Diversity and inclusivity Statement

To nurture a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, St. Andrew's strives to create a safe and inclusive environment where individuals learn to respect the dignity of every human being and to live and lead in a complex world.

Non-discrimination Statements

For faculty and staff:

St. Andrew’s is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and to providing employment, compensation, promotion, transfer, and unrestricted access to training at all occupational levels. St. Andrew’s prohibits discrimination and harassment due to an applicant’s or employee’s membership in a protected category.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities.

For students:

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School admits qualified applicants of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender and sexual orientation), to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender and sexual orientation), in administration of its educational and admissions policies, offers of scholarship and financial aid, and execution of athletic or any other school administered programs.

Find Your Community

St. Andrew’s is a close-knit community of students, parents, and teachers of many faiths, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, St. Andrew’s is inclusive and supportive of the beliefs of others. Diversity is celebrated, and students are accepting, open to befriending people of many backgrounds.

As an embodiment of the Christian faith, St. Andrew’s honors, celebrates, and worships God as the center of life and strives to be a model of God’s love and grace. St. Andrew’s shares the Episcopal Church’s commitment to respecting the dignity of all people. That commitment is reflected in a school environment that is open and inclusive to families of all faiths and traditions.

The Episcopal tradition is part of the ongoing experience at St. Andrew’s. Students worship together once a week, religion classes are a part of the academic curriculum, and the school’s service learning program ensures that caring for others is a part of its students’ worldviews. The Episcopal tradition also emphasizes the use of reason and encourages questioning, a philosophy reflected in the school’s approach to educating its students.

While approximately 25 percent of the St. Andrew’s student body is Episcopalian, St. Andrew’s was not founded to serve only Christians or to convert students to the Episcopal faith. Instead, St. Andrew’s role is to support the faith journey of every member of the school community.

At St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, families discover a warm, welcoming environment where it’s easy for every child to make friends and to find his or her niche. While our students come from every walk of life, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a place where they all feel welcome.


South Campus • Pre-K3 to 4th grade • 4120 Old Canton Road • Jackson, MS 39216 • 601-987-9300
North Campus • Grades 5 to 12 • 370 Old Agency Road • Ridgeland, MS 39157 • 601-853-6000

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