Lower School

Arts

Art, music, and drama are part of the daily routine at St. Andrew's. Students explore topics from their science or social studies lessons further in their art classes, through painting, sculpture, collage, and other multi-media forms. Leonardo da Vinci's famous inventions are a student favorite, and the latest addition of a 3-D printer to the art room has students excited for more artistic exploration.
 
Music classes often incorporate movement to help students understand rhythm and melody. Students learn how to use percussion instruments and recorders as an introduction to music literacy that can be further explored in the school band. Vocal range is developed in class and maintained through daily singing in chapel and seasonal choral performances throughout the year.
 
Drama classes prepare students for brief skits and readings in chapel services, to more full-scale productions that include makeup, costume, and choreography. While the second-graders memorize lines and create puppets for their Stone Soup performance in chapel, sixth-graders are preparing for dramas like Treasure Island or musicals like Seussical.
"I like my art class because there's always an interesting question on the board for us, and we get to draw our answer. The other day it was 'What would the world look like without gravity?'" - Fifth grader

Lower School Arts News

List of 10 news stories.

  • "Newsies" Largest Musical for Middle School

    "This was probably one of the biggest musicals we've done in the Middle School,” said Jason Kruger, LS & MS Theater Director. This year’s spring musical had a massive cast of 40 Middle Schoolers, 12 Upper Schoolers and eight faculty, including Head of School Sean Murphy, Head of Middle School Alice Nezzer and Head of Lower School Kama Bruce. “We couldn't have done this show without the strong class of eighth-grade performers like Oliver Mann ‘23, Kate Tully ‘23, Mark Greenberg ‘23, Anthony Tassone ‘23 and Jacob Burrows ‘23, just to name a few!”
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  • Get Your "Newsies" Tickets!

    Come see our 36 Middle Schoolers, 10 Upper Schoolers, and 8 faculty take-on the hit Disney musical "Newsies" this spring at the Upper School's Dell Fine Arts Center. Performances appropriate for all ages, so bring the family! Click here to purchase tickets online or call the Long Center box office at 512-474-5664. 

    Middle School Musical: "Newsies"
    Friday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
    Saturday, May 11 at 2:00, 7:00 pm
    Dell Fine Arts Center (5901 Southwest Parkway)
    Tickets: Click here or call 512-474-5664

    Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Kelly and his fellow Newsies take action. 
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  • Get Ready for Summer at St. Andrew's

    It's time to start thinking about your summer plans - that means summer camp at St. Andrew's! Our summer camp is open to everyone, so feel free to invite a friend or family member who doesn't attend our school.
     
    What: Summer at St. Andrew's camp
    When: June 3-July 19, 2019. *Camp will be closed July 1-5.
    Who: Open to all Austin youth ages 4-18 - invite friends to join you!

    How to register:
    1) Download the camp catalog to read camp details and make your selections before registering
    2) Visit www.sasaustin.org/summer. Click on the yellow "Register" button to begin the process. (You can also download the camp catalog on this page.)
     
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  • Download The Highlander Magazine

    Our mid-year, digital magazine The Highlander is here. (Download a PDF version here).Our students have been growing every day in their classrooms, on courts, fields, and stages, and in the greater Austin community. Be sure you click on our hyperlinked content to find extra info and photos. Our magazines are always available to view (including archived issues) on our Publications page.
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  • Upper School Choir Returns to Carnegie Hall on March 23

    Every two to three years, since 2004, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Choir has answered the call to shine its musical light on the stage of New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall. Their 2019 visit, on Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm, will be their eighth appearance under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions.
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  • Five Students Place at PSIA State Competition

    After placing first or second in last month’s Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) District meet, Claudia Ellington ’22, James Graham ’26, Ainsley Owen ’25, Ella Parker ’22, Anna Wayne ’24, and Avery Wayne ’22 headed to the PSIA State competition on Saturday, April 28, at Texas Christian University.

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  • Six Students Qualify for State PSIA Competition

    Congratulations to our 18 Lower and Middle School students who placed at the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) District 8AA meet this month! Six of those students—Claudia Ellington ’22, James Graham ’26, Ainsley Owen ’25, Ella Parker ’22, Anna Wayne ’24, and Avery Wayne ’22—placed first or second in at least one subject, qualifying them to compete in the PSIA State competition on Saturday, April 28, at Texas Christian University.
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  • Crusader Magazine - Digital Edition is Here!

    Our Winter 2018 digital edition of Crusader magazine is now available online! Look for hyperlinks to audio clips, online articles, and our SmugMug photo galleries - including Grandparents Day 2018!
     
     
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  • Vienna Boys Choir Visit Inspires Student Vocalists

    St. Andrew’s hosted the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir this month at the Upper School’s Dell Fine Arts Center. One of our own Upper School vocalists in Select Choir, Lana Soileau ‘18, attended the performance on November 2. She said, “I heard from multiple people that seeing this choir was on their bucket list, and it's so amazing that we were able to hear them right in our backyard.” One of her favorite songs they sang was “Inneggiamo, il Signor Non e Morto” because “It's a song I've sung before and they did it so beautifully.”
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  • Vienna Boys Choir to Perform Nov. 2

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is pleased to welcome the Vienna Boys Choir to its Dell Fine Arts Center for a special vocal performance on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Tickets for the event will go on sale Monday, July 17, 2017 and will be available for purchase via the Long Center website or by calling the Long Center box office (512-474-5664). An early bird discounted rate of 10 percent off Orchestra seats will run through September 1, 2017.
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Fine Arts Events

List of 6 events.

  • Oct
    22

    Upper School Night at the US Musical

    Dell Fine Arts Center 5901 Southwest Parkway
  • Oct
    23

    US Musical

    DFAC
  • Oct
    24

    US Musical

    SWP DFAC
  • Oct
    25

    US Musical

    DFAC
  • Oct
    26

    US Musical

    DFAC
  • Oct
    26

    US Musical

    DFAC
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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.