10th & 11th Grade Admission
There are countless reasons you may be considering joining St. Andrew’s after your 9th or 10th grade year at a different high school—the common thread is that you, like all St. Andrew's students, are seeking more from your high school years.
Each year our community is strengthened by the addition of new IV Form (sophomore) and V Form (junior) students. We typically admit around 15 to 20 new students to the rising sophomore class, and as many as six new students to the rising junior class.
Changing high schools can feel scary or intimidating. You should know that at St. Andrew’s, your classmates and our entire school community welcome our new 10th and 11th graders with open arms. During your admission process, you'll notice that current students are excited to meet the new students who may be joining their grade in the next school year. Once you're on campus, returning students will welcome you warmly and seamlessly into the social fabric of the school, and you'll also have the chance to bond with your fellow new students through your shared experience. As a new sophomore or a new junior, you will add to the diversity of perspective and experiences in your class, and you will come to campus with the maturity and sense of self that guided you to seek a new high school experience in the first place.
How to Apply
The first step is to submit an inquiry form. The process for admission to St. Andrew’s in 10th or 11th grade is nearly identical to the process for applying for 9th grade admission.
For fall 2022 admission, we are test-optional. If you wish to submit standardized test scores, you may elect to submit PSAT or SAT scores (which you may have already taken) in lieu of SSAT scores.
You may have begun to consider changing high schools late in the school year, after our traditional admission timeline has concluded—if that is the case, we encourage you to contact the Admission Office at 302-285-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire as to whether or not we are still accepting waitlist applications.
"I was scared at first, because I didn't know what was going to happen. I was leaving behind my friends and family, but once I got to SAS, I became part of a new family. I was worried that I wouldn't fit in because everyone else knew each other since they had already spent a year together, but that fear all went away. SAS is all about community, bringing people together, and building long-lasting relationships—so there's nothing to worry about when you're coming in as a new sophomore."
-April Seo ’22
“The community welcomes you with open arms and I had no trouble connecting with people I hope will be life-long friends. The social division that exists at most other schools does not at St. Andrew's: the entire school becomes a friend in some way, shape, or form. “
-Nicholas Lampietti ’21
"The sophomores in the grade who aren't new are so excited to make new friends—there is no hostility or judgement. Not only were people in my grade eager to get to know me, but also people in older grades as well.
-Faye Benjamin ’21 (Seen here on her very first day at St. Andrew's!)