Department of English
Courses offered by the English department provide an opportunity to read and discuss literature and to write on a range of topics in a variety of ways. Students learn to express themselves clearly and correctly, to define abstract concepts, and to organize their ideas.
chairs: Jenn Gunn, Christi Hardy, and Pat Sudduth
The Visual Arts Department at St. Andrew's Episcopal School strives to provide all students with numerous opportunities for meaningful self-expression and creative exploration. In addition to involving the students intellectually, personally, and emotionally, the knowledge of the content learned assists students in developing skills that will transfer to other disciplines and life situations.
chairs: Ann Brock and Ruthie Taylor
Department of History
The history curriculum encourages students to think as historians. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, students learn how to read, write, and communicate about the critical study of change over time and its impact on the world today. By enhancing the skills of historical writing, reading, discussion, research, and above all, critical thinking, students at every level are encouraged to study history with a questioning and empathetic approach.
chairs: Donna Patrick and Ann Marshall
Department of Mathematics
Courses offered in mathematics provide students opportunities to understand and use the language of mathematics; to develop and demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving; and to become increasingly more independent in their learning. Students use tools of technology to solve problems, analyze data, and promote better understanding of graphical displays.
chairs: Sallie Moseley, Ben Sabree, and Virginia Buchanan
Department of Science
Because we live in a world dominated by the influence of science and technology, the ability to make informed decisions as voters and consumers requires an understanding and appreciation of the nature of science. Since science is both a body of knowledge and a process of investigation, these two components are an integral part of each science course offering. Students should expect a rigorous course of study that encourages higher-level reasoning, incorporates the use of technology, and involves laboratory inquiry. The science curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, discussion, analysis, synthesis, scientific reasoning, and research skills. Reference works include texts, primary sources, and current science news publications. Since all students have their own laptops and every classroom has wireless network connection, current scientific information available through Internet access is used frequently.
chair: Michele Shaffer and Chris Harth
Department of World and Classical Languages
The Department of World and Classical Languages at St. Andrew's offers various levels of seven languages -- Spanish, Mandarin, French, Latin, Greek, German, and Italian -- as well as access to multiple levels of Arabic through the Malone Schools Online Network. Emphasis in placed on students being able to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways with users of other languages and to engage with and understand texts written in other languages, as well as developing knowledge and understanding of classical and/or modern cultures to enable participation in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
chairs: Thomas Riesenberger and Nancy Rivas