Upper School
Academics

Curriculum

Upper School Curriculum

At the Upper School, our goal is to prepare students for the demands of college-level coursework and life beyond the classroom. We challenge students intellectually but also help them develop the life skills they need to reach their potential. Students enroll in classes that span English, history, math, science, languages, and art. Many of our classes are Advanced Placement, which can earn some students college credit.

Philosophy and Goals

The St. Andrew’s curriculum is challenging, creative, and comprehensive. It has been crafted to promote the mastery of essential skills and to provide opportunities for students to develop their potential. It also allows teachers to weave in areas of study about which they are particularly knowledgeable or passionate, making for a rich and unique educational experience.

Over the course of their lives at St. Andrew's, our students develop:

  • Christian values and character;
  • essential study skills;
  • an appreciation for the fine arts;
  • physical fitness and good sportsmanship;
  • responsibility, self-discipline, and self-respect; and
  • concern for others through community service.

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  • What is Atlas?

    Atlas is our K-12 course database that provides broad guidelines on what is covered in each grade and course of study.
  • How do I filter in Atlas?

    1) Hover your cursor over Browse
    2) Click Course Description (short narratives) or Unit Calendar (specific skills) tab.
    3) Using the left-hand box filter, select a School, Grade, and Subject before clicking Browse.
    4) The results show either a course description or a link that will take you to a detailed map of a course's content.
  • How is Atlas used?

    Our faculty use Atlas to document, understand, and improve the school's curriculum - it also helps us identify potential gaps and repetitions in units of study. It is a living resource that is updated and revised constantly to keep our program fresh and student-centered. Do not be surprised if you find teacher maps at different stages of development.
  • Who can I contact for help?

    If you have more questions about Atlas, contact Tim McGhee at (512) 299-9819

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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.