History 1951Kindergarten Started Lee Bivins persuaded his sister-in-law, Margaret Teel, to teach Kindergarten in the basement of the newly built St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. 1961St. Andrew’s Adds Grade LevelsThe Board undertook a study of Kindergarten through 6th grade schools and determined that it was appropriate to add a grade each year beginning in 1963. 1965Classrooms AddedDepartmentalized teaching began for grades 4 and above. The Education Building was begun and the upstairs was used for classrooms 1966Curriculum ExpandedThe Education Wing of the Episcopal Church was completed and the upper grades were moved to the lower level. Curriculum expanded to include, among other things, French, Art, and Music. 1968First Graduating ClassThe first 6th grade class of St. Andrew’s graduated in the spring. 1969Accreditation and New HeadmasterMr. W.M. Nickell was inducted as Headmaster and St. Andrew’s was awarded accreditation by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. 1977St. Andrew’s ExpandsA second 1st grade class is added and each year thereafter another grade is added with the idea that once there are two classes in each grade, the School will expand to include a junior high. 1979First Washington D.C TripThe 6th Grade class took their inaugural trip to Washington D.C. 1980First Computer LabThe first computer lab was put in place at St. Andrew’s 1981New HeadmistressMr. Nickell retired from Headmaster and Connie Wootton became the new Headmistress. 1985GroundbreakingIn September, more than 1,000 people participate in the groundbreaking for the new school building. The new School Building was completed. 1986New Year In A New BuildingThe new school year begins in the newly built St. Andrew’s school building. 1988First 8th Grade ClassThe first St. Andrew’s 8th grade class was added to the school. 1989Accreditation by SAESThe School achieved accreditation by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. Students publish the School’s first yearbook and dedicate it to Mis Margaret Teel. 1990First 8th Grade GraduationThe very first 8th grade class graduates from St. Andrew’s 1994St. Andrew’s PrayerAlexis Anderson writes a Prayer for St. Andrew’s School. This prayer continues to be used in Chapel services to this day. 1996NJHS AddedThe National Junior Honor Society is established at St. Andrew’s. 1997Fire Destroys ChurchSt. Andrew’s Episcopal Church was destroyed by fire. For the next six years the Church will use the School gym for services as well as other parish activities. 1998GroundbreakingGround was broken for The Margaret Teel Early Childhood Building. 1999Opening of New BuildingThe Margaret Teel Early Childhood Building opens and is dedicated on Grandparent’s Day. 2002New HeadmasterConnie Wootton retired from Headmistress and Scott Kimball served in her stead as Headmaster for 2 years. 2004New HeadmasterRon Ferguson was hired to lead the school as the new Headmaster of St. Andrew’s. 2005Fine Arts NightThe first annual St. Andrew’s Fine Arts Night was held. 2006Expanding CurriculumService Learning is added to the St. Andrew’s curriculum. 2007New Campaign LaunchedThe Legacy Capital Campaign is launched. 2008Legacy Campaign CompleteThe Legacy Campaign is complete. The Middle School, art and music classrooms are finished and renovated spaces, including the library and gymnasium are ready for use in January. 2009Accreditation Self Study CompletedAccreditation Self Study completed in October. First annual Heifer Market held. 201160th AnniversarySt. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Amarillo celebrates its 60th Anniversary. 2012Brick GardenDedication of the Brick Garden in celebration of St. Andrew’s 60th Anniversary. 2015ReVision CampaignRevision Building Campaign launched in January. Phase I is complete in August with secured vestibules and school gate guardian installed in both buildings entrances. All offices, kitchen and cafeteria were updated. 2016RetirementRon Ferguson announces his retirement. 2017New HeadmasterJoel Bicknell is installed as Headmaster on September 6th. 2018GroundbreakingThe groundbreaking of Revision Phase II – FAAB takes place.