Why St. Andrew?

At St. Andrew Catholic School, do more than educate children. We open their hearts and nurture their spirits, preparing them a life lived in service to Jesus, the Church and community.

From Pre-K4 through 8th grade, we offer strong academics, a deep sense of community and values firmly rooted in the Gospel – all within a safe and nurturing environment.

Because we know that each child is a unique gift from God, we do not embrace a “one size fits all” education model. Rather, we meet students where they are in their journey and, encourage and challenge them to grow both intellectually and spiritually inside and outside of the classroom.

Our Vision

Discover our Vision

St. Andrew Catholic School is the best choice you can make today to prepare your child as a leader and disciple of Christ of tomorrow. Discover our vision in forming students in spirit, mind and body.

SAFE, SECURE & SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

St. Andrew provides students with an environment where they can thrive and parents can rest assured that their child is valued and loved.

CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION

We nurture the formation of each child by emphasizing the Gospel message throughout the curriculum, extracurricular activities, prayer, and the celebration of Mass. Students put their faith in action through Campus Ministry where they collaborate with teachers and priests to lead and participate in community outreach, service projects and retreats.

RIGOROUS ACADEMICS

Advanced classroom technology, modern instructional practices, and high expectations culminate in an academic environment that is rigorous and challenging. Classes in art, media, music, technology, Spanish and physical education provide variety in the curriculum.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our students’ education goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. Extracurricular activities allow them to express their creativity, passion, and curiosity through arts, sports, music and much more. Our students have the opportunity to participate in basketball, flag football, soccer, track & field, cheerleading, volleyball, Student Council, choir, band, art, National Junior Honor Society and more.

SERVICE & COMMUNITY

Each student participates in community service projects to serve those in need and support their communities and parish while building compassion and leadership skills.

Catholic Identity

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Throughout the year students are invited to grow in their personal relationship with God, serve others, learn about the Catholic faith, receive the sacraments and worship together. They participate in weekly Masses, prayer services, sacramental preparation, Advent, Lent and other celebrations of the Church Year. Students put their faith in action through Campus Ministry where they collaborate with teachers and priests to lead and participate in community outreach, service projects and retreats that unite and strengthen their class communities and provide creative opportunities to explore their spiritual relationship with God.

Our Staff

We employ a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, learned, kind, and moral educators. From Early Childhood to the eighth grade, the faculty is devoted to the well-being and success of every student. All members of the faculty hold Bachelor’s Degrees, and several hold Master’s Degrees. All faculty members are certified in the State of Florida to teach in their assigned instructional areas. They have been trained in the most current educational trends, and have the experience to implement the best practices in the classroom.

Fr. Leo Hodges, Pastor – lhodges@standrew-orlando.org

Latrina Peters-Gipson, Principal – lgipson@standrewcatholicschool.org

 

Advancement

St. Andrew employs tried-and-true methods to not only increase enrollment, but strengthen our relationship with parents and the community to foster a sustainable environment for our families. This includes providing access to scholarships, proper management of public relations, and exceptional staff management. It is essential that we nurture and grow our school to better serve the Church and the world.

The Bottom Line:

St. Andrew provides a challenging, faith-filled, and nurturing educational experience that serves as the foundation for a life lived well in service to Jesus, the Church, and community. We are committed to the well-being and growth of every child who walks through our doors. Contact us to learn how your child can benefit from the Catholic School Advantage at St. Andrew Catholic School.

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