2020-21 School Year

St. Andrew’s plans to return to a full residential community and on-campus program as we begin the 2020-2021 school year. The St. Andrew’s reopening plan depends on the shared creativity, sacrifices, and discipline of all members of the community. Living in a community during a pandemic calls upon all of us to live intentionally, patiently, and generously, and we believe we have already built an ethos and spirit uniquely prepared for a healthy and successful year on campus and any challenges we might face. 

Even as we announce our program and intention to return to campus, we must recognize that our plan depends on a number of factors beyond our control. We will follow and honor guidelines and regulations set by Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as they collectively study the movement, severity, and transmission rates of COVID-19.

As we learned last year, the pandemic requires us to be flexible, nimble, and intelligent in our response to changing conditions, threats, and regulations. We have designed a plan to gather the community together in September, but we will also be prepared to use other approaches designed to protect, sustain, and strengthen the pursuit of our distinctive mission if we cannot gather on campus. If we determine that the spread and transmission of the virus have reached epidemic rates in our region, we will be ready to move to a complete virtual semester for as long as needed. If we determine that transmission rates warrant a middle step, we would be ready to lower the School’s capacity to the senior class and one other Form at a time.

Whatever the challenge or circumstance, we at St. Andrew’s are dedicated to providing an exemplary educational experience and transformational community for our students.

We will continue add questions, answers, and information to the below sections as we develop and refine our plans for the Opening of School and the 2020-2021 school year. Please bookmark this page and visit often for updates! If you have any questions that aren't answered below, please email them to covid19@standrews-de.org

General Questions

Opening of School FAQs

Health & Safety FAQs

International Student FAQs

Academics FAQs

Residential Life FAQs

Questions or concerns? Email



Plans & Updates

Parent Meetings & Head of School Talks

Meeting of Class of 2024 Students & Parents with Head of School Tad Roach & Faculty


Meeting of Class of 2021 Students & Parents with Head of School Tad Roach & Associate Head of School Ana Ramirez - September 6, 2020


Meeting of Class of 2022 Students & Parents with Faculty & Head of School Tad Roach - September 3, 2020


Meeting with Class of 2023 Students & Parents with Faculty & Head of School Tad Roach - September 1, 2020


Parent Meeting - August 25, 2020


Class of 2023 & Class of 2024 Parent Meeting - July 22, 2020


Class of 2021 & Class of 2022 Parent Meeting - July 21, 2020


Partners & Resources

  • Dr. Stephen Eppes, Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Christiana Care in Delaware
  • Orig3n, Inc., Boston, MA (testing partner)
  • LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics (test providers)
  • Environmental Health and Engineering, Newton, MA (consulting partnership with 32 other Northeast boarding schools)
  • Executive Orders of Governor John Carney
  • Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention