The postgrad program at St. Andrew's helped me prepare for college life. During my PG year I was also able to take part in an engineering internship with New England Boatworks. As a result I was better prepared for college courses and my career path. —Oliver P., Class of 2022
The St. Andrew’s School postgraduate (PG) program is designed to provide students with an additional high school year to build upon their strengths and to grow and develop their skills and confidence before entering college.
Some students seek a postgraduate year to take additional coursework and solidify their study skills, while others may see benefit in an additional year of high school athletics. All students in the program gain an additional year of skill-building and maturation, which makes students more competitive in the college admissions process and better prepared for the rigors of college.
The selection of courses is tailored to each postgraduate’s needs and goals. Postgraduate students work closely with the program director, their academic advisor, and, for our student-athletes, their sport coaches and athletic director.
In partnership with Syracuse University’s Project Advance Program, each PG student takes a college-level writing course, called Practices of Academic Writing, taught by a St. Andrew’s faculty member using Syracuse University’s curriculum. In this course, PG students have the opportunity to experience the expectations and challenges of college academics while still in high school — and will receive college credit upon the course’s successful completion.
Each postgraduate student is required to take part in an internship during the spring semester, an experience that provides students with essential real-world skills that complement their classroom work and support their success beyond St. Andrew’s. Postgraduate faculty work with each student to place them in a best-fit internship.
Both the program director and the School's college counselor assist each student with the college admissions process with the goal of admittance into colleges and universities in which they will thrive. Finding the right college is an important journey to self-discovery and we are committed to providing the tools and resources our students will need to make it a fulfilling one.