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St Andrew's College Campus

St. Andrew's College

15800 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7, Canada

Website:

Phone:

905-727-3178

Contact:

Micheal Roy

Email:

Overview

Co-ed/Gender

Boys

Total Boarding

258

Day Grades

5-12

Boarding Grades

6-12

Boys Boarding Students

258

Girls Boarding Students

0

Boys Day Students

393

Girls Day Students

0

Average Class Size

17

Students Who Attend Post-secondary

100%

Average Students per Dorm

65

Number of Dorms

4

Student/Teacher Ratio

9:1

Student Body

651

Year Founded

1899

Campus Size

126 Acres

School Profile

We offer a broad range of academic courses to satisfy the most curious minds. In an all-boys’ academic setting, teaching and learning styles are geared specifically toward how young men learn best. From our Middle School (grades 5-8) through Upper School (grades 9-12), our curriculum challenges each boy to reach his potential. We are proud of our 100% university placement from each graduating class. With more than 6,000 active alumni spanning the globe, SAC graduates benefit from worldwide connections.

Our athletic, art, and co-curricular programs are among the most varied and comprehensive of any independent school in Canada and inspire our students to discover their passion by tackling new challenges. With a school population of approximately 651 students, comprised of 393 day and 258 boarding students, our boys learn to live in a multi-cultural setting, gaining a global perspective on world issues and viewpoints.

Our 126-acre campus provides an ideal setting for learning and growth. While our facilities are exceptional, St. Andrew's primary strength is its people. Faculty, staff, and students combine to make SAC a wonderful place to spend one’s formative years preparing for university.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Dedicated to developing the complete man, the well-rounded citizen.

Our Values

Our goal is to foster the development of academic achievement, leadership skills, responsibility, and social awareness, whether it’s through academic, athletic, or co-curricular pursuits. At St. Andrew’s, boys have endless opportunities to pursue new challenges and discover new passions they’ve never dreamed of in areas like the arts, music, drama, and debating. They can choose from 71 teams across 22 sports; they participate in the Cadet program (which dates back to 1905!); they are highly encouraged to try out for leadership roles in clubs, athletics, and residential life; and what is most inspiring is that they avail themselves of these opportunities. Our boys are engaged, competitive, and spirited.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Application Fee

$175.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$63,760.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$70,095.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$37,655.00 CND

Semester or Term:

Term

Need-Based Aid:

Offered

Merit Scholarships:

Offered

Payment Plans:

Offered

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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Candidate Statement Form
  • Previous two years of school reports (final reports only for grade 5 through 8 applications)
  • Current year report cards (when available)
  • A sampling of certificates and awards
  • Student photo
Entrance Test Requirements
  • CAT for day & boarding students in Grades 5-8
  • For Grades 9-11, SSAT or CAT
  • International students applying to Upper School & Middle School grades whose first language is not English, may be asked to take the TOEFL Junior test

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School Differentiators

Our 126-acre campus offers students a safe and secure setting to take part in their non-stop, action-packed days. St. Andrew's has always been a boarding school first and foremost, yet today our day boy population exceeds the boarding population. However, boarders and day boys alike continue to benefit from the wonderful attributes of our residential life program.

Perhaps most importantly, our dedicated faculty and staff foster a nurturing environment that ignites boys' imaginations and guides them to establish healthy values and a strong sense of character. This caring community ensures the educational experience we offer our students is second-to-none.

Programs

Advanced Placement:

Offered
Program Details:

Students who take an Advanced Placement course are provided the opportunity to take a university level examination predicated on an enriched and accelerated curriculum.

We have chosen to offer the AP program because it affords our students maximum flexibility with respect to their course selection, prepares them well for university, and because the program has become the benchmark by which universities measure the potential of their incoming students.

Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • Western University
  • University of Toronto
  • Queen's University
  • Dalhousie University
  • McGill University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Carleton University
  • Cornell University
  • Ryerson University
  • New York University

Accreditiations

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools 
  • Conference of Independent Schools 
  • National Association of Boarding Schools 
  • International Boys’ School Coalition 

Community Service & Trips

As a diploma requirement, all Upper School students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service. In order to qualify for the Andrean Diploma with Honour, 30 of the 40 volunteer hours must have taken place off-campus.

Upper School students from out-of-province must complete 10 hours of community service for every year they attend school in Ontario.

All Middle School students are expected to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service by the end of Grade 8.

Students, in collaboration with their parents and advisors, will decide how they will fulfill the community service requirement. A plan for completion of volunteer work must be filed with the advisor on a yearly basis.

Students will maintain a record of their volunteer activities.

Examples:

  • Assisting the Outreach Committee with philanthropic events (i.e. Homecoming sales, Holiday Hero)
  • Giving blood
  • Working at organizations such as: food banks, hospitals, elderly care centers, etc.
  • Any event being advertised by the Community Service Council or Thursday Community Service Leadership
Belgium & France Battlefields Tour

Any event being advertised by the Community Service Council or Thursday Community Service Leadership

St. Andrew’s Society for Service Around the World (SASSAW)

The SASSAW trips take place over three weeks of the summer and in the past have included the following destinations: South Africa, Peru, Thailand, Kenya, Ecuador, Malawi, Namibia, Brazil, Kenya, India, Chile, Costa Rica, and Fiji. Students fundraise all year to raise enough money to support the service project they will be working on. Each trip averages between 15 and 30 students and involves a service project, a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition, and a cultural tourism component.

Extended French authentic experience trips to France and St. Donat

During the Winter term, students participate in an exciting 5-day language adventure in St. Donat, Quebec.

Summer Programs

  • GRADE 9: Principles of Mathematics (MPM1D)
  • GRADE 10: Canadian History Since World War I (CHC2D)Principles of Mathematics (MPM2D)Science (SNC2D)
  • GRADE 11: Biology (SBI3U)Chemistry (SCH3U)Functions (MCR3U)
  • GRADE 12: Advanced Functions (MHF4U)Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

Academics

  • 3D Design
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Algebra
  • Anatomy
  • Animation
  • Anthropology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science AB
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP French
  • AP German Language
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. History
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Cadets
  • Calculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Canadian History
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • Classical History
  • Classics
  • College Counselling
  • Community Service
  • Composition
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science A
  • Co-operative Education
  • Creative Learning Centre
  • Creative Writing
  • Current Events
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Distance Learning
  • Drama Club
  • Drawing
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electronic Music
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enrichment Centre (for academic support)
  • Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethics
  • European History
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Exercise Science
  • Extended French
  • Film and Video
  • Finance
  • French
  • Functions
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geometry
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Guitar 
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Health
  • History & Citizenship
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Music
  • History of Theatre
  • Human Geography
  • Human Performance
  • Independent Study
  • Individual Instruction
  • Journalism
  • Laptop Program (Gr. 7-12)
  • Leadership
  • Learning Centre
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Literature
  • Marine Biology
  • Medieval History
  • Microbiology
  • Multimedia
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music for Beginners
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Mythology
  • Orchestra
  • Orchestral String
  • Outdoor Education
  • Painting
  • Paleontology
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Personal Finance
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Portfolio
  • Post Graduate Year
  • Pottery
  • Principles of Mathematics
  • Probability
  • Production
  • Pro-Engineering Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Publications
  • Public Speaking
  • Recording
  • Religious Studies
  • Robotics
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Songwriting
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stage Band
  • Statistics
  • Strings
  • Studio Art
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Teacher Advisor
  • Technology Centre
  • Television Production
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Design
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Trigonometry
  • Twentieth Century
  • U.S. History
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music
  • Voice
  • Web Based Learning
  • Web Design
  • Western Civilization
  • World History
  • World Issues
  • World Religions
  • Writer's Craft
  • Writing Centre
  • Yearbook
  • Zoology

Co-Curriculars

  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Asian Club
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon
  • Bowling
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Cadet Band
  • Camping
  • Choral Music
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Curling
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Computer Club
  • Community Service
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Foreign Language Club
  • French Club
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Food Council
  • Golf
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • International Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Lacrosse
  • Learn to Skate Club
  • Leadership Program
  • Mountain Biking
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Counselling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Rock Band
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Robotics
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Swimming
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Table Tennis
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weightlifting
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities
  • Woodworking Club

 

Campus

  • All-weather Track
  • Artificial Turf Field
  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Dance Studio
  • DECA
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Football Field
  • Health Centre
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hockey Rink
  • Home Theatre
  • Ice Hockey Training Facility
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Newly Renovated
  • Pool
  • Racquetball Court(s)
  • Rugby Pavilion
  • Science Bowl
  • Snack Room (available no charge 24 hours)
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Squash Courts
  • Student Life Centre
  • Technology Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre
  • TV Station
  • Varsity Strength & Conditioning Centre
  • Vending Machines
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet