St. Andrew’s Episcopal School offers a challenging, accelerated academic program where children discover daily the joy of learning. Our teachers and staff work together to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, assisting and encouraging each student to reach success as they progress through the curriculum. The atmosphere is one that is nurturing and caring. We never forget that in the course of each day we are molding and shaping young minds and young hearts. As we strive for excellence, our students receive instruction in the core curriculum of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Strong writing skills are integrated throughout the curriculum on all grade levels. Students are encouraged to develop excellent work and study habits, to use creative thinking and collaboration as they grow to become independent learners. Resource classes in art, music, technology, science, French, Chinese, and physical education are experienced weekly as a complement to the core curriculum. Our fully automated library provides a vast array of information at students’ fingertips.
Each day begins in chapel, which provides the foundation for the spiritual and moral development of each child. Beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through fifth grade, students at St Andrew’s develop leadership skills that round out their education in mind, body and spirit. A high priority is placed on community service. We teach the importance of stewardship and giving back to the larger community beyond the walls of our school. Numerous projects are carried out throughout the year that support our neighbors in the larger community.
The Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), of which it was a founding member school, accredits SAES. St. Andrew’s also holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).