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

  • Leaving & Returning to Campus

As a boarding school, St. Andrew’s is responsible for the whereabouts of its students, and, because of the number involved, it must ask students and their families to follow certain prescribed procedures for taking leave of the campus and for coming and going at the beginning and end of each term. Certain general considerations must be kept in mind.

Delayed Return: If return to the School from any type of leave is to be delayed beyond the time set for return, the School should be notified at once by telephone.

Deportment: Students on leave from the campus are expected to behave with propriety and consideration for the feelings and rights of others, particularly in all public places and on public carriers. The School reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct during any type of leave contradicts the moral and ethical principles reflected in the School’s stated philosophy and objectives.

Campus Leaves: Monday-Friday
Outside the academic day and within limitations, any student who has no school engagement to meet may leave the campus on foot or bike as long as he/she is accompanied by at least one other student. A student must return by supper, and he/she may not venture beyond Odessa and Route 13 to the east, Pine Tree Corner to the south, Route 71 and Middletown to the west and Route 299 to the north unless specific permission is granted by the Dean of Students.

When accompanied by their parents, adult relatives or family friends, or when invited by the parents, adult friends or relatives of a schoolmate, students may be excused from supper if they sign out in the sign-out book, or through the REACH system, and have the proper driving permission. Students may be excused from Chapel if given advance permission by the Dean’s Office. They must return in time for study hall.

All those leaving the campus must sign the daily leave list in person in the front lobby of Founders Hall, or through the REACH system. When signing out, state when leaving, where going, and how traveling. Signing out by writing “See...” followed by another student’s name is not acceptable. Students must initial in upon their return.

If any leave from the campus involves missing a School appointment, express permission must be secured from the Dean of Students or, in his absence, the Associate Head of School.

Campus Leaves: Saturday and Sunday
Procedures for leaving campus during the day on the weekend are basically the same as above with these essential differences:

  • On Saturdays, leaves end at 8:00 p.m. The Dean may extend this time to 10:15 p.m.
  • On Sunday: Leaves begin after Chapel and end at 7:30 p.m.
  • Students on campus leaves are under all School rules including those prohibiting the use of alcohol and drugs unless they are under the jurisdiction of their parents.

Please see Overnight Leave Procedure and Weekend Leaves for more information about leaving campus on overnight. 

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  • general student behavior guidelines
  • leaves
  • reach system
  • weekends