Academics
Upper School

Curriculum

At the Upper School, our goal is to prepare students for the demands of college-level coursework and life beyond the classroom. We challenge students intellectually but also help them develop the life skills they need to reach their potential. 
The St. Andrew’s curriculum is challenging, creative, and comprehensive. It has been crafted to promote the mastery of essential skills and to provide opportunities for students to develop their potential. It also allows teachers to weave in areas of study about which they are particularly knowledgeable or passionate, making for a rich and unique educational experience.

Students enroll in classes that span English, history, math, science, languages, and art. Many of our classes are Advanced Placement, which can earn some students college credit.

List of 4 items.

  • What is Atlas?

    Atlas is our K-12 course database that provides broad guidelines on what is covered in each grade and course of study.
  • How do I filter in Atlas?

    1) Hover your cursor over Browse
    2) Click Course Description (short narratives) or Unit Calendar (specific skills) tab.
    3) Using the left-hand box filter, select a School, Grade, and Subject before clicking Browse.
    4) The results show either a course description or a link that will take you to a detailed map of a course's content.
  • How is Atlas used?

    Our faculty use Atlas to document, understand, and improve the school's curriculum - it also helps us identify potential gaps and repetitions in units of study. It is a living resource that is updated and revised constantly to keep our program fresh and student-centered. Do not be surprised if you find teacher maps at different stages of development.
  • Who can I contact for help?

    If you have more questions about Atlas, contact Josh Nelson at (512) 299-9837 or jnelson@sasaustin.org