News

List of 7 news stories.

  • 6th grader Luke Willis Finds New Ways to Support Local Food Banks

    SAS 6th grader Luke Willis used to spend much of his time volunteering at the Micah 6 Food Pantry in Downtown Austin. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic Luke hasn't been able to visit and volunteer like he used to, but that hasn't stopped him from finding a way to help.
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  • SAS Juniors place 2nd in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of Year program

    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year program is a seven-week challenge through which high school student leaders across Central Texas raise funds and awareness for the fight against blood cancers. This year’s campaign ran from January 8th, 2020 to February 28th, 2020.
    Students have to be nominated to run as a Students of the Year Candidate. The student team who raises the most funds at the end of the 7 weeks is awarded the title of Students of the Year. This year we had 23 different teams competing.


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  • An extra special trip to Big Bend for SAS 8th graders.

    Before all the craziness that is our current reality, the Class of 2024 traveled out to Big Bend with 15 teachers and 12 parent-chaperones for 5 days and 4 nights of camping, hiking, and fun activities around the park. Almost every student and adult on the trip hiked a total of 24 miles over three days to beautiful spots in the national park. Highlights, according to the 8th graders, was lunch at the top of the South Rim hike, a 13 mile loop rated as the Best Hike in Texas, hiking to the Window overlook, and climbing boulders in Santa Elena Canyon. Another memorable moment for students & adults alike was the night hike to an overlook above the Rio Grande. In total darkness, students silently followed one another up a trail to an overlook. Once at the top, they spread out, laid on their backs, and stared at the bright stars in silence for 20-30 minutes. Once they got back to the campsite they reflected on the silent night hike. Quotes like "that was one of the most meaningful things I have ever done" or "that is the first time I have ever really seen the stars" were common, as were reflections about how insignificant all of us really are in our grand universe. 
     
    This specific 8th grade class was one of the most helpful, fun, and positive groups Tim Moore, Middle School Dean of Students, has had the privilege of leading on a school trip. Whether it was picking up trash, refilling water jugs, or helping prepare food, the students were always asking the adults what they could do to help out around the campsite. It brought everyone closer together as a community, and given our current circumstances, this trip was particularly meaningful, creating a lasting memory for this group of students and colleagues.

    An extra shoutout to seven students who really went above and beyond to make the trip better for all. These students were recognized at a recent virtual middle school community time with a small award to thank them for their positive and helpful attitudes: Rhys Carter, Jamie Kuper, Sam Marsh, Anna Wayne, John Henry McLean, Madeline Marks, and Alex Nield. 
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  • St. David's frontline COVID-19 testers

    Helping the Helpers: St. Andrew's Faculty and Staff Rally for Healthcare Workers

    On Friday, St. Andrew's Middle School teacher Katherine Noble reached out to faculty and staff with a hopeful request: to help provide food for the frontline doctors, nurses and healthcare workers at St. David's and Seton Hospitals who are tirelessly treating ill patients. Within hours, Ms. Noble had enough donations to support several days worth of food deliveries: pizza from Dominos, pastries from local bakery Quacks (thumbs up for supporting local businesses!) and more.  She was met with tears and grateful hearts from our healthcare workers, some of whom have been diagnosed themselves with COVID-19 in the wake of helping patients.

    "This is a marathon, not a sprint for all these heroes," said Ms. Noble. "I am sure it is scary to risk one's health over and over again to care for others."

    Many thanks to our SAS community for stepping up and leaning in to help those on the frontlines of this pandemic.
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  • Exciting Improvements for the Baseball Field

    Opening Day of the 2020 baseball season was extra special this year thanks to OpBox, and many generous SAS families. The baseball field received a concession stand and press box built by Op Box, along with dugout and field renovations.
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  • Grandparents' and Special Friends Day

    On February 6 and 7, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School welcomed over 400 grandparents and special friends to our two campuses. Grandparents and friends were able to meet teachers, attend chapel and special performances, and experience classes, getting a peek into the day-to-day lives of their students.
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  • Highlander Dialogues: SAS Faculty and Staff Practice Active and Experiential Learning

    On February 18 the St. Andrew's faculty and staff gathered on the Upper School campus for a day of active and experiential teaching and learning. Highlander Dialogues, the moniker for the mid-February teacher inservice day, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to share their personal and professional skills, passions, and hobbies with their colleagues. 
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Alumni News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Sunny Days Ahead- Kate Aoueille '08

    Kate Aoueille '08 has started a program called Sunny Days Ahead, supporting local Austin establishments that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, as well as the Central Texas Food Bank. SDA is launching weekly Sweepstakes with a new set of prizes from local treasured businesses for when Sunny Days return to Austin. First up, a "The Very-Very-VIP Experience" at Antone's Night Club, a YETI Cooler, 30-Day Membership to Black Swan Yoga, and a watercolor painting of an Austin landmark by Avery Price of Coloring ATX. 
     
    Madison Collins '09 and Ben Haggerty '09 are also involved in the program! 
     
    Read more from Kate below!
     
    Background on Sunny Days Ahead 
    About a month ago, on one of the first days of quarantine life, I was reflecting a lot on what I missed about our old lives. I realized that for me, I missed all these local Austin experiences that were at our disposal whenever we wanted - whether it was paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, enjoying a night of music at Antone's or having a good ole' fashioned sub at my favorite sub shop, ThunderCloud Subs. 
     
    Furthermore, now that we're not in a position to enjoy these activities wholeheartedly, we cherish them that much more. Isn't it funny what happens when you take away something you always assumed would be there? 
     
    My new-found gratitude and appreciation for what has made Austin the city we all love so dearly is the silver lining of this all. 
     
    Okay, so what is Sunny Days? 
    Sunny Days Ahead supports Austin small businesses by encouraging people to invest in the brighter days that will come through a sweepstakes of experience-based prizes. 
     
    Today, and for the next four weeks, people can enter to win a variety of SWEET prizes, brought to you by 20+ Austin businesses. While a contribution isn't required, if you are able to donate to the cause, it will go a long way in helping support these businesses during this time. 
     
    Additionally, for every donation made this week, we'll be providing 10 meals to those in need via Central Texas Food Bank. Each week, we'll partner with a different non-profit organization to support those in need of essential food and our frontline workers. 
     
     
    Our hope is to remind locals of the brighter days that are in our future and support these businesses, their workers and the causes that are most important to them live on. 
     
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  • Young Alumni- Help SAS Juniors and Seniors!

    As our SAS Juniors and Seniors have been unable to make college visits during this time, we are connecting them virtually with young alumni from their prospective schools. Thanks to Quinn McClanahan '19 and her senior project, Juniors and Seniors can read advice given from alumni! 
    Want to help our SAS Juniors and Seniors? Fill out this form here! 
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  • Conor Keelan '12 invites you...

    Conor Keelan '12 has continued to stay busy in New York, as he music supervised, arranged, and orchestrated the new musical adaptation of Pride & Prejudice by Tony-nominee Paul Gordon last fall. This Friday, April 10, at 6:30pm EST/5:30pm CT, you can stream the "virtual opening night" of the show for FREE on the Streaming Musicals website. 
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Highlander Magazine - Winter 2019

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  • Lower & Middle School

    1112 West 31st St.
    Austin, TX 78705
    Lower (512) 299-9800
    Middle (512) 299-9850
  • Upper School

    5901 Southwest Pkwy.
    Austin, TX 78735
    (512) 299-9700

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.