A St. Andrew’s Education
St Andrew’s School in the suburb of Barrington, RI, is an independent college preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for grades 6-PG (Post graduate). Founded in 1893, this historic, 100-acre campus is within easy driving distance to many New England attractions in areas such as Providence, Newport, Boston and New York.
When students arrive at St. Andrew’s, they find that opportunities open before them in ways they had never imagined. Parents speak of their children, who are dedicated athletes and becoming interested in the Arts. Often, students who have never played a sport, discover lacrosse or tennis or cross-country, and find a lifelong passion. Many students who have struggled in conventional classrooms discover an affinity for Theater—and a gateway to the world of literature or history via this art form.
Academically, our students have numerous options to explore a curriculum paced according to their needs. Our dedicated and caring teachers take the time to ensure that students understand the process of learning and the skills needed to succeed in the various disciplines, and provide guidance as trusted advisers throughout their academic program. Specifically, because this is a small school, students can delve into their specific interests and become an expert in areas as diverse as technical theater, writing, or environmental science. We do not feel "one size fits all," and therefore craft our program to met each student's needs. We can do this because of small class size
(10-12), and a student to teacher ratio of 5-1. When our students graduate and attend college they often major in areas that they have discovered while being a student here at St. Andrew’s School.