Upper School

Academics

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.

  • 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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  • Intermediate, Advanced Latin Teams Advance to Harvard Certamen Invitational

    Last weekend, the Austin-area Latin Convention was hosted by Anderson High School.  Annually, it brings together schools from the Austin-area so that students can network and compete in various Classical events. Certamen is a buzzer game that requires students to work together, process and synthesize information quickly and effectively, and use their knowledge of Latin creatively to answer questions.  St. Andrew’s had four Certamen teams representing the school, in each level of competition:  Middle School, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
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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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  • Mohammadi ‘20 Rises to “Expert” Level in U.S. Chess Federation

    St. Andrew’s student Sina Mohammadi ‘20 made big strides in his chess game at the 8th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship this month. The event included more than 150 chess players, and Sina managed to take first place in the U2000 group. Not only did he win $275, his ratings rose above the 2000 level, officially making him a “Chess Expert” according to the U.S. Chess Federation. Sina has been playing chess since kindergarten, and played in St. Andrew's Beyond the Classroom (BTC) chess program through fourth grade, when he was named Austin Chess champion. Congratulations to Sina on making it to this next level of chess mastery!
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    Austin, TX 78705
    Lower (512) 299-9800
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    Austin, TX 78735
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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.