Academic excellence in a faith-centered environment is the heart and soul of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Amarillo. An Episcopal School that welcomes families of all faiths, St. Andrew’s has been educating children since 1951.
The School currently serves children from Primer (3 years of age) to 8th Grade. Qualities of integrity, courage, service, and duty find their beginnings here, and every student is given the opportunity to become a disciplined and successful learner, as well as a compassionate and caring member of the community.
Academic programs of particular merit include Spanish language instruction for grades K – 8; computer education for grades K - 8; fine arts including music, art, creative writing, and art history; and a broad array of extracurricular activities that teach the real world fundamentals of teamwork, competition, and knowledge application. Additionally, St. Andrew’s students accumulate more than five high school credits by the time they graduate in the 8th Grade.
The hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and parents have resulted in many accomplishments for our students and our alumni. Recent achievements by St. Andrew’s students include:
- 1st Place in the National Fuel Cell Car Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, 2009
- 1st Place in the National Science Bowl Competition, 2008
- 1st Place in the Pantex Regional Science Bowl four of the last five years
- Grand prize at the ExxonMobile Texas State Science Fair
- Semifinalist in the National Geographic State GeoBee Competition
- 1st Place in the Regional Stock Market Simulation in multiple years
- 3rd Place in the national Dana K. Barber Writing Contest
- 1st and 2nd Place finishes in the regional TAME math and science competition
Academic success is only part of a St. Andrew’s education, however. The School also works hard to foster an environment that promotes a Christian respect for the dignity of all human beings and a sense of responsibility to the community. Our students are pushed not only to succeed academically, but also to be heavily vested in doing good for those around them.
The student body represents a broad array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and we believe that this diversity is important for the School. In an effort to ensure open access to all members of the Amarillo community, as well as extend the School’s commitment to social, ethnic, and economic diversity within its student body, St. Andrew’s provides tuition assistance to students in need. The School offers both full and partial scholarships, depending upon the individual needs of each student or family. More information about financial assistance is available by contacting Headmaster, Ron Ferguson.
St. Andrew’s is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is fully accredited by the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools, an organization approved by TEPSAC, and recognized by the Texas Commissioner of Education.