Rhode Island’s perspective and possibility widening boarding and day school, grades 6-12 and postgraduate.

Academics

Postgraduate Year

A Competitive Advantage

The St. Andrew’s School postgraduate program is designed to provide students with an additional year to build upon their strengths and to shore up any weaknesses 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.

As is our approach, the selection of courses is tailored to each postgraduate’s needs and goals. In addition to their academic and college adviser, each postgraduate student works closely with the program director, the director of the Upper School, and, for our student-athletes, their sport coaches and athletic director.
The St. Andrew’s School postgraduate program has a limited number of spaces. Should you wish to learn more, please contact the admission office at 401-246-1230.

College Counseling

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.
• Students are scheduled to take the SAT in the fall of their postgraduate year.
• During the fall, the director of College Counseling and Postgraduate Program director work closely with each student to complete his/her college applications and to meet appropriate deadlines.
• Students have the opportunity to attend college fairs at nearby colleges and secondary schools.
• College admissions representatives visit campus throughout the fall.
• A financial aid night is scheduled each January.
• A college information night is held in the fall and the spring.