Learning at St. Andrew’s.
Within small, supportive classes, our teachers utilize the International Baccalaureate curriculum to build on unique strengths and passions, shore up individual challenges, and arrive at specific strategies that work for each student.
Globally Focused, Student Centered.
In grades 6 through 10, the curriculum at St. Andrew's is delivered within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework, while students in grades 11 and 12 take part in the internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme (DP).
IB is an innovative inquiry- and project-based approach to learning offered at more than 5,000 schools in 150 countries. IB Schools share a common philosophy - a dedication to delivering challenging, high-quality education to a diverse range of learners.
The IB approach aligns with our 128-year commitment to offering an educational experience that emphasizes not just academic mastery, but the process of achieving it. We ask our students to think critically about why they learn, what they learn, and how they learn. As a result, our students develop the skills, knowledge, and self awareness needed to thrive in a diverse and rapidly changing world.
At St. Andrew’s, the IB curriculum is not just for a select group of students. All students in our school community fully participate in an IB education and are empowered to actively do so. Inherent in the IB approach is the belief that education is enhanced by the creation of affirmative, responsive environments that promote a sense of belonging, safety, self-worth, and whole growth for every student. Within our IB framework, learning is considered from a strength-based perspective — connecting each student’s natural gifts with our personal teaching methods. Both students who need challenge and those who need extra support will find it within our tailored, inclusive IB program.
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. These reflect the qualities that we aim to instill in all graduates from St. Andrew's. At our school, we aim to develop learners who are: