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St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School  recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation.

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 30 years. This marks the sixth year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Savannah to be recognized on the most challenging list and ranked #5 in Georgia.

Savannah Arts Academy  – a public Savannah high school – was also on the most challenging list and ranked #10 in Georgia.

View the Post’s complete most challenging list here.

“St. Andrew’s is honored to be recognized through the ranking again this year. This ranking reflects the mission of our school to help each student pursue challenging opportunities and reach their fullest potential. We are proud that our students choose to challenge themselves academically through our International Baccalaureate program,” said Tom Forti, Head of the Upper School.

About St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saslions.com or call 912.897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com  St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

St. Andrew’s School seniors hold Art Show in Savannah

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's St. Andrew’s School is Savannah is hosting a student art reception on Friday, March 24 from 6:30 until 8PM at Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 East Oglethorpe Ave.

The show features six senior International Baccalaureate (IB) visual art students.

The IB visual arts curriculum encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. As they work on their portfolios, these students are asked to explore the arts from a local, regional, national and international perspective. The final piece of the IB art course is to select and present works for exhibition, explaining the various ways the works are connected.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Ga. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com or call 912.897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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Savannah schools: FREE History of Basketball program @ St. Andrew’s School

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

History of Basketball St. Andrew's School Savannah

The public is invited to a special free program History of Basketball @ St. Andrew’s School in Savannah on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball.

The program begins at 8AM in Compton Gym, St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah 31410.

The history of basketball will be presented by actor Clyk Cozart, former collegiate and ABA athlete Jim Dawson, former Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, and sports publicist Keith Zimmerman. And for the first time, the Olympic Berg Ball will be on display. This is the winning basketball used by the American team in the 1936 Berlin hosted Olympics, the first year basketball was a part of the Olympic games. Later this year, the gold medal ball will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1 million.

The evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah schools: Going beyond the classroom @ St. Andrew’s School

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's School GOING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah.

Since receiving a grant this fall from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), St. Andrew’s relationship with the organization continues to grow.

Today Fri. Feb. 10, GFB manager Debra Gibson introduced the school’s first graders to some baby chicks. The young students prepared questions about chickens and farm life, in general. The highlight was learning to properly hold the baby chicks.

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Feb. 2

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's Wilmington Island

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Feb. 2 2017.

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Feb. 2
March 2
April 6
Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s announces new Head of School

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Savannah private Schools St. Andrew's School Wilmington Is. St. Andrew’s School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelley Waldron as the next Head of School for St. Andrew’s. After serving as Interim Head of School for the past several months, Dr. Waldron received unanimous support from both the Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Waldron has been a part of the St. Andrew’s community since 2002. In that time, she has served as Director of Admissions, Academic Dean of the Upper School, Director of Studies, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Lower School Head, teacher, mentor and so much more.

Dr. Waldron is an alumna of Leadership Savannah, serves on the board of Savannah Horizons, is co-founder of Teach the Future Fellowship, and was selected as a 2015 Rising Star by Savannah Magazine.
Last year, in preparation for the Head of School search, the Board of Trustees compiled a profile for an ideal candidate to lead the school. The Search committee found Dr. Waldron to possess the qualifications and characteristics that St. Andrew’s needs to prepare all students for the world of tomorrow. She has a strong understanding of the St. Andrew’s mission and holds student welfare at the core of each decision. Her history of success in leadership roles and her position in the forefront of educational innovation make her an asset to the community.

More about St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah – named Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine – is for ages 3 through grade 12. St. Andrew’s offers  the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

For more information on this Pre-K3 through 12th grade school, visit https://saslions.com

OPEN HOUSE: See St. Andrew’s in action at an open house for prospective families, 9AM this Thurs. Jan. 5. Details here. 

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s 8th grade students study sea life first-hand

Monday, November 28th, 2016

St Andrew's School Savannah STEM private

Students & teachers @ St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah know more about microplastics and the impact they can have on sea life, thanks to a program launched by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and funded by the Landings Landlovers, Inc.

The students and teachers participating in the program went on a trawl aboard the R/V Sea Dawg and collected, sorted, identified and counted the organisms they caught, including shrimp, blue crabs and fish. They also collected water samples and took those back to the Marine Education Center lab to examine for the presence and abundance of microplastics.

Read about this program here.

More about St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah – named Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine – is for ages 3 through grade 12. St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School.

For more information on this Pre-K3 through 12th grade school, visit www.saintschool.com

OPEN HOUSE: See St. Andrew’s in action at an open house for prospective families, 9AM this Thurs. Dec. 1. Details here. 

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah schools: Open Houses at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Monday, September 26th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2016-17 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM

 

February 2

March 2

April 6

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

 

St. Andrew’s School named best Savannah private school by Savannah Magazine

Friday, September 9th, 2016

St Andrew's School Savannah private schoolsSt. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine.

Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School.

For more information on this Pre-K3 through 12th grade school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah wins garden program grant

Monday, August 15th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Wilmington Is. Congratulations St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. on receiving a grant for a garden program.

St. Andrew’s School was awarded $350 in grant funding from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation to be utilized for the school’s outdoor learning space & garden project. The learning space, created four years ago, continues to expand into an area where students work & play on a daily basis.

The garden area has been used to grow vegetables for the school’s lunch provider; teach students agriculture concepts; promote good nutrition & exercise. The additional dollars from the GFB Foundation will be used to expand the hands-on learning opportunities across all disciplines.

Additional activities planned for the area include a water wall, a pulley & bucket system, a stone sculpture center plus enhanced seating for classroom discussions.

More about St. Andrew’s School

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Ga. offering the Diploma Program.

The school encourages students age three through grade 12 to go beyond textbooks & classrooms. For more info on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s School names new head volleyball coach, Savannah

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Savannah schools Wilmington Island St. Andrew's School St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Rochefort as the new head coach for Girls Varsity Volleyball.

Rochefort graduated from Mercer University with a communications degree and a masters in Higher Education Leadership. She played both indoor and beach volleyball for the division I school as a scholarship recipient. At one point, Rochefort served as captain for both teams.

“Coach Rochefort has already been involved in summer workouts with our student athletes and is developing a strong rapport with our young athletes,” said Doug Dixon, athletic director for St. Andrew’s School.

More about St. Andrew’s School

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School – a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the fifth year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 18 years.

“I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is again being recognized for one of our distinguishing characteristics–that we provide a challenging curriculum to all of our students while giving them the individual attention and supportive environment they need to help them meet that challenge,” said Mark Toth, Head of School.

St. Andrew’s ranks No.2 for the entire state of Georgia and No. 92 for the nation as one of the most challenging high schools.

Savannah Arts Academy was also included on the list & ranked No. 6 statewide and at No. 195 nationwide.

See the Post’s most challenging schools list by clicking here.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Ga. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com  St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

St. Andrew’s School Day & Specialty Summer Camps 2016 on Wilmington Is., Savannah

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Summer Camps Savannah Wilmington Island St. Andrew's School

Come join St. Andrew’s School for a summer of fun, excitement, and learning at St. Andrew’s School Summer Camp on Wilmington Island in Savannah.

See all the summer camps 2016 offered at St. Andrew’s School here. 

Experience A World Away On Wilmington Island.
June 6 – July 29, 2016

DAY CAMP

For rising Pre-K 3 through Grade 6

A great way to spend a day, a week or a month this summer. It’s
a creative summer of fun. Art, field trips, sports, crafts, music & more daily from 9AM- 4PM

WEEKLY SPECIALTY CAMPS

For all Ages
New Offerings Include: 3D Game Design • 3D Character Animation
Outdoor Exploration • CR8TIVE Camp

Register here

St. Andrew’s camps are led by teachers, community leaders & highly qualified counselors with a passion for working with young people & helping them learn & develop skills.

More about St. Andrew’s School

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s School senior named region’s STAR Student

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Rebecca Suh informalCongratulations St. Andrew’s School student Rebecca Suh ’16 on being named Region 8’s STAR student this week at a special banquet.

STAR — which stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition — is in its 58th year and is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

The STAR program honors high school seniors with the highest single SAT score and who are in the top 10 percent of their class.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 on Wilmington Island offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Learn about St. Andrew’s School @ “A Passport to Knowledge”

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School Lower School students in Savannah will share a variety of curricular activities @ “A Passport to Knowledge” on Friday, March 4 beginning at 1:15PM on campus for family and friends of the school.

Students age 3 through Grade 4 have planned an incredible journey across a wide variety of curricular activities. Students are now bringing these activities to life in the classroom for others to see. For instance, first grade is set to be in the school’s outdoor garden sharing their knowledge of food and the environment while third grade is sharing their knowledge of our coastal region. Please join us – your passport is waiting!

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for students in Pre K3 through Grade 12. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s School senior named Chatham County STAR Student

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Savannah schools St. Andrew's School Congratulations St. Andrew’s School senior Rebecca Suh who was selected as the Chatham County STAR Student for 2016.

Rebecca selected as her STAR Teacher, Mr. David Kelly.

The STAR program honors Georgia’s high achieving seniors and the teachers who have been instrumental in their academic development.

Each Chatham County high school nominated a senior with the highest SAT score in one sitting and who also is in the top 10% of the class. Rebecca will now move onto the Regional Competition in Statesboro in March to compete at the region level.

(Photo of Suh and Kelly)

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL
St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 on Wilmington Island offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com or call 897.4941.

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OPEN HOUSES

Come see all that St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

St. Andrew’s School Open House for Prospective Families

9AM March 1 2016
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.