Skip to Section Subnavigation Skip to Page Content
Skip to Page Content
Our faculty are committed to providing a stimulating classroom experience that leverages the latest research in the areas of pedagogy and technology.
SAC students have the opportunity to travel with their peers to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America through programs such as SASSAW and the Battlefields Trip.
Pride in Performance: SAC students are poets, musicians, actors, painters, and film makers.
Living away from home teaches independence, life skills, and will allow your son to take even greater advantage of the co-curricular evening programs. Save the travel time to and from school!
The School’s second Headmaster from 1900-1935, Rev. D. Bruce Macdonald, did not want students in the stands; he wanted students on the playing fields! That remains a central focus of the St. Andrew's approach today.
Students for whom English is not their first language are supported in a variety of ways at St. Andrew’s. Upon arrival, boys are assessed to determine which English stream best fits with their specific needs. We offer two dedicated ESL courses for boys who are new to the language in grades 9 and 10. Additionally, for those boys who would need to develop their speaking and writing skills further, we offer EPS30, an English presentation skills course at the grade 11 level.
Boys in ESL take regular English courses alongside our ESL courses. Typically, a student who enters in grade 9 with limited skills in English is capable of achieving success in the regular English stream by grade 11. Support is available to graduates of our ESL program through our ESL Plus program and our Writing Centre.
The Writing Centre is a division of the library that helps students develop effective writing and research skills by offering individual consultations, classes, tutorials, and workshops. Additionally, the Writing Centre actively promotes literacy across the curriculum and encourages excellence in writing by producing the student newspaper and the student literary magazine. It also organizes a speakers’ series.
The ESL Plus program helps students whose first language is not English and who have already completed the ESL program at St. Andrew's, or who are taking both the ESL and regular English program. Many of these students may need ESL support until the end of grade 12 to develop their English-language skills further; this is especially true with writing and speaking skills. This program runs one evening after school under the supervision of the school’s ESL teachers.