Middle School


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 15 news stories.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 6th Grade's "Aladdin" Spotlights Rising Vocal, Acting Talents

    The sixth grade Musical Theatre class’ production of the Disney hit musical “Aladdin” was a fantastic display of acting, dancing, and vocal talents! The beautiful costumes transported the audience from McGill Chapel to Agrabah (Click here to see Aladdin photos).
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  • Artists Collaborate on Successful "Mary Poppins" Musical

    Our Middle School musical “Mary Poppins” was another opportunity to show off the many talents of our SAS artists (Click here to see Mary Poppins photos). The cast and crew mastered a challenging choreography sequence to physically spell out “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” technical details like proper harness rigging to make Mary ‘fly’, all while under the physical demands of multiple performances for students, faculty, parents, and newly accepted families for 2017-18.
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  • MS Band Leaders Plan Spring Trip

    The Middle School Symphonic Band and the 8th grade Advanced Percussion traveled to Galveston for their spring trip the weekend of April 22.  Most of the trip was planned and beautifully executed by students leaders from the group.
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  • MS Teacher, Student Collaborate on Poetry Book

    What began as a fun mental exercise to cope with Austin traffic has blossomed into a full body of published work. Middle School English teacher Scott Jarrett’s collection of poetry, Traffickwocky, published under the pen name Tex MoPac, recently caught the attention of Austin360! SAS student Samantha Rauch ‘20 designed his cover art, and SAS parent Tim O’Brien wrote the foreword. Read his brief interview with us:
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  • Our student winners with MS Art Teacher Kate Torres

    7th & 8th Grade Artists Win Scholastic Art Prizes

    Congrats to our student artists who took home prizes in drawing, photography, and sculpture at this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers; notable alumni of AYA&W’s programs include Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Richard Avedon, Joyce Carol Oates, Zac Posen, Robert Redford, and Ken Burns.

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  • 7 Middle Schoolers Perform at Bastrop

    Seven outstanding Middle School band students participated in the ATSSB Region 18/26 clinic and concert held at the beautiful Bastrop Performing Arts Center last weekend.  Band students from 23 different area schools comprised two concert bands of over 80 members each.
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  • MS Musicians Make Top Region Band

    On Saturday, November 12, eleven St. Andrew's Middle School Band students traveled to Smithville to audition for the Association of Texas Small School Bands Region Band. Four hundred 7th and 8th grade students from 23 different central Texas schools competed for spots in one of the two performing Region bands.

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  • Local Austin Artists Visit MS Campus

    On Thursday, November 3, the student-run Fine Arts Cabinet in the Middle School hosted a fine and performing arts tour for Middle School students (Click here to view the photo gallery). Local Austin artists and musicians—including some SAS faculty—came to the Middle School campus to display their artwork, give performances, and answer student questions. Even the Upper School Jazz Band visited to demo their improv skills.
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  • “Legally Blonde” Cast Share Insights with MS on Step Up Day

    Eighth grade students got a glimpse at life at the Upper School during their “step up” day on Oct. 26, when they visited a few classes, explored the mLab, and attended a special performance of the Upper School musical “Legally Blonde.” Cast members spent a few minutes before the show sharing their experiences as performing artists at the Upper School.
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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.