Distinguished Scholar Details

Academic Excellence

Saint Andrew’s School Distinguished Scholars demonstrate outstanding academic achievement by combining a superior GPA throughout a challenging middle school curriculum with highly competitive standardized test scores on the SSAT.

The Whole Student

Academic Excellence. Community. Honor. Integrity. Respect. These values are at the core of the Saint Andrew’s School experience and are embodied by our Distinguished Scholars. 
  • Distinguished Scholars are creative thinkers who can solve problems and adapt to new challenges in order to be successful in college and in life. They are globally-minded. 
  • Distinguished Scholars are involved in their community in a variety of programs that may include participation in the arts, athletics, community service, clubs, and student government. 
  • Distinguished Scholars are honorable, respectful and responsible. They represent the School's commitment to fostering integrity and to teaching and promoting honor and trust within our community. 

Distinguished Scholar Award Details

  • Available to students applying to Saint Andrew’s School for Grade 9 and to Saint Andrew’s School rising Grade 9 students.
  • Award amounts vary, but can be up to and including full tuition. 
  • If the Candidate’s financial need exceeds the amount not covered by the scholarship, “need-based” aid awards may be available. 
  • Distinguished Scholar awards are reviewed and renewed annually over four years; recipients are expected to maintain a positive record of behavior and performance.

How to Apply

For Students Applying for Grade 9
  1. Complete our online form.
  2. Candidates must complete our admission application process (which is outlined below).
    • Our online application consisting of the Biographical Information, Parent Statement, and Student Questionnaire with choice of Essay or Personal Project. Candidates may also apply through the SSAT Standard Online Application (SAO). 
    • Candidates must take the SSAT in either October, November, December, or January, and indicate Saint Andrew’s School as a score recipient.
    • Official transcripts for grade 7 and for the first semester or trimester of grade 8 must be sent directly from the candidate’s school to the Saint Andrew’s School Admission Office.
    • Three recommendations: electronic confidential teacher recommendations (current English teacher, current Math teacher, and Principal/Guidance Counselor) can be accessed through our online application and must be sent directly from the applicant's current school to the Admission Office.
    • Interview: an admission interview is an important part of the application and is required for all applicants. Admission interviews are conducted in person or virtually.

For Current Saint Andrew’s Rising Grade 9 Students
  1. Complete the online form and write two to three paragraphs about one of the prompts found on the form. This must be submitted by January 17, 2023.
  2. Candidates must take the SSAT in either October, November, December, or January, and indicate Saint Andrew’s School as a score recipient.
  3. The Admission Office will retrieve official transcripts for grade 7 and for the first semester of grade 8.


All Distinguished Scholar Award winners will be notified via email on February 17, 2023.

Mission Statement

As an independent school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew's mission is to build a community of learners, to provide excellence in education, and to nurture each student in mind, body, and spirit.

About Us

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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