History 1951 Kindergarten 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. 1961 St. Andrew’s Adds Grade Levels The 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. 1965 Classrooms Added Departmentalized teaching began for grades 4 and above. The Education Building was begun and the upstairs was used for classrooms 1966 Curriculum Expanded The 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. 1968 First Graduating Class The first 6th grade class of St. Andrew’s graduated in the spring. 1969 Accreditation and New Headmaster Mr. W.M. Nickell was inducted as Headmaster and St. Andrew’s was awarded accreditation by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. 1977 St. Andrew’s Expands A 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. 1979 First Washington D.C Trip The 6th Grade class took their inaugural trip to Washington D.C. 1980 First Computer Lab The first computer lab was put in place at St. Andrew’s 1981 New Headmistress Mr. Nickell retired from Headmaster and Connie Wootton became the new Headmistress. 1985 Groundbreaking In September, more than 1,000 people participate in the groundbreaking for the new school building. The new School Building was completed. 1986 New Year In A New Building The new school year begins in the newly built St. Andrew’s school building. 1988 First 8th Grade Class The first St. Andrew’s 8th grade class was added to the school. 1989 Accreditation by SAES The School achieved accreditation by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. Students publish the School’s first yearbook and dedicate it to Mis Margaret Teel. 1990 First 8th Grade Graduation The very first 8th grade class graduates from St. Andrew’s 1994 St. Andrew’s Prayer Alexis Anderson writes a Prayer for St. Andrew’s School. This prayer continues to be used in Chapel services to this day. 1996 NJHS Added The National Junior Honor Society is established at St. Andrew’s. 1997 Fire Destroys Church St. 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. 1998 Groundbreaking Ground was broken for The Margaret Teel Early Childhood Building. 1999 Opening of New Building The Margaret Teel Early Childhood Building opens and is dedicated on Grandparent’s Day. 2002 New Headmaster Connie Wootton retired from Headmistress and Scott Kimball served in her stead as Headmaster for 2 years. 2004 New Headmaster Ron Ferguson was hired to lead the school as the new Headmaster of St. Andrew’s. 2005 Fine Arts Night The first annual St. Andrew’s Fine Arts Night was held. 2006 Expanding Curriculum Service Learning is added to the St. Andrew’s curriculum. 2007 New Campaign Launched The Legacy Capital Campaign is launched. 2008 Legacy Campaign Complete The 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. 2009 Accreditation Self Study Completed Accreditation Self Study completed in October. First annual Heifer Market held. 2011 60th Anniversary St. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Amarillo celebrates its 60th Anniversary. 2012 Brick Garden Dedication of the Brick Garden in celebration of St. Andrew’s 60th Anniversary. 2015 ReVision Campaign Revision 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. 2016 Retirement Ron Ferguson announces his retirement. 2017 New Headmaster Joel Bicknell is installed as Headmaster on September 6th. 2018 Groundbreaking The groundbreaking of Revision Phase II – FAAB takes place.