Mission

The mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal School is to provide an enriched academic program within a Christian environment emphasizing the fulfillment of each student's potential.
The school seeks students of character and intelligence from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential, not only in intellectual understanding but also in esthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, athletic prowess and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves, but also for their community. Our core values of community, spiritual foundation, high expectations, and caring, celebration, and humor lead our mission each day and shape our students into community leaders and lifelong learners.

History

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  • In 1952, The Reverend Scott Field Bailey and Bishop John Hines decided to start one Episcopal School for Austin.

    Three Episcopal congregations had existing preschools and were thinking of expanding. All Saints’ had expanded its school to include first grade and both Good Shepherd and St. David’s were thinking of expanding into the elementary grades as well. The Reverend Bailey and Bishop Hines believed one school should be created, not many, and established it as an Episcopal school that was not formally attached to one of the parishes: an Episcopal school for all of Austin.
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St. Andrew's Commitment to Excellence

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  • Statement of Purpose

    St. Andrew’s seeks students of character and intelligence from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

    The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in esthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, athletic prowess and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves, but also for their community.
  • Diversity Statement of Purpose

    Grant, O God, that Your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace.” (1979 Book of Common Prayer)

    St. Andrew’s sees diversity as an integral element of community and education, and a vital facet of our mission, core values, and Episcopal identity. We believe that community diversity manifests in many ways, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, family composition, and physical ability. In our commitment to attracting, fostering, and celebrating all aspects of diversity, St. Andrew’s aims to create an intentional environment of equity and inclusion.

    We recognize that this work is constantly evolving as we address the changing needs of a diverse community and as we educate our students to engage with a diverse world. We believe that our strength and resilience as a community stem from our commitment to respect the dignity of every human being as a child of God.
  • St. Andrew's Core Values

    COMMUNITY
    Based on trust, traditions, communication, appreciation, and support

    SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION
    To develop moral behavior

    HIGH EXPECTATIONS
    Reflected in both the knowledge base and behavior of the faculty, staff, students, parents, and board members

    CARING, CELEBRATION, AND HUMOR
    Fostered by kindness and collegiality
  • Statement of Non-Discrimination

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School admits qualified students regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, physical disability, socioeconomic status, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, physical disability, socioeconomic status, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
  • Accreditation

    St. Andrew's is accredited by the the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).