News

List of 7 news stories.

  • 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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  • Celebrating Susan Kemner Reed: Artist, Teacher, Mentor

    On February 21, 2020, alumni, parents, faculty, former faculty and friends gathered at the Dell Fine Arts Center for Celebrating with Susan Kemner Reed: Artist, Teacher, Mentor, an art show commemorating the retirement of founding faculty member Susan Kemner Reed.
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  • St. Andrew's Scientists Participate in Austin Regional Science Festival

    On February 20 a small group of St. Andrew's scientists participated in the Austin Regional Science Festival at the Palmer Events Center. The Austin Festival is one of Texas' largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students participating. 
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Alumni News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Alumni Virtual Share

    St. Andrew's recognizes the significant impact COVID-19 is having on members of our community near and far, and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. In order to shine light on our SAS graduates, and connect us all from home, we're asking our Alumni to get involved!
     
    Do you have a skill set that you're willing to teach virtually? Is your business hosting virtual content you'd like us to share or promote? Are you a musician or artist who wants to share your talents? Have you been writing a blog lately? Are you scholar, artist, servant, or athlete who has something to share with the St. Andrew's online community? 
     
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  • Erica Weisman ‘13 - Online Cooking School!

    Erica Weisman '13 and her business partner founded their cooking school, Seattle Cucina, in 2017 and have created countless fun opportunities for children and adults alike to get into the kitchen! Seattle Cucina regularly provides after-school enrichment programs for children in Seattle schools, but have moved to online classes during this time. Click here to explore their online class schedule, and get cooking at home!
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  • Lila Schmitz ‘13 "Spread the Joy"

    Lila Schmitz '13 has been working hard directing the documentary, The Job of Songs, about a community in Western Ireland celebrating their ancestral musical roots. The documentary crew has begun a campaign called “Spread the Joy”, in which they are sharing music daily on their Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also check out their website! Here’s a little more from Lila: “We’re sharing music daily to do our best in sharing joy in this time of crisis. It is all made possible by the power of music and my personal connection with song, which was fostered and nurtured in Select Choir and musical theater at St. Andrew's.”
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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.