Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

About the Admission Process

Goal of the Admission Process: The goal of the admission process at Saint Andrew's is to enroll those students who are most likely to thrive in our school environment, and whose families embrace the mission and values of our school. In essence, we strive to ensure an excellent match between our school and the families who enroll here.
Factors Considered in the Admission Decision: To ensure that we enroll students who have the greatest likelihood of success at Saint Andrew’s, the Office of Admission builds a profile of each candidate with respect to academic achievement and relevant character traits. The Admission Committee considers, as appropriate, an applicant’s academic record, teacher recommendations, achievement tests, admission assessment, and interactions with current teachers and students.

Admission Timeline: We are currently reviewing our first pool of applications for the 2016-2017 academic year (those received before February 1, 2016), with decisions to be rendered in mid-March.  Once a grade is full, we will maintain wait pools for qualified candidates for grades in which no spaces are available.
Transfer Applicants: We consider transfer applications throughout the school year when space is available. We currently have a few spaces available in select grades.  Please contact Lani Mah, Director of Admission, at (408) 867-3785 ext. 208, to discuss availability in your child's grade.

Campus Visits for Parents: As part of the admission process, we strongly encourage prospective parents to visit our campus during one of our Admission Open Houses and/or a pre-arranged school day classroom visit. Please see the Upcoming Admission Events tab to the left for information on our Open Houses. To schedule a classroom visit, please contact the Office of Admission at (408) 867-3785 ext. 208 or 216.
Shadowing Visits for Students: Students entering Grades 4-5 are invited to "shadow" for a morning with current Saint Andrew's students. For students entering Grades 6-8, a shadowing visit is a required part of the application process. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule a shadowing visit for your child.

Application Requirements. Please read or download the Admissions Packet under the tab to the left for a full description of our admissions process. The “Application Checklist and Forms” tab also provides a brief summary of our application requirements. We would be more than happy to send you an application package or discuss the admission process with you.
Admission Policy:  The admission policy of Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is to admit students without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender or any other characteristic to all the rights, privileges, school administered programs and activities made available to students.

Checklist and Forms

We appreciate your interest in applying to Saint Andrew's Episcopal School. Please use the following checklist to ensure that you have completed each step in the application process. All necessary forms can be downloaded below.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We are also accepting transfer applications for the current academic year, with limited spaces available in select grades. Please contact the Office of Admission to discuss space availability in your child's grade.

[  ] 1. Application:
We prefer that you submit your application online. If you are unable to submit an application online, please download the Application form below or request a paper form by calling our office at (408) 867-3785.
  • For students applying to Pre-Kindergarten, children should be 4 years old by September 1st.
  • For students applying for Kindergarten, children should be 5 years old by September 1st. 

[  ] 2. Application Fee
Submit a $100 non-refundable application fee via credit card (for online applications only). If you are unable to apply online, please submit a $100 check, payable to Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, with your application.
[  ] 3. Report Cards
Starting January, please begin submitting your child's:
  • Most recent report cards for the current 2015-2016 school year; and
  • Final report card for the 2014-2015 school year (not required for Pre-K applicants).
 [  ] 4. Standardized Tests
Please submit your child's standardized test score reports (e.g., STAR, IOWA, SAT, ERB) for the past two years (if applicable).
[  ] 5. Teacher Recommendations
Please provide Teacher Recommendation forms to current teachers in late January. Teachers should mail the forms directly to the Office of Admission at Saint Andrew's Episcopal School.   
You can download the Recommendation forms below.
  • Applicants to Pre-K through Fifth Grade should submit one (1) Recommendation.
  • Applicants to Sixth through Eighth Grade should submit two (2) Recommendations, preferably from Math and Language Arts teachers.
[  ] 6. Shadowing
Applicants to Grades 5 through 8 must schedule a visit to shadow with Saint Andrew's students. Applicants to Grades 4 are invited, though not required, to shadow. Applicants to Pre-K through Grade 3 generally do not shadow.
[  ] 7. Assessment 
  • Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten ("Pre-K") and Kindergarten participate in an hour-long individual readiness assessment with a Saint Andrew's teacher and a half hour play group.
  • Applicants to First Grade participate in an hour-long individual readiness assessment with a Saint Andrew's teacher.
  • Applicants to Second through Fourth Grade are administered portions of the ERB standardized test.
  • Applicants to Fifth through Eighth Grade applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)The ISEE School Code is 054206. ISEE results must be submitted to Saint Andrew's Episcopal School. Students are also required to come on campus for a short writing assessment.


All of the required application materials can be downloaded below. We would also be happy to provide you with a paper copy at your request.

If you have questions regarding the admission process or requirements, please contact the Office of Admission at (408) 867-3785 ext. 208 or 216.

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