"With God’s help, we strive for justice and peace for all people and respect the dignity of every human being."
Saint Andrew’s School was founded by the Episcopal School Foundation in 1961. It is the largest independent, co-educational, Pre-Kindergarten-12, Episcopal boarding and day school in the United States. Schools in the Episcopal tradition are communities where spiritual and moral development are integrated with a challenging academic experience.
Episcopal schools have historically been among the strongest academic institutions in the country.
Saint Andrew’s School is committed to its Episcopal Identity
and mission of nurturing our students in mind, body, and spirit. So what does it mean to be an Episcopal School?
We educate toward a larger purpose of spiritual and moral development—toward understanding and compassion, equity and inclusion, respect and social justice, and toward service and meaning beyond ourselves as individuals.
It also means that at Saint Andrew’s, we draw a wide circle when it comes to welcoming students, faculty, and staff from many religious backgrounds, faiths, cultures, and practices.
Our weekly chapel services are a time for reflection and renewal. The services are held in the Episcopal tradition and draw from the rich heritage of Anglican spirituality and a wide range of spiritual traditions.
In the classrooms, the Episcopal tradition values reason as a building block to wisdom and understanding. On campus, we offer opportunities for developing character, learning about theology, and holding discussion groups based on spirituality and world religions.
As part of our community life, we thrive on diversity, honoring the value and dignity of our students' diverse spiritual needs. We foster an atmosphere of openness to the religious dimension of life so that expressions of faith are accepted and affirmed, and students and teachers alike feel comfortable expressing their faiths in unobtrusive ways. Each and every year, our community gathers to celebrate Spiritual Journey Days, offering meaningful speakers, activities, and presentations that tie together the school’s Episcopal ethos with a celebration of several faith traditions.