Ready, Set, Learn
Posted: September 5, 2012
As the summer of 2012 ends and classes begin for the 2012-13 season, there will be a record number of students roaming the halls and grounds of St. Andrew’s College.
This year’s student population of 614 is the most ever, with 256 boarding and 358 day students. Middle School enrollment has increased by 30% to a total of 168 boys, and of that number 99 are new students (14 in grade 5, 32 in grade 6, 23 in grade 7, and 30 in grade 8). In the Upper School, there are 96 new boys. The 2013 graduating class will be the largest ever with 133 students.
The introduction of grade 5, is the first time in 13 years a new grade has been added to the School (the last time was grade 6 in 1999). Implementing the new grade was an objective identified in SAC’s Strategic Plan 2011-2016.
“We are looking forward to another great year at St. Andrew’s,” reports Director of Admission, Business Development and Marketing, Michael Roy. “There will be many new faces on campus this year, and we would especially like to welcome the grade 5 students, our youngest Andreans.”
On Tuesday, the Admission Office hosted 195 new boys and their families for New Family Orientation Day. Parents and their sons spent the day attending information sessions, touring the campus, attending a welcome lunch and making new friends.
During the summer, students, faculty and staff members were involved in some exciting and memorable events. The School band experienced the thrill of a lifetime when they went to London, England, to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Another exciting event that took place over the summer was the annual SASSAW trip, which this year visited Tanzania. A group of 37 students, five teachers, and one Old Boy assisted with community projects in the village of Le Manyatta, made an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, and went on safari on the Serengeti plain.
As the School year progresses, make sure to check the SAC website on a regular basis to stay up to date with what’s happening on campus. With 62 teams across 22 sports, you can visit the Athletics section for stories and stats on many of the teams. Can’t make Homecoming on Sept. 22? Go online to watch live-streaming of the 1st Football game. You’ll find a wealth of information on the Event Calendar, including dates and times for this year’s fall play, Crazy for You (Nov. 22-24), Carol Service (Dec. 7), the Red & White Gala (April 20), and so much more.