St. Andrew's School (Delaware)
|St. Andrew's School|
|Motto||"Pistis Kai Episteme" ("Faith and Learning")|
|Headmaster||Daniel T. Roach|
|Average class size||11 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||5:1|
|Color(s)||Cardinal Red and White|
|Athletics||21 Varsity Interscholastic Teams|
|Athletics conference||Delaware Independent School Conference|
|Mascot||Cardinal, Saint, & Griffon|
|Average SAT scores (2012)||1320 verbal + math|
St. Andrew's School is a private, Episcopal, co-educational boarding school located on 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) in Middletown, Delaware. The school enrolls 305 students in grades nine through twelve. Following the tradition of other boarding schools, students refer to their "form" instead of their "grade." Freshmen are III formers while seniors are VI formers.
The school admitted 15% of its applicants with a 68% yield rate and a median SSAT of 84% during the 2012-2013 school year.
St. Andrew's offers a full course curriculum in the liberal arts. The culmination of a student's English career is the Senior Exhibition. In the Senior Exhibition, a student will read a work of literature provided by his or her instructor, attempt to develop a thesis on that work of literature in the form of a 10–15 page paper and defend the thesis before members of the English department. The senior exhibition process has been compared to a university thesis defense, except with a very short paper instead of a 100-300 page thesis, as would be typical of college level work.
Tuition and financial aid
St. Andrew's has an endowment of $170 million. The tuition at the school is $51,500. Roughly 45% of the students receive some form of financial aid. St. Andrew's dispensed approximately $4.45 million in financial aid in 2009, with an average grant of $33,978.
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St. Andrew's was founded in 1929 by A. Felix du Pont (1879–1948), a member of the Du Pont family, which made its fortune in the chemical industry. It was founded to provide a top education to boys of all socio-economic backgrounds, regardless of the families' ability to pay. St. Andrew's originally was an all-boys school, but became coeducational in 1973. The school also has a student-run Spectrum Club, which addresses issues of racial and ethnic diversity, and a Gay-Straight Alliance, which has provided social support to gay students and their allies since the early 2000s.
The Irene duPont Library at St. Andrew's School was given by and named for the founder's sister, Irene Sophie duPont. The Library was built in October 1956 and completely renovated in 1997. It contains 32,000 volumes and over 120 periodicals.
All St. Andrew's students are required to participate in a sport every season at the thirds, junior varsity or varsity level. Teams that have won state championships include the varsity girls' lacrosse team, winning the state title from 2002–05, and boys' varsity tennis, which took the state championship in 2009. The varsity boy's lacrosse team took states in 2004. In 1997, the St. Andrew's women's rowing team won the School/Junior Eights class in the Henley Women's Regatta in England. In 2011, the St. Andrew's men's rowing team finished second to Abingdon who broke the 20-year old course record in the final of the head-to-head, single-elimination Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup challenge, after beating two-time defending champion and British champion Eton College.
St. Andrew's is a member of the Delaware Independent School Conference. Traditional rivals in conference include the Wilmington Friends School, Tatnall School and Tower Hill School. Every year, the football team battles the Tatnall Hornets for the coveted cannon trophy and often the conference title in the Cannon Game. Athletic rivals in other sports include the Hill School, Sanford School, Salesianum, Middletown High School and Westtown School.
Fall Interscholastic Sports
Winter Varsity Sports
Spring Varsity Sports
- Bulent Atalay (1958) - Physicist and author
- Dennis C. Blair (1964) - former Director of National Intelligence for President Barack Obama and former United States Navy four-star admiral
- Eric Boateng (2005) - Professional basketball player, former center for Arizona State Sun Devils, 2005 McDonald's All-American and Gatorade State Athlete of the Year
- William R. Brownfield (1970) - Assistant Secretary of State, United States Ambassador to Chile, Venezuela, Columbia
- Erin Burnett (1994) - host of Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN
- Roy Foster - Irish academic, educator and historical writer
- Cristina Stenbeck Fitzgibbons (1995) - Swedish-American businesswoman
- Hume Horan (1951) - American diplomat and ambassador to five countries
- Chris Klebl (1990) — Cross-country skier, 11-time U.S. National Champion, Paralympic Gold Medalist
- Steven Naifeh (1970) - Pulitzer Prize winning author and artist
- John Seabrook (1976) - American author and journalist for The New Yorker
- Peter Salett (1987) - American singer\songwriter and composer
- Dominic Seiterle (1994) - Canadian rower, Olympic Gold Medalist
- Kirk Varnedoe (1963) - American art historian and writer
- Loudon Wainwright, Jr. - Life (magazine) columnist
- Loudon Wainwright III (1965) - American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor
- George Welch (1936) - first pilot to break the sound barrier (before Chuck Yeager)
- William H. Whyte (1935) - Sociologist, author of The Organization Man
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