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Student Life

Student Life

There is a shared belief in the St. Andrew’s community that a personalized approach, as defined by the mission, insists upon uniting life experience with the learning journey. Application of the core skills of character, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical-thinking and problem-solving are discovered through tangible connections to nearly every aspect of the student’s life. Every task undertaken by the community to support the student is intentional and every step of the adventure of the supported. Global citizenship is a living, breathing, and textured phenomenon at the school, and students “feel” the aspects of growth and learning rather than simply witness or observe as bystanders.

Student life at St. Andrew’s is dedication to after school and auxiliary programs to enrich experience, clubs and honors to hone and recognize student talent by leading, serving, and engaging, local, regional, and global service, innovative connections of dining services to curriculum, use of experiential education adventures for fun, challenge, and reflection, a respect for community health and wellness, and a diverse array of summer opportunities to cultivate sustainable learning.

Preparing for the 2016-2017 School Year

Thank you for selecting St. Andrew’s as your school of choice.
Below, you will find links to many important documents to help your student and family prepare for 2016-2017 school year. Click on the “Preparing for 2016-17 link” to find summer assignments, school supply lists, health and athletic forms, calendar and school handbooks.

All School Forms

Clubs and Honors

Student Clubs

Admission Ambassadors

Chess Club

Chinese Language Club

Environmental Club

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Future Scientist Club

International Student Society

Junior Statesman of America

Literary Magazine

Mathletes / Math Competition

Mock Trial

Quiz Bowl

Spelling Bee

Student Council

Weightlifting / Powerlifting

Yearbook

Honor Societies

Honor Court

International Thespian Society

Music Honor Society

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

National Spanish Honor Society

High Honors

Valedictorian – The highest cumulative average based upon all courses taken for graduation credit.

Salutatorian – The second highest cumulative average based upon all courses taken for graduation credit.

IB First Honor Graduate– The highest cumulative average in only International Baccalaureate full diploma courses.

Community Service

St. Andrew’s commitment to global competency and global citizenship manifests in areas from our common descriptor as Savannah’s international school to community services projects ranging from local fund-raising and volunteering endeavors to global sister school partnerships and exchanges of ideas, projects, and experiences. With curricular connections, these projects demonstrate an intentional and passionate connection with people, cultures, and places across the world. In general, the community raises thousands of dollars for local, regional, and global groups. Through sustainability initiatives, St. Andrew’s not only vows to bring global communities closer together with technology but also a thoughtful stewardship of the planet’s resources and reducing the institution and individual’s carbon footprint with a community garden, composting, low energy HVAC and lighting systems, and campus-wide resource reuse and recycling.

Lower School

The lower school classrooms sponsor service organizations with curricular connections to the topics, content, and skills being explored. For example, the first grade curriculum is intimately integrated with the community garden and Thrive’s organic approach of “think global, grow local.” The students both compost and work with the local farmer’s market. In third grade, science was connected to a partnership with King Arthur Flour who provided baking ingredients for students to prepare loaves of bread for donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. Meanwhile, the kindergarten classroom conducts an annual lemonade stand fund-raiser and supply drive for the Savannah Humane Society. Routinely, lower school students will present as public speakers before the whole school population on Friday mornings to describe their community service projects and solicit support. Second graders recently identified their fund-raiser for Children Inspiring Hope in an effort to support their sister school in Ghana.

Middle School

Middle school students take a different approach to community service. Students and classes volunteer at local non-profits. Working with the University of Georgia Marine Extension, students have conducted beach cleanups and provided their data to research teams. Students in the National Junior Honor Society must conduct 10 hours of community service each year on their own; this group also completes some community service projects as a group. Our 7th grade students are connected with classrooms in Ghana through Children Inspiring Hope program to broaden their exposure to the world around them, and some students volunteer their time creating bowls for the Empty Bowl Dinner to raise money for this project.

Upper School

Upper school students approach school officials as individuals with a passion for supporting and promoting a particular non-profit or charity. Students are encouraged to select a group with a connection to their curriculum, family, or life experience. The methods of promotion and support vary through all areas of the upper school. For example, a sophomore recently partnered with the Side Out Foundation to use a Dig Pink volleyball game to raise money for cancer awareness. In addition, often service opportunities are connected to cultural events and experiences such as the visitation of the Wesley Community Center to acomprehensive Science Fun Day on campus sponsored by members of grades nine through twelve. Each student played a role is designing, developing, and presenting hands-on science activities in a joyful and interactive way with lower school students from a low income urban area. In addition, students in chorus, band, and strings routinely perform for off-campus groups to develop relationships and share their talent. As part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Upper school students have a required number of Creativity, Action, and Service hours that must be completed each year.

Dining Services

601 Café
- At St. Andrew’s School

Greetings from Paul Kennedy Catering! We are very excited to announce our new partnership with St. Andrew’s. Our new 601 Café will be located at St. Andrew’s School. Paul Kennedy brings to this new adventure 30 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry and specializes in fresh ingredients with made-from-scratch meals that your children will love to eat. Educational experts agree that when children eat a nutritional, well-balanced diet with appropriately sized portions they are better students who are more alert and well-equipped for critical thinking. We are confident that our nutritious and tasty lunches will help your children be ready for the rigors of a St. Andrew’s education.

Our menu will rotate through an international selection with themed days. The menu will be published in advance with vegetarian, gluten free, and nut free options offered daily. Although a student may pay for a lunch on a daily basis, we encourage families to open a declining balance lunch account during orientation on August 9. A 601 Café representative will be available to answer any questions and help with this process. For your convenience we have included instructions for paying for lunches and a la cart items with this online account if you would like to start this process prior to orientation. Also, we will be able to accept credit cards, debit cards, checks, and cash.

We are so excited to partner with you and your children to have a happy and nutritious year!

Education Beyond Textbooks & Classrooms

Where, how, and with whom students spend their time will shape the ways in which they see themselves as learners. At St. Andrew’s, we are intentional in our efforts to create a community that will foster in each student the drive and passion to push themselves to their fullest potential – asking them to think beyond textbooks and classrooms to their place in the world.


Challenge

Students learn by doing.

Research shows that we archive and retain information longest when we apply it in authentic and meaningful fashions. At St. Andrew’s School, this means a hands-on approach to learning in which students are asked to engage in projects and applications of content much more than they are asked to complete worksheets or take paper-and-pencil tests. Evidence of this level of challenge can be seen daily as students sit in student groups more often than rows, move about buildings to find answers to questions posed by teachers, or work in the school’s community garden.

Discovery

Students search for new perspectives.

Tools such as iPads and Mac books allow students to access information and collaborate in relevant and meaningful fashions with the world around them. And we go beyond digital, hosting international students as well as sister school relationships with schools in France and Venezuela. Students have the experience to travel internationally to experience firsthand the ways in which culture and history inform who we are. Partnerships such as Children Inspiring Hope help our students understand the ways in which we can communicate with those from other places and develop intercultural understanding and meaning. Locally, students engage in service through local agencies such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Horizons, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Expression

Students express themselves as individuals.

On a warm evening in May, a group of ten to twelve year olds gather to perform on a public stage in historical Forsyth Park for their parents and friends, as well as the wider Savannah community, learning how to share their talent and presence at an early age. A student entering 10th grade decides to join the basketball team for the first time, developing their athletic skills as well as an understanding of the dedication and commitment it takes to be part of a team sport. The Student Council President leads the entire student body at our Friday Assemblies, visually demonstrating what it means to have a student-centered school community.

Summer Programs

at St. Andrew’s are an opportunity to make new friends, take on new challenges, and fill the long summer days with sun, fun, and fresh experiences.

Thank you for exploring the St. Andrew’s School Summer Camp Programs. What your child does and who they do it with matters. Hands-on experiences allow your child to learn in a meaningful way and to remember it longer. But doing it in a fun environment makes the experience for your child even more memorable. This is what we do at St. Andrew’s School and this is how we designed our Summer Camp Programs for your child.

The diverse array of summer camps consists of hands-on experiences beginning at the age of 3, with new camps being offered in computer program design and STEM for older children. Our sports camps are coordinated by the St. Andrew’s School experienced coaches and teachers and provide training at different levels in many athletic areas including football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and cheer.

The core of the summer camp program is a nurturing and safe experience. Emphasis is placed on the 5 “C’s” that provide the basis for the school’s mission…creativity, critical thinking, character, communication, and collaboration. The summer activities are extensions of this philosophy… and yet in a free-spirited and truly unique summer way.

Our camps are fun, exciting, challenging, and inviting. The summer camp brochure is filled with programs to spark interest from 3 years of age to upper school. Long-time favorites will continue with the addition of new camps involving 21st century material. All of the camps will offer the chance for children to develop strong bonds with other children. Self-confidence through athletics, opportunities to showcase talents through the arts, invigoration of their imaginations through creative play along with exploration of the outdoors, St. Andrew’s encourages young people to get involved. Learning can channel you in new directions. Having fun is enjoyable and easy. Combine the two and you have a summer camp at St. Andrew’s School.

Still have questions? email summercamp@saintschool.com

Please complete and sign the following Summer Camp Student Records Forms:

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Lions' Pride Spirit Shop

Lions’ Pride Spirit Shop is your one-stop shop for all St. Andrew’s fan wear needs! Our shop in Compton Gym is open during many school assemblies and events, and we are always open online!

Orders can be picked up at any of our school office locations or can be shipped directly to your home or business.

 Lions’ Pride Spirit Shop is managed by the St. Andrew’s PTO, and all proceeds are used to support our faculty and students.