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.
average ACT score for the class of 2016 is 29, with over 50% of the class
scoring a 30 or higher.
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.
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.