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Boca Raton, Florida, USA
A great education celebrates each child, embraces the support of family, delivers outstanding programs, and fosters meaningful relationships between students and teachers.
To achieve that ideal, a school begins with a solid and well-articulated mission. At Saint Andrew's School, our mission is to develop every child in mind, body and spirit. Recognized as a top private school in the Episcopal tradition, we are a day and boarding school for students in Grades Pre-K through 12 and serve 1,285 students from 40 countries and 10 states.
Just five miles from the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, our campus is located on 81 acres in the heart of Boca Raton. From our beloved banyan trees to our campus lake, we are truly blessed to be in such of a magnificent part of South Florida.
3900 Jog RoadBoca Raton, Florida, USA
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Summary: Our goal in the Upper School is to prepare our students for success in college and in life. We believe that students must learn to be creative thinkers who can solve problems and adapt to new challenges. Our Upper School students benefit from an extensive and academically rigorous array of course offerings structured in a college-like schedule, including an Honors Program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). We believe that balance is critical to a healthy and successful education, and we offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities for our Upper School students to explore their passions in the arts, athletics and various student organizations, clubs, and associations. The flexibility of our college-like block schedule allows students to optimize their time in the classroom while offering them time to further explore their passions. From internships to competitions and special projects, students embark on a variety of experiential opportunities. This special schedule also accommodates the demanding schedules of our elite athletes and artists.
Department Director: Sara Rubinstein
Average Class Size: 14
Full Time Teachers: 88
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 68.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7/1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Academic Schedule: Semester
Number of AP Courses Offered: 23
Notable Achievements: World Membership in Round Square
Summary: Attending boarding school at Saint Andrew’s is a transformative experience. Resident Life fosters a sense of community, collaboration, and personal responsibility.Dorm LifeOur boarders find a home and family away from home when they come to Saint Andrew’s. Students are paired with a roommate and faculty parents.With over 35 faculty members and their families living on campus, boarding students experience a loving, nurturing and supportive environment. Activities Whether a soccer game, a swim meet, an art exhibit, or a jazz performance, there is always something going on at Saint Andrew’s School. Our boarders participate in all school events as well as many other activities organized by the residential program.On-campus activities include cookouts, pool parties, movies, dances, and athletic events. From trips to Orlando and the Florida Keys to boat rides in the Everglades, off-campus excursions take advantage of the many opportunities available in our local area. Other exciting activities include trips to beaches, shopping malls, art fairs, nature excursions, sports events, and concerts. With parent permission, resident students may accept invitations to day students' homes for weekend visits.South Florida PerksSouth Florida offers world renowned beaches, the Florida Everglades, Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Broward Center for Performing Arts, an abundance of shopping locations throughout the area, Kennedy Space Center-Cape Canaveral, Disney World, Universal Studios, Professional Sports Teams (Heat, Dolphins, Panthers, Marlins), professional sporting events (PGA, USTA, Nascar), and many other wonderful destinations to visit.Dining We know how important food is to a great resident life experience. Our resident students enjoy an exciting dining program provided by a renowned dining service. Students and faculty come together at Mariani Great Hall to enjoy delicious meals and one another’s company. Outside of dining hours, our resident students have access to fun and healthy snacks.
Department Director: Mickey Zitzmann '94
Number of Dorms: 2
Average Students Per Dorm: 50
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: The residential program at Saint Andrew's School offers a wonderful opportunity for students from around the United States, and the entire world, to experience living and growing together as a community of learners. The diversity of interests, experiences and cultural backgrounds enhances the academic challenge and community spirit for all students. With 100 resident and 47 faculty members and their families living on campus, they experience a loving, nurturing and supportive environment. It is truly a "home away from home" for students from several states and over 20 countries throughout the world.
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Summary: At Saint Andrew’s, we believe in delivering an exceptional education that strikes the right balance and combines art instruction with a strong academic curriculum. We encourage our students to explore and develop their talents and offer numerous opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as in our Film and Broadcasting program. The goal of the Arts Department is to encourage individual creative expression, develop specific skills and techniques, and teach students to communicate with an audience through exhibitions and performances. We also hope to help our students nurture an appreciation of all art forms.AthleticsWe believe that balance is critical to a successful education, and athletics is more than just sports. Our athletic program emphasizes the value of each individual and respect for others. We stress teamwork, sportsmanship, personal commitment, a quest for excellence, a sense of fair play, and fun. Our coaches are committed to fostering each student-athlete’s confidence, skills, decision-making, sense of responsibility, and leadership. We are proud to offer 17 different sports and 64 different teams between our Upper School and Middle School.9 Time All School Sports Trophy Winner39 Athletic State Championships80+ Individual State Championship
Arts Department Director: Walentuk Sue Ann
Athletics Department Director: Craig Ashley
Notable Achievements: 9 Time All Sports Trophy Winner, Over 200 Art Performances Per Year
Summary: We know how stressful the college admission process can be, and we hope to help you and your children navigate it as smoothly as possible. Our College Guidance Office provides individualized guidance throughout the entire process with the ultimate goal of finding the right school for each one of our students. Individualized counseling begins in Grade 10. Our counselors are leaders in the college admissions field. They participate on university advisory boards and serve as consultants to educational organizations and schools. We also run a coordinated program, which includes a speaker series and visits from representatives of leading colleges and universities. Students benefit from our expertise and the relationships we actively cultivate with colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Saint Andrew’s College Guidance Office utilizes Naviance, a leading and comprehensive college and career readiness program that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals and improve student outcomes.Academically, 80% of graduating classes are typically accepted at a college rated either Most Competitive or Highly Competitive by the Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.
Department Director: Robert Bouressa
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Don "The Dragon" Wilson (Class of 1972) Kickboxing Champion and Actor
Morgan Pressel (Class of 2006) LPGA Golfer
Steve Geffrard (Class of 2010) Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Olympic Hopeful
Daniel G. Fernandez (Class of 2003) International Chess Master
Tinsley Ellis (Class of 1975) Blues Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
Summary: The Saint Andrew's Summer Term is designed as an extension of the academic year, offering students the opportunity to earn academic credit during the summer in an array of disciplines. Our curriculum reflects a selection of courses for review, enrichment and advanced studies. Enrollment in courses during the Summer Term allows students to improve their options for course selections or lighten their academic schedule during the traditional school year.
Department Director: Liz Mulligan
Saint Andrew’s School is proud to offer a JK-12 Immersion Program seeking to educate passionate, balanced, and confident students of character through a deep-dive into a discipline of their choosing. These immersive experiences help create life skills such as independence, resourcefulness, resilience and responsibility. Furthermore, they offer our students the opportunity to take on new challenges, reach beyond their comfort zones, and follow passions while discovering new interests. Immersive experiences such as outdoor education or educational travel offer our students the opportunity to take risks, reach beyond their comfort zones, and leverage their passions into meaningful forms of action. Furthermore, important life skills such as independence, resourcefulness, resilience, and responsibility, are also collateral benefits amassed while learning and exploring outside of the codification of regularly planned classes.2016 Student Immersions:The Galapagos- Darwin’s Living Laboratory Advanced Space Academy Medical Service and Wilderness First Aid in Thailand- *Service Learning Venture* The Life Aquatic- Scuba, Conservation, Adventure Photography, and South Florida’s Natural BeautyCapture That Dragon Literary Magazine Rebuilding New Orleans- *Service Learning Venture*Ceramics and Silk Screening Costa Rica - Pura Vida! Math and More Come Alive in CanadaPerforming Arts’ Unique New YorkSchool of RockIn Development for 2017: “Purely Puerto Rico” “The Spirit of Silicon Valley” “Feeling Cuba” “Photography Immersion in Panama” “Outward Bound in Florida” “Italian Painting and Architecture in Florence” “Molecular Gastronomy” “Caribbean Sailing Adventure”
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