RI: Rhode Island,63 Federal Rd. Barrington, RI 02806
Found year 1893, Grade 6-12, Boarding Grade 9-12,Coed,Non-religion,On campus dorm

Brief Introduction

Founded in 1893, St. Andrew's School is Rhode Island's transformational boarding and day school. The historic 70-acre campus is home to an intimately scaled middle school, a globally connected upper school, competitive athletic programs, robust arts programming and is conveniently located an hour from Boston and three hours from New York City. Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, is located just minutes from campus. St. Andrew’s students rise to higher academic expectations and build greater social confidence because they learn while immersed in an embracing residential culture. Students have extraordinary access to teachers, opportunities to bond with classmates from around the world, exciting co-curricular and weekend programming, and a warm and supportive peer group. Through cultivating individual strengths and talents our students will confidently and courageously go forward as agents of change transforming themselves, their communities, and our world. We have recently refined our curriculum to reflect and foster desired outcomes for our graduates. We are an IB World School candidate offering both the middle years and diploma programs. Alongside the IB curriculum, we offer AP courses in all disciplines. The Chapin Tradition is an experiential learning component centered around practical educational opportunities such as internships and global service initiatives carried out through service learning projects both domestically and abroad. At St. Andrew’s, each student meets twice daily with their academic adviser. The adviser helps each new student make the best possible adjustment to school life and act as mentors by providing academic guidance and motivating advisees to be advocates for themselves. International students specifically benefit from three levels of support (ESL I,II,III) and a dedicated international student advisor who in addition to the student's academic advisor communicates regularly with our international students and their families.

Campus Size:70 acres

Describe the Location:Providence, Rhode Island Boston, Massachusetts Hartford, Connecticut Colleges/Universities Brown University Providence College Dartmouth College Rhode Island School of Design Harvard University Boston College MIT Boston University Northeastern University Tufts University Connecticut College

Traffic:Logan International Airport is located 1 hour from campus.

Notable alumnus:Michael Carter-Williams - NBA player for the Orlando Magic Bonzie Colson - NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks

School facilities:

Chapin Chapel, located at the eastern end of the Quad, incorporates the original 19th-century schoolhouse where the School’s founder, Father William Merrick Chapin, gathered St Andrew’s students to study. The Brown Science Center (2000) boasts four state-of-the-art laboratory classrooms. Large, bright rooms welcome students for lectures and labwork. The College Counseling Office is also located here. The McCulloch Center for the Arts (2005) anchors the southwest corner of the Quad and welcomes students with three light-filled art studios, a ceramics studio, a music classroom, two practice rooms, a black box theater, and the Griffiths Art Gallery. It is also home to the 280-seat Keats Theatre, a first-class performance space that recently received new light and sound equipment throughout. The Ross Board Room, Technology Department, computer lab, and Theatre Tech Workshop are located on the center's ground level. The Owing Stone Academic Center (1987) is the hub of academic life on campus, housing all humanities and math department classrooms as well as the Learning Services wing and Rooke Library. With a more than 12,000-volume collection of books, periodicals, videos, reference materials, and ebooks, the Rooke Library is also a beautiful space to study, work, or just read a good book. It is equipped with 14 computers with high-speed wifi Internet connections, as well as additional connectivity drops for students with their own laptops. Two meeting rooms and a sitting area that overlooks a garden with bird feeders make this a popular spot on campus. Connected to the Gardiner Dining Hall, Adams Hall (1998) is home to the School counselor, the School nurse, the dean of students' office, multiple world language and ESL classrooms as well as our newly renovated Student Center. Our students are fortunate to have athletic facilities for nearly year-round use. George Sage Gym is home to our championship basketball teams. The building has multiple locker rooms and an office for the School's athletic director. The Karl P. Jones Gymnasium is home to our state-of-the-art Conklin Fitness Center, CJ’s Dance Studio, and Raffa basketball court. McVickar Hall (1913) is one of the earliest buildings on campus. This tudor-style hall sits prominently overlooking the main entrance to campus and houses the main office, headmaster's office, and the Admission and Development offices. Gardiner Hall (1925), bordering the north side of the Quad, offers students, staff and faculty families a welcoming dining hall. A recent renovation and expansion in 2013 allows for seating for up to 200 visitors. A terrace dining area and a private Headmaster's Dining Room were also added on the ground floor. Fully renovated and expanded in 2014, Bill’s House (1972) is home to 40 boys and includes three faculty residences. Airy common rooms, study spaces, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen make this dorm feel like home. Coleman House (1900) is a home-like setting for 9th grade male boarding students and two faculty families. This historic house is located near the eastern entrance to the main campus. Margot’s House (1970) underwent renovation and expansion in 2013 and is now a beautiful residence for 30 girls and three faculty families. Centrally located on the Quad, Perry Hall (1927) is a small residence for male boarding students and two faculty members. In 2015, Perry received new carpeting and furniture upgrades. Six new tennis courts equipped with outdoor lights Bordered by woodlands, the School also has three athletic fields used mainly for soccer and lacrosse An adventure ropes course

School uniform:NO

School Type:Coed

Offer grades:6-12

Boarding Grades:9-12

Total Enrolment:225

International students % or #:25%

How many countires do your international students usually represented?:12-15

Boaring Students % or #:50%

Vietnamese students #:1

Chinese students #:12.5%

Average class size:10

Teacher student ratio:1:5

% of faculty holding master degree or above:62%

Special Programs:

Renaissance Florence - This one-semester course will immerse the class in the history and culture by traveling to Florence, Italy. They will experience Florence first-hand after learning about the city’s art, architecture, and history. Each student will choose an important artist, architect, or writer from Florentine history to study independently and in depth. National Parks - This one semester class will be offered in the evenings during the second semester. The class will feature the film series by Ken Burns called “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”. The culminating activity for this class will be a trip to a National Park which will be paid for by the students. Environmental Science - Students who take this course will conduct laboratory and field experiments, including an overnight camping trip, in order to understand and explain environmental problems, solutions, and phenomena. The students are expected to become active members in an environmental action group, such as Save the Bay or the Sierra Club. Major topics explored throughout the year include water quality, ecosystems, trophic levels, pollution, land use, air quality, environmental ethics, biodiversity, waste management, and the effects of population. Saints 101 is a class taken by freshmen that emphasizes service, action, inclusion, problem-solving, and resilience. It focuses on skills, strategies, and the mind-sets students need to thrive in school and life.

Academics: course offerings:

AP/IB or Advanced courses offered:IB Middle Years Program IB Diploma Program AP Physics AP Statistics AP Calculus AP US History AP European History AP English Language and Composition AP Literature and Composition

Arts program:Visual Arts - Art History* Studio Art 3D Design* Studio Art Painting* Ceramic Pottery and Ceramic Pottery Sculpture* Wheel Throwing* Printmaking* Intermediate Drawing: Skills and Techniques* Digital Art and Design* Portfolio Development* Two-Dimensional Design* Beginning Drawing Theatre - Theatre I* Theatre II* Advanced Theatre* Stagecraft* Oral Communications I* Oral Communications II* Technical Theater I, II and Advanced* Theatre Design and Technology* Digital Photography Music - Chorus* History of Music: Jazz and Rock 'n Roll* Piano I* Piano II* Advanced Piano Dance - Dance I* Dance II* Advanced Dance

Atheletic teams:Boys: Cross Country* Soccer* Golf* Lacrosse* Tennis* Basketball* Squash* Crew* Badminton* Girls* Cross Country* Soccer* Golf* Lacrosse* Tennis* Basketball* Squash* Crew* Badminton*

Extracurricular Activities:Project Adventure is an adventure-based experiential learning program, which utilizes our on-campus high and low ropes course.  Through team and individual challenges, students learn to collaborate, problem-solve, and explore their personal leadership skills.  Community Service is a key component of the St. Andrew’s School community. In the spirit of the Chapin Tradition our Community Service Program was instituted to develop positive values, increase appreciation of our world, to enhance self-esteem and to make the world a better place. Aeronautics Club Agricultural Club Book Club Business Club Cinema Club Cultural Club Drone Club Eco Saints Gender Sexuality Alliance Hear Me Hear You Hip Hop Dance Club International Food Club Math Club Model United Nations National Honor Society Rock Climbing Club Rowing Student Ambassadors Women’s Rights Club Yearbook

College acceptance:

National University Ranking-Top 50 •University of Pennsylvania •Dartmouth College •Brown University •Rice University •Notre Dame University •University of California - Los Angeles •Emory University •Georgetown University •University of Virginia •Tufts University •Wake Forest University •New York University •University of California - Santa Barbara •University of California - Irvine •University of Rochester •Brandeis University •Boston College •University of California - Davis •University of California - San Diego •University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign •Boston University •Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute •Northeastern University National Liberal Arts Colleges-Top 50 •Smith College •Colgate University •Colby College •Bates College •Mount Holyoke College •College of the Holy Cross •Bucknell University •Connecticut College •Gettysburg College

what is the tuition + board fee for international student? Is ESL fee included? Would you please provide the most recent tuition statement?

International student tuition for the 2019-202 academic year is $69,300. This cost does include ESL as well as our Thanksgiving Program.

Will your offer financial aid for students from less representedcountries? Is FA continuing automatically in the following years?

We are open to offering financial assistance to students from underrepresented countries. These awards will be honored for each year the student is enrolled.

Application deadline:

Our application deadline is February 1st and rolling thereafter.

Do you accept students apply for entering at mid-year (Jan. or March)?


Do you have age restrictions for graduation? 

A student can not be older than 20 at graduation.

What grades do you accept international students to apply?

We accept students in grades 9, 10 and 11.

Do you accept students into grade 12?

Probably if the student is transferring from another US school

Application Form

School online app, SSAT/SAO, GE PDF application

Waht is your Application Fee


Do you accept application scan files to make the admission decision?

YES, We use scan file to processs the application

Tests required for international students

We require TOEFL Jr, We require TOEFL

Minimum TOEFL score requirement if any


Interview for admission

SKYPE interview, WeChat interview, Students visiting on campus, Recruiting events meeting

Other requirements for application

English Teacher Recommendation Math Teacher Recommendation Additional Recommendation

Early Decision Program


What is the enrollment deposit will school charge if student got accepted?

We require an enrollment deposit of $7,500.

Will school refound deposit if student got visa denial twice? Will school retain a small fee?

The school will retain a small fee.

Do you offer ESL courses for international students?

Yes. We offer ESL I, II and III as academic support classes. Students will still be enrolled in mainstream English courses as well.

Is your school dorm a walking distance to your main teaching buildings?


Boarding Students Daily schedule

7:15-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-8:30 - Morning Meeting/Advising/Extra Help

8:30-11:55 - 3 Class Periods

11:55-12:45 - Lunch

12:45-2:40 - 2 Class Periods

2:40-2:50 - Advising

3:00-4:30 - Afternoon Activities/Athletics

4:30-5:30 - Free Time

5:30-6:30 - Dinner

6:30-7:30 - Free Time

7:30-9:00 - Study Hall

9:00-10:00 - Free Time

10:00 - Check into Dorms

Host family program

NO, we do not have homestay program

Day students

NO, international student must live at school dorm

Weekends and Holidays arrangements

While our dorms close for Christmas and Spring Break, we remain open and offer programs during Thanksgiving Break. Students typically return home for Christmas Break. International Travel opportunities are available to students during Spring Break. Barrington, RI, recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States, is located minutes away from the beach, a short drive to its vibrant capital city, Providence, and near both New York and Boston. The school’s location affords us the opportunity to offer many fun, educational, and cultural trips and activities. Some examples include: College/Professional Sporting Event Amusement/Theme Parks Kayaking Skiing College Tours in Greater Boston Area Bubble Soccer Plays/Theatrical Performances RISD Art Museum Trampoline Park Bowling Mystic Aquarium Times Square NYC Escape Room Cultural Events in Providence

Will your school arrange airport pickup and drop off for student at the start of the year or during holidays? Is there extra charge for airport pickup and Drop off?

We do arrange pick up for students. This service does not cost additional money.

Summer School Programs for international students


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