School News

SAS Welcomes New Students from Around the World

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School opened its 2021-2022 school year on Monday, August 16. The school welcomed 236 students from 17 states and 12 countries, including 71 new students. Countries represented include Benin, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lithuania, Rwanda, Spain, and, of course, the United States. Domestic students come from across the country, from Florida to Washington state. Approximately, 80% of the student body hails from Tennessee with an increasing number of day and boarding students from Nashville and Chattanooga.

After a year of COVID restrictions that limited all-school gatherings, the SAS community is happy that a combination of high vaccination rates and indoor masking is allowing the entire school community to assemble indoors again. This week’s gatherings included an all-school Chapel service and the signing of the school’s Honor Pledge. The school’s athletes are also back at interscholastic competition with teams this fall in soccer, volleyball, mountain biking, and cross country.

“At SAS, we speak often of cultivating Challenge, Balance, and Joy. We spent most of the summer hoping that the challenge of COVID was past us,” said Head of School Karl J. Sjolund. “While that was not to be, our community learned a lot last year about keeping our students’ bodies safe while offering the balance and joy needed to buoy their spirits and mental well-being. The challenge is not over, but we are determined to care for one another and make this a great academic year.” 

Students considering mid-year or 2021-2022 are encouraged to contact the Admission Office ( The fall admission open house will be Sunday, October 24.