Upper School


With an enrollment of 400 students, the Upper School cultivates and thrives on personal, meaningful engagement in and out of the classroom.  A wide range of course options offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects as they prepare for college.  As class size averages 13, there is "no back row" and teachers get to know their students well.  Averaging 17 years of tenure, our faculty bring a wealth of experience and ideas that challenge students intellectually and personally.  Through daily chapel service, and an advisory and college counseling program (9:1 student-to-counselor ratio), students are supported throughout their high school journey.  Upper School students experience life as scholars, artists, athletes, and servants and graduate with a deep understanding of themselves as learners in the broader community.

Upper School Academics News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Join Us at Science Research Symposium on January 30

    Wednesday, January 30
    Open session: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    St. Andrew's Dell Fine Arts Center
    5901 Southwest Parkway

    St. Andrew's is proud to host its Science Research Symposium on Wednesday, January 30, at the Dell Fine Arts Center. The open session runs from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and features:

    Research Presentations - Upper School students in the "Scientific Research & Design" class—a dual enrollment class with UT-Austin—will present their original research. These projects will go on to Austin’s Regional Science Fair, an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

    1st Grade's "Waves, Light & Sound" - First-graders will have their original stained glass art pieces on display, reflecting their own scientific studies on waves, light, and sound.

    Periodic Table Tile Design Winner - St. Andrew's joins a select group of schools from around the world to design a new periodic table art mural for the University of Waterloo in Canada. The winning St. Andrew's student's design (for element Oganesson) will be revealed at the Symposium.

    What's That?! Contest - Have you ever wondered: What’s that?!  Use your science knowledge to identify what is going on in five displayed images. The person who correctly identifies all five will win a gift basket from Raising Cane’s. 

    I Wonder Wall - In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Wonder. Discover. Science.” you're invited to contribute something you've wondered to the I Wonder Wall. These ideas will help inspire future independent research topics for our students to consider.

    Questions? Contact Bryan Dunn at bdunn@sasaustin.org and visit our webpage www.sasaustin.org/srs
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  • A Million Reasons to be Proud

    Each year, our students give us a million reasons to be proud of them. This year, we can return the favor: our community of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends gave $1,004,435 to the St. Andrew’s Fund, supporting academics, arts, athletics, service, and social and emotional learning across all three divisions. Thank you to all who gave and further enriched the exceptional education St. Andrew’s students receive—your generosity is making a difference every day!
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  • AP Government Students Pitch Ideas to Visiting Chinese Educators

    On December 12, Head of School Todd Stephenson hosted a group of 17 principals and superintendents from Beijing who spent a half day on campus learning about teacher recruitment, professional development, and principal/leadership development.

    “One of the highlights of the visit was our impromptu stop in the AP Comparative Government class. They were concluding their unit on China with a project in which students had to make a marketing plan to sell an American product in China. Students spent 20 minutes pitching and receiving feedback,” said Todd, adding, “It doesn’t get much better than this.”
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  • AP Chem Students Visit MacArthur Fellow’s Lab

    This week students of AP Chemistry had the chance to meet with a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Livia Eberlin, who works as a chemist at University of Texas-Austin. The MacArthur Fellowship Program, unofficially known as a "Genius Grant", is a prize awarded annually to individuals that have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."

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  • St. Andrew's Honors Five National Merit Semifinalists

    The Upper School recognized five members of the Class of 2019 as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in chapel on September 13. Congratulations to (left to right) Carson Kurad, Adrian Almy, Mikayla Hyde and Alex Swearingen! Not pictured is Andrew Hojel, who has already matriculated to college. 
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  • St. Andrew's Celebrates Class of 2018

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School graduated 99 students on June 2 (view the Graduation 2018 photo gallery here), and they are a class full of promising talent. After applying to 253 different colleges and universities around the world, these scholars, artists, athletes, and servants are heading to 38 states, including Washington, D.C., as well as Canada, England, France, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Twenty percent of graduates will attend a school that offered a scholarship. View the Class of 2018 college acceptances and choices here.
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  • Science Olympiad Team Takes 17th at State

    With only one practice invitational in hand, our Science Olympiad team of 16 (Adrian Almy ’19, Auveed Rokhsaz ’19, Blake Birdwell ’18, Eli McDaniel ’19, Evelyn Berry ’21, Grace Ozor ’19, Hector Cantu ’19, Jack Havemann ’21, Josephine Dowd ’21, Katherine Dyson ’18, Selinda Qiu ’18, Gunther Hess ’20, George Moore ’20, Zach Bernard ’21, Grant Rivera ’21, and me, Sanddhya Jayabalan ’18) anxiously embarked on our journey to the regional competition in San Antonio. During competition against 11 other teams, we had our general dose of unexpected surprises, but throughout it all, everyone kept putting their best foot forward.
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  • MS, US Earn Gold Medals on National Latin Exam

    In March, St. Andrew’s Latin students took the National Latin Exam (NLE).  They competed with over 143,000 students from 50 states and 24 countries. There are separate exams for different levels of Latin, and students in each level are awarded medals (gold and silver) for high achievement.  Twenty-three Upper School students were recognized with some kind of award. Four students received Gold Medals and six received Silver Medals, the two highest awards on the exam.
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  • Witt ‘18 Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy

    The St. Andrew’s community proudly watched Carson Witt ‘18 accept his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy during chapel on April 24, with a presentation by the Blue and Gold Officer assigned to St. Andrew’s, Clint Connell. Clint explained the highly competitive application process during his chapel speech: “Carson competed with over 17,000 students across the country for 1,200 appointments. It is a highly competitive process, one that involves completing a thorough physical exam, medical exam, and the usual battery of testing scores and recommendations. It also requires securing a recommendation for a U.S. senator, congressman, or the vice president of the United States.”
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  • The 2018 Upper School Department Awards

    Upper School students were honored for their outstanding achievements in the four pillars (Scholar, Artist, Athlete, and Servant) in a special Department Awards ceremony in chapel on April 10. Click here to see the Department Awards photo gallery.
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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.