About

Episcopal Identity

Being an Episcopal school means we are more than an educational institution. It means we are committed to the formation and nurturing of the whole human being: body, mind, and spirit. 
Episcopal schools are part of a long tradition of Anglican education that is marked by a balance between faith and reason, or “the head” and “the heart;” the building up of a community that is welcoming, diverse, and authentically inclusive, and in which all are honored, supported, and valued; Common prayer that draws upon the ancient traditions of the Church and is at the same time creative and relevant; and a commitment to the practice of service, the work of justice. These principles and ideals are woven into every aspect of our shared life together, and are what set us apart as a community of learning.

We are rooted in the Christian tradition and called by the words of the Baptismal Covenant to hold God at the center of all that we do, to seek and serve God in Christ in all persons, to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.”  

We strive to cultivate in our students a love of virtue, a desire to serve others, faith in the power of goodness and grace, and the recognition that they are of infinite value at at the same time a part of something bigger than themselves.  

As we raise up scholars, artists, and athletes, we also raise up disciples of Jesus who, above all else, love God and love their neighbors.


Our Episcopal identity aligns with the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) precepts as follows:

  • We seek to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of the school community. Chapel is held daily in all grades.
  • We strive for intentional pluralism. We invite people from all denominations and creeds to work in and attend our school. We honor all persons - Episcopalian or not - and strive for justice, peace, and understanding among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
  • We exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God.
  • We guide and challenge all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose, and service in the world they will inherit.

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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.