St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy instructs students in the Episcopal Tradition. Like other Episcopal Schools, we are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. We are intentional in our purpose of reflecting the remarkable diversity we have in our community. We seek to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of St. Andrew’s. We intend to provide graceful clarity about our Episcopal identity and our traditions, while respecting and honoring people of all religious faiths and backgrounds.
As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, we adhere to these standards:
- School Worship 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.
- Religious 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.
We are proud to have a deep and respectful relationship with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where our weekly chapel services are held. We believe in the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God.
A Message from our Academy Chaplain
One of the secrets in Ft. Pierce is the excellent work done at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy. The school is earning a well-deserved reputation as an exceptional place for learning, discipline, and spiritual nourishment that will serve the students well into their adult life. We who are adults have a responsibility to live an exemplary life so that those children who watching us can learn from us even without words.
My mission is to solicit the help of all who belong here to do all they can to help keep the reputation of the school as vivid and vibrant as it is. Just like the church, the school is not the building: The school is the hard-working men and women who have dedicated themselves to a vocation called teaching, and the children whose parents want the best from their children, and the children who want the best for themselves. St. Andrew’s Sociologist tells us that much of what a child knows he/she learn at the tender age of seven, but it is the life experiences that brings about maturity and thoughtful living. It is a knowledge of God and his world where we get wisdom.
Needless to say, the children at this academy have a broader base of preparation for adult life than their counterparts in the public schools. The religious instructions offered in the class-room, plus the chapel worship on Wednesday morning in great teaching and guiding towards a life that will be build on a foundation of holiness and righteousness; big words that mean right living. It is my prayer that we will all will do our part not just for the academy, but for the building up of God’s kingdom here on earth.
I am yours, for the building up of Gods kingdom.
– The Reverend Canon Christopher Brathwaite