St. Andrew's School, DE

5.00 5 1 (12 reviews)
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Tel: 3022854231
  • "St. Andrew's mission is to enrich and transform our students' lives in profound and exciting ways.
  • Through intensive collaboration with great teachers, our students begin their study and appreciation of the accumulated wisdom of human culture, sharpen their analytical skills, and develop their performances in oral, written, and quantitative expression.
  • We cultivate in our students a lasting desire for learning and independent scholarship and prepare them for college work and fulfilling life experiences...".

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  • 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. . .
  • Georgetown University
    I believe that St. Andrew's offers a unique campus life because it only accepts full-time boarders. As a result, students and teachers have a unique relationship that feels more like family than familiar. . .
  • Wesleyan University
    The amazing quality of relationships is unique to the St. Andrew's experience. The school's effort to refrain from a technology dependent social culture forces students to interact with each other. Also, the wonderful student-teacher relationships. . .
  • Princeton University
    St. Andrew's has a focus on holistic growth and a dedication to community. The academics are rigorous and engaging, and I made incredibly close friendships thanks to dorm life. But above all I can say. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
St. Andrew's School, Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1929 1910
Campus Size 2200 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 310 students 298 students
% Students of Color
42%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
68%
Average SAT Score 1940 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1750 - 2100 -
Average ACT score 28 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Coat and tie to classes, similar for girls)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 35 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
84%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $195 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,000 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $42,235 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 83% -
Acceptance Rate
26%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMatthew E Wolinski
Louisa H Zendt

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 35 16
CoursesAS 20th Century History, AS Biology, AS Calculus AB, AS Calculus BC, AS Chemistry, AS Chinese 5, AS Economics, AS English 3, AS English 4, AS Environmental Science, AS French 5, AS Global Studies, AS Greek 3, AS History of East Asia, AS History of Social Reform, AS History of the Middle East, AS History, Literature and the Contested Past, AS Latin 4: Vergil, AS Latin 5: Catullus and Horace, AS Modern European History, AS Multivariable Calculus, AS Music History, AS Music Theory, AS Physics, AS Spanish 5: Hispanic World View, AS Spanish: Hispanic Authors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, AS Statistics, AS Studio Art, AS Western Civilization

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 30 23
ExtracurricularsChorale, Culinary Club, Dead Scientist's Club, Environment Club, Fishing Club, Forestry Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Independent Film Club, International House, Jazz Club, Knitting Club, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, Mountain Biking Club, Orchestra, Organic Chemistry Club, Organic Gardening, Peer Tutoring, Polar Bear Club, Robotics Club, Science Fiction Club, Sister Space, Spanish Club, String Ensemble,

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Davidson College 11
Duke University 11
Wesleyan University 11
New York University 10
Harvard University 9
Haverford College 9
Trinity College 9
Franklin and Marshall College 8
Sewanee: University of the South 7
Williams College 7
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • At St. Andrew's, we seek to cultivate in our students a deep and lasting desire for learning, a willingness to ask questions and pursue skeptical, independent inquiry and an appreciation of the liberal arts as a source if wisdom, perspective and hope. We encourage our students to do the work of scholars, artists and scientists and to develop those expressive and analytical skills necessary for effective communication, judicious consideration of multiple points of view and for meaningful lives as engaged citizens. As an Episcopal School, St. Andrew`s is grounded in and upheld by our Episcopal identity, welcoming persons regardless of their religious background. We are called to help students explore their spirituality and faith as we nurture their understanding and appreciation of all world religions. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and work together to create a vibrant and diverse community, St. Andrew`s exceptional financial aid program makes this possible, enabling the School to practice need-blind admission and to award tuition grants to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need.
  • School 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
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