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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Student Chosen for the Oxford Prep Experience

St. Andrew’s seventh grader, Olivia, has been selected to participate in the Oxford Prep Experience in Oxford, England.  The Oxford Prep Experience is an academic program for students in grade 8-9 held in Oriel College, Oxford University.

Rhodes and Marshall Scholars are among the international faculty of this selective academic and cultural program. Olivia is one of 15 students in the world selected for this experience and the only student from Louisiana this school year.

The Oxford Prep Experience is sponsored by The Foundation for International Education in cooperation with Oxbridge Academic Programs and accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges.

We are so very proud of Olivia and look forward to hearing about her Oxford Prep Experience when she returns.

Alum Chosen for the Tulane Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy

 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School alum, Conner Apffel, has been selected to participate in the Tulane Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy.
The program is targeted for 11th and 12th grade students from public/charter/magnet high schools in New Orleans. 
Conner graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in 2013 and is currently an 11th grade student at Benjamin Franklin High School. Students that were chosen for the program had to meet specific acceptance criteria based on the student’s overall grade point average, successful completion of biology and chemistry courses, an essay and teacher recommendations.

This is an educational hands-on opportunity for students interested in research, as well as pursuing educational and professional careers in the Environmental Health Sciences and Public Health. There are 32 emerging scholars since the program began in 2013.  We are so very proud that Conner will be added to that number for the Class of 2016.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Appoints New Head of School

unnamed-151The Search Committee and Board of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School are pleased to announce the appointment of Melville S. “Mel” Brown as the new Head of School effective summer 2016.

Mr. Brown served as the Head of School at Waring School in Beverly, MA from 2012-2015.  During that time, he led a number of successful strategic and curricular initiatives.  Prior to that he served for seventeen years as the director of the Performing Arts Department at Trinity School in New York City.  Mr. Brown graduated from Phillips Andover Academy.  He holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Mus. from the Juilliard School, and an M.Ed. from Columbia University. An accomplished pianist, he has performed and recorded concertos with orchestras in Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe. Mr. Brown will bring us a wealth of independent-school experience with success as both a teacher and an administrative leader.  He and his wife, Inka Rudnycka, have two grown children.  Mel writes…

“From the first day I arrived on campus, I have felt the open arms St. Andrew’s extends to all newcomers and the joy of learning that defines its students’ experience there. I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen to lead St. Andrew’s Episcopal School into its next decade, and Inka and I look forward to joining the community and being enthusiastic citizens of the great city of New Orleans!”….read more

 

Congratulations 8th Graders!

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Congratulations to the 13 members of the St. Andrew’s Class of 2016. As our 8th Graders continue to navigate the high-school outplacement process, we are pleased to announce that those students have earned admission to the following New Orleans high schools:
Ben Franklin (9 students admitted to date)
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Cabrini
De la Salle
Jesuit
Metairie Park Country Day
Mt. Carmel
St. Martin’s
Ursuline Academy
We are so proud of our 8th Grade students and their families and look forward to supporting them in the weeks to come as they make their final high-school selection.