Middle School at St. Andrew's is a time for self-discovery, accepting increasing independence and responsibility, and developing positive peer relationships.

At the heart of each student’s academic journey at St. Andrew’s is what he or she learns. The content, skills, and experiences (in-person and virtual) - that is the St. Andrew’s curriculum. St. Andrew’s teachers are nationally recognized leaders in curriculum development because of the manner in which they use research to inform how they design each of their classes and work with each individual student, to both challenge and support him or her through their academic journey. That is why the Dean of Studies for the school is also the Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning - to ensure that 100% of the Preschool through Grade 12 students, every day and every class period, are working with teachers who understand how the brain learns, works, and changes.
    • Candace Gregg, Head of Middle School

Students in the middle school:

List of 6 items.

  • 1

    Learn about their strengths and challenges in an academic program that is rigorous and multifaceted.
  • 2

    Are appropriately challenged in core academic subjects while teachers aim to spark joy in the learning process.
  • 3

    Experience teaching and learning methods that reflect 21st-century research: design projects, hands-on activities, field trips, real world problem solving.
  • 4

    Learn the skills necessary to be independent thinkers and self-motivated learners.
  • 5

    Enjoy visual and performing art opportunities.
  • 6

    Participate on Middle School athletic teams.

List of 6 items.

  • 11:1

    ratio of students to advisors in Middle School
  • 20

    hours of community service performed by each eighth grader
  • 25

    middle school clubs, including cosplay club, math club, and spirit club
  • 3

    days exploring the Chesapeake Bay on the annual grade 6 trip
  • 3

    design iterations each by 7th graders in the artificial limb project
  • 50+

    presentations on 75 world leaders in the grade 8 World History research project

Lorraine Martinez Hanley, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

“The St. Andrew’s community goes beyond the brick and mortar campus when providing students, families, and staff a feeling of belonging. By hearing, seeing, and affirming each member of our community, we are each allowed to be and embrace our true selves.”
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.