The school's Health Clinic is staffed by two registered nurses. Our health staff is focused on preventative care, including annual flu vaccine administration, but is available to distribute prescription medications when needed and to care for students who are not feeling well. When necessary, students will be referred to a local doctor and transportation can be arranged. The closest hospital is less than a five-minute drive from campus and maintains a 24-hour emergency room and emergency air lift to Chattanooga and Nashville hospitals.
Safety & Security
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is fortunate to be located in a rural and rather bucolic setting. The Sewanee police blotter rarely includes much beyond a loose dog or a stolen bicycle, but that doesn't mean we are complacent. Visitors to campus are required to sign in. A security detail checks all buildings at night. Students are required to check out when leaving campus either with the receptionist during the week or the teacher in charge on the weekends. On weekends, boarding students check in at lunch, dinner, and for floor reports at night.
We regularly conduct fire and lockdown drills. The campus siren is tested every Saturday at noon.
Sewanee maintains its own police, fire and emergency medical services, including a wilderness rescue team.
As an Episcopal school, SAS offers pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff to help support their emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. While the chaplains providing pastoral care are grounded in the particularity of the Episcopal tradition, they offer spiritual and emotional support to students of all faith backgrounds or no faith tradition. Pastoral care includes grief support, conflict mediation, encouragement and support to students struggling with mental health issues, and faith exploration. In scenarios where further professional support is needed for a student, the chaplain will recommend and help to arrange for counseling for a student with the help of the Health Clinic staff, which, as of 2019-2020, will include a full-time, residential counselor.