The mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.
approved by vote of the Board of Trustees
June 7, 2010
SAES At a Glance
- Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve.
- Total enrollment -- 506
- Median class size -- Lower School (Preschool - Grade 3) = 10; Intermediate School (Grades 4-6) = 11, Middle/Upper School (Grades 7-12) = 13.
- Student to faculty ratio -- 6:1
- Academic calendar consists of three 12-week trimesters
- 100% of our students go on to college
- College Board Code #210317
- In the fall of 1998, St. Andrew’s moved to its permanent campus at 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, Maryland. A 75,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art classroom facility was built on this 19 acre picturesque campus.
- Following its union on July 1, 2008 with St. Francis Episcopal Day School, St. Andrew's offers Preschool through Grade 3 at 10033 River Road, Potomac, Maryland. The Lower School campus, also called the Potomac Village Campus, offers newly renovated playgrounds appropriate for the range of children, a large indoor play- and gathering space, and access to the sanctuary of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
- Mascot: Rampant Lion
- School Motto: Auctus Mentis Spiritusque (The Increase of Mind and Spirit)
Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
Middle States Association
Upon entering the 9th grade, all Upper School students are required to perform 120 hours of community service before graduation, 60 of which are fulfilled during senior year.
Because of small class sizes, students are not ranked.
- A 90 - 100
- B 80 - 89
- C 70 - 79
- D 60 - 69
- F Below 60
All courses (with the exception of Physical Education) are used in calculating a student's GPA, which is based on a standard 4.0 scale where A= 4.0, A-=3.67, B+=3.33, B=3.0, etc. AP classes are weighted one additional point.
St. Andrew's has interscholastic teams in soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, and track and field. St. Andrew's also offers an outdoor program, fitness, dance and other non-competitive athletic options. The girls' varsity teams compete in the Independent School League (ISL) and the boys' varsity teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC).
African American 14%
Asian American 6%
Middle Eastern 3%
Native American <1%
No Declaration 7%
Greek Orthodox 1%
Other Protestant Denominations 22%
Roman Catholic 20%
No Declaration 16%
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.