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St Andrew’s School - Where you can.

For more than 120 years, St. Andrew’s has empowered students to find their own path to academic success and personal growth. Students here are given the tools to discover how they learn best, maximizing their academic experience while allowing them to remain true to their own remarkable selves.

These efforts are supported by a community committed to our Chapin Tradition, an ethos of uncommon kindness that has permeated this school since our founder first created it for two boys who simply needed help finding their own way.

"At St. Andrew’s, you can take risks, you can be curious, you can find balance, you can overcome challenges, you can discover new passions."

Whether you attend the Middle School or Upper School, whether you are a day student or residential, you and your family will find at St. Andrew’s one of the most unique and valued educations anywhere — on a campus of superb beauty, with stellar facilities and a rich history dating back to 1893.Our students are drawn from nearby towns in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and from cities all across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. They speak 15 languages and represent a range of ethnicities, learning styles, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and family structures.

A St. Andrew's education offers every student the opportunity to explore passions and interests as they discover their best self. Our arts offerings, athletic teams, community service opportunities, and host of co-curricular offerings complement our challenging yet supportive International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Here, we see education as a truly human endeavor — one that should prepare young people to be global citizens in an interconnected and rapidly changing world.

"You can be a scholar, a scientist, an artist, an athlete, a leader, a helper. Supported by our amazing teachers and staff, you can be you."

Our staff, administrators, parents, trustees, alumni, and friends are all uniquely committed to the growth and success of our students. And together we form a global network of connections and accomplishments that creates the St. Andrew’s of today.

Through diversity of experience and uniqueness in viewpoint, St. Andrew’s is a place where the pursuits of human and academic excellence are not mutually exclusive; where positive relationships between students and faculty are fundamental to learning; and where helping students to grow guides our strategy.

Have a look around our website, or better, pay us a visit. I have no doubt that when you explore our community you will share our passion for the uniqueness of the St. Andrew’s approach — and be empowered to imagine all that you can do and be when you join our community.

 I look forward to meeting you!


Head of St Andrews RI school.

David Tinagero
Head of School

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