Safety & Security
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is fortunate to be located in a rural and rather bucolic setting. Sewanee maintains its own police, fire, and emergency medical services, including a wilderness rescue team, but the Sewanee police blotter rarely includes much beyond a loose dog or a stolen bicycle. Visitors to campus are required to sign in. We regularly conduct fire and lockdown drills. The campus siren is tested every Saturday at noon. 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.
As an Episcopal school, SAS offers pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff to help support their emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. While the chaplain provides pastoral care grounded in the particularity of the Episcopal tradition, Chaplain Molly Short offers 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, and faith exploration.