Mission, Values, Episcopal Identity

Our Mission

Our Mission:   The mission of St. Andrew’s School is to transform lives by providing quality, progressive education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child.

Our Purpose:   St. Andrew’s School’s whole-child approach nurtures intellectual, creative, moral and spiritual growth, preparing students for success in school and in life.

Our Vision:   The vision of St. Andrew’s School is to create an environment that empowers our students and their families to achieve success in their lives.

Our Shared Values

Mutual Respect:   We teach children to have respect for themselves, to treat others with respect and to handle problems in a respectful manner, so that they will go out into the world as people of character, holding fast to their integrity as they manage life’s challenges.

Education:   We educate the whole child. We seek to help children achieve their academic potential, become critical thinkers and gain a love of learning.

Faith:   Our school has its origins in the Episcopal faith and is open to diverse religious perspectives. We believe that faith offers inner-strength, comfort, acceptance and a belief in kindness toward others.

Unconditional Love:   We offer  children an environment where they can feel the joy of unconditional love. We strive to promote the sense of security and self-esteem that comes from being loved and accepted by those around you.

Our Episcopal Identity

As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, St. Andrew’s School strives for justice and peace among all people and respects the dignity of every human being. These principles and ideals are expressed through:

School Worship that is creative, inclusive, draws fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, and is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life, in which reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Formation and Study that is meaningful and age-appropriate, and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice, which is the integration of the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service-learning as an integral part of the life of the school.