As an Episcopal (Anglican) school, Saint Andrew's is distinguished from other types of religiously affiliated schools by its foundation of academic excellence, openness, inclusiveness and inquiry.
The Saint Andrew's School community is one of diverse cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds. The school welcomes all people without regard to race, religion, gender, social grouping, or any other label that may divide us.
Saint Andrew's teaches age-appropriate moral lessons such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship through chapel, religious studies classes, guest speakers and media materials representing a multitude of world faith systems.
With a strong tradition of exemplary academic curriculum and critical thinking, Saint Andrew's encourages students to share, explore and reflect upon their thoughts, ideas, and questions. Through a framework of academic study, social interaction and personal exploration students seek clarity about their own beliefs and learn to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives.
“The ideal school is a setting where individual identity and achievement are balanced with a sense of connectedness to God, the community and the perspectives of others. It is a place where questions and questioning are valued above answers and answer giving.”
Reverend Peter G. Cheney
NAES Executive Director, July 1998 - June 2007
Opening Eucharist of Biennial Conference 2000