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St. Andrew's School

13601 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

Phone:
(408) 867-3785

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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught "The mission of St. Andrew's School is to offer an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. We aim to educate the whole child, developing as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical capabilities of a student. In Junior Kindergarten, a class size of 20 is guided by two teachers to allow adequate opportunities for the children to work and play in smaller groups, and for the teachers to focus on the emerging abilities and interests of each child." Extracted from www.st-andrews.org

From the Director:

"Examples of work we'll do in Pre-Kindergarten: Language Arts  Monthly Story Units: The Three Bears, Little Red Hen, The Little Engine  Concepts: Big, Bigger, Biggest; Beginning, Middle, End; Same, Different  Rhyming words  Beginning sounds  Letter Sequencing  Story comprehension Math:  Ordering by size  Patterning  Number Recognition  Measurement/estimation  Sequencing Science:  Farm animals  Dinosaurs  Space  Ocean  Insects Social Studies:  Fire Safety  Transportation  Post Office  Friendships and feelings  Dramatic Play Field Trips:  Pumpkin Patch  Youth Science Institute (dinosaurs)  De Anza Planetarium  Long's Marine Lab  Prusch Farm Events here at school:  Pre-K performance at Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day  Pre-K performance at Variety Show  Field Day  Moving Up Ceremony" Extracted from www.st-andrews.org

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Saint Andrew's School is to offer an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. We aim to educate the whole child, developing as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical capabilities of a student. Saint Andrew's School is an Episcopal, coeducational, Pre-K through 8th grade day school enrolling approximately 400 students from a wide geographic area of Silicon Valley. Saint Andrew's offers a strong academic program based on a traditional curriculum, with an emphasis also in the areas of integrated technology, the studio and performing arts, physical education, foreign languages, citizenship, and community service." Extracted from www.st-andrews.org

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"- Speaker series - Class web pages - Parent events - Parent Association Board" Extracted from www.st-andrews.org

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school