Why St. Andrew's

Inclusive Community & Balanced Approach

Attending St. Andrew’s is much more than enrolling in a school. Students and families at St. Andrew’s are part of a community that is built on inclusion, balance, and service. Whether a student is playing on a St. Andrew’s sports team or participating in a performance, there is constant community support -- and students thrive under this model.

Research-Informed Teaching

Research shows that the single most important factor in developing each student’s potential is the quality of his or her teacher. At St. Andrew’s, every member of our Preschool through Grade 12 faculty is trained in Mind, Brain, and Education Science. This knowledge of how the brain learns allows teachers to take the latest research and implement it into their classrooms.

Every St. Andrew’s teacher can speak to how they are using research to inform the design of their classes and work with each individual student. Teachers and school leaders are evaluating each curriculum decision in light of what Mind, Brain, and Education Science research says. Whether it is :
  • The school’s commitment to the social and emotional learning of each student through the Responsive Classroom and Advisory Program
  • The development of research informed strategies to enhance how students memorize, retain, and recall what they learn through the spacing effect
  • How to enhance a student’s intrinsic motivation through project based learning and the design thinking process
  • The varied type of formative and summative assessments students receive to evaluate their learning
  • The type of homework and use of technology that leads to deepen learning
  • Or transforming how the school year concludes so students can have time to reflect on their performance on final exams and projects

Life After St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s challenges students in a way that builds their self-confidence and helps them discover their passions as they prepare for university. St. Andrew’s college counselors work with students and families from the day each student enters to find the best fit for each individual child. After college our alumni excel in life in a variety of professions and industries because St. Andrew’s prepares them in mind, body and spirit.

St. Andrew's Today

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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.