Cardinal Facts

Head of School:

  • Kathryn Fizpatrick, B.A. from Louisiana State University; Ed.M. from University of New Orleans; School Leadership Center Performance Based Educational Leadership Program; currently in the graduate program at the University of Holy Cross pursuing a doctoral degree in Executive Leadership.


  • Founded in 1957 by the Rev. Ralph Kimball and the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.


  • 228 boys and girls (Cottage, PK3, PK4 – Grade 8)
  • 56% boys, 44% girls
  • 19% of students receive financial aid
  • All religious affiliations are welcome


  • Average class size 15
  • Self-contained classrooms Cottage, PK3, PK4 – Grade 4
  • Departmentalized Instruction in Grade 6-8 (Math, History, English, and Science)
  • Departmentalized Instruction in Grade 5 (History and Science)
  • Spanish is taught in PK3 – Grade 8
  • STEM Expo (PK3 – Grade8)
  • School Counselor
  • Student Support Coordinator


  • Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Honeybees, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (Daily)
  • Bluebirds, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (Daily)
  • PK3 Tadpoles, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (Daily)
  • PK4, 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Daily)
  • K-4 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Daily)
  • 5th-8th, 7:50 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Daily)

Cardinal Care:

  • Cardinal Care is available after school until 6:00 p.m. every day for all grades, and a variety of after-school enrichment programs are available to all students throughout the year.


  • Wireless classroom laptop computer provided for each student in Grades 2-8
  • Interactive White Boards in PK 3 – Grade 8, Spanish, Music, Library, Computer Center, and Multi-Purpose Room
  • Media Center with 20 networked student work-stations


  • Art, Library, P.E., Music, Technology, Spanish, Chapel

Religious Life:

St. Andrew’s is a faith-based school that values diversity and inclusiveness. We believe we are called to be models of love and grace by respecting the dignity of every human being, serving God in all persons and striving for justice and peace among all people. All students participate in worship services twice a week and students in first through eighth grades attend religion classes once a week. Religion classes are conducted in an inviting manner with an emphasis on promoting appreciation and understanding of all faith traditions.

Student Recognition:

  • 100% of the graduates from 2019 were accepted at the high school of their choice
  • 80% of the graduates from 2019 received the President’s Award
  • The Class of 2019 scored in the 94th percentile nationally in Reading on the Stanford 10
  • During the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of the class of 2019 and 85% of the Class of 2020 received the Taylor Award for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher for both Language Arts and Math.
  • 74% of the SAES Class of 2017 were recognized through the Duke University Talent Identification Program State Recognition
  • The Class of 2016, taking the CTP4 standardized test (published by ERB) for the very first time, outperformed 92% of their national peers in reading comprehension and 89% of their national peers in mathematics.
  • 100% of the students in the Class of 2016 who applied to Benjamin Franklin High School were accepted through a very competitive academic vetting process.
  • 73% of the SAES Class of 2015 were recognized through the Duke University Talent Identification Program State Recognition
  • 25% of the Class of 2012 were named National Merit Semifinalists


P.E. Classes

  • Daily for all students- PK, K, Grades 1-8


  • Fall: Flag football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, and cross country


  • Winter: Soccer and basketball


  • Spring: Track and field, tennis, golf, boys’ volleyball, and lacrosse.

Extracurricular Programs:

  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Piano Lessons
  • A variety of after-school programs, including art, karate, baseball instruction, music, cooking, and yoga are offered on a six-week rotating basis.

Lunch Program:

Catered hot lunch, fresh fruit, and either milk or water are available daily. Children have the option of bringing lunch from home.


  • Grades 1-8: Monday-Thursday (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders may have homework over the weekend.)
  • Grade 1: 20 minutes per night
  • Grade 2: 30 minutes per night
  • Grade 3: 45 minutes per night
  • Grades 4 & 5: 15 to 20 minutes per subject assigned
  • Grades 6 – 8: 20 to 30 minutes per subject assigned

Student Evaluation:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice a year, PK-Grade 8
  • Trimester Report Cards and Interim Reports, Grades 1-8
  • Letter grades given to Grades 2-8

High School Outplacement:

Over the past ten years, St. Andrew’s graduates have matriculated at the following eighteen different high schools: Academy of Sacred Heart, Archbishop Shaw, Benjamin Franklin, Brother Martin, Cabrini, Darrow, De La Salle, Dominican, Holy Cross, Isidore Newman, Jesuit, Louise S. McGehee, Lusher, Metairie Park Country Day, Mount Carmel, NOCCA, Riverdale, St. Martin’s Episcopal, Ursuline Academy.

Accreditation and Affiliations:

  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or disability in violation of state or federal law or regulation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School does not discriminate against any person in employment or otherwise because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or age in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.