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An Episcopal, co-educational 100% boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

Suggested Packing List

Our suggested packing list has been updated for the 2023-24 school year. Here are a few particular things students and parents should be aware of:

  • Students may bring personal furniture (such as chairs, small couches, tables, or rugs) to campus to use in their dorm rooms this year. However, St. Andrew’s is unable to store any personal furniture for students over the summer, so all items brought to campus or acquired during the year must leave with the student at the end of the year. 
  • All students should bring face masks to campus. There may be times when students will be required to wear masks.
  • All personal belongings and clothing should be labeled with the student’s name. 

Standard Dorm Room Furniture

Every student is provided with the following furniture in their dorm rooms:

  • Twin XL bed frame and mattress
  • Five-drawer dresser
  • Desk and desk chair

All dorm rooms have either a shared or individual closet space as well.


  • Alarm clock (phones are collected each night and cannot be used as alarm clocks)
  • Box fan for your window
  • Desk lamp (lamps must use CFL or LED bulbs; not halogen or incandescent)

Bedding & Bath Supplies

  • Two towels
  • Soap, shampoo, razors, deodorant, and other personal hygiene items
  • Shower caddy or toiletry kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • Two sets twin sheets (Twin XL size)
  • Comforter, quilt, blanket, or bedspread


Laundry & Cleaning Supplies

Note: All students have access to laundry facilities. The school does not provide a pick-up/drop-off laundry service. All students will do their own laundry in dorm laundry facilities.

  • Laundry bag or basket and HE laundry detergent
  • Disinfectant wipes for cleaning your bureau, desk, etc.
  • Hangers
  • Wrinkle releaser spray (optional)

School Supplies

All of these items can be purchased at the School Store after you know what each teacher requires for his or her course, but a few starter materials may be helpful.

  • Water bottle (labeled with student’s name)
  • Laptop (see our Student Technology Requirements for more information)
  • Backpack 
  • 3 to 5 notebooks and/or 3-ring binders
  • Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Post-it notes
  • Scissors, tape, stapler, 3-hole punch
  • All students will receive an academic planner from the school at the beginning of the school year.


  • Under-the-bed storage
  • Plastic containers for all food kept on dorm (required if you plan to keep food in your room)
  • Padlock for your top bureau drawer (for storing any valuables)
  • Posters and family pictures (posters must be appropriate, as described in the Student Handbook)
  • Bulletin board and/or dry erase board
  • 3M hanging hooks and/or velcro strips
  • Mug, bowl, plate, spoon, fork
  • Umbrella
  • Extension cord
  • Flashlight and battery
  • Bicycle, rollerblades, or skateboard, plus lock
  • Helmet (must be worn while biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding)

Do NOT bring:

  • Bedroom furniture to use in place of the standard SAS furniture
  • TVs, DVD players, or video game consoles (VI Form students in good academic standing may ask the co-dean of residential life for permission to have a video game console in-room)
  • Halogen or incandescent lamps (for both safety and environmental reasons); CFLs or LEDs are permitted
  • Candles, combustibles, matches, lighters, knives, or weapons of any kind
  • Coffee makers, hot pots, or any cooking item with a heating element
  • Posters or decoration with inappropriate and/or salacious messages, or alcohol or drug-related content
  • Air conditioners
  • Wireless hubs
  • Refrigerators—VI Formers (seniors) may have refrigerators. If for medical reasons a student who is not a senior needs a refrigerator in a room, they must obtain permission from the co-dean of residential life. All dorms have a shared refrigerator for student use.