24 Parent Reviews for Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Saint Andrew's is more than just a school, it is a community of friends. I have 3 children who LOVE going there everyday and love their teachers. The teaching standards are excellent and the teachers are all very highly qualified. You can see their bios online. Over the past 2 years I have seen each
... Read more of my children grow and develop emotionally, socially and intellectually there. This school really is the best school in this area! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/25/13
Our family is thrilled with Saint Andrew's! Our son just completed the Pre-K program and will be entering Kindergarten in a few weeks. We loved the class size and student to teacher ratio (20 students / 3 teachers.) The teachers communicated regularly and provided supplemental tools for us to use at
... Read more home to complement what he was learning in class. The parent community was very welcoming. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/18/13
Excellent move for our son! We moved from another private K-8 school in the area to St. Andrew's in 6th grade. The larger class size (approx 60) in the middle school at SA is an important milestone for young teens. A good step up as high school quickly approaches. My son is now in 7th grade and I
... Read more can honestly say I do not have one complaint! He is thriving academically and socially. I believe the prepration for high school is outstanding. Also, the character building at St. Andrew's makes for a warm and caring environment. He has formed lifetime bonds with some of the teachers and that is priceless. We could not be more pleased with our decision to move to St. Andrew's! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/06/13
As a public school teacher, I realize my two St. Andrew's children are benefiting from the "whole child" environment that they would otherwise not experience. My middle school student doesn't just get a single enrichment (elective) class per grading period but receives instruction in multiple enrichment
... Read more classes. The attention they receive in the guaranteed small classes allows the teachers to identify areas of need, improvement and strength - and those teachers communicate this information well. Planned teacher conferences don't just occur in the lower school (Pre-K through 5th) - but all the way through 8th grade, ensuring continued communication throughout the school year. Small classes allow the teachers to plan and execute more hands-on and in-depth lessons - in a class of 35, most of these lessons would not be possible. The administration, with their open door policy, are accessible - they are professional in collaborating on solutions to issues that will inevitably occur during the course of a child's education, whether social or academic, the solutions are always focused on ensuring the child's success. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/14/12
Our son was in Saint Andrew s for 2 years. Frankly speaking, the curriculum was disappointing. I cannot see the difference between SA and public schools. Top public schools are definitely better than SA, especially in Math. Some teachers are under-qualified. There was a multiple choice question in a
... Read more homework asking what the opposite word of fresh water was. My son chose salty water which was the correct answer. The teacher said used water was correct. I really couldn t believe my eyes! As for the character development part, they didn t mention it anymore to students after kindergarten. I would say the proportion of problematic kids in the school is higher than what I expected, provided it is a school who claims they emphasize character development and discipline. Teachers and the admin are not capable of handling problematic kids. We then decided to switch to a better school and let the school knew about our decision, though the administration did ask us to stay. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/12/12
A few weeks before the school year ended, my son (7 yrs old) was kicked by a kid (X) in the same grade on the tummy during recess. We ended up sending him to ER as advised by the doctor s office. My son then consistently told us and the police that X kicked him on the tummy during recess. The teachers
... Read more chatting far away didn t see that happened. The admin questioned the so called witnesses and claimed that X kicked a ball 12 ft away and hit my son. However, we learnt from one witness that he in fact saw X kicking a ball and hit my son on his side, not on the tummy. In short, nobody noticed when X kicked my son. But that witness did see my son rolling on the ground because of great pain. The admin finally asked my son and X to sit down with one person Y from the admin to discuss the issue. I was not allowed to be with them. After the meeting, my son broke down and burst into tears. He told me Y forced him to admit that it was the ball that hit him, despite the fact that my son kept telling Y it is X who kicked him on his tummy. The admin just wanted to tell my son to shut up so that things will be much easier for them, esp. we would not be their customer anymore. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/12/12
I love Saint Andrews. I've been here since 6th grade and I feel that I am embedded in the st. a's family. I'm in the concert choir, in which it's always a routine for one of us to scream "TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL DISNEYLAND!" to compete in the Anaheim Heritage Festival. I can't wait! The P.E. program is definitely
... Read more one of the best highlights of this school as well. We have a "race across the country" in which grades 6-8 compete to win a trip to the beach at the end of the year. We run 2-4 miles every week, do ab workouts, and also play many games. I also loved our trip to D.C. We became so much closer as classmates, especially on the bus! National Junior Honor Society is a great way for us to stay on track, getting 3 hours of community service in every month, even though some of us end up with 8-23 hours even! When I'm at school I feel like I'm at my second home, and I feel safe knowing that I'm getting a quality education while having as much fun as I can imagine. From dissecting a frog or a heart or even an eye, to making a big boom from the music room from our body percussions and drums, Saint Andrew's is a place where you won't turn a corner and not see a huge smile walking by. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/26/11
This school has perfect balance of academic and social education. Personal is very helpful
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We were a 'St. Andrew's Family' for 11 years. The most obvious difference in contrast with Hillbrook is that St. Andrew's is a non-secular school. The religion is taught with a light hand, and with plenty of respect shown for other religions. The school population includes non-christians (as we are).
... Read more In my experience the non-christians choose St. Andrew's because of the excellent academic level, the strong parent involvement and the lively multi-faceted & enriched curriculum, which includes many field trips & 'hands-on' experiental type learning. St. Andrew's is not as lavish a setting as Hillbrook, it is very attractive tho. The students walk along forested Saratoga Creek each day as they go to & from the playing fields. The school faces the Saratoga Heritage Orchard, with a view of the Santa Cruz Mts. Another big plus for St. Andrew's is the commitment to the mentoring of the first year teachers by the more experienced teachers. This helps to ensure continuity and that the teachers are working together as a community. The teacher retention is high. Results: My children then went to Saratoga High School, which is a quite competitive, highly academically oriented school. They both did very well with the solid foundation they received at St. Andrew's. Subsequently, they have gone to: A. one of the top 5 US universities and B. one of the top 25 US universities (with a huge 50% scholarship awarded). Read less
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Saratoga schools — Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is located at 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga CA 95070. 13601 Saratoga Ave is in the 95070 ZIP code in Saratoga, CA Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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