Community Expectations and Daily Student Life

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee assumes that all students enroll with the desire to contribute in a positive way to the social, emotional, and academic life of the school. In order to be a member of the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee community, one must be attentive to the needs of self and others. Actions will be guided by the Honor Pledge all students sign at the beginning of the school year and governed by honesty, courtesy, and concern for the health, safety, and well-being of all members of the community. Students are expected to abide by school expectations whether on or off campus and are expected to conduct themselves with appropriate manners and consideration for others. When students fall short of the expectations of the community, discipline is handled in such a way that the mistake becomes a learning experience for the student, and in a manner that is appropriate for the student’s age and development stage.

Chronic problems will be reported to the advisor, who will be free to counsel, reprimand, or penalize in order to encourage change. The Dean of Students, Academic Dean, Mental Health Counselor, and Chaplain will be available to lend support to advisors. Students who do not respond to the efforts of teachers and advisors may be brought to the Dean of Students or Academic Dean who may decide to issue strong warnings and penalties.

While St. Andrewʼs-Sewanee does not seek to enforce school rules while school is not in session, any action on the part of an enrolled student which may damage the reputation of the school and/or undermine the schoolʼs standing in the community may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal. Students are expected to be alcohol/drug free while enrolled in St. Andrewʼs-Sewanee. 

Bounds

All students are normally to remain on campus within “school bounds,” generally the areas of campus in which main buildings and athletic fields are located. Students must secure permission from the (AOC) Administrator on Call (Sunday through Thursday after 5:30 p.m., or off-hours on the weekends) or the (TIC) Teacher in Charge (on weekends) in order to leave school bounds.

Bounds Map - Key

Blue Boundary: Academic day and evening: Mon-Fri from 7 a.m. until 3:10 p.m., and from 5:30 p.m. until floor reports (Sunday at 7:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday at 7:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.) 7 days per week. Areas off bounds include the woods, gym parking lot (this includes sitting in cars), athletic fields, ponds, reservoir, cemetery, barn, kitchen (except during meals), and faculty houses and apartments when residents are not present.

Green Boundary: After school and weekends until 5:30 p.m.: Mon-Fri from 3:10 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Red Boundary: Safety bounds: The sole purpose of this boundary is to determine the severity of penalty in the case of a student out of the house after floor reports. Any student found outside of the red boundary after floor reports will be guilty of a safety violation.

First page of the PDF file: 2019Bounds-CampusMap
The Res and Piney Point

The St. Andrewʼs-Sewanee Reservoir and Piney Point are “off bounds.” An upper-school student must secure permission before going to those areas and must go with at least two other persons or one other person and a cell phone (see short term check-out pages 31). Middle School students may not go to the Reservoir or Piney Point without an adult. Permission may be secured for leaving bounds for specific reasons. Examples: pass to Simmonds Hall from a teacher for evening study hours, permission from a house parent to jog on the track, or signing out for lunch (with appropriate privilege) and signing in.

BOUNDS VIOLATION includes:

  • Improper check-out/check in
  • In car without permission
  • Off bounds in any way
  • Out after floor reports within the Red/Safety Bounds
Penalties for Bounds Violations

1st offense:  1 week of campus confinement/restriction and possible alcohol and or drug test

2nd offense:  2 weeks of campus confinement/restriction and possible alcohol and or drug test

3rd/4th offense: 1 day in-school confinement and campus confinement/restriction (normally two weeks) and  possible alcohol and or drug test

5th offense: At-home suspension (normally three days)

Boarders: Being late to floor reports will result in detention plus a possible alcohol and or drug test. After ONE hour the student is considered out of the house after floor reports and the violation is treated as such.

OUT AFTER FLOOR REPORTS/ OUTSIDE RED/SAFETY BOUNDS

This is considered a safety violation and can be considered a major violation.

  • One day in-school confinement for being outside red/safety bounds within blue bounds. A $50/day charge will be assessed for supervision of in-school confinement for being outside red/safety zone, within the blue bounds.
  • Three day at-home suspension for being outside of the blue bounds or off-campus.

Charges

Blackbaud's tuition management system, SMART Tuition, sends enrolled families monthly invoices for tuition, allowance, and activity fees, and other incidental charges. Incidental charges may include athletic charges, required supplies, store supplies, clinic charges, haircuts, replacement keys/fobs, trip fees, or other miscellaneous charges. Additional charges such as ELL and medical insurance are also billed through your SMART account. Payments can be made directly to SMART via bank drafts or credit card payments. In-school payments can be made by check, cash, ACH bank draft, credit card, or Flywire. There is a 2.75% service charge for credit card payments that are processed at SAS. Account holders may contact the Business Office for a copy of the monthly statement. If you have questions regarding your tuition management account, please contact Sarah Sells in the Business Office. 

WHOM TO CONTACT

Main Number 931.598.5651*
Weekend/Union 931.598.5653*
Administrator-on-Call 931.636.4720

*Links to dial-by-name option and emergency contact

For general new and returning student concerns, student activities, and travel, contact:
Geoffrey Smith
Dean of Students 

GENERAL QUESTIONS
Shawna Midgett
Asst. to the Academic Dean

ACADEMICS
Kelley Black
Associate Head of School/Academic Dean

Rachel Malde
Middle School Coordinator 

ADMISSION
Derek Perkins
Director of Admission & Financial Aid

ATHLETICS
Rob Zeitler
Director of Athletics

COVID ISSUES
Dan Monahan
COVID Coordinator

HEALTH SERVICES
Melissa Gilliam
Director of the Health Clinic

RELIGIOUS LIFE 
Molly Short
Chaplain

COMMUNICATIONS/WEBSITE
Sherri Bergman
Director of Communications & Marketing