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.

  • Senior Projects

    Seniors presented their month-long independent projects this week as their final graduation requirement. Topics ranged from urban farming to cryotherapy and original artwork (Dorothy Thompson's "Sea Plastic" pictured) . Check out our Instagram photos of some presentations.
     
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  • Uber Exec Talks Career Prep with Students

    With AP exams complete and courses winding down, it could be a very hectic time of year or oddly a very calm one depending on the class. Although the looming summer might make some students unmotivated or distracted, teachers are still thinking of ways to engage and reinvigorate students in the classroom -- even during their final class days.
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  • Students and Alumni Show Leadership, Latin Skills at TSJCL Convention

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4 Seniors Honored at Austin Regional Science Fair

    Last Friday, fifteen St. Andrews students headed to the Palmer Events Center to participate in the Austin Regional Science Fair—one of the largest science fairs in the country. Four St. Andrew's seniors were recognized for their research.
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  • Physics Students Teach Preschoolers Engineering

    Upper Schoolers studying physics accompanied their teacher, Dan Latreille, to The Rise School this month to work with preschoolers on some engineering concepts.
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  • Alex on a scanning electron microscope

    Pinkerton ‘21 SXSW Innovation Finalist

    Alex Pinkerton ‘21 is a finalist in this year’s SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards!  His project Brane Interface (braneinterface.com) is a brain-computer interface, with potential applications that could allow paralyzed people to regain motion.  There are 65 finalists from 13 countries and he’s the only finalist under age 18.
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  • 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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  • 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.