I love that we hang out with our teachers outside of class just for fun and not because we have to. I love being in the dorm, because it's like a 24/7 sleepover with all of my friends, and I love playing sports here because the coaches are also our teachers and friends. There is honestly no way a person could list all the amazing qualities this community has." ~ Greer Sims '10, Georgia College Univ. '14
In 1992, SAS renovated a faculty house into a home for 12 students and one faculty family. Card House was an immediate success with both boarders and their parents. The dream of family-sized houses became the model as three new residence halls, Watts, Woods, and Colmore Houses, were built.
To bring all the residence halls up to the high standard of these new houses, renovations were undertaken in St. Mary's Hall and Harvey House. These two residence halls are divided by floor into separate “houses" with their own houseparents, common room, and identity.
Today all our boarding students live in gracious, homey residences with front porches and rocking chairs. Students live in renovated rooms with private telephones (two lines per room) and internet access (two ports per room); and every student is part of a small St. Andrew's-Sewanee family. Many schools have given up the struggle to remain small and personable, to act more like a community and less like an institution, but it is a struggle SAS believes is worth it.