Cardinal Facts

Head of School:

  • Kathryn Fitzpatrick, B.A. from Louisiana State University; Ed.M. from University of New Orleans; School Leadership Center Performance Based Educational Leadership Program; Ed.D. in Executive Leadership, University of Holy Cross


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


  • 240 boys and girls (Cottage, PK3, PK4 – Grade 8)
  • 64% boys, 36% girls
  • 30% of students receive financial aid
  • 25% students of color
  • All religious affiliations are welcome


  • Average class size 13
  • Self-contained classrooms Cottage, PK3, PK4 – Grade 4
  • Departmentalized Instruction in Grade 5 (English/Math and History/Science)
  • Departmentalized Instruction in Grade 6-8 (Math, History, English, and Science)
  • Spanish is taught in PK3 – Grade 8
  • 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)

After-School Care:

  • After-School 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, Media Center, and Multi-Purpose Room
  • Media Center


  • 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 once or 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:

  • Our students receive many different awards and are recognition in many ways. Listed below are a few of the top recognitions received over the years:

    • Accepted at the high school of their choice.
    • Received the President’s Award.
    • Scored in the 80-95th percentile nationally in Reading and Math.
    • Outperformed 80-95% of their national peers in reading comprehension and mathematics.
    • Received the Taylor Award for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher for both Language Arts and Math.
    • Recognized through the Duke University Talent Identification Program State Recognition.
    • Accepted to Benjamin Franklin High School through a very competitive academic vetting process.
    • Named National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists.


P.E. Classes

  • Daily for all students- PK4, 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. The lunch program for PK4-Grade 8 is not included in tuition and fees.  It is an additional cost and is purchased directly through our vendor.  The lunch program for the Cottage (Honeybees, Bluebirds, and Tadpoles) is included with tuition.


  • 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 fourteen years, St. Andrew’s graduates have matriculated at the following twenty 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, Renew, Riverdale, St. Martin’s Episcopal, Ursuline Academy.  

Accreditation and Affiliations:

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


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.