Firsts & Facts

St. Andrew's Firsts

St. Andrew's Episcopal School was the first secondary school in Mississippi to:

  • Require summer reading
  • Offer Advanced Placement courses
  • Require Service Learning for graduation
  • Offer the Princeton University-developed Peer Leadership course
  • Be awarded a Cum Laude Society, the secondary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Field a soccer team and a lacrosse team
  • Offer a Japanese exchange program
  • Have an on-campus observatory
  • Have a wireless campus
  • Be invited to submit nominees for the prestigious Morehead- Cain Scholarship
  • Earn a Chair of Membership in Emory University’s Barkley Forum for High School Speech and Debate
  • Receive a $2 million scholarship endowment from the Malone Family Foundation

St. Andrew's Facts

  • Readers of the Clarion-Ledger voted St. Andrew’s Episcopal School the Best Private School in Mississippi.
  • St. Andrew’s leads Mississippi in every category of academic achievement, including SAT and ACT scores, percentage of students who earn National Merit recognition, and number of AP State Scholars.
  • The Saints have won the Clarion-Ledger’s MHSAA All-Sports Award for the last 17 straight years and 22 of the last 24 years across two divisions.
  • The average ACT score for the class of 2016 is 29, with over 50% of the class scoring a 30 or higher.
  • In 2016, 4 Saints scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.
  • In 2016, 133 students in grades 9 through 12 completed 327 AP exams in 19 subject areas. 66 of these students scored well enough on their exams to be recognized as AP Scholars by scoring 3 or higher on 3 or more exams; that’s 50% of all the students who sat for an exam - both in Mississippi and nationally, fewer than 20% of test-takers are recognized as scholars. That group of 66 Scholars includes 11 Scholars with Honor (3 or higher on 4 or more exams); 23 Scholars with Distinction (3 or higher on 5 or more exams); and 8 National AP Scholars (4 or higher on 8 or more exams).
  • 16% of the class of 2016 was recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program. 11% of the class of 2016 was recognized as National Merit Finalists.
  • Over the past 8 years, St. Andrew’s has produced 6 Presidential Scholars.
  • 39 of Mississippi’s 47 AP State Scholars are St. Andrew’s graduates.
    On average, 78% of St. Andrew’s students in grades 7 through 12 participate in at least one of the school’s 25 sports programs.
    In 2016, the Clarion-Ledger named St. Andrew’s Mississippi’s best all-around 3A sports program.
  • St. Andrew’s is the only school in Mississippi and is one of only 50 schools nationwide to receive a $2 million Malone Family Foundation grant to create scholarships for academically gifted students with financial need. As a member of the Malone schools online network, St. Andrew’s offers all of its students advanced classes found at no other secondary school in Mississippi.
  • St. Andrew’s offers international exchange programs in nine countries, more than any other secondary school in Mississippi. Partner schools are located in China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.
  • St. Andrew’s offers courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Latin, French, German, and Arabic.
  • St. Andrew’s students have an outstanding record of acceptance to respected universities, from the Ivy League to prestigious in-state programs including the Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi and the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University.
  • The 94 members of the Class of 2016 received more than $10 million in college scholarship offers.
  • Students in the Class of 2016 received full-tuition scholarship offers from Boston University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davidson College, Emory University, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • Graduates of the Class of 2016 will attend 46 colleges in 26 states, including Mississippi. 57% of the class will attend out-of-state colleges and universities.
  • St. Andrew’s tuition is consistent with that of other private and independent schools in the Jackson area, but St. Andrew’s offers a national caliber education.
  • For the 2016-17 school year, St. Andrew’s awarded more than $2 million in financial aid, including need-based and merit-based scholarships.
  • St. Andrew’s is a Christian school founded in 1947 in the Episcopal tradition. Consistent with the Episcopal faith, the school is inclusive and supportive of the beliefs of others. St. Andrew’s is a close-knit community of students, parents, and teachers of many faiths, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds.

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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