Upper School
Academics

Graduation Awards

When students graduate from St. Andrew's, they have the opportunity to walk away with much more than a diploma. Our seniors may graduate with the distinction of Scholar, Artist, Athlete, or Servant, or all four. They are also eligible for Department Awards and Graduation Prizes, described further below. These additional honors are St. Andrew's way of acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our students, especially those 'unsung heroes' who have made our community the special place it is.

Distinctions

At graduation, a student may receive up to four special distinctions:

  • Scholar: The student's senior project and general academic record are judged outstanding by a panel of faculty.
  • Artist: The student has demonstrated a high level of performance in Fine Arts courses during each of his or her four years. The student has also made an outstanding contribution (at least 100 hours) to extra-curricular St. Andrew's (or pre-approved outside) Fine Arts offerings. 
  • Athlete: The student has a record of distinguished participation on at least two teams in both the junior and senior years.
  • Servant: The student has completed at least 100 hours of community service during high school. Please consult the community service page for details.

Department Awards

These awards are given by the faculty of each department for outstanding commitment and achievement in each area of study.
  • Athletics
  • Drama
  • Humanities
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts

Graduation Prizes

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  • The Lucy Collins Nazro Award

    This award is reserved for that remarkable individual who contributes in original ways to improve the life of the students, faculty, and staff of St. Andrew’s. This honor goes to that senior whose enthusiasm, joy, and leadership best reflect the qualities of Head of School, Lucy Collins Nazro.
  • The Cornerstone Award

    This honor goes to that senior who fully embraces the mission of St. Andrew’s “to provide an enriched academic program within a Christian environment emphasizing the fulfillment of each student’s potential.” Established to commemorate the Class of 2002, the Cornerstone Award recognizes courage, creativity, and love of school.
  • The Scholarship Award

    This award is given to a senior for outstanding academic achievement, passion for learning, and pursuit of excellence.
  • The Scott Field Bailey Servant Award

    This honor, renamed this year in memory of one of St. Andrew’s founders, the Right Reverend Scott Field Bailey, is reserved for that senior whose dedication, selflessness, and deep concern for others best exemplify the St. Andrew’s ideal that its students lead productive and responsible lives in their community.
  • The Hilary H. Carlson Award

    This award goes to that senior who most clearly exhibits dramatic personal growth throughout high school. By fulfilling individual potential and living out the ideals valued by the St. Andrew’s community, this senior best illustrates the meaning of Hilary Carlson’s favorite quotation, “To whom much has been given, much is expected.”

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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.