Middle School

Arts

St. Andrew’s Middle School Fine Arts Program is enormously popular and inclusive, with many opportunities for students to explore, learn, and grow.

Sculpting, sketching, and collage art projects refine fundamental skills and expose students to new creative media. Band, Orchestra, and Percussion ensembles teach students to harmonize and maintain synchronicity, while our Choir and Theatre classes build vocal strength and dramatic interpretation.

School events throughout the year bring our artists together to showcase their talents, while regional and state-wide competitions let our students shine on a larger scale. St. Andrew's students consistently make top-ranking at these events, a true testimony to the dedication and expertise of our Fine Arts faculty.

Additionally, our Middle School students put on dramatic plays and full-scale musicals each year, taking advantage of the world-class Dell Fine Arts Center at the Upper School campus.

Middle School Arts News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Middle Schoolers Kick-Off House Competition

    The annual tradition continues! This week our sixth-graders were officially inducted into their respective Houses, where they’ll join seventh- and eighth-graders to compete in academic, creative, athletic, and service-focused activities throughout the year.

    For these special occasions, you might spot our Middle Schoolers wearing their House shirts: Bailey (yellow), Henry (green), Nazro (purple), and Wilson (red). The House with the most points at the end of the year will win the coveted House Cup!
     
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  • MS Performs Full Version of "Into The Woods"

    St. Andrew’s Middle Schoolers took on the full version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into The Woods” this month under the guidance of teachers Jason Kruger and Annie Blancken. Thinking of the musical challenges, Annie remarks, “The students had to work very closely with me to learn the complicated rhythmic and lyrical passages in this musical. It is truly amazing that they were able to perform it! Most middle schools do a junior version, which excludes the second act. We chose to do the full version, which was a huge risk. The students rose to the challenge beautifully!” See the "Into The Woods" photo gallery here (courtesy Peggy Keelan).
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  • 6th Grade’s “Beauty and The Beast”

    The sixth grade put on a stunning musical performance of the Disney classic “Beauty and The Beast” this month. Their stamina was tested with two special preview performances for their St. Andrew’s peers before the official performances on April 13-14. Thanks to parent volunteer photographer Peggy Keelan, you can view the “Beauty and The Beast” photo gallery here.
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  • Get "Into The Woods" Tickets!

    St. Andrew's Middle School invites you to their production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into The Woods"! This performance is recommended for ages 10 and up.

    Friday, May 4 - 7:00 pm
    Saturday, May 5 - 2:00, 7:00 pm
    Upper School Dell Fine Arts Center (5901 Southwest Parkway)
    TicketsGet your tickets here or find the button on our homepage
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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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  • First All-School Band Performance on Feb. 11

    For the first time in school history, our band programs at the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools are joining forces for a special night of music this Sunday, February 11, at 3:00 pm in the Upper School's Dell Fine Arts Center.
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  • Hsu ‘23 American Visions Nominee

    Drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed media art by our talented Middle School artists were honored at the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards this month. Seventh-graders Millie Barnstone and Nadia Hsu won Gold Key awards for their art, and Nadia’s painting “In the Moment” was selected as an American Visions nominee, which means it is eligible for a national award.
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  • Five MS Band Students Make Region Band

    On Saturday, December 5, five St. Andrew's Middle School Band students traveled to Smithville to audition for the Association of Texas Small School Bands Region Band. More than 400 seventh and eighth grade students from 23 different central Texas schools competed for spots in the prestigious Region Band.
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  • See Our MS, US Actors in ZACH Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

    Three St. Andrew’s Middle Schoolers—Laney Goodrum '22, Cecile McWilliams '22, and Luke Weaver '22—and two Upper Schoolers—Georgia Orchid '21 and Charlie Welland '21—are showing serious stamina, performing in seven shows a week for ZACH Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” now through December 31. The dual demands of school and an acting company have not deterred our students from this opportunity. Luke Weaver '22 says, "A Christmas Carol has been such an exciting experience and I have learned how to manage my time, and what it is like to be a professional actor.  My teachers have been very supportive by working with me on my deadlines and helping me manage my school work.  I am so excited to have them come to the show and see this great production!”
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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.