Welcome from Admissions

Welcome to Saint Andrew’s School! 

The brightest mornings begin each and every day at Saint Andrew’s School! We are proud to be an independent day and boarding school offering a rigorous academic program, which includes the International Baccalaureate (IB program) for students Pre-K-12. Situated on a stunning 81-acre campus in the center of Boca Raton, we offer top-notch athletic facilities for over 19 different sports and 65 teams, as well as theaters and a gallery for our exceptional offerings in visual, performing, and media arts.  

However, what makes Saint Andrew's special is the supportive and embracing community. This is a place that is committed to having all students pursue their potential to the fullest. Our “Mind Body, Spirit” and honor code “Honor Above All” mottos are deeply meaningful to our students, teachers, staff, families, and alumni. There is something powerful about being a part of a community that celebrates a shared set of values in the way that happens here. There is both tradition and innovation, reflection and joy--grounded in a mission that brings us together and supports our students through challenges and celebrates successes.

This is my first year at Saint Andrew’s. When I arrived this summer, I was often asked what drew me to the school. My response is that I was impressed by the strong sense of innovation and forward-thinking among faculty and the administration. Saint Andrew’s School is a leader in Pre-K-12 education in South Florida. Starting in Pre-K, we stretch and inspire students in a way that creates independence and self-reliance. Throughout Middle School, our strong advisory program encourages students to practice problem-solving and to find their own voice. Upper School students participate and collaborate in active classrooms filled with intellectual discourse while also fostering important leadership skills and a deep sense of equity and justice. Our graduates are leaders prepared and ready to excel in college and beyond. 

Clearly, the 2020-2021 admission process will be different in a number of ways. Please know we remain committed to working closely with families during each step of the process. My Admission colleagues and I love what we do and look forward to sharing the Saint Andrew’s experience with you and your child. 

Sincerely,

Alex Tolischus
Director of Enrollment Management
    • Alex Tolischus - Director of Enrollment Management

      Alex Tolischus - Director of Enrollment Management

Meet the Divisional Admission Directors

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  • Meet Adena Shriner - Lower School Admissions

    I joined the Admission office in 2006 following a twelve-year career as an elementary educator in Independent Schools in South Florida.  I hold my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood.   Saint Andrew’s School is more than just the place I work, it is my community.  In 2010 my family joined me as proud SCOTS when my husband began as a teacher and my two daughters joined our Lower School.  One year later we became part of the Resident Life faculty.  My experiences here help me to share with prospective families exactly how Saint Andrew’s School fosters each child in mind, body, and spirit from multiple perspectives.  I look forward to sharing with you all that Saint Andrew’s School has to offer.
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  • Meet Lesley Fischer - Middle School Admissions

    I joined the Saint Andrew’s School admission office in 2016 and I am honored to be a part of a professional team devoted to introducing prospective families to what being a Scot is all about. I’m excited to begin my 5th year as the Director of Middle School Admission and SEVIS Coordinator. Originally from Ontario, Canada, I have a B.S. from Brock University, and a Master of Science in Teaching Biology, Education Studies, Health and Physical Education in High School, from Griffith University, Australia. My previous 7 years of teaching experience have helped direct me to this position where I can continue to share my passion for education. One of my favorite times of the day is when I have the opportunity to take a tour through our Middle School campus. I encourage you to come see our middle schoolers in action and witness the level of great care from our educators and administrators. I am also the proud parent of a Kindergarten Scot, and I look forward to welcoming you to our community!
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  • Meet Denise Redington - Upper School Admissions

    I joined Saint Andrew’s in 1999, so I know first-hand what an incredibly special place this is! A native New Yorker, I have found my home in a wonderfully supportive environment on an unbelievably beautiful campus. I excitedly and happily joined the Saint Andrew’s School community in August 2000 as a Mathematics Instructor in the Upper School. After eight years in the classroom, I shifted gears and joined a wonderful group of professionals on the Admission Team. I am honored to share my intimate knowledge of our classrooms and curriculum with prospective families and help them navigate their school choices. Meeting and working with so many outstanding students and parents has been a highlight of my 25 years in education. During my time at SA, I have also had the honor of being an advisor, a dance teacher, a dance team coach, and also a yoga instructor to the incredible faculty and staff. I was also the proud parent of a Scot for 7 years!
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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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