What is special about St. Andrew Catholic School?
Parents, Students, Faculty, and Parish community are the main groups that work in partnership at St. Andrew Catholic School. All groups collaborate to help our students in developing strong spiritual, academic, social and emotional values. This in turn will assist them in becoming contributing members of society and to go forth to serve others. Our community is deeply rooted in our Christian values and the tradition of educational excellence.
How can I learn more about St. Andrew Catholic School?
Please review our website for detailed information on admission, academics, athletics, arts, student programs, parent involvement and much more. You may also request informational materials by contacting our admissions coordinator at . Additionally, please contact us at (407) 294-4230, with any questions.
How can I arrange a visit to your school?
We invite families to visit St. Andrew during our Catholic Schools Week Open House as well as during the Book Fair Open House which is scheduled each semester. Individual visits may be scheduled throughout the year by scheduling an appointment with our admissions coordinator. These visits to our campus provide the best way to explore all that St. Andrew Catholic School offers!
The Admission Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weekly campus tours are generally scheduled by appointment.
Note: Please schedule your appointment with the admissions coordinator.
We look forward to meet your family soon!
Are you accepting applications for the current school year?
The registration process is underway. However, we have limited openings. For more specific information regarding availability please contact the admissions coordinator to discuss availability at your child’s grade level.
How do I apply?
The application process for your child requires that you first complete an application and enclose your child’s most recent report card and standardized test scores. A fee is also required for the processing of the application.
We require admission testing for candidates at all grade levels.
Pre-Kindergarten – Pre-Kindergarten candidates are individually screened. This process takes approximately thirty minutes. After submitting an application, please schedule the screening with the admissions coordinator. The office will confirm your appointment via email. Applicants must be 4 years old before September 1st. for the Pre-k4 Program.
Kindergarten / 1st Grade – Kindergarten and First grade candidates must be 5 (for Kindergarten) and 6 (for First Grade) years old before September 1st. All Kindergarten and First grade applicants are tested for admission. The child will take an academic assessment and participate in a playgroup that simulates a classroom experience.
2nd-8th Grade – All 2nd – 8th grade applicants are tested for admission as deemed necessary.
Do you give preferential treatment to any applicant?
Every admission decision is predicated upon the question: Can this student be successful at St. Andrew Catholic School? After answering that question affirmatively, we give priority to siblings of existing students, children of faculty members, alumni and students who were in our waiting pool the previous year.
What is the tuition for St. Andrew Catholic School?
Detailed tuition information is available by clicking Tuition Schedule.
Do you offer financial aid?
St. Andrew Catholic School accepts the Step Up for Students and the 4C scholarships. McKay scholarships are also accepted on a limited basis determined by which services can be offered by the school. Please visit www.stepupforstudents.org
In addition, SACS offers financial aid to families with students in grades 1st-8th. Financial aid awards are based strictly on 1) financial need of the family, as demonstrated through the FACTS Tuition Management Program for Financial Aid application and a review of the parents’ last 1040 tax form and 2) financial aid funds available. Families applying for financial aid must file the FACTS form according to the deadlines. St. Andrew Catholic School’s Financial Aid Committee makes its decisions early in June. All financial aid applications are held in the strictest confidence.
Where can I find information about your school hours and calendar?
School hours for the 2006-2007 school year are as follows:
– Pre Kindergarten 7:50 – 3:00 Full Day — 7:50 – 11:30 Half Day
– Kindergarten 7:50 – 3:00
– 1st – 8th Grade 7:50 – 3:00
On Wednesdays dismissal is at 2:00 pm
The Calendar is available at https://www.plusportals.com/SaintAndrewCatholic
Are your teachers certified?
Yes, all of our teachers hold a teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education.
Are there any Teacher Assistants?
We have full time Teacher Assistants in the primary grades Pre-K & K; in 1st – 5th we have part time Teacher Assistants.
What is the ratio?
Pre-K – 25 students Teacher & Teacher Assistant (FT)
K – 30 students Teacher & Teacher Assistant (FT)
1st – 5th – 33 students ea. Teachers & Teacher Assistants (PT)
6th – 8th 30 students ea.
The maximum allowed in the State of Florida is 35 students per classroom.
Do you offer foreign language?
We offer Spanish to all of our students.
Where do you get the uniforms?
Uniforms are available through Dennis Uniform Company, for your shopping convenience this is a local store. A brochure is available to help you with the selection of uniform for your children. Shoes should be solid black. The uniform website is www.dennisuniform.com and our school code is E3N.
Are there any after school programs?
St. Andrew is Home of the “Spartans”
Middle School students represent St. Andrew Catholic School in the Catholic Middle School Athletic Conference (CMAC). Students have the opportunity to participate in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, and Track with other schools in the Diocese of Orlando. Kindergarten through 5th Grade students represent St. Andrew Catholic School in the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS). Students have the opportunity to participate in Track, Soccer, Basketball, Football, and Lacrosse. Other extra-curricular programs include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Band, Choir, and Bell Choir. Please visit www.catholicyouthsports.org for more information on programs.
Do you offer an Extended Day Care program?
We offer an early morning care that starts at 7:00 am until 7:40 am. The Extended Day Care program is from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Enrollment fee and monthly payments apply.
Do you offer lunch?
Students can purchase a nutritional lunch from our school cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home. Snacks may also be brought from home.