Why a School for Boys?

You get more at St. Andrew’s! Our commitment to your son goes beyond simply understanding boys; we genuinely appreciate the significance of keeping their bodies and minds active and engaged. Through our carefully crafted daily programming, we ensure that your child remains motivated, happy, and excited to be at school every day.
An active and engaged mind is essential to fostering a love for learning and achieving academic excellence. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to be dynamic and stimulating, encouraging students to explore and discover ideas while fostering a thirst for knowledge.
In addition to our rigorous academic approach, we place great emphasis on providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities that cater to various interests and talents. Whether it’s sports, music, arts, or other enriching pursuits, we offer ample opportunities for your child to thrive and excel outside the classroom.
Our commitment to holistic education doesn’t end there. We understand that emotional well-being is just as crucial as academic achievement. That’s why we provide a nurturing and supportive environment where students feel valued, respected, and cared for. By fostering a positive school culture, we create a space where your son can confidently express themselves, explore their passions, and build meaningful connections with peers and teachers.
Creating an inclusive and safe environment nurtures morally conscious, thoughtful, and happy students. Our commitment to this development is driven by myriad programs, policies, and practices that have evolved to meet the changing needs of young men.
There are countless ways to express masculinity, and we aim to foster healthy understandings of what it means to be a man. We reject limiting stereotypes of the masculine, particularly those characterized by disrespect, aggression, and arrogance. As such, we embrace a culture that celebrates diversity, creativity, and freedom of expression.
One example of our commitment to nurturing healthy masculinities is our dedicated time for arts participation. During these weekly sessions, students can explore the arts in an environment that prioritizes creativity, play, and imagination over academic pressure. Doing so encourages them to express themselves freely and discover their unique talents and interests.
We continue to engage in a careful review of the language we use; our culture, rituals, and symbols; the way we teach boys to use technology; the way our health and wellness initiatives support healthy understandings of masculinities; the way our classroom practices impact boys’ understandings of themselves; and the way we help our community to understand our vision for boys’ education.
QuoteOur understanding of gender and education will continue to inform our approach, reaffirming that all-boys education, when done well, can be a powerful force for good in the world. As a community, we actively engage in questioning and challenging past assumptions about boys’ education, creating an environment where boys can flourish and grow into well-rounded citizens.”

Dr. Michael Paluch, Deputy Head of School

Sending your son to St. Andrew’s means giving him opportunities to learn, explore, and grow in a supportive and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to nurturing healthy masculinity, celebrating diversity, and encouraging individuality. Our commitment to constant improvement ensures your son will receive the best education possible, helping him develop into a confident, empathetic, and successful young man.
We are more than just an educational institution; we are a community dedicated to the growth and success of every student. By choosing St. Andrew’s, you are choosing a school that prioritizes your child’s well-being, happiness, and future success.
We are committed to building a sense of belonging in our community.
By dedicating ourselves to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment, we will foster and accept the unique individuality of each of our citizens, ensuring all members feel valued and respected.
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