Our Campus

Campus Aerial View

Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, SAS is truly in a class by itself. The beauty and majesty of our campus and the mountain it sits upon cannot be captured in photos. You're going to have to come visit. The Mountain (as we call it) is a set on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga. Our school's 550-acre campus includes fields, forests, bluffs, caves, and waterfalls. The Spanish colonial architecture gives you the feeling that you've slipped away to another world.

At an elevation of 2,100 feet, the views are lovely, and the changing seasons offer endless variety— fall color, spring wildflowers, sparkling snowfalls, and the occasional eerie fog. The scenic campus has cliffs to scale, lakes to swim, ponds to study, and miles of trails for running, mountain biking, and hiking. Our magnificent setting enriches the life of the community. We are what we are, in large part, because of where we are.

For more information about planning a visit, check out our Visitors' Guide and give us a call. 


Agee Cottage

Now a faculty residence, this was once the home of James Agee, arguably the most famous alumnus of St. Andrew’s School.

Agee Library

The Agee Library, which contains more than 30,000 books, provides a quiet spot for students to do research and catch up on their homework and studies.

Bishop Bratton Hall

Bishop Bratton Hall is the center of our academic and student life administration and houses the Learning Resources Center and several Upper School history and English classrooms.

Climbing Shed

The Bouldering Cave offers students opportunities to safely practice their climbing skills no matter the weather. The Mountain Biking Shed is home to our Varsity Mountain Biking Team and houses a shop for repairing and maintaining bikes.

Card House, boarding, residence,

Card House was built in 1925 and is currently used as a private residence. Due to its central location, Card House's porch is a favorite hangout for students.

Colmore House, dorm, residence hall,

Colmore House is home to 12 students and one faculty family. Its large inviting commons room is a popular gathering place for residents. The house features six double rooms, a commons room with kitchen area, a study, laundry facilities, cable TV, wifi, and a common bathroom.

Gunn Lake, snow, canoe,

The smaller of the campus's two lakes (the other being The "Res,") Gunn Lake provides opportunities for outdoor science labs and fishing. Trails surrounding the lake are popular for hiking and mountain biking.

Harvey House, residence house;hall;dorm

Students enjoy the camaraderie of living with their friends and classmates. The upstairs Common Room is a favorite hangout for gaming. A downstairs study room provides space for students working on group projects.

Langford Hall Exterior

Home to the Admission Office and the Head of School's Office, Langford also houses the Advancement, Alumni Relations, Communications & Marketing Offices, and the historic Spencer Room.

MoonBoards (6)

The school's two MoonBoards are interactive training walls that connect students to a global community of climbers through shared problems.

Watch Mr. Short explain how the MoonBoards work.

Student Union

Owen Student Union provides a central gathering space for Upper School students. The Union includes billiards, ping pong, foosball, cable TV, and a fully-stocked and equipped kitchen. The stone fireplace at the center of the building is a popular winter hangout.

See why Owen Student Union is Lexi's favorite place on campus.

Recording Studio (14)

Our recording studio is located in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts and is used in conjunction with our Songwriting, Music Production, and Recording courses and Afternoon Program.

Exterior view of Robinson Dining Hall

Each day, students and faculty gather for meals in the historic Robinson Dining Hall which was built in 1931. 

Students walking up Betsy's Path to Simmonds Hall

Simmonds Hall houses numerous classrooms, the Agee Library, the SAS Gallery, the Tech Lab, and naturally-lit art studios. 

Tennis Couts

The school's six tennis courts were built in 2000. Sarah's Shade, built in memory of a former student, provides a viewing platform and shade for tennis fans.

Campus Quad Wide Angle

The entrance to campus is a portal to another world. Once through the school gates, a winding road guides you to central campus, a cluster of Spanish mission-style buildings of stucco and red tiled roofs.

Student working at pottery wheel

Located in the Simmonds Building, our art facilities include three studios.

Theater with students moving

Built in 1929 as a gymnasium, the building was transformed in 1981 to provide a spacious classroom and rehearsal studio.

Buildings;Boarding; Residence;

Built in 1996, Watts House accommodates 12 students and a faculty family. The house features six double rooms, a commons room with kitchen area, a study, laundry facilities, cable TV, wifi, and a common bathroom.

Wood-Alligood Gymnasium Exterior

The gymnasium includes a basketball/volleyball court, weight room, locker room, athletic trainer's room, and the athletics offices.

Residence, boys, boarding,dorm,hall

Built in 1996, Woods House accommodates 12 students and a faculty family. The house features six double rooms, a commons room with kitchen area, a study, laundry facilities, cable TV, wifi, and a common bathroom.


Campus Map Buildings

The Tim Graham Trail System

First page of the PDF file: GrahamTrailSystemMap

Arts & Public Events