St. Andrew's is a wonderful school! The hands-on curriculum, small class sizes and amazing teachers are just a few of the reasons that I chose this school for my children. I went to a parent meeting with the new Head of School (Trina Angelone) last week and was very excited to hear about her plans for the school's future.
We agree! St. Andrew s is an amazing school! Our son is now in his sixth year there and has loved every minute of it. From a parent s perspective, the teachers at St. Andrew s clearly invest a tremendous amount of time and energy providing an environment in which the children are not only comfortable, but willing to strive to reach their fullest potential. Their days are appropriately divided with a healthy balance of academics along with a variety of enrichments Spanish, Art, Christian Education, Music, Strings, Technology and Physical Education. St. Andrew s is successfully combining a 21st Century curriculum supported by the latest technology (all the children have access to an iPad and each room is equipped with a Smart Board) all while continuing to value what is important in a traditional education. From our child s perspective, all he knows is that St. Andrew s is the place he has been happy to get up and go to, day after day, for over five years because every day there is a good day!
This school is amazing. As new parent this year (2013-2014) we have watched with amazement the caring, wonderful teaches and staff dedicate themselves to making this school the absolute best. We are in awe. We have been to many but this is the very best so far. The children are there priority in everything that is done here. The new Headmaster, James Young has great vision, experience and is engaged in the future of this school. They have added a 9th Grade this year and will continue to roll out their High School each year going forward. A brilliant methodology how core subjects are integrated with the newest technology. We invite all that read this, to come see the dedication to education in a safe, nurturing environment this school provides. Solid academics, sports, after school clubs, aftercare, brilliant teaching staff and administration. Never have we been so excited to be at a new school. Our girl loves it so much she never wants to leave. Follow the yellow brick road, it leads right to St. Andrews Episcopal Academy.
What has remained constant in the past 3 years since our grandchildren enrolled in St. Andrew's, is the remarkable dedication of teachers and staff, to create a safe, enriching experience for each student. The teachers have taken differential learning to a new level blending technology, hands on lessons, group discussions, debate, and individualized instruction. It is a joy to know our grandchildren are with teachers who enjoy their work, and care enough about each student to continually challenge them and raise the bar of expectations. Whether it is the music teacher, the Spanish teacher, the art teacher, or their respective classroom teachers, our grandchildren report to us they feel loved and respected by their teachers. In turn, they have the highest praise for teachers and staff, and feel empowered to work hard on learning projects. Academically, our grandchildren are challenged, stimulated, and awed by their teachers. They want to go to school. I attribute our grandchildren's love of learning to the wonderful teachers at St. Andrew's. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, their dedication to the student, and mostly the warmth they exude. Thank you!
This school is amazing! They teach compassion which is where so many others schools are lacking. My son had attended 7 other schools both public and private before the 4th grade. I'm happy to say he will be starting his 4th consecutive year this year at St. Andrews.
We say, oh we love this school! My child feels free to be himself. He loves the art and strings class. We feel at home here.
St. Andrew's has been disappointing in every way. We stayed 3 years because we believed the promises - and because it is a convenient location. We now regret it very much. The school has a terrible reputation in the community. There is constant internal conflict which hurts the whole school A third head master in three years has just been hired. The board is incompetent. While the current pre-k through eight school is losing students and struggling with mediocrity they are adding a high school. And while all of this is going on tuition is going up.
The school is heading in the right direction. My kids are happy to attend and feel challenged. The school tuition is a value for the personalized teaching my kids receive.
St. Andrew's is a wonderful school. Both of my children have been successful at St. Andrew's. We have been a part of St. Andrew's for over 9 years and have seen many wonderful changes and improvements. My children are very different from each other, but both have found the environment engaging and love to go to school. I would highly recommend St. Andrew's.
St. Andrew's is an amazing school! My two children have attended this school for many years and it has been a very positive experience for both of them. The teachers are very kind and extremely dedicated. This school has it all...a Christian environment, a beautiful location, hands-on learning, technology (MacBooks & iPads), and a fantastic Strings program. I was a little concerned when they started there because this school did not have a high school and I wondered where I would put them when that time comes. I was thrilled to learn this year that they are adding a high school next year! The only problem that I have with the school is that my children NEVER want to leave because they absolutely love everything about it!
This school has changed quite drastically over the past year. My son has been attending for three years and we chosen not to continue for the upcoming year. There has been so much change in the staff (and strife among staff) and although the "new direction" seemed promising initially, I have found the quality of the education has diminished while the tuition, fees, aftercare, etc... are increasing drastically. The curriculum seems to be on target; however, teachers are falling short of implementing. As a veteran parent, I have been very disappointed in the leadership change and feel it has compromised the overall well-being of the school. Finally, be wary of positive recommendations as this school now offers existing families $1000 off tuition for each new student they refer. If a school was worth attending, would such an offer be needed?
My daughter thrives at this school. Even in Kindergarten, the diversity of the academic and enrichment curiculum stimulates her and encourages her to work harder.
My daughter started first grade coming from morningside christian. That was a good school but it put alot of pressure on the kids to 'fit one mold' and ie. Do cursive writing in kindergarden! way to much at age 5! I am very involved with wanting my daughter to be 'educated'....St. Andrews goes a step beyond the last school in that i find it more balanced, well rounded and it is using the 'best practices' philosopy in educating children...Ie. To recognize each childs educational needs and meet those needs at whatever level...Instead of the 'old' fashion, outdated, lazy method of 'one' brand fits all. Also, although I am spiritual, it doesn't push religion into the classroom specifically. Rather my daughers teacher discusses being kind to eachother and good behavior. The faculty also is very open to discussing anything antime with a posiitive friendly attidute...Good communicators. Love the whole atmosphere.
My son is on his second year at St. Andrews and he loves it and so do I. Everyone, teachers,parents,principal and staff are wonderful when my son started it was in the middle of his 3rd grade year and every student in the class welcomed him with open arms and he has made many friends, and he loves going to school, the teachers are great with the kids and they all know all of the kids the principles door is always open to the parents and so are the teachers they are easy to talk to, My son is going into 5th grade this year and he will go their till he finishes 8th grade and he will go onto the high school if it is done by the time he finishes 8th grade, St. Andrews is like a family and its been wonderful to us
My 3 children have been educated at St. Andrew's Episcopal School since 1989. The staff & Head of School are dedicated & involved with our children. We have found our children to be sucessful in academics as well as life. St. Andrews has helped us raise our kids to be kind & compassionate, and strong in Academics. The facility is well maintained & safety is a priority.
My daughter has been at St. Andrews for 3 years now and our experience has been wonderful. The personal attention she recieves is second to none. The entire staff gives her the confidence she needs even though she sometimes struggles academically. My daughter says she wants to 'go there forever'!
What an outstanding school! I relocated from NY to Florida in the middle of the school year. My son entered the 5th grade at the time and had the warmest welcome from each and every student, the entire faculty and administrative staff. The personal attention each student receives is priceless! I highly recommend St. Andrew's to any parent. Your child will have a wonderful school experience. St. Andrew's has given my son a desire to learn and a better self-image. The entire staff is 100% dedicated and our children benefit. St. Andrew's is exactly what a school should be and MORE!
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