Rave Reviews 2017-09-06T10:36:05+00:00

Rave Reviews


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“By far the best education and environment my kids experienced in their years of schooling. We have since had to do public school and home school, and the difference in their academic foundation has been noticeable. The systematic, thorough foundation laid at SAES can’t be matched. As well, chapel services made a big difference in how the day went. It started each day with focus, and it reminded my kids of the bigger picture of life. Most of all, the family environment and smaller classes made it easy to entrust my kids to the wonderful staff. They truly became like our own family. We have been gone from St. Andrews for seven years, and I still miss it every day.” – Tracy H.

“I LOVE St. Andrew’s Episcopal School , our boys were students there many years ago! What a great school!!!! The school and teachers helped them become the great men that they are today!!! We love the school. Our “boys are now 38 and 35 years old. And we all have such fond and wonderful memories from those long ago days.” – Sandra Hyle

“I wish every child could be fortunate enough to have the St. Andrew’s experience. I love that each child is known and celebrated for their strengths and unique qualities. I love that their day starts with chapel where their spirit is nutured….I love that their character is built while their mind challenged. I love that the parents are encouraged and welcomed to be a part of this wonderful place! There is no question that St. Andrew’s is the place I want my children to grow and learn.” – Hilary Spencer

“As a parent, I value the moral lessons learned in daily chapel services and a faculty and staff that nurtures the special gifts of each child. There is a “warm and fuzzy” feeling in the school while coupling with strong academic basics.–  Suzanne Renforth

“As a parent, my favorite thing about St. Andrews is the Christian environment. I love sending my children to school knowing everyday they start their day with God. I love the small class sizes and the way the teachers really love the students. I like the challenging academics.” – Jenn Brodie

“Our favorite thing about St. Andrew’s is the commitment of the teachers and staff to meet each child’s individual needs in helping them reach their potential.Our children are known by name and feel loved in the school. Our youngest child was literally born into the St. Andrew’s family when our older child was in kindergarten. St. Andrew’s is not where they just spend a few hours each day-it is their home away from home.” – Kim Schlesinger and Tom Sobkowicz

“SAES has the best combination of academic and personal growth development for all of their students. My child is challenged everyday to be the best person and student he can be!” – Rebecca Hurt


“As an alumnus, I feel that SAES provided me the ideal foundation to begin my education and, perhaps even more importantly, instilled in me the human traits of honesty and integrity.” – Ned Spencer, SAES ‘78

“St. Andrews did a wealth for my education. I am now an engineer and I distinctly remember gaining a solid math and science background from SAES. I picked up my passion for science early, and that can be directly attributed to my time at… Saint Andrews Episcopal. I believe elementary education must provide a solid foundation for future academics. Saint Andrews gave me that foundation.” – Michael Ferebee, SAES ‘00, 4th Year Biomedical Engineering Major, University of Virginia Class of 2011

“St. Andrews Episcopal School instilled in me the values of compassion and awareness from a young age. These values have affected my decisions in academic and professional settings thus far – from volunteering in clinics as an undergraduate at Wellesley College to embarking on a career improving health outcomes for people living in developing countries. I recently obtained a masters degree in public health from Yale University, and I am currently a HIV prevention fellow with the Center for Disease Control, where I find concern for the welfare of those less fortunate than myself to be a daily motivating factor.” – Catherine Nichols, SAES ‘94

“What I like about St. Andrew’s the most is that I was never treated like a stranger. All of the staff treated me like I was their own son.” –  Ryan Duregger, SAES ’08

“What I liked most about St. Andrew’s “were the people – the teachers and kids – that I met there.” – Griffin, SAES ’10

“St. Andrew’s has been a big part of my entire life ~ I have been a church member since birth, I was a student from K – 5th grade, and now I am a church member, parent, and employee. I have two children who have graduated from St. Andrew’s and one who is currently enrolled. In addition to my solid education, St. Andrew’s helped to instill in me a strong moral compass through daily chapel services and interaction with the nurturing teachers. The environment was, and still is, one of caring and love. Some of my lifelong friends were made at St. Andrew’s and I know that my lifelong love of learning was encouraged there as well. As an employee at the school, I am proud to work with the dedicated teachers and staff. I know that each child is celebrated for their uniqueness, challenged to their abilities, and loved from the minute they walk in the door. It was that kind of school when I was there, and it always will be.” – Julie Duregger, SAES ‘78