Welcome to St. Andrew's!

We are so glad your family will be part of our community. Please use this page as a reference for getting started. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Admission Office at admission@gosaints.org or to one of us directly.

What You Need to Know Before School Starts

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  • Parent Coffees and Lunches

    Foundations Coffees
    Infants: May 23, 9:00 AM
    Rising Pre-K1: May 24, 9:00 AM
    Rising Pre-K2: May 26, 9:00 AM

    Early Childhood and Lower School Coffees

    Rising Pre-K3: May 9
    Rising Pre-K4: May 10
    Rising Kindergarten: May 11 
    Rising 1st grade: April 25
    Rising 2nd grade: April 26
    Rising 3rd grade: April 27
    Rising 4th grade: April 28
    *Each event will be held in the Lower School Commons in the main building and begin at 8:30 am.

    Middle School Lunches
    Rising 5th grade: April 26, 12:00 PM in the Science Lecture Hall
    Rising 6th grade: April 6, 12:00 PM in the Science Lecture Hall
    Rising 7th grade: April 13, 12:00 PM in the Science Lecture Hall
    Rising 8th grade: April 20, 12:00 PM in the Science Lecture Hall
    RSVP to Jody Herm at hermj@gosaints.org if you plan to attend. 

    Upper School Lunches
    Rising 9th grade: April 27, 12:00 PM in North Campus CPA Lobby
    Rising 10th grade: April 7, 11:30 AM in North Campus CPA Lobby
    Rising 11th grade: April 14, 11:30 AM in North Campus CPA Lobby
    Rising 12th grade: April 12, 11:30 AM in North Campus CPA Lobby
    RSVP to Vicky Clanton at clantonvi@gosaints.org if you plan to attend.
  • Save The Date!

    July 6 - Foundations Meet the Teacher
    July 7 - First Day of School for Infants - Pre-K2
    August 15 - LS Meet the Teacher: Parents will be notified about class placement in August. 
    August 15 - New Student Orientation for MS & US 
    August 16 - First Full Day of School for Pre-K3 - 12
  • MySA

    MySA is your one-stop shop for most information you may need. If you are a new family, you will receive your login credentials in early June. To log in, go to www.gosaints.org, click on the three lines at the top right, and then click on MySA. Once you have an account, you can access the school’s master calendar, your student’s record, directories, and also Resource Boards. There are many boards that may be relevant to you, including those from your child’s division, athletics, Student Support Services, and also our St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association. Be on the lookout for your credentials in early summer. 
  • Important Dates

    The major all-school dates are published for the 2022-23 school year. Please know these dates are subject to change, and you should check with your division head before making any plans around them.
  • Handbook for Students and Families

    Please refer to the school handbook (Foundations and Grades Pre-K3 – 12) for questions about dress code, academic information, discipline, and much more. If you have any questions, please contact the admission office or your division head.
  • Student Billing

    Billing arrangements are coordinated through the school’s business office on the North Campus in Ridgeland. Please contact the business office at (601) 853-6041 should you have any questions. Student billing statements for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted online in mid-June and can be accessed through MySA. Payments can also be made directly from our website www.gosaints.org by clicking on the three lines at the top right to access the menu. 
  • Flik Food Service

    Flik Independent School Dining is pleased to be a part of the St. Andrew's Episcopal School community. We are the premier provider of food services for more than 165 private and independent schools. We pride ourselves in preparing high-quality dishes from fresh ingredients. The menus are constantly changing in order to meet your child's needs. For details and pricing, visit www.gosaints.org/food-service.
     
  • Medical

    Anna Wadlington is our Director of Student Health and Nurse and she is located primarily on the South Campus. Jessica Goldsbury is our school Nurse located primarily on our North Campus. Their school hours are 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM. If your child requires any medication during the school day (prescription or over-the-counter, including emergency medications), parents must check that in with the nurse directly. Please do not send medications with your child or in backpacks. The nurses will be available in August to check in medications for the 2022-23 school year. Anna can be reached by phone at 601-987-9308 or by email at wadlingtona@gosaints.org. Jessica can be reached at 601-853-6059 or by email at goldsburyje@gosaints.org.
  • Immunizations and Birth Certificates

    Birth certificates and immunization records for students in Pre-K3 through 12 should be submitted by June 30 via our admission/enrollment portal. If you are moving to Mississippi from out-of-state, please note that your child/children will need to see a local pediatrician before school starts in order to have out-of-state immunizations converted to the required Mississippi 121 immunization form.
  • Communication from the School

    Every St. Andrew's parent will receive a weekly email from their division head to the email address we have on file. These emails are generally sent on Monday evenings. Additionally, every St. Andrew’s parent is automatically subscribed to the weekly school newsletter, Saints News. Parents can update their contact information found in their profiles in MySA. Saints News is generally sent on Tuesday evenings. In case of emergency, all parents will automatically be subscribed to receive emergency notifications via phone, email, and SMS (text).
  • Contacting IT/Tech Help

    The Information Technology department is here to help you! Our older students will be working with various online platforms, so please reach out to them for technical assistance and if you have questions about required equipment. https://gosaints.tech/ contains many resources for parents and students as well as a way to request help. There is also a wealth of information on the platforms our students use during school. 
  • St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association

    The St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association (SAPA) is an energetic, active organizational community made up of all parents of St. Andrew’s students. Our purpose is to facilitate parental understanding of the school’s goals and achievements, and to provide enrichment, parental support, and financial assistance to all aspects of the school. Each division has coordinators and some have grade-specific and classroom representatives. These volunteers will be a rich source of support and information for new families. There are many ways to get involved with SAPA. 
  • Summer Information

    In early summer, each division will publish the summer work that is required of our older students, such as summer reading and math. There will also be information on other to-do items, like completing school forms, as well as needed supplies and required equipment (Chromebooks for grades 5-7 and laptops for grades 8-12) All parents will receive a communication directing them to this information. 
  • Textbooks for Middle and Upper School Only

    This is a non-optional fee. In order to provide textbooks to all students at a lower, bulk purchase price, all Middle and Upper School students are automatically enrolled in our new textbook rental program. This fee includes all physical and digital textbooks/workbooks required for the 2022-23 school year; summer reading resources will still be purchased separately by individual families. Faculty have chosen whether the resources in their classes are to be rented and reused (i.e., need to be returned at the end of the course), or if that resource will be given to the student to freely write in to assist with their learning. In general, large history or math textbooks were selected by faculty to be included as part of the textbook rental pool, while items such as novels or workbooks may be kept permanently by students so they may freely highlight and annotate these. We recognize the importance of active reading strategies (i.e. highlighting, annotating, etc.) for all of our learners. Students should feel free to mark up all books as needed, and individual teachers will clarify expectations about textbook care at the beginning of each course.
  • Bring Your Own Device Program for Middle and Upper School

    This is only for students in Grades 5-12. 

    Please use this online document to guide your purchasing decisions.

    Grades 5-7 May Not Use Apple Laptops or Windows 10 Laptops. Any student with an Apple or Windows 10 Laptop will be required to buy a Chromebook. We will be checking and registering every Middle School device in August of 2022. 
    • Grades 5-7: Chromebook
    • Grade 8: Chromebook or Apple Laptop or Windows 10 Laptop 
    • Grades 9-12: Apple Laptop or Windows 10 Laptop
    • All students need headphones with a microphone. These do not need to be expensive items. If you have questions about these, please contact: anthony.deprato@gosaints.org

    All required software will be provided. Please do not buy software without consulting with the technology department. Students are often eligible for discounts on personal software purchases. 

    It is advisable to purchase the equipment before May 15, 2022. Most suppliers need 4-6 weeks to fulfill orders. 

    All recommended specifications are listed in this document for each type of laptop. These specifications will meet the needs of the majority of students.

    For those wishing to purchase Windows 10 laptops, ensure the laptop comes with Windows 10 Pro. The Home edition can work, but it is often problematic. 

    It is important to avoid Windows 10 Basic and Windows S (WIndows 10 S). These systems will not connect properly to the SA network.

    There are small groups of students who are focused on graphic design, video production, and 3D modeling. These students would likely be in Grade 11 or 12 and would have completed courses that fall within this type of work. 

    If you believe your student is in this group, please contact: anthony.deprato@gosaints.org. A separate recommendation will be made for these students. 
  • Auxiliary Programs

    St. Andrew’s offers multiple programs outside of the traditional school day. There are summer camps, after school enrichment programs, single day camps for when school is not in session during the academic year, and after school care for those needing care until late afternoon or evening. Visit our Auxiliaries page to explore the many offerings and sign up!
  • Athletics for Grades 7–12: Dragonfly Max

    All families with a student who participates in an MHSAA sanctioned sport must have a Dragonfly Max profile to ensure eligibility. Each family only needs to create one profile; multiple athletes can be added to a single profile. More information will be provided this summer on creating your child’s profile. 

Supplies

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  • Early Childhood

    The consolidated fee covers all supplies that your child will need. Every student in the Early Childhood Center will receive a blue bag that goes between home and school each day, so no backpack is needed. The school also provides a healthy snack each day so families only need to send a lunchbox if you plan to send a lunch from home. Parents can choose to bring or buy lunch for your child. FLIK is our food service provider and more information about ordering will be shared this summer. We also provide raised cots for naptime (Pre-K3 and Pre-K4), but you are welcome to send a blanket and/or small stuffed animal from home. St. Andrew’s also provides a Spirit Shirt for each student that can be worn on special occasions or dress-down days.
  • Lower School

    All supplies for your student have been paid for with your consolidated fee. St. Andrew’s book bags for grades pre-K3, pre-K4, and kindergarten are also provided for day-to-day items sent to school, as well as mats for preschoolers’ rest time. Consolidated fees also pay for your student’s St. Andrew’s t-shirt, field trips, costumes, and annual yearbook. Backpacks for grades 1-4 will need to be purchased. Rolling back packs are not allowed in Lower School due to safety concerns in our hallways.
  • Middle and Upper School

    Necessary supplies will be shared with the summer information. Look for more information in early June!

Admission Staff

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  • Photo of Crissie Walker

    Crissie Walker 

    Senior Director of Admission
    (601) 853-6042
  • Photo of Jessi Crawford

    Jessi Crawford 

    Director of Admission for Foundations and Lower School
    (601) 987-9323

Division Heads

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  • Photo of Sheena White

    Sheena White 

    Head of Foundations
  • Photo of Katherine Egger

    Shea Egger 

    Head of Lower School
    (601) 987-9300
  • Photo of Claybourne Elliott

    Clay Elliott 

    Head of Middle School
    (601) 853-6057
  • Photo of Blake Ware

    Blake Ware 

    Head of Upper School
    (601) 853-6000

Uniforms and Dress Code

All school uniforms must be purchased at the Saints Shop. The Saints Shop is located in the ARC on the North Campus, by the south side of the plaza. 

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  • Lower School

    • Shoes: Closed-toe and combinations of these colors only: gray, red, navy, black, brown or white. No brightly colored soles or shoelaces are allowed and there should be no neon on any portion of the shoe. No boots of any sort.
    • Socks: white and black only
    • A St. Andrew’s sweatshirt, sweater or jacket may be worn indoors as an additional layer.
    • Any outerwear (heavy jackets, hats, scarves) may be worn outside.
    • Jewelry should be appropriately moderate
    • Hairstyles must be neat, well-groomed and not extreme in color or style.
    • All jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts should be labeled. Lost items are placed in Lost & Found bins and are spread out for re-claiming several times throughout the year. Unclaimed and unlabeled items are donated.

    Lower School Clothing Options at The Saints Shop:
    • Khaki shorts or khaki long pants
    • Houndstooth long pants or skort
    • Houndstooth jumper or A-line (worn with Peter Pan-collar blouse or white turtleneck)
    • For Early Childhood students: Houndstooth pinafore with Peter Pan-collar blouse
    • Long/short sleeved navy polo shirt – either cut
    • Navy/white striped rugby shirt
    • Sweater: navy or cherry red cardigan, navy pullover, or navy vest with SA crest
    • Peter Pan-collar blouse with red piping (worn under jumper, A-line, or pinafore)
    • Tights/Leggings: ankle length or footed, navy or white; no ruffles, frills or sweat pants
    • Belt: navy or brown (required for 2nd-4th graders wearing khaki pants or shorts)
  • Middle School

    • Hats/Caps (aside from religious head wear), sunglasses and hoods may not be worn indoors 
    • Undershirts/camisoles must be white or neutral in color. Long-sleeved undershirts may not be worn under short-sleeved shirts. 
    • A uniform shirt must be worn underneath any St. Andrew’s sweatshirt. Oversized sweatshirts are not allowed.
    • Shirts must be tucked in, with the exception of the feminine fit navy polo.
    • All socks should be white, black, or navy.
    • Belt: plain black, brown, or navy 
    • Hair should be clean, well-groomed, and worn away from the eyes.  Hair decorations should be minimal. 
    • Uniforms must be free of holes, clean, and in good repair. 
    • No make-up for fifth and sixth graders 
    • Body piercings should be limited to the ear. 
    • Students may bring cold weather outerwear of their choice to wear outside on days when the temperature is under 50 degrees. They should remove the outerwear for class.
    • Students should wear comfortable active shoes with the expectation that the shoes might receive heavy wear and get dirty frequently.
    • Navy, black, or gray leggings and modesty shorts may be worn as needed under uniform pieces.

     Middle School Clothing Options at the Saints Shop:
    • Skort (worn with polo or light blue Oxford shirt)
    • Jumper (worn with light blue Oxford shirt)
    • Khaki pants or shorts
    • Navy polo (unisex or feminine cut), navy or white dri-fit polo, striped polo, or light blue Oxford
    • Sweatshirts as outerwear (uniform shirt to be worn underneath)
  • Upper School

    Dress Code
    At St. Andrew’s, we believe that all students should be held to reasonable guidelines regarding dress, which are outlined below. Students may wear the attire of their choice within these guidelines.
    • Non-religious piercings are restricted to the ears; tattoos must be covered.
    • Hair should be clean and students’ eyes should not be obstructed. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed.
    • All apparel must be opaque.
    • Shirts and dresses must have sleeves or straps at least the width of a credit card. If the top does not meet these guidelines a sweater or jacket must be worn at all times. Shirts and dresses should cover the midriff and chest.
    • Official college shirts may be worn; however, shirts representing fraternities or sororities may not be worn at any time.
    • Any t-shirts or hats with inappropriate language, references, or wordage may not be worn.
    • Tiny name brand logos such as Polo, Izod, or Nike, will be allowed.
    • All shorts, dresses, and skirts should extend to mid-thigh.
    • Rips are allowed in pants at knee level and below, only.
    • On game days, athletes may wear appropriate gameday attire.
    • Leggings/jeggings/yoga pants are allowed given they are worn with shirts that extend to mid-thigh.
    • Religious headwear is allowed in all locations. Non-religious headwear is allowed outside. St. Andrew’s hats, hats without words, and college/university hats may be worn.
    • Students must wear shoes at all times.
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
601.987.9300
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
601.853.6000