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St. Andrew Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 443 students

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4 stars

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2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted January 7, 2014

St. Andrews is a great school with a great staff. My child has been attending this school for 3 years and I have no regrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2011

This is a wonderful school and IMO the best elementary in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Teachers are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

Unbelivable school. No doubt the best years of my life. Helped me grow as a person and as a Catholic. St. Andrew kids have a special connnection that no other school can foster. I can truely say that this school changed my life. The greatest experience i have ever undergone. i love this school, these teachers, and the relationships i have developed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

St Andrew is a fabulous school. My son feels loved and is learning in a nurturing environment where teachers are more than willing to make one on one time when a child needs extra help. The academics are excellent and seem far ahead of the local public schools in the are such as Dublin and Upper Arlington
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

This school helps me do things I thoungt I could never due. I have been here for 8 years and I am really looking forward for one more. The educational level is outsatanding. This school maintains a very challenging educational level, but i know this will help me in my future. I spend more time with my classmates than with some of my family members. They all have a place in my heart. I would really consider this school, if i was a parent, and you want your child to grow spiritually, and mentally. The teachers are soo behind average. They will do anything for you to feel comfortable in your study materials. The teachers have become parents and i love them all to death. i hope and pray my children will be able to come here, i would not even think about any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

This school is so amazing. Since attending here since kindergarten, I will be so sad when I have to leave next years. The sports teams are outstanding. I have played basketball forever here, and have lost only 2 games. The coaches are unbelieveable. The help you alot! The education is incredible. It maintains a challenging curriculum, which has helped me do things i never thought of before. The teachers have all become like more parents. They will do anything to help you understand your materials. There is so much to say but to sum it all up, if you are a parent, wanting your child-(ren) to grow spiritually, and mentally, do not look anywhere else. Do not listen to anyone else, experiencing the freindships, love, and community, it IS the best chose!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

St.Andrew school is a wonderful learning environment with awesome teachers and staff. I wouldn't send my child anywhere else. The welcome feeling you get from the faculty is overwhelming. Teachers are very attentive to everyone's needs. I can't say enough about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2006

Having attend St Andrew myself as I child, I was very excited to be back in the school with my kids. I have two children here with one being currently in 8th grade. I am truly sad that this is her last year at St Andrew. This has been the most wonderful academic, social and spiritual environment. I am a very involved parent and have enjoyed working with the kids and meeting other parents over the last 9 years. The sports program is great. The opportunities for volunteering are bountiful. And the teachers and staff are flexible, easy, and enjoyable to work with. Last year we were lucky enough to acquire a new principal who has already made tremendous improvements to an already fabulous surrounding. I would recommend this school to anyone. I only wish it went through grade 12.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I have two children at the school. We had a new principal begin in the fall of 2005 and she has been a fantastic addition. I couldn't be happier with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I have 3 kids who have attended St. Andrew. It has been a wonderful experience, both academically and socially. It is a very inviting community. I feel my children are well prepared for their next level. We are blessed to be a part of this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I have had 3 children graduate from St. Andrew School, and our experience was nothing but exceptional. The quality of education is superior, and prepared them for high school, college, and life. They were taught Christian values, and expected to live up to very high standards. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't even consider any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

My children's abilities range from learning disabled to gifted. St. Andrews prepared each of them to be the best that they could be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

My children had an unbelievably horrible experience at this school. Neither the teachers, principal, nor other students acted in an appropriate, kind or christian manner. The curriculum is outdated, the teachers use methods which are from the dark ages and everyone seems to think this is normal. PLEASE reconsider! It was not until we left and went to a public school that we realized what true education should be all about.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Asian 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 19%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • District Science Award (2013)
  • Harold C. Shaw Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Joel M. Wichtman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (614) 451-0272

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Columbus
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Math Counts
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop Watterson High School
St. Charles Preparatory
Local Public High School
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4081 Reed Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
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Phone: (614) 451-1626

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