St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Maryland)

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St. Andrew's Episcopal School
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Location
Potomac, Maryland
USA
Coordinates 39°2′46″N 77°10′35″W / 39.04611°N 77.17639°W / 39.04611; -77.17639Coordinates: 39°2′46″N 77°10′35″W / 39.04611°N 77.17639°W / 39.04611; -77.17639
Information
School type Private
Motto Auctus Mentis Spiritusque
(The Increase of Mind and Spirit)
Denomination Episcopal
Established 1978
Headmaster Robert Kosasky
Chaplain The Rev. Patty Alexander
Grades Preschool through 12
Enrollment 527
Campus size 19.2 acres (78,000 m2)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red and White
Team name Lions
Newspaper The Mane News http://manenews.com
Website

St. Andrew's Episcopal School is a coeducational college preparatory independent school for preschool through grade twelve, located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Grades 3-12 are located on the Postoak Road Campus at 8804 Postoak Road in Potomac, Maryland. The Potomac Village Campus (Lower School campus), for preschool through grade 2, is located at 10033 River Road in Potomac, MD. St. Andrew's balanced program challenges and support students, encouraging development of their full potential.[1]

General information[edit]

As of 2016, Total enrollment is 580, with an average of 15 students per class and a student to faculty ratio of 6:1.

Upper School students normally take five major academic courses per year. Courses include English, History, Language, Mathematics, and Science. In addition, Religion is required once each year. The whole school runs on a trimester schedule, each trimester lasting 12 weeks. Both year-length and trimester-length classes are available.

The school is also a member of College Entrance Examination Board, Cum Laude Society, National Association of College Admissions Counseling, National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools, and Potomac & Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counseling. It is fully accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, Maryland State Department of Education, and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Advanced Placement classes are available in 14 different disciplines.

Ethnicities
  • African American: 15%
  • Asian American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 48%
  • International: 5%
  • Latino/Hispanic: 5%
  • Middle Eastern: 2%
  • Multiracial: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • No Declaration: .2%
Religious background
  • Episcopal: 16%
  • Other Protestant Denominations: 23%
  • Roman Catholic: 18%
  • Jewish: 10%
  • Multi-faith: 3%
  • Other: 6%
  • No Declaration/None: 23%

Campus[edit]

In September 1998, the community dedicated the 19.2-acre (78,000 m2) campus in Potomac, Maryland and cut the ribbons on a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) brand-new main building. St. Andrew’s Upper, Middle, and Intermediate Schools are located on a 20-acre campus in the suburban residential community of Potomac, approximately 15 miles from the District of Columbia

The land, once historic Clagett Farm and later the campus of Harker Preparatory School, occupies one of the highest points in Potomac. The original farmhouse was preserved and is used for administrative offices. Next to this house is scenic Bruder Garden (at right).

Classrooms include three Upper School laboratories and prep rooms, plus rooms outfitted for Middle School science.

MacDonald Hall, a multi-purpose theater/assembly/lunch space, features a stage and light/sound booth. There are two studios for the visual arts, including ceramics wheels and a kiln, and a darkroom.

The gymnasium, inherited from Harker Prep, serves as the basketball court and the location for all-school chapel. Facilities in a second athletic building, also inherited from Harker Prep, include a weight room and a dance studio that doubles as a wrestling room. The second athletic building has recently been renovated into the new intermediate school building. The previous intermediate school chapel in the main building was also renovated to become the dance studio.

There are two full fields, Hope Field and Brumbaugh Field, used for softball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer, as well as four tennis courts. In summer 2008, these fields were covered with synthetic FieldTurf, which allow more use in all weather and lowered maintenance costs.

A two-story library houses 14,000 volumes, an audio-visual classroom and several computer research stations, and is staffed by three librarians.

Extra-curricular[edit]

Trips: Each year, 6th, 7th and 8th graders enjoy fall getaways to such places as camp varsity and horizon. There is also a challenging fall "Leadership" weekend, available to students in 9th to 12th grades. Upper School spring sports teams often use Spring Break for travel and practice on warm weather fields.

Every year there are opportunities for trips abroad through different academic departments. Recent destinations have included Greece & Turkey, Honduras, and South Africa.

Clubs: Each week there is a designated period during the school day when students can participate in clubs of their choice. Some recent clubs have been: UNO Club, Recycling Club, Improv Club, Car Enthusiasts Club, Student Government Board, Model UN, and Roar Spirit Club.

Other: Students have many opportunities to perform on stage through school plays, art assemblies, a jazz/rock show, and a talent show.

Athletics[edit]

Students can choose to participate in varsity and junior varsity sports as well as several non-competitive physical education options. The school fields 51 interscholastic teams, including 19 Middle School teams and 32 JV and varsity teams, in 13 different sports. More than 250 Upper School students participate on these teams, with several students participating in two or three seasons

St. Andrew's has interscholastic teams in soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, indoor track, equestrian and track and field. St. Andrew's also offers fitness, dance and other non-competitive athletic options.

The girls' varsity teams compete in the Independent School League (ISL), and the boys' varsity teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC).

• Varsity Golf: MAC Champion 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 • Girls Varsity Cross Country: ISL Champion 2005; Maryland Private School Champion 2006, 2005, 2004 • Boys Varsity Soccer: MAC Champion 2003 • Boys Varsity Cross Country: MAC Champion 2003; MAC Champion 2006 and 2005; Maryland Private School Champion 2006, 2005, 2004 • Girls Varsity Lacrosse: ISL Division A Co-Champion 2006, 2007 • Girls Varsity Basketball: ISL Division AA Co-Champion 2010 • Boys Varsity Lacrosse: 2002 MAC Champions

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maryland Briefing". Washington Post. 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 

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