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.

  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.”
     
    Read More
  • 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.)
     
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 5 Medalists on National Etymology Exam

    In November nine Upper School Latin students opted to take to the National Classical Etymology Exam contest which quizzes students about Latin and Greek root words and their English derivatives. Out of the nine Upper School students who took the exam, five students were recognized with a medal for their achievement. Optime factum, discipuli!
     
     
    Read More
  • 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
    Read More
Archive

List of 2 items.

  • 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.