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PK-8
Private
Kenmore, NY
Students enrolled: 200
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1545 Sheridan Dr
Kenmore, NY 14217

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(716) 877-0422
(716) 877-3973
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January 19, 2014
St. Andrew's Country Day School has been a gift to my family. My daughters are both receiving a very sound academic base, and are definitely given the personal attention they need in the classroom setting. In addition, they have tremendous opportunities to grow outside the classroom through soccer, swimming, girl scouts and many more extracurricular activities. The focus on visual and performing arts contributes to the well rounded nature of education at St. Andrew's and is marked by our newly opened Art Gallery on-site! The element that convinces me that St. Andrew's is the best place for my daughters: THE PRODUCT. Our students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade consistently work to be the best examples they can be for the younger students on the sports field, in the classroom and during weekly school masses. Year after year St. Andrew's graduates can boast exceptionally high acceptance rates to area Catholic high schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
A great choice for all families with children from 3 years old to Grade 8. The academic curriculum follows STREAMS, science/technology/religion/engineering/art/mathematics and social studies, integrated and focused on achievement of the New York State Core Standards. The Catholic identity is priority and highly visible in this school. The climate is: Love and respect! All school constituencies are one big loving and goal-oriented family. Students are well behaved and character awards, as well as honor and high honor awards are presented to those who excel. School safety is continuously monitored and promoted in daily activities.

- submitted by a teacher
January 18, 2014
I graduated from St. Andrew's and proudly send my children there along with the children of other alums. They receive a top notch education in a nurturing enviroment. The teaching staff is excellent, innovative, approachable, and responsive. The families of the children come together as a big family to welcome all and put on events and functions the entire community. The students strive to live and learn by christian ideals and are very welcoming and tolerant of each other and others. The music, foreign language and sports programs nurture the whole child. An elite education for working families. www.standrewscds.net

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
We love SACDS! We have 2 children currently enrolled and one that has since graduated and is in High School. The administration, teachers and staff are all warm, welcoming and exceptional at whatever they do. The Theme program is beyond compare and our oldest was told upon entering high school that they can always tell a St Andrew's graduate because of their theme experience. Even if you are considering a public high school, as we have, I highly recommend a faith-based education at SACDS to prepare your child. You won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
St. Andrew's has become my second home, I never went to catholic schools but my husband did and he was persistent on our children going also. I never hesitated to send them because of my personal experience in public schools. When we chose St. Andrew's I never Imagined how much my life would change. I became a part of a special family and got real involved. I met great friends and the atmosphere has always been welcoming. My children are doing very well in there studies, I see some of the work that comes home and think "wow that's a lot" or "what is this" the level of education and support our children get in our school is above and beyond, not to mention our great teachers who are always there with a helping hand for us parents and our kiddos. I feel terrible for all of the catholic schools that have recently closed, the loss of a family and the transmission alone would be a lot to cope with. There are not very many catholic schools left but i'd have to say St. Andrew's Country Day school is an excellent choice. We have a new principle who is amazing and so positive in every aspect. I truly love this place and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a "GREAT SCHOOL".

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
This school is a second home to our family. My children have made wonderful friends and are academically achieving. The teachers go above and beyond their responsibilities. We have a new principal this year and she is a tremendous administrator. Dr. D is leading the staff and has added many great programs to the school day and after school.She has great communication with staff, parents, students, and the parish. St. Andrew's is not only a school but a community. Everyone truly cares for each other and there is always someone to lend a hand when needed.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
We love St. Andrews Country Day School. Our family went through a closing and when we started to look it gets very confusing for the children. I let my boys pick the schools they wanted to look at after all they have to attend daily. After touring and shadowing at two schools they both said absolutely St. Andrews, they told us that it felt like their school that closed a friendly and loving environment that they wanted to be part of. So we enrolled and its been two years that we have been part of this great family and our boys are really happy they chose St. Andrews. We know have one amazing principal, so full of energy and focused on growing our school to new heights adding new programs and clubs for all students. Dr. D is really amazing if your one of the unfortunate families whose school closed I understand. Our family encourages you strongly to take a tour and schedule a shadow day for your children you will be amazed.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
My School has just proved once again that their core values are why I send my son there. In the wake of the revitalization, our Home School Association met after hearing the decisions of the diocese. Our Pastor, Msgr. Siepka and our Principal, Dr. Dimitrievski, both spoke compassionately about the schools that were closed and how they wished all could have stayed open. Our leadership committee came up with ideas to express sympathy to the families that have been affected in our cluster. It was clear that there was an atmosphere of love and concern for others. To treat others as we would want to be treated if we had been chosen for closing. True Christian values at work. Every child deserves to grow in this environment where words like caring, sharing, love, and kindness are played out each and every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
I went through a closing 2 yrs agoe and it was hard, but St. Andrew's welcomed us in with open arms. I am sooo greatful for everyone at that school and can't see my daughter going anywhere else! They have soo much to offer and my daughter is always soo happy! Trust me when i say you will love this school when you visit there...you walk in and just feel at home. I am soo proud we are a part of the St. Andrew's family!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
Luckily for St. Andrews the principal has been replaced and many of the concerns have appeared to have gone away. The new principal is professional, energetic and dedicated to improving the entire school from safety of our children, to an increased focus on academic success and actually accomplishing what she sets out to do. I believe St. Andrews is much better hands than it was even 6 months ago.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
Excellent school and excellent faculty and staff. Every child should be so lucky to attend a school like this. If you are considering enrollment for your children, there are no other schools that can compare to St. Andrew's.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
Great school. All day Pre-K program excellent. Highly recommend. The teachers and staff are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
This is a great school! Parents, send your childeren here! The kids and teachers are so sweet!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
Love Love Love this school. Love the teacher Love the staff Love the strick rules

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
This school is so sweet and nice!! Great kids here unlike some other schools where it is very rough. No roughness here at all...there is allot of clubs you can join which is very fun and you get a great education here! I highly suggest this school!

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
St. Andrew's has provided an excellent academic and social environment for all children who have and still do attend. All children are different. St. Andrew s does a wonderful job off meeting the diverse needs of their student body. Further, they provide a safe and healthy environment for all. I can say from experience they would not ask a student to leave unless he was hindering the learning environment of his peers. I am certain the faculty and staff did their best to meet this students needs. I have never met or spoken with a teacher who was rude or did not do their best to help a student. Of course Ken-Ton did a good job, they have much more resources than a private school.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
Disappointing, I sent my son to learn to be more structured,organized,focused in a nuturing, patient Catholic Ed. for middle school. Academics are great & my son has kept up, but zero tolerance of a child with mild APD, or behavoral issues. They recommended him to leave, find a school that specializes in area,with less kids. Special Ed. Teacher, never spoken with or given us any recommendations. Ken-Ton Ed. dept. very helpful. Some Teachers & principle at school seem unkind, rude & inpatient & they tolerate similiar behavior from other children toward my son. Way to make us leave!! My son is not violent, loud or rude, but has become angry & frustrated, something we never expected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2009
Academics are good, especially theme. Teachers are excellent people, staff is great, principal is a tough character-seems to really be bringing standards to a new level. This school had always been the best for years and he is bringing it back.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
I'd like to add my comments... Regarding extra help, there;s tons of it...a reading and a math center staffed by quality teachers with lots of experience working to meet the needs of kids, two special education teachers, speech and vision support, and OT and PT supplied by the Ken-Ton district. They also haveteachers are willing to stay after school to help students. But, the school isn't just about the students who are struggling. There is also advanced placement programs which are superior to any other school around. Eighth graders in the program graduate with two high school creditss - in math and science. The quality of these advanced teachers is also excellent. And let's not forget the students 'in the middle' - they are challenged just the right amount. Plus, there is an after shcool program which is available for school holidays and even summer camp! You can't beat that.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
St. Andrew's is an excellent environment for children. There is a wonderful caring staff that is there to provide support for all children. As for the comment that there is no help for children with disabilities, I know that there is a special education teacher hired by St. Andrew's to help their students along with the services that are provided by the district for children. I believe that St. Andrew's is the only catholic school to have their own special education teacher on staff. If that isn t a school trying to accommodate all students then I don't know what you are looking for. The caring staff works with all students and takes extra time to make sure that all students get what they need. We have been very happy with the education our child has gotten and plan to send our other children there as well.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
We couldn't be happier with St. Andrew's Country Day School. We have 3 students in the school who are all doing great--academically and socially. I cannot say enough about the teachers and their dedication to all the students. It's obvious from the school work that a lot is expected of the students and they are challenged daily. As for the review that there is not much 'extra' help for students who need it. Well, I know some teachers who volunteer their time and hold after school review/extra help lessons for the students. You won't see that in a lot of other schools. If the kids need help at St. Andrew's, they'll get it. If you are looking for a great school to send your children, check out St. Andrews Country Day School.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2008
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January 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
I graduated from SAS a year ago. I'm about to be a sophmore at Holy Angels Academy, where I received a scholarship to go to and currently am in the top three of my class. I would totally recommend SAS because not only did I receive really good preparation for high school, but I will always cherish the memories I made there. As for grades 6-8, when I was there, there were always some problems, but honestly where are kids going to act like perfect angels? The middle school section was never completely out of control, but like any other school it had its ups and downs. The teachers really do push their students to strive for more, and the new principal is strict but he has made some impressive changes to the school. Overall, if you're looking for a new school, I would definitely check out St. Andrew's.

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2007
I think Saint Andrews is a great school. Yes its true the principal is strict but also has a lot of common sense. Our children feel safe in this environment and don't have to worry about anything but academics. They have excellent dedicated teachers and a principal who strive for excellence. The sports program is great also. Three of my children currently attend with my older child who graduated attending St. Joe's Collegiate Institute, another excellent institution. Parent involvement is high, some are too involved and second guess everything and everyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
This is a really awesome school. My daughter has thrived in this school. As for some of the other reviews, the math center at the school is outstanding and the reading center is good, too. My daughter is LD, and has learned so much and done so well! As for the junior high, it is not true that they are all out of control. They are talking about a handful of students who are being dealt with. And as for that, if a kid can't behave himself, then send him elsewhere-I pay good money to keep my kid away from that. So, yes, if your kid is obnoxious, I don't recommend the school for him, because he'll get in trouble. As for the honeygrams the other parent didn't like, its for only grades pre-K to 5, and it is a way of rewarding good behavior. No big deal.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
This school use to be a very good school ,but not it has changed. The teachers are caring and try to do their best ,but the 6th , 7th , and 8th grade are out of control. The kids there make improper jokes and noises during classes. Also instead of getting a grip on this problem the principle gives out detentions for short socks! Also the school currently does not have much of a extra help system, it has a center for a little under average readers and a math center for little under avenge math students. But kids who have attention problems are consider bad and dumped on. If you have a kid who has any kind of disability this really is not the school for her/him. The school is suppose to get extra help but for now it stays the same. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
Very pleased with the school. My children are very happy with teachers and friends they have made. They have a very good sports and music programs which my children take advantage of. Have heard positive feedback from high schools about students who have graduated from St. Andrew's. Looking forward to the outcome of the Buffalo Parochial school situation in 2007. I'm hoping it will be positive for St. Andrew's.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
St.Andrew's is a fine school. I sent my daughter there in 3rd grade. She use to get average grades, but now she's in 8th grade with one of the highest averages in her class! The school has pleased us very much. The only thing I am not sure about is this childish program that involves rewarding students a 'honey gram' for good behavior. Eigth graders seem to take no interest in it, and quite frankly, I think it's stupid.

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August 03, 2004
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St. Andrew's Country Day School
1545 Sheridan Dr, Kenmore, NY  14217
(716) 877-0422
Last modified St. Andrew's Country Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Andrew's Country Day School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top