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1112 W 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

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(512) 299-9800
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April 19, 2015
The facilities are outstanding and I think it is a great school for an average kid. Gifted children do not do well here. Children with learning differences of any kind, will not last here. They give a lot of homework, but its busy work. Like some previous reviews have said, its just not worth the tuition. St. Andrews could be an excellent school if they made a few changes.

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February 21, 2015
It's the best in Austin. We've looked and enrolled our kids in other schools (public and private). You can't go wrong here. The faculty and curriculum are great especially if your children are motivated. Fair to say that it is a tight-knit community, but that does not mean snobbish. We are very happy to have our children here.

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August 28, 2014
We also pulled our child after too many liberal agendas being forced onto children that are not quite ready to understand what a "gay" family is all about. Videos and teachers informing their students of their alternative lifestyles are better left unshared. SAS should allow parents to decide when the appropriate time is to discuss more mature topics. Second grade is certainly too early. SAS is certainly a "status" school.

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July 10, 2014
Our children attended the lower school at St. Andrews through 5th grade. We chose the school for it's academic reputation and the Christian values. However, we were disappointed in that we discovered the school leadership and some teachers were more interested in pushing a liberal agenda on children. The kids are way too young and immature have such topics forced upon them in a school environment. These "politically correct" discussions have caused unnecessary stress and worry in one of my children's lives that would not have been there at this age if not for this school.

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October 01, 2013
After a public elementary school, we moved our daughter here. She learned a lot in some classes, and in others, had so much busy work that it was overwhelming. The students were all very nice, but were very misbehaving- in and out of school. The teachers were engaging and interesting. It seemed as though most students attended the school not because of learning needs, but because of social status. We moved her to St. Stephen's for high school and the experience has been very different. More engaged, interesting and focused.

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August 30, 2010
Academics at lower level grades are adequate, but, the school doesn't deliver for the level of their tuition rates. The homework load is very heavy for 6th grade and up. The lower school has some wonderful teachers; however, the school retains too many average (and below average) teachers. The academics seem to improve greatly in the middle school (7-8 grade). The school focuses on language arts and has a wonderful writing program. The Latin and Spanish courses are a very nice offering. Math and science seem to get short changed. The school creates a nice community, but, lacks diversity. Recent annual tuition increases make affordability a real issue for many families.

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July 04, 2010
St. Andrew's offers a life-changing experience to students. Faculty, staff and administration are committed to excellence in all aspects of education. It's been worth every cent.

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March 11, 2010
The tuition is bad, but at least the work is hard.

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February 07, 2010
We've had 3 kids at St. Andrews. The academics are great, the faculty and staff are incredibly attentive and involved with each child. Many of the teachers at the high school have advanced degrees. The senior year is the best, the college counselors make the tuition seem almost reasonable. Take a look at the list of college admissions, that's where they really shine when compared to other private schools in the area.

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October 08, 2008
Im an 8th grade student and this school has really nice facilities, and most teachers are willling to help you. most teachers will get to school early, so you can go to them if you have any questions. I don't think this school does a very good job at making sure the kids are getting along, and not ganging up or forming cliques, though

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September 16, 2008
Advantages include an excellent education and very good environment for kids on multiple levels (community service, sports for all levels, caring teachers, no bullies, inclusive all around)...Disadvantage is the huge tuition and constant fundraising....Financial aid is available for low income, but no sibling discount offered; no middle class tuition breaks in general.

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April 10, 2008
Saint Andrews a fun dchool for the children but at the sme time they are learning so much. In forth grade they will learn ow to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. They will also do so many projects that are fun but they learn. They will mostly be learning not to wait till teh last minute. Finally They start learning how to type in forth grade. I did not learn until high school and my son types great

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February 18, 2008
Excellent school. We're now in our 6th year and still think it's the best education in Austin. Low student to teacher ratio. Individual attention. Many, many on site resources for students as well as parents.

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February 11, 2008
St. Andrews has very good academics. Diversity is a problem with the school, however, as is student behavior

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January 21, 2008
I was really suprised to read the other review stating that the advisors and teachers weren't doing their job. St. Andrew's is an amazing school mostly because the teachers are so hands on. As a student, I have never gotten more attention anywhere else, especially for a highschool. People need to realize that it's not middle school anymore and it is in fact the perfect environment for a kid to be in academically and socially.

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March 21, 2007
St. Andrews is a wonderful school. My child learns so much and is confident in himself. I feel he is cared for emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually on a daily basis. We are so happy to be a part of this community.

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May 26, 2005
My children have attended St. Andrews Upper School. It has been a great experience for one, who is a naturally motivated student. The other needs more individual attention. It has been a struggle to get the faculty to stay focused - we agree to weekly reports from his teachers, but each week I have to track down and remind his advisor and often his individual teacher. Their heart is in the right place, but the execution is poor.

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Founded in 1952, St. Andrew’s thrives on the curiosity, enthusiasm, and diversity of all our students. Whether entering our doors as a new first grader, sixth grader, or ninth grader, every student is embraced by our faculty and staff and encouraged to learn, explore, and enjoy the benefits of devoted teachers and administrators who focus on every child, every day. In the fall of 2016 St. Andrew's will begin offering kindergarten. Applications will be available in October 2015.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal School
1112 W 31st St, Austin, TX  78705
(512) 299-9800
Last modified St. Andrew's Episcopal School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
St. Andrew's Episcopal School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top