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St. Andrew's School

Private | PK-12 | 1285 students

We are best known for educating students in mind, body, & spirit.
 
 

 
 

Living in Boca Raton

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $90,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,190.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted September 13, 2008

too much drama with the kids, you can only fit in if you have the most money, not the best school but good sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I am a High School Student who enjoys every aspect of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2007

I have found the school to go above and beyond in meeting my LS child's academic needs. They try to bring out the best in every child and treat them all individually. The new LS headmaster has been a great addition to an already terrific school. It is expensive, but you get a first class education on a beautiful campus with every special your child could have an interest in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

Education is fantastic, however, most of the students are flashy. Still, saint andrew's undoubtedly offers the best academics in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2006

As a parent of a lower school and middle school student, I fel this school is of the highest quality. The atmosphere is positive and challenging, and geared toward making the children feel successful and part of the comunity. School spirit is high, facilities can't be beat, and activities are varied and well done. Academics are good, and music program is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

As the parent of a 2003 graduate I can clearly attest to the academic program at SA. My daughter was treated as an equal, earned, yes earned great scores the hard way, she worked for them. She graduated and is now attending UCF. She was happy and continues to be glad that she went there. As a parent, I am glad that she did not go to the local public school. While she would have done well anywhere, she has gotten the exposure that only a good independent school can give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Academically, this school is top-notch. The teachers are enthusiastic and very accessible for parent conferences. A very big potential problem, however, is that the student body represents roughly the upper .00001% of America in terms of wealth. For a middle-schooler or teenager trying to fit in with peers, it can be very difficult coming from a middle-class or 'only' upper-middle-class household. Not the values I want to teach my child! We are transferring her to a private Catholoic high school next year b/c of it. The wealth is flaunted. Before sending your child here, think very carefully whether the academic program and excellent extracurriculars override the overwhelming sense of'entitlement' that pervades the campus atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Great campus and well behaved students. College type freedom and everyone keeps an eye out for any trouble. All teachers well qualified. College prep. Sports are very good at this school. top lacrosse team in state. Beautiful pool area and growing basketball team. Large parent involvement. Donations are huge here. No pressure from faulty. Expensive, but good value comapred to other comparable schools in south Florida.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

Fantastic teachers and curriculum! And sport program (especially lacrosse) is successful, well-organized, and motivating for students. I love this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2006

Excellent program, good choices for the middle school kids, well rounded for the K-5 - good size classes 22-24.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

Saint Andrew's school has a beautiful campus and offers many easily accessable resources to help students prepare for college. But, unlike other private schools, it doesn't have that strong family-oriented community. Rather, it has a diverse community, often rigorous academic schedule and independent college-like feel.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 42%
Hispanic 6% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
University of Florida
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Peter Benedict
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (561) 210-2007

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • bowling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • bowling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Investment Club
  • Junior Achievement
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Model congress
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer at Special Events
More from this school
  • Saint Andrew's School, located on a picturesque 80-acre campus five miles from the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida, offers a rigorous, college-preparatory program with honors, Advanced Placement, and the International Baccalaureate coursework. Three full-time college guidance officers are available to provide one-on-one counsel to our students through the competitive college process. Saint Andrew’s is proud to be one of six schools in the United States selected to the Round Square Association.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$19000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
University of Florida
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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3900 Jog Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
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Phone: (561) 210-2000

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