At St. Andrew’s, our teachers, programs, and resources are selected with one goal in mind – to teach boys the way they learn best.
The decision to move our campus to Aurora from Toronto in 1926 was made with the boys’ best interests in mind – allowing for more space for our students and fewer distractions. Our 125-acre campus offers students a safe and secure setting to take part in their non-stop, action-packed days.
St. Andrew’s has always been a boarding school first and foremost, yet today our day boy population exceeds the boarding population. However, boarders and day boys alike continue to benefit from the wonderful attributes of our residential life program. Day boys are often dropped off early in the morning for breakfast in Cole Hall and choose to remain into the evening following their sports commitments to participate in club meetings, dinner, group work, extra-help tutoring in the residences, house-league sports competitions, or drama practice. Parents appreciate the excellent adult supervision and guidance offered to their sons, and students eagerly tackle an abundance of worthy and healthy pursuits by remaining on campus.
Our goal is to foster the development of academic achievement, leadership skills, responsibility, and social awareness, whether it’s through academic, athletic, or co-curricular pursuits. At St. Andrew’s, boys have endless opportunities to pursue new challenges and discover new passions they’ve never dreamed of in areas like the arts, music, drama, and debating. They can choose from 71 teams across 22 sports; they participate in the 112-year-old Cadet program; they are highly encouraged to try out for leadership roles in clubs, athletics, and residential life. And what is most inspiring is that they avail themselves of these opportunities. Our boys are not tuned out or dropping out; they are engaged, competitive, and spirited.
Perhaps most importantly, our dedicated faculty and staff foster a nurturing environment that ignites boys' imaginations and guides them to establish healthy values and a strong sense of character. This caring community ensures the educational experience we offer our students is second-to-none.