St. Andrew's School, DE

350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
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St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #1 - 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.
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St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #1 - 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 #2 - 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 #3 - Our student body, proud to be wearing red and black, hails from 28 states and 17 countries!
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo #4 - 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 #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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,400
  • Acceptance rate: 22%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Andrew's School, DE ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
St. Andrew's School, DE
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1929
1906
Campus Size
2200 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
320 students
320 students
% Students of Color
41%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Average SAT Score
1372
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1260 - 1480
-
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Monthly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Business casual for classes. Occasional Chapel Dress requires more formal.
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
44
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
74%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$230 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,400
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$50,104
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
75%
-
Acceptance Rate
22%
60%
Director of Admissions
Will Robinson
Matthew E. Wolinski

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
44
17
Courses
Advanced 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
40
24
Extracurriculars
Club 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: 2020 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Davidson College
16
Brown University
12
Princeton University
12
University of Virginia
11
University of Pennsylvania
9
Wesleyan University
8
New York University
7
Sewanee: University of the South
7
Dartmouth, Duke, Middlebury, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest
6
Bates, Boston College, Columbia, Georgetown, Occcidental
5

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
  • St. Andrew's School, DE accreditations: Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ed Strong - Broadway producer
    • Dennis Blair - Former Director of National Intelligence and former United States Navy four-star admiral
    • Michael Whalen - Winner of 2 Emmy Awards, composer of over 650 television and film scores
    • Maggie Rogers - Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter.
    • Erin Burnett - News anchor for CNN
    • 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
    • John Seabrook - Author and writer for The New Yorker
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Andrew's School, DE cost?
St. Andrew's School, DE's tuition is approximately $69,400 for boarding students.
What schools are St. Andrew's School, DE often compared to?
St. Andrew's School, DEis often viewed alongside schools like Deerfield Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Andrew's School, DE?
The acceptance rate of St. Andrew's School, DE is 22%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. St. Andrew's School, DE's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from St. Andrew's School, DE?
St. Andrew's School, DE famous alumni include: Ed Strong, Dennis Blair, Michael Whalen, Maggie Rogers, Erin Burnett, Hume Horan, Loundon Wainwright III, Kirk Varnedoe, Dominic Seiterle and John Seabrook.
What sports does St. Andrew's School, DE offer?
St. Andrew's School, DE offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling.
What is St. Andrew's School, DE's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Andrew's School, DE?
The application deadline for St. Andrew's School, DE is Jan. 15.

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Class of 2018
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2009
5.00
Temple University
St. Andrew's feels like a second home to me. The teachers are not only dedicated to education and fostering critical thinking in all disciplines, but also in making the school a comfortable and friendly environment. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,400
  • Acceptance rate: 22%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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