At St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Global Studies is infused throughout all aspects of student experiences. Through their courses, co-curricular activities, international travel opportunities, and relationships with partner schools, students develop a global awareness and appreciation, helping them become knowledgeable and caring citizens of the world.

Global competency skills are emphasized in all divisions. Students learn to investigate and analyze world issues, communicate their ideas, value different perspectives, and take action to positively change the world.

At St. Andrew’s, Global Studies is:
  • Integrated throughout the curriculum
  • A robust program of experiential learning
  • Geographically and culturally diverse experiences in all grade levels
  • An opportunity for students to explore horizons outside of their geographic locations
  • A unique program which develops student leaders
  • Building relationships with peers from partner schools around the world
  • An opportunity for students to serve their local, national, and global communities
  • Open and accessible to all students
  • Part of the mission of the school

2020/21 Trip Destinations

All trips for the 2020-21 school year have been canceled.
Puerto Rico (Grades 7-9): May 28 – June 4, 2021
England: June 1 – 10, 2021 (estimated)
South Africa: June 1 – June 13, 2021
Costa Rica: June 7 – 14, 2021

Curriculum Highlights

Lower School

  • PK3-4th grade world language courses focusing on Spanish and Mandarin languages and cultures
  • Assemblies and events led by students, families, and community members who wish to share their cultural traditions and values
  • Learn about Spanish-speaking countries using international currencies
  • Cultural visits on campus with students from our international partner schools
  • Create Peace Flags for the United Nations' International Day of Peace

Middle School

  • 5th grade history course focusing on world cultures and activities connected to our international partner schools
  • 6th grade quarter rotation focusing on world geography and providing an introduction to Model United Nations through in-class summits and research projects centered on student-selected countries
  • 8th grade trip to the Global Village at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas

Upper School

  • Global Voices (semester English elective)
  • Global Studies (semester History elective)
  • AP World History
  • World History 1
  • World History 2
  • Word Religions
  • AP Art History 
  • Global Studies assemblies

Students Who Traveled

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  • 51

    in 2017-18
  • 79

    in 2018-19

Teacher Chaperones

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  • 12

    in 2017-18
  • 15

    in 2018-19

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  • 25

    2018-19 Travel Thursday Lunches
  • 36

    International Visitors
    in 2018-19
  • 61,240

    Flight Miles Travelled

Travel Grants 2018-19

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South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001