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

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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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    Austin, TX 78705
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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.