Student Life

Spiritual Life

St. Andrew's Episcopal School is an educational community that strives to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. We express our faith and tradition through our chapel services, our community life, and by focusing on spiritual growth, religious formation, and social justice.


Our Chapels:

  • Follow the liturgical year with celebrations of Christmas, Easter, and other holy days
  • Provide weekly opportunities for each division to gather:
    • Lower School Big Chapel is held each Friday morning in the South Campus gym
    • Middle School and Upper School Chapels are held weekly in the CPA on the North Campus
  • Are planned with intention for the age of the students
  • Upper School students may serve on Chapel Council
  • Include students as acolytes, readers, intercessors, choir members, and musicians
  • Encourage members of our community to add to our prayer list for each week
  • Are based on services in the Book of Common Prayer
  • Welcome family members who wish to attend
*Students are expected to attend chapel but are not required to participate.

Community Life

Our community cares for each other through:

  • Pastoral care: led by our chaplains and involving many members of our community
  • Earth Angels: a note-writing ministry of the St. Andrew's Parents Association
  • The efforts of the Student Support Services department, which includes the chaplains

Spiritual Growth and Religious Formation

Our classes and learning opportunities:
Lower School
  • Little Chapel classes utilizing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum
  • The curriculum focuses on God's love through stories of Jesus the Good Shepherd, both stories of his life and the stories he told his followers, with additional lessons regarding the church year, prayer and worship, etc.
  • Montessori-based
  • Early Childhood focuses on Level I and the Elementary grades focus on Level II
  • Families of other faiths may join their child's class to share a book or tradition during Morning Meeting or join with other families to develop a program for the grade or division.
Middle School
  • Topics covered in our history classes include: creation stories, birth of Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Ancient religions of Greece and Egypt, the Byzantine Empire, the rise of Christianity, the rise of Islam, Feudalism, and Medieval Europe (including the Crusades, Renaissance, and Reformation)
Upper School
  • World Religions and Ethics classes: required for graduation beginning with the Class of 2022
Our spaces:

  • The Jean Jones Chapel on the South Campus
  • The Chapel of St. Andrew the Apostle on the North Campus

Social Justice

Service Learning and Community Engagement:

  • Responds to the needs of our local and global community
  • Prepares our students for a life of service
  • Sustained engagement with community organizations, including Stewpot Community Services, the Mississippi Children's Museum, the Mississippi Food Network, the Good Samaritan Center, the Little Lighthouse, and more.

Engagement by Grade Level:

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  • Lower School and Middle School

    • grade-level projects with curricular ties
    • on-campus opportunities beginning in Early Childhood
    • off-campus opportunities beginning in the Elementary grades
  • Upper School

    • service days, planned by the Student Council Committee
    • graduation requirement of 100 hours of service
    • Global Studies trips include service when possible
    • for more information, visit the Service Learning Resource page on My SA
Diversity and Inclusion:

  • In the language of the baptismal covenant of the Episcopal Church, respecting the dignity of every human being
  • Together Saints, our process of becoming a beacon of inclusion
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157