay or Personal Project. Teacher Recommendation forms may be accessed through our Online Application or downloaded below.
    2. SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO)- applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through the SSAT SAO.
     
    THREE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORMS
    Confidential teacher recommendations must be sent directly from your student's current school to the Admission Office.
     
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS Form
    A copy of official previous (two years) and current (first trimester or first semester) school transcripts, including prior year's standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
     
    INTERVIEW AND TOUR
    An admission interview and tour of the school are important parts of the application process and are required for all applicants who live within a reasonable distance of the school. For those applicants who live out of state or in another country, admission interviews are conducted via Skype (www.skype.com). Please contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.
     
    ADMISSION TESTING
    Applicants are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609.683.4440
     
    You may choose us as location (optional) and you must choose us as recipients of the scores by entering Saint Andrew's School in the specified fields when registering for the test.
    In some cases the Admission Committee may accept recent SAT, PSAT, ISEE, or ACT results in lieu of SSAT. Please consult with the Admission Office.

Upper School Admission Process

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  • Learn More About the Upper School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September-January: Parents schedule campus tour/interview and apply online
    • February 1: Deadline for all completed application materials.
    • March 1: Notification of Admission Decisions - Applications completed by February 1 will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be posted to your online account on March 1 with letters to follow.
    • We will continue to process applications after the deadline, and when spaces in a particular grade level are filled, the Admission Committee may offer qualified candidates a place on the Waiting List. 
    A completed Upper School application includes:
     
    APPLICATION AND FEE
    $75 for applicants living within the U.S.
    $100 for applicants living outside the U.S.
     
    Saint Andrew's accepts two forms of application:
    1. Saint Andrew's Online Application - consisting of the Biographical Information, Parent Statement, and Student Questionnaire with choice of Essay or Personal Project. Teacher Recommendation forms may be accessed through our Online Application or downloaded below.
    2. SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO)- applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through the SSAT SAO.
     
    THREE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORMS
    Confidential teacher recommendations must be sent directly from your student's current school to the Admission Office.
     
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS Form
    A copy of official previous (two years) and current (first trimester or first semester) school transcripts, including prior year's standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
     
    ADMISSION TESTING
    Applicants are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609.683.4440
     
    You may choose us as location (optional) and you must choose us as recipients of the scores by entering Saint Andrew's School in the specified fields when registering for the test.
    In some cases the Admission Committee may accept recent SAT, PSAT, ISEE, or ACT results in lieu of SSAT. Please consult with the Admission Office.
     
    INTERVIEW AND TOUR
    An admission interview and tour of the school are important parts of the application process and are required for all applicants who live within a reasonable distance of the school. For those applicants who live out of state or in another country, admission interviews are conducted via Skype (www.skype.com). contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.
     
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY
    In addition to the SSAT scores, we also require current TOEFL scores. For more information on TOEFL exam date and locations, please call 609.771.7100 or visit www.toefl.org. Our school code is 8163.
    Letter from a financial institution stating the family has sufficient funds to cover tuition and expenses, a requirement for the U.S. student visa process (I-20).
    A certified translated copy of the applicant's transcripts and current grades.
     
    APPLICANTS FROM CHINA
    In order for the Saint Andrew’s School admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will help us conduct interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. 
    The Vericant interview will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and skills to our admissions team, and is a required component of your completed application if you are not able to visit campus. The Vericant interview deadline is January 17, 2017.
     
    To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.

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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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