School News

2019

  • May

    Class of 2023 Graduates from Middle School

    Congratulations to our eighth grade students, who held commencement in McGill Chapel followed by the time-honored Boat Party. Five eighth-graders were honored for high achievement and leadership: congratulations to Costas Award winners Mary Louisa Donoghue '23 and Morgan Harrison '23, Grooms Award winner William Sykes '23 and Faculty Award winners Ella Hall '23 and TJ Jobe '23.
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  • Wilson House Wins 2019 Cup

    Congratulations to our outstanding Middle School scholars, artists, athletes, and servants who were honored at the Middle School’s Four Pillars Banquet. The Kay Hart Award for Exceptional Service went to Ben Hofer ‘23, whose Project Citizen project to wipe-out AISD lunch debt drew local and national attention (most recently on NPR’s Here and Now). Our Middle School Athletes of the Year were also honored for their exceptional sportsmanship and talent: William Dunaway ‘23, Will Magids ‘23, and Ella Townsend ‘23. The Wilson House defended their title as House Cup champions! Wilson House accumulated the most points through team competitions and community service during the school year, culminating in the final House tug-of-war
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  • April

    Hofer’s Civics Project Makes Local News

    Eighth-grader Ben Hofer has found himself in the local spotlight (Spectrum and KXAN) after launching a plan to tackle some of the $19,000 worth of Austin Independent School District's school lunch debt.  Ben said, “I didn't realize public school students had to pay every day a certain amount of money to get lunch.”
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  • Students and Alumni Show Leadership, Latin Skills at TSJCL Convention

    Jennie Luongo, US Latin Teacher
    The Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) Convention this year was held at Anderson High School here in Austin on April 5-6. The state convention brings together JCLers from across Texas to network and to compete in various competitions related to the Classics. Students had the opportunity to compete with other Latin students from around the state, participate in colloquia presented by Classics scholars and members of the Senior Classical League, and show off their skills in a talent show, among many other activities.
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  • March

    Mindfulness Program Featured in “Diversity IS” Magazine

    St. Andrew’s Mindfulness program, led by director Adam Ortman, was featured in this month’s Diversity IS magazine - the diversity and inclusion magazine for independent schools. The article “Faculty and Administrators Are the Front Line to Providing Mental Health Services” discusses how mindfulness can combat the negative effects of technology habits: “As young people turn increasingly to technology to avoid feelings of loneliness, boredom, and anxiety, the harder it is to learn to cope with unhealthy aspects of their lives,” Adam says, adding, "One of the most natural things we do is breathe and relax in our bodies. If we can offer these sorts of tools to young people, I think that it makes them feel more empowered to take care of themselves and work with their own experiences.”
     
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  • Seven Students Head to State PSIA Competition

    Thirty-two Lower and Middle School students represented St. Andrew’s with flying colors at the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) competition on March 9. For several preceding months they worked hard after school and during weekends and holidays to prepare for a variety of academic events with the help of faculty and parent volunteers. After placing first or second in the District 8AA meet, seven students - Abigail Gormin ‘26, James Graham ‘26, Ava Hanners ‘25, Olivia Korman ‘26, Sally Queen ‘29, Aidan Strauss ‘27, and Anna Wayne ‘24  - are heading to the State competition at TCU in April. Fifteen students placed in the Top 10 of their respective competitive categories.
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  • Get Ready for Summer at St. Andrew's

    It's time to start thinking about your summer plans - that means summer camp at St. Andrew's! Our summer camp is open to everyone, so feel free to invite a friend or family member who doesn't attend our school.
     
    What: Summer at St. Andrew's camp
    When: June 3-July 19, 2019. *Camp will be closed July 1-5.
    Who: Open to all Austin youth ages 4-18 - invite friends to join you!

    How to register:
    1) Download the camp catalog to read camp details and make your selections before registering
    2) Visit www.sasaustin.org/summer. Click on the yellow "Register" button to begin the process. (You can also download the camp catalog on this page.)
     
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  • Certamen Advance to State, Erben '19 and Snider '20 Take Top Awards

    By Emma Schmidt '21 and Jennie Luongo, US Latin Teacher
    This month the St. Andrew’s Upper School hosted the Austin-area Latin Convention.  The convention brought together students from over 25 schools in the Austin-area, allowing students to network and compete in various Classical events.
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  • February

    Download The Highlander Magazine

    Our mid-year, digital magazine The Highlander is here. (Download a PDF version here).Our students have been growing every day in their classrooms, on courts, fields, and stages, and in the greater Austin community. Be sure you click on our hyperlinked content to find extra info and photos. Our magazines are always available to view (including archived issues) on our Publications page.
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  • January

    Spotlight on Faculty

    Our faculty and staff bring a variety of talents and experiences to their profession. Learn a bit more about them in this ongoing spotlight series (click their name). This month:

    Amanda Boardman, School Nurse
    Kathryn Culliton, 4th Grade Teacher
    Geoff Harrison, Director of Student Services
    Betsy Ross, MS P.E. Teacher and Coach
    Danny Schmidt, LS & MS Band Director
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  • "Tech Generation" Talk with Dr. Mike Brooks

    Tuesday, February 5
    8:00-9:30 am
    Rollins Library
    1112 W. 31st Street

    We're lucky to have Dr. Mike Brooks join us to discuss themes from his latest co-authored book "Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World." Lower and Middle School parents, this is not required reading, please join us to discuss parenting in the digital age!

    Questions?
    Contact Alexandra Baird (abaird@sasaustin.org).
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  • 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
    www.sasaustin.org/srs

    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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  • 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.