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Welcome from the Head of School




Dear Visitors and Friends,

Welcome to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School !    For sixty years, St. Andrew’s has been serving the New Orleans community as a welcoming and diverse independent parish day school that prepares students for high school and beyond with a nurturing environment and rigorous academic curriculum.

St. Andrew’s mission of inclusivity, supported by the values of faith and reason, has produced graduates who pursue their lives with empathy and purpose in a modern, diverse world.   At St. Andrew’s social barriers to personal growth fall away, creating a community of learners who develop close relationships among students, teachers and families of all ages.

The most recent report of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest states:  “A palpable sense of community pervades St. Andrew’s.  People there truly care about one another.  Their strong bonds develop because of shared values, a lack of social pressures and deep appreciation for the School.”

We welcome your interest in St. Andrew’s and invite you to discover for yourself the warm and lively community of this very special place.

Melville Brown

Head of School


Melville S. “Mel” Brown was appointed the seventh Head of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the summer of 2016.

Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, Mr. Brown served as the Head of School at Waring School in Beverly, MA.  He also served as Director of the Performing Arts Department at Trinity School in New York City, one of the oldest Episcopal schools in the country.   Mr. Brown holds a B.A. from Duke University, a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and an M.A. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Mr. Brown is an accomplished pianist, and he and his wife, Inka Rudnycka, have two grown children.