St. Andrew's School, DE

5.00 5 1 (13 reviews)
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
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St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #1 - Our 2100 acre campus is located in Middletown, DE just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #2 - Our student body, proud to be wearing red and black, hails from 28 states and 17 countries!
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #3 - This outdoor classroom is an extension of our newly renovated Amos Hall: home base for the hands-on learning and collaboration of our mathematicians and scientists.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #4 - St. Andrew's seminar style discussions, which include faculty and students seated at a central round table, are heard throughout English, history and language classes.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #5 - St. Andrew's offers 15 sports which includes 19 varsity teams... 1 in 4 athletes earns All-Conference honors each year.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #6 - Besides the 51 state tournament appearances in the past decade, our junior varsity and thirds teams are also competitive in our league.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #7 - The Arts program includes dance, visual arts, theater, photography, film making, vocal and instrumental music.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #8 - Engelhard Hall, located in the O'Brien Arts building, is home to countless performances and guest speakers each year, as well as school meetings every Thursday.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #9 - Our commitment to sustainability and protecting our natural resources for future generations is evident in school and student initiatives, including our campus organic garden.
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #10 - Noxontown Pond, in our own front yard, is a go-to spot for our biology and environmental science classes, swimming, canoeing, and star-gazing. It is also where crew teams from all over the region come to compete at our weekend regattas.
  • St. Andrew's is a 21st century school with the spirit, intention, and culture to create positive innovation and change in the nation and the world.
  • With an extraordinary faculty and student body, St. Andrew's actively pursues the synthesis of academic excellence and human excellence.
  • We are determined to inspire our students and graduates to see their educational experience here as the foundation of engaged lives as citizens of a world in need of creativity, compassion, justice, and collaboration.

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  • Dartmouth
    St. Andrews not only has the most incredible ethos but uses that ethos among the student body to do good. The small student population allows no one to slip under the cracks, and it’s the. . .
  • Davidson College
    I think that the small student body and close knit community of St. Andrew's makes it very unique. With a student body of only about 300 students, you know everyone's name and they know yours. . .
  • Johns Hopkins University
    St. Andrew's is such a unique place, and it would be impossible to choose just one thing that separates St. Andrew's from any other boarding school. The most obvious difference is probably that St. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
St. Andrew's School,Boarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-125-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19291910
Campus Size2100 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment306 students313 students
% Students of Color
42%
23%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
69%
Average SAT Score1372* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1260 - 1480-
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4418
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$190 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,280$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
46%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$47,631$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT75%-
Acceptance Rate
26%
57%
Director of AdmissionsHeather Daly
Matthew E. Wolinski

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4418
CoursesAdvanced Topic Tutorial: Chinese, Advanced Topic Tutorial: French, Advanced Topic Tutorial: Latin, Advanced Topic Tutorial: Math, Advanced Topic Tutorial: Spanish I, Advanced Topic Tutorial: Spanish II, AS Anatomy & Physiology, AS Astronomy, AS Bioengineering, AS Biology, AS Calculus AB, AS Calculus BC, AS Chemistry, AS Chinese, AS Dance: Classical Ballet, AS Dance: Contemporary, AS Differential Calculus, AS Drawing & Painting, AS English 3, AS English 4, AS English 4: History, Literature and the Contested Past, AS Environmental Science, AS Film, AS French, AS History: American Social Reform Movements, AS History: Coming of Age- American in the Early Atomic Era, AS History: Democracy and Empire- Athens in the 5th Century, AS History: Histories of Hate- American Racism and German Anti-Semitism, AS History: History of Economic Thought I, AS History: History of Economic Thought II, AS History: History, Literature and the Contested Past, AS History: Latin American History, AS History: Research Seminar, AS History: The Mediterranean World 500-1500, AS History: The Modern Middle East, AS History: Victorious Rome- The Creation of National Identity Through Conflict, AS History: World at War, AS Latin 4: Vergil, AS Mathematical Economics, AS Music Theory and Music History, AS Photography, AS Physics (Calculus Based), AS Spanish, AS Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4023
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Ad Astra- astronomy club, Asian Affinity Group, Beekeeper's Club, Casa Latina, Coding Club, Community Service Organization, Crepes and Conversation, Environmental Stewards, Essence, Girls Collaborative, Guys Group, Humans of St. Andrew's, Mentoring- community service, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Multicultural Affinity Group, Onyx, Organic Gardening, Outing Club, Playwriting Club, Poetry Club, Robotics, Sapphire, SAS Book Club, Senior Center- community service, South Asian Affinity Group, St. Andrew's Medical Society, Student Council, Student Vestry, SWAG (student weekend activity group), The Andrean- literary magazine, The Cardinal- school newspaper, The Griffin- yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Andrean Ensemble (Choral Music), Jazz Ensemble, Musical Theater Showcase, Noxontones- Acapella Group, Orchestra, St. Andrew's Dance Company

Recreational Athletic Programs:
St. Andrew's Indoor Soccer League (SAISL)

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 201910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Davidson College12
University of Virginia12
Bates College10
Tufts University9
New York University8
Northeastern University8
Colombia University7
The George Washington University7
University of Chicago7
University of Pennsylvania7
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • As a school founded in 1929 with an extraordinary commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew's believes that academic and human excellence emerge through the collaboration, communication, and shared experiences of a socioeconomically diverse community. The school's culture, abiding spirit, and ambition reflect our study of the nation's best small colleges-institutions that are committed to all-residential education and dynamic collaboration between students and teachers.  
  • St. Andrew's faculty have the expertise, creativity, and qualifications to teach at any level, but they choose to honor the art of teaching, mentoring, and coaching as the foundation of our school. In our residential community, they work alongside students to create a counter-cultural private school, one dedicated to character, leadership, and an ambitious public good. 
  • The energy, momentum, and grace of the school emerge as students learn that together, anything and everything is possible at St. Andrew's. We not only imagine, but actually enact what a 21st century boarding school becomes if students take responsibility for a culture of kindness; a spirit of collaboration, respect, and honor; and a collective commitment to excellence. 
  • In this age of data and analytics, schools and educators are often asked: What is the "value added" of your school? What are the data sets that prove academic excellence? Our response to this desire to measure the work of great students and teachers is to focus on making our pursuit of that work-academic, artistic, athletic, or otherwise-deep, joyful, authentic, and engaged in the life of our democracy. Come see the exhibition of excellence that is St. Andrew's. 
  • Explore more about St. Andrew's here:We BelieveThis Is St. Andrew's AthleticsThe Arts at St. Andrew's
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  • St. Andrew's School, DE accreditations: Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • William H Whyte - author of The Organization Man
    • Dennis Blair - former Director of National Intelligence and former United States Navy four-star admiral
    • William Brownfield - United States Ambassador to Venezuela
    • Bulent Atalay - Physicist and author
    • Erin Burnett - news anchor for CNBC
    • Hume Horan - American diplomat and ambassador to five countries
    • Loundon Wainwright III - American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor
    • Kirk Varnedoe - American art historian and writer
    • Dominic Seiterle - Canadian rower, Olympic Gold Medalist
    • Maggie Rogers - American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer

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