St. Andrew's-Sewanee provides our son with just the right balance of structure and support. When I returned to campus for our first Family Weekend, I asked him, 'Are you happy?' He looked at me like I was nuts. 'Of course, I'm happy. What is there not to be happy about?' That's just what I wanted to hear.
Dr. Peter Panzarino, parent
Choosing a school is a difficult decision. Not only will your school choice determine your child's education and their friendships, private education will likely be one of your most expensive purchases. At SAS, we want you to be as well informed as possible as you make this decision. In addition to the information we have assembled throughout our website, here are parents' Frequently Asked Questions.
- What weekend activities are available to boarders? May all students participate?
- Do boarding and day students interact?
- What is the weekend leave policy? Are there closed weekends?
- Do students wear uniforms?
- Does SAS admit homeschoolers?
- How do boarding students get supplies and toiletries throughout the year?
- Are boarders permitted to have cars on campus?
- May boarders keep pets on campus?
SAS offers a variety of weekend activities throughout the year, including: games, tournaments, dances, movies, and cooking on campus and trips to shopping, concerts, museums, sporting events, and restaurants in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. The Mountain offers opportunities for caving, canoeing, and camping trips. It is common for day students to participate in weekend activities with boarders, especially off-the-Mountain trips, but boarders always have first priority when there are limited spots available.
No. Our dress code requires students to be neat and clean during the academic day and stipulates some items which are not allowed for reasons of modesty, practicality, or good taste. Because we stress active involvement in class -- students are often out in the woods, sitting in groups on the floor, wading in ponds, etc. -- students need to wear clothes that are suitable for such activities. There are school events which require “formal dress" (dresses, ties, etc.) such as formal chapels and ceremonies.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee has helped many students make the successful transition from homeschooling or unschooling to high school and on to college. Homeschoolers enjoy our small community, family-like residence halls, and personal attention. Unschoolers appreciate our emphasis on personal responsibility and the freedom to explore individual interests. A few years at SAS may be just the right option for your children as they seek to build a portfolio for college admission that includes objective measures of their learning and abilities and provides skills for moving into a more independent period in their lives.
With some restrictions, domestic senior and junior boarders may keep a car on campus. Students who have drivers permission from their parents or guardian must also receive permission from the Teacher-in-Charge (TIC) or Administrator-on-Call (AOC) to leave campus. Passengers must have rider's permission (provided by their parent or guardian) on file. International students may not keep cars on campus or in the area.
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