St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy provides a world-class education with a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) focused instruction model. St. Andrew’s educational programs are championed by a knowledgeable and caring faculty. From PreK-2 through 12th grade, our students can discover and develop their academic strengths. They are encouraged to challenge themselves leading to a profound understanding of the subjects they are learning.Read More...
Our riverfront campus provides a myriad of learning opportunities in the educational disciplines that are the foundation of our instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (S.T.E.A.M.). Our unique lagoon location in historic, downtown Fort Pierce, Florida, has students grasping the connections through instruction in a hands-on, real-world way. We remove the educational silos to ensure our students become critical thinkers and problem solvers; the skills most required in a 21st century global economy and rapidly evolving world.
As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, we include regular age appropriate, Christian Education. St. Andrew’s has a weekly chapel service that is creative, inclusive, draws fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, and is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students. Community Life, in which reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured. Religious Formation and Study that is meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions. Social Justice, which is the integration of the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service-learning as an integral part of the life of the school.
Starting with our youngest learners, we know that Early Childhood Education (ECE) lays the foundation for remarkable and accelerated learning. Indeed, studies agree that brain development from birth to age five is more rapid than at any other point in a person’s life, even though our brains continue to grow through adulthood. At St. Andrew’s, we make the most of this developmental phase in a highly nurturing and caring environment. Children in our PreK program make incredible strides as each day presents a new learning opportunity and discovery. Our quality programs set our youngest students up for a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy’s Early Childhood Education program promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. Like all our instruction throughout the Academy, this provides the foundation on which we build upon. Our instructors provide positive reinforcement to our students, along with feedback to their parents to help them foster that same environment at home.
At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy, our elementary division knows that, in these formative years, students will acquire important literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills. They thrive in an environment where they enjoy learning and develop desire to continue learning. Our Elementary classrooms provide a climate where students develop ability for critical thinking and logical judgment. Our highly qualified classroom instructors incorporate a variety of multi sensory activities aligned to the weekly target skills in Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies to ensure students are actively engaged throughout the learning process. We remain committed to building confidence, social-emotional skills and the leadership traits that will serve them throughout their lives.
At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy, elementary students learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Our remarkable location on the Indian River provides the opportunity for students to gain interdisciplinary instruction and acquire the important skills needed for a 21st century economy. Our experiential learning model engages and accelerates learning for our elementary students.
Middle school instruction at St. Andrew’s builds upon the academic and social-emotional foundations learned in elementary grades and expands concepts in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Our blended learning instruction employs strategies that build on conceptual reasoning, problem solving and logical thinking. Students have Classroom Advisors, designed to support each student in all areas of life, that allows students the comfort of having a faculty liaison that is there for academic and social support.
At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy, our experiential instruction model provides opportunities for middle school students to process and reinforce information and to connect the new information with previous learning. As thinking and learning become more abstract in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, our students have a predictable and safe environment so that they can risk, explore, and grow. Middle school reinforces our students’ confidence within themselves, so that when challenges or obstacles occur, they have the courage to persevere. Our middle school instructors facilitate and structure these experiences for students to shape the belief in their own capabilities, resulting in a student body that can problem solve and critically think in a purposeful way.
The St. Andrew’s High School experience is distinctive and expansive. As our students move into young adulthood, the doors open to a variety of challenging academic courses, clubs, activities, , performances, internships, athletics, student leadership and service opportunities, extra-curricular travel, social activities, and dual enrollment opportunities at Indian River State College. Here, they move into the advanced courses in Math, Science, English, History, Civics, Social Studies, Theology, Leadership and Foreign Language. Our high school students are immersed in Music, Art and Theater. We provide enriching learning environments beyond our campus. Our high school students learn on oceans, in rivers, in nature as well as in the classroom.
Our high school instruction expands our students’ intellectual boundaries and hones the vital skills of problem solving, critical thinking and solution based learning. Students build confidence to discover new experiences and sharpen their vision towards a future of unknown opportunities. Our beautiful location on the Indian River Lagoon, provides leadership lessons in stewardship, along with the academic rigor of taking the classroom outdoors. Our instruction continues to address the whole student, developing character and the type of leaders that will make a difference in their communities now and in the future. Our instructional model and experienced based learning environment increases college and career readiness for our high school students.
A St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy education prepares students for bright futures in an ever-changing global economy. Our students have been accepted into the following prestigious colleges and universities:
University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, St. Thomas University, Barry University, Lynn University, Ave Maria University, St. Leo University, Kentucky Christian University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Florida A & M University, Bethune Cookman University, High Point University, Faulkner University, Jacksonville University, Florida State University, Santa Fe University, Becker College, University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Keiser University, Florida International University, Indian River State College, and Stetson University.
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