Application Process

We are at capacity for the 2022-23 school year. Applications for 2023-2024 will be available this fall.
Please feel free to contact our office at 561.210.2020 or admission@saintandrews.net about admissions for the 23-24 school year.

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  • Click Here to Learn More About the Lower School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September - January: Applications open. The Admission Office will contact families to schedule visit days (conditions permitting) and admission testing.
    Pre-K
    • The Admission Office meets to review each applicant’s file once we have received all required documents. 
    • Early decisions for Pre-K will begin in December. 
    • Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis pending available space.
    K through Grade 5
    • January 16: First round deadline for all completed application materials to receive a decision by February 15.
    • February 15: Notification date for all K through Grade 5 applicants.
    • After the January 16 first-round deadline, we will continue to welcome applications as space is available. When spaces in a particular grade level are filled, the Admission Committee may offer qualified applicants a place on the Waiting List.

    A completed Lower School application includes
    :
     
    APPLICATION AND FEE
    Pre-K - 5 $100 (includes screening fee)
     
    TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
    Electronic confidential teacher recommendations can be accessed through our online application and must be sent directly from the applicant's current school to the Admission Office.
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS
    Electronic Request for Release of Records can be accessed through our online application. This form can be downloaded and given to a School Official at the applicant’s current school.
     
    CLASSROOM VISITS
    Classroom visits are encouraged for students entering grades 2-5 as part of the application process. 
     
    ADMISSION SCREENING
    Grades Pre-K, K, and 1
    Applicants need to be 4 years old (Pre-K) and 5 years old (K) by September 1 of the year they would be applying for.
     
    Candidates applying to Pre-K through grade 1 are evaluated both cognitively and developmentally. The Admission Office will contact applicants to schedule screening.
     
    Grades 2 - 5
    Candidates for grades 2 - 5 will be scheduled for a grade-level assessment that will evaluate both aptitude and achievement. The Admission Office will contact applicants to schedule screening. 

    COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    An officially translated copy is required for any birth certificate not in English.

    Saint Andrew's School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability/handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in the administration of its educational program, admission, financial aid, athletic, or school policies. It strictly adheres to all applicable local, state, and federal laws. All students are afforded equal rights and privileges, and access to programs and activities available to Saint Andrew's School students.

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  • Click Here to Learn More About the Middle School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September - January: Schedule student interview and apply online
    • January 16: First round deadline for all completed application materials.
    • February 15: Notification of Admission Decisions - Applications completed by January 16 will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be emailed on February 15.
    • After the January 16 first round deadline, we will continue to welcome applications, as space is available. 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.
    2. SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO) - applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through the SSAT SAO.
     
    THREE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORMS
    Electronic confidential teacher recommendations can be accessed through our online application and must be sent directly from the applicant's current school to the Admission Office.
     
    English Teacher Form
    Math Teacher Form
    Principal or Guidance Counselor Form
     
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS
    Electronic Request for Release of Records can be accessed through our online application. A copy of official previous and current (first trimester or first semester) year school transcripts, including prior year’s standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
     
    INTERVIEW
    An admission interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all applicants. Admission interviews are conducted in person (conditions permitting) or virtually via Zoom. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.
     
    ADMISSION TESTING
    Testing is required. It is preferred that applicants take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Our school code is 6286. This year we will accept the SSAT Computer-Based at Home, Computer-Based at a Prometric Test Center, or SSAT Paper-Based test. The Admission Committee will also accept recent SAT, PSAT, ISEE, or ACT results in lieu of SSAT.

    SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609.683.4440. It is important to choose us as a recipient of the scores by entering Saint Andrew's School in the specified fields when registering for the test.

    COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    An officially translated copy is required for any birth certificate not in English.

    Saint Andrew's School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability/handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in the administration of its educational program, admission, financial aid, athletic, or school policies. It strictly adheres to all applicable local, state, and federal laws. All students are afforded equal rights and privileges, and access to programs and activities available to Saint Andrew's School students.

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  • Click Here to Learn More About the Upper School Application Process

    Timeline
    • September - January: Schedule student interview and apply online.
    • January 16: First round deadline for all completed application materials.
    • February 15: Notification of Admission Decisions - Applications completed by January 16 will receive priority consideration. Admission decisions will be emailed on February 15.
    • After the January 16 first round deadline, we will continue to welcome applications. 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.
    2. SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO) - applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through the SSAT SAO.
     
    THREE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORMS
    Electronic confidential teacher recommendations can be accessed through our online application and must be sent directly from the applicant's current school to the Admission Office.
     
    English Teacher Form
    Math Teacher Form
    Principal or Guidance Counselor Form
     
    REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS
    Electronic Request for Release of Records can be accessed through our online application. A copy of official previous and current (first trimester or first semester) year school transcripts, including prior year’s standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
     
    ADMISSION TESTING
    Testing is required. It is preferred that applicants take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Our school code is: 6286. This year we will accept the SSAT Computer-Based at Home, Computer-Based at a Prometric Test Center, or SSAT Paper-Based test. The Admission Committee will also accept recent SAT, PSAT, ISEE, or ACT results in lieu of SSAT.

    SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609.683.4440. It is important to choose us as recipients of the scores by entering Saint Andrew's School in the specified fields when registering for the test.
     
    INTERVIEW
    An admission interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all applicants. Admission interviews are conducted in person (conditions permitting) or virtually via Zoom. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment.

    COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    An officially translated copy is required for any birth certificate not in English.
     
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY
    Applicants for whom English is not their native language must submit current TOEFL or Duolingo scores in addition to the SSAT. Our school code for the TOEFL is 8163.
     
    A certified translated copy of the applicant's transcripts and current grades must also be submitted. For applicants applying to grade 11 or 12, four years of previous transcripts are required.  
     
    APPLICANTS FROM CHINA
    Saint Andrew's has partnered with Vericant to conduct interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. The Vericant interview is a required component of your completed application if you are not able to visit campus. The Vericant interview deadline is January 14, 2022.
     
    To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.

    Saint Andrew's School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability/handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in the administration of its educational program, admission, financial aid, athletic, or school policies. It strictly adheres to all applicable local, state, and federal laws. All students are afforded equal rights and privileges, and access to programs and activities available to Saint Andrew's School students.

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  • Click Here to Learn More About the International Application Process

    Saint Andrew’s prides itself on being a diverse community with boarding students from over 30 countries who, along with their American peers, call Saint Andrew’s “home.” In addition to our diverse resident student population, Saint Andrew's offers the International Baccalaureate Programme and is a member of the world-renowned Round Square Organization. Of the Class of 2021, 90% were admitted to a college ranked in the top 100 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges.

    Application and Enrollment Requirements for International Students Seeking F-1 Visas 
    • Day or Boarding status:  Students attending Saint Andrew’s School as a day student must reside with one or both parents, an aunt, an uncle or grandparent, within commuting distance for the entire academic year.  If living with an aunt, uncle or grandparent, that family member must be a Court Appointed Guardian.  Students with immediate family members living outside of commuting distance are required to attend as a boarding student.
    • Host Families: Students are not permitted to live with a host family.
    • Local Contact: All international students are required to have a local emergency contact on file. The emergency contact needs to have a US address and be available for in case of an emergency or disciplinary action.
    • Application: International applicants follow the same application process as domestic students.
    • English Proficiency:  If English is not a student’s first language, an English Proficiency Test score from IELTS (IELTS English Language Test), TOEFL (The TOEFL ets.org) or Duolingo (Duolingo English Test) are required. 
    • Interviews: Student & parent Interviews are conducted in person or through Zoom after the student’s application has been submitted.
    Boarding Costs
    • Tuition (2022-23):  $65,530
    • Matriculation: $1,000 (one-time fee only)
    • Tuition Insurance: Approximately 1.5% of tuition
    • Health insurance: approximately $1,500
    Additional Costs
    • Books: $200-$300 per semester
    • Travel (to and from school during holidays): Varies
    • Spending money: $500 minimum
    Student Visa (F1) Applicants (K-12):
    1. Once a student has been accepted and completed the enrollment process, please submit to our Office of Admission:
    • Copy of the photo page of your passport;
    • Copy of your official birth certificate (translated into English);
    • “Letter of financial support” (which is an official document translated into English demonstrating your family’s ability to pay our school tuition)
    *these documents may be sent to us electronically at admission@saintandrews.net
    1. Once we receive the required documents listed above, Saint Andrew’s School will create a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status” for you. The I-20 is a paper record of the information entered in the SEVIS database and is required to proceed with your F-1 Student Visa application. 
    1. When you receive your I-20 from us, please visit the website, http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/, which will guide you through the steps necessary to complete the visa application process. These steps include:
    • Paying the I-901 SEVIS fee of $350 (http://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/);
    • As soon as the I-901 SEVIS fee is paid, making an appointment at the United States Embassy or Consulate nearest to you in the country in which you live for your visa interview
    International Student Registration Procedures for Athletic Participation 
     
    As a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), Saint Andrew’s School is required to submit required documentation for all international students wanting to participate in interscholastic activities. Students may not participate until this information has been submitted to the FHSAA for approval. 

    Required documentation:
    1. Copy of student’s original passport or original birth certificate (including translation if necessary) or U.S. Visa or U.S. Permanent Resident Card;
    2. Copy of F-1 Eligibility Certificate (Form I-20 A-B);
    3. Copy of original official transcripts from the school(s) in the foreign country, in the original language (un-translated), of grades since entering the 8th grade (or its equivalent);
    4. Copy of translation of original language transcripts

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A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K - 12, Saint Andrew's School is 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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