Our Kindergarten program has 50 to 54 students with 6 full-time teachers, a 9:1 student to teacher ratio. From 1st through 5th grades the average classroom size is 16 to 18 students. In Middle School & Upper School, the classroom size ranges from 12 to 18 students.
Yes, St. Andrew’s offers a daily after school program for students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is called Beyond The Classroom (BTC), and is open daily from dismissal until 5:30pm. There are two options: daily supervised care (free play, snacks, library, games, arts & crafts, etc...) and enrichment classes that range from individual music lessons, to legos, to tennis, and many more! Please visit our website for details and pricing and options.
St. Andrew’s offers a daily morning and afternoon shuttle bus from 31st Street (Lower & Middle school campus) to Southwest Parkway (Upper School campus). There is also a morning shuttle from Southwest Parkway to 31st Street that departs at 7:00am.
From Kindergarten through 5th grade students study Spanish. Beginning in 6th grade we offer a language carousel where all students have a chance to take classes in Spanish, Latin and Mandarin, and then choose one to focus on for Middle and High School.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School requires that all students from grade K through 12 are compliant with the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements. All students must be up to date on vaccines and submit immunization records prior to the first day of school. Students requesting a medical exemption from the immunization requirements must annually submit a signed, dated letter from the student’s Texas-licensed, treating physician (M.D. or D.O.) specifically stating the basis for the exemption and that the required vaccines would be medically contraindicated or pose a significant risk to the health and well-being of the child or a member of the child’s household. Requests for medical exemptions will be considered and granted on a case-by-case basis. Students who have not received any vaccines will not be considered for medical exemption. The School does not accept exemptions for conscientious objections. If an outbreak or suspected outbreak of any vaccine preventable disease occurs in the state of Texas, any student who for whatever reason is not immunized may be excluded from school and all school-related activities.
We encourage prospective families to begin the admissions process the fall prior to an applicant’s entry year. Beginning in mid-September, we offer a variety of information sessions, tours, and events to help parents learn more about our school community. Please note that admissions requirements vary by grade level and for specific steps, please refer to our Application Checklists. For first round consideration, all steps must be completed by January 25, 2023.
We admit students to all grades; however, our major entry years are Kindergarten (50 to 54 openings), 6th (20 to 25 openings) and 9th grade (40 to 50 openings). In all other grades, space for new students is based on attrition only and generally limited to 1 to 4 openings.
Given the number of families relocating to Austin, we have a lot of experience working with out-of-town families. Families relocating to Austin are given an opportunity to speak directly with a member of the admissions team to discuss their personal circumstances. If travel to Austin is not possible, we provide virtual options for parents and student interviews. We encourage families to contact a member of the admissions team for additional information and next steps.
Applications should be submitted the fall before your child enters kindergarten. Please note that to be eligible for our kindergarten, children must turn 5 by September 1 of their starting year. If you have a special circumstance or a child whose birthday falls close to the September 1 deadline, please contact the Admissions Office. Please note that we encourage children who turn 5 in the summer before starting kindergarten to contact us directly for guidance.
Generally speaking, we do not offer mid-year admissions due to a lack of openings and because we have found it is a difficult transition for both the new student and for our community. If you have a special circumstance, please contact a member of the admissions office to discuss.
For first round consideration for entry to the 2023-2024 school year, completed applications are due on or before January 25, 2022. We announce admissions (and financial aid) decisions on the first Friday of March. We accept late applications on a rolling basis and review files throughout the spring. Please note that spaces are generally limited for late applicants. Please contact the admissions office to discuss submitting a late application.
Applicants to the Lower School, grades K to 5, visit and participate in a series of activities that help us determine a child’s fit and placement in our community. Applicants to the Middle and Upper School (grades 6 to 12) are required to take the ISEE or the SSAT. Families are responsible for registering for this test. Additional information can be found on our website or through the online checklist.
Yes, every year we have applicants we believe would be a fit for our community, but unfortunately we have limited capacity. If your child is placed in the waitpool, please indicate your interest in staying active and the admissions office will contact families should a space become available.
In general, openings may occur in March, April or May that allow us to consider students in the waitpool. Since June 1 is the contract binding deadline (i.e. families are responsible for the full year tuition) there is generally very little movement over the summer. We keep the wait pool active until the first day of school so a spot can be offered to an applicant up until August.
All candidates in the wait pool are qualified to attend St. Andrew’s, so there is nothing additional you need to do. We welcome new information including final transcripts, progress reports, and/or testing.
We offer need-based financial awards to students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Our financial aid program is designed to fill the gap between the actual cost of tuition and what a family can realistically pay. The financial aid process, while separate from the admissions process, follows a similar timeline. Please visit our website for additional information. If you would like to set up a 10 minute confidential financial aid consultation call, please email Priscilla Lund, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org.