Grades 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
The St. Andrew’s high school experience is unique and expansive, designed to accelerate college and career readiness. As our students move into young adulthood, the doors open to a variety of challenging academic courses, clubs, activities, sports, performances, internships, student leadership and service to others, extra-curricular travel, social activities, and dual enrollment opportunities through Indian River State College. Here, students move into the advanced courses in Math, Science, English, Theology, Leadership, History, Civics, Social Studies and Foreign Language. Our high school students are immersed in music, art and theater.
Our high school instruction expands our students’ intellectual boundaries and hones the vital skills of problem solving, critical thinking and student driven solution-based learning. Students build confidence to discover new experiences and sharpen their vision towards a future of unknown opportunities. Our beautiful location on the Indian River Lagoon, provides leadership lessons in stewardship, along with the academic rigor of taking the classroom outdoors. Our instruction addresses the whole student, developing character and the type of leaders that will make a difference in their communities now and in the future.Read More...
Academy high school students receive hands-on, real-world learning that are integrated within classroom academics. Students are emboldened to dig deep, collaborate and come up with their own solutions. This experiential learning further develops the logical and critical thinking skills that are necessary in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Our high school students connect and learn from local business leaders and area scientists, acquiring the kind of interdisciplinary learning needed in a global economy. This strategy supports our college preparatory academics and increases their ability to be college and career ready.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy’s location provides excellent autonomy for our students. High school students can leave campus for lunch at any of our pre-approved downtown business partner restaurants. Our students have opportunities for internships and professional learning experiences that are typically offered only to college students. As they venture towards young adulthood, they are in an environment where they can see how our staff consistently demonstrates professional behavior with students, colleagues and Academy business partners.
At the Academy, high school students are afforded unique learning opportunities away from campus. Our students have experienced extraordinary camping excursions into the wilderness, learning how to survive, lead and thrive. High school students have visited remarkable marine research facilities, learning directly from the scientists conducting this important work. It is at the Academy, where students have learned to sail our waterways and gain the life lessons of teamwork, engineering, leadership, patience, decision making, environmentalism and foresight. High school students traveled to an equine ranch and worked together, ensuring tasks were completed and looked out for each other as a productive team. The Academy is committed to enhancing the real-world, hands on education our students receive. Today, our students are learning on oceans, in rivers, at research centers, manufacturing sites, agriculture hubs, and in classrooms.
Sports, clubs and extracurriculars offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for our high schoolers. Varsity sports teams throughout the year provide our student athletes the chance to compete and learn the vital lessons of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Our high school athletic teams compete as members of the Florida High School Athletic Association, where we participate in District, Regional, and State competitions. Our clubs are based on student interest and have included robotics, drone flying and operations, health & wellness, board games & strategy, writing, arts & crafts and history. Our extracurriculars include Envirothon, Odyssey of the Mind, and sailing & boat handling, appealing to our diverse student population.
As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, we include a weekly chapel service that is creative, inclusive, draws fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, and is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students. Community life, in which reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured. Character formation and study that is meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions. Social justice, which is the integration of the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service-learning as an integral part of the life of the school. Our high school students attend our weekly Chapel Service and as older students, will take a leadership role doing readings and may serve as acolytes.
Leadership and community service are a hallmark of our student culture. High school students are deeply involved in service to others. As student leaders, they immerse themselves in learning the challenges and hardships facing many in our area and are committed to making a difference. It is here where high school students can elevate the important traits of empathy and prioritizing the needs of others within themselves. Community service allows them to apply their leadership learning experiences in a real-world way that can best serve our local charity and non-profit partners. We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity, Mustard Seed, Voices for Children, Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County, the Dolphin Research Center, St. Lucie County’s Oxbow Eco Center, and many others.
We see the results of this approach to education in academic achievement, leadership and the strong character traits developed from a St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy high school experience. Academy high school students have placed at the top of regional competitions like the St. Lucie County Science Fair, Envirothon and Odyssey of the Mind. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy high school students have been accepted into the following prestigious colleges and universities:
- University of Central Florida
- University of Florida
- Nova Southeastern University
- Florida Atlantic University
- St. Thomas University
- Barry University
- Lynn University
- Ave Maria University
- St. Leo University
- Kentucky Christian University
- Lenoir-Rhyne University
- Florida A & M University
- Bethune Cookman University
- High Point University
- Faulkner University
- Jacksonville University
- Florida State University
- Santa Fe University
- Becker College
- University of South Florida
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Keiser University
- Florida International University
- Indian River State College
- and Stetson University.
To learn more or set up a personalized tour, please contact the Admissions office at 772-461-7689. Click the links below for more information and to start the application process.