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Upper School

Saint Andrew School provides a quality education through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that is aligned with Pennsylvania and Archdiocesan standards. Students are actively engaged in learning and continually challenged to apply higher order thinking skills as they compose, create, experiment, and discover.

All Upper School Grades are enriched with classes in Spanish, Science, Music, Art, Computer, Library and Physical Education. Technology is integrated in many areas and students learn to use approved, grade-appropriate search engines for research and learn. 

Grade Highlights

Sixth Grade

The transition to the Upper School grades is seamless for our 6th grade, as they begin an important part of the leadership of Saint Andrew School.

At the beginning of sixth grade, students prepare to receive of the sacrament of Confirmation. Students research Saints and create unique projects reflecting the life and work of each saint and end the year with their Confirmation.

Academically, students begin to expand their concept of the world with in depth learning of various cultures and ideas. Age-appropriate novels, short stories, mythology, poetry, and non-fiction are introduced as core reading as well as many opportunities to develop and fine-tune their writing skills. 

Out 6th grade class participates in The Bucks County Science Research Competition each year with many students receiving high honors and awards.

Seventh Grade

7th Grade is an exciting year at Saint Andrew School, from STEM activities in Science to Middle Earth in English Language Arts, students are exposed to a variety of experiences.

The Seventh Grade year incorporates service to the curriculum. Students make breakfast bags for Aid for Friends and blankets for St. Mary Hospital.  The Seventh grade year is enriched by our Class Trip to the Constitution Center, where students are able to apply what they have learned in Social Studies.

Seventh Grade is a time of growth and change, both spiritually and academically.

Eighth Grade

The 8th and final year at Saint Andrew School is filled with celebration of the past and preparation for the path that lies ahead. The academic curriculum is rigorous as teachers prepare their students to enroll in some of the best high schools in the area.

The Annual Egg Drop brings Science and Technology together for a fun-filled day for the entire student body.  8th grade students design a "container" that will hold an egg, to be dropped from a 3rd floor window as the entire student body watches in awe.  The idea is to develop packaging that will prevent the egg from cracking... and making a huge mess!

8th graders are the stars of the show throughout the year. During the Christmas Season, students present the Living Nativity for the entire student body. And as the year begins to come to a close, our 8th Grade class presents a Spring Production of one of the classics in modern literature. All students play a vital role, working to creat the set, dress the actors, sound, lighting, stage crew and of course the actors.

One of the highlights for 8th grade is the class trip to New York City. The students tour the Times Square area, have dinner and attend a Broadway show. And that is not all. The 8th Grade Dance and 8th Grade Picnic round out the year, and the elementary School years at Saint Andrew School.