Saint Andrew`s Episcopal School is an independent school for Pre-K through 8th grade students located in Saratoga, CA. We are a wholehearted community of learners with a wholehearted commitment to cultivating student happiness, academic achievement, and character.
Our complete, balanced, and inspiring approach to education ensures that our graduates are exceptionally good people who are exceptionally well-prepared to thrive in high school, college, and life.  Learn more at www.st-andrews.org..

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,100
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Top Rankings

Saint Andrew's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
398 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Navy pants/tartan skirt and sweater)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-Kindergarten tuition for the '21-'22 academic year is $24,875. Kindergarten-fifth grade tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $31,100. Middle School tuition (Grades 6-8) for the 2020-2021 academic year is $31,400.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,729
Admissions Director
Anne Newman
Admissions Associate
Hua Wen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Cooking Class, Math Counts!, Service Club, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Tech Challenge Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Mandarin Chinese Class, Piano Lessons, Rock Band, Spring Musical Cast, Violin Lessons, Writing Club, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer, Tennis Lessons

School Notes

  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is a coeducational, Pre-K through Grade Eight day school. Saint Andrew's offers a wholehearted education distinguished by a complete, balanced, and inspiring curriculum that fosters student happiness, academic achievement, and life-defining character formation. 
  • Founded in 1961, the school serves 398 students from over 15 communities in the South Bay and Peninsula Area.
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
Profile last updated: 09/04/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
This is our 6th year at St. Andrew's and our expectations continue to be exceeded! We absolutely love this school! The Head of School is stellar, the administration is wonderful, friendly, and helpful and the teachers are amazing! Our daughter not only loves going to school, but she also enjoys learning and is motivated to do her best. The families that make up our community are simply put- wonderful. I don't think I understood the importance of a school community until I became a part of such a loving and trusting one. Knowing my children go to such a great school is really the best feeling! Thank you St. Andrew's!
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5  
Our daughter started at St. Andrew's this year as a sixth grader. We cannot say enough about how warm and welcoming both the staff and student community have been. We were looking for a small school with a warm, family-centered community that offered strong academics but, as importantly, strong enrichment and social-emotional learning opportunities. We have not been disappointed!!! Our daughter comes home every day excited about the song they are composing in music class, the duel that they won in Social Studies on the country of Indonesia, the worm they dissected in Science class, and so much more. Every day is a new and exciting adventure in learning! We highly recommend St. Andrew's for your family.
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5  
Both my children grew up at Saint Andrew`s, making the school our second home. The campus, faculty, and students are all incredibly kind, understanding, and will welcome anyone with open arms. Saint Andrew`s shapes their students into well-rounded and compassionate people with good character and gives each and every individual a strong foundation for learning. They teach all students not only how to seek challenges but also how to overcome them, which is a vital skill that both of my children have utilized both at Saint Andrew`s but also in high school and beyond. Most importantly, all SAES students grow to be people that are not only very intellectually capable but also people with good hearts. A very big thanks to Saint Andrew`s for nurturing my children, as well as many others, into warmhearted and successful individuals! - parent of alumni, class of `19 & `21
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5  
Students at SAES truly experience "wholehearted learning." The staff and faculty care deeply about the students and love what they do. They weave kindness in what they teach to children and how they interact with them. We highly recommend SAES to families looking for a private school in the South Bay.
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5  
I am a parent of two graduates, and I attended this school as a child. St. Andrews really values character and nurturing of its kids. It is a very warm community. Both my kids matriculated to the local private high schools and were well prepared. There are many extracurriculars that really grow the 'whole child' in a "whole-hearted" way!
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5  
Both my kids attended Saint Andrew's from 1st to 8th grade. The youngest one just completed 8th grade this year. We feel that the program is very well balanced with the appropriate mix of academics, sports, performing arts, and character education. The small class size allows the teachers and students to know each other very well. Students are comfortable speaking publicly for their project presentations. In addition to the core academic subjects, Music, P.E., Computer Technology, are also part of the standard curriculum. Students from the school have a strong sense of ethics and social justice issues from regular discussions in Religion and Social Studies classes. Sports teams, orchestra, choir, jazz/pop band, and school play have a no-cut policy so students get to try a variety of extracurricular activities. The parents community is amazingly active and friendly. Graduates from Saint Andrew's are well sought after by the local competitive high schools.
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5  
As a current parent of two (7th grade and 6th grade) here at Saint Andrew's, I can share that this is a dedicated educational community fostering student happiness, academic achievement, and character development. During the campus visit and admission events, I was truly amazed by how generously the parents and students at Saint Andrew`s shared their experiences with us. That wonderful experience really set Saint Andrew`s apart from the other schools we visited. My kids enjoyed their shadow visit very much and were both excited when they learned about the acceptance. The students were very welcoming and helpful when my kids started school here, which eased them into the new environment so smoothly.Even though we have only been here for one year so far, we can already clearly see that our kids have become better articulating their thoughts, how much they have enjoyed the school activities, and how they have challenged themselves to try new things for the opportunities that the school and teachers provided. I really appreciate how the teachers are willing to help and to support the students to become a better version of themselves. If I could turn back the clock, I wish I had found this school earlier for my kids. Therefore, I sincerely hope that you attend the campus visit or open house events, and see for yourself.
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5  
Saint Andrew's is an incredibly special school built upon an exemplary and dedicated faculty and staff. Surrounding that outstanding foundation is an entire community dedicated to the social, emotional and academic growth of each and every student. As an educator I understand, intimately, the importance of educating, cultivating and nurturing each and every child, each and everyday. For us, Saint Andrew's was the only choice.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,100
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Santa Clara County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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