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Message from the Head of School

Mason LeckyWelcome to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Whether you visit our website as a parent, a student, an alumnus/a, a member of the New Orleans community, or as someone who is simply curious about a St. Andrew’s education, I invite you to learn more about us-first, via the pages of our website and second, in person, where the warmth and character of St. Andrew’s is best experienced.

As the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans, St. Andrew’s has committed itself to the moral and intellectual development of young people for over fifty years. Indeed, St. Andrew’s is a place where those two pursuits are considered complementary and symbiotic.

At St. Andrew’s, we celebrate and support the formative “decade of childhood,” providing academic, social, and emotional continuity to children ages four through fourteen. This continuity creates a pillar of personal strength that serves our graduates for years to come. Whether it is the impressive and varied list of high schools and colleges attended by our graduates or the meaningful and service-oriented lives that they lead, St. Andrew’s students and their families are deeply affected by their years of education with us.

I encourage you to get to know St. Andrew’s online and in person, where you will discover, as my family and I have, a place where every child is both known and loved and where academic enrichment occurs in a nurturing yet challenging environment. Further, I am confident that you will conclude that at St. Andrew’s, we are laying the foundation for another half century of outstanding elementary education here in the heart of New Orleans.

Mason Lecky
Head of School

Please click here to read letters from Mr. Lecky to the St. Andrew’s community.


Mr. Mason Lecky became the sixth head of school of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in June 2009.

 A native of Richmond, Virginia, and a graduate of the Collegiate School, Mr. Lecky received his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University.

Mr. Lecky is formerly the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. At St. Albans, Mr. Lecky also served as a sixth- and ninth-grade teacher, as an athletic coach for three sports, and as Director of Communications and Publications. In addition, he chaired St. Albans’ admissions committees, the financial aid committee, and the school accreditation committee.

Mr. Lecky serves as the Vice President of the Louisiana Association of Independent Schools (LAIS), as the Chair of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Elementary Accreditation Committee, and as a Board member for the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES). He lives in New Orleans with his wife, two sons, and one daughter.