Mission and Vision

Mission

In 1981, St. Andrew's School (est. 1905) and Sewanee Academy (est. 1868) combined their strengths to create St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. At the time of the merger, the Board of Trustees adopted the following statement which continues to be the school's guiding pursuit.  

The mission of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is:

  • to be an inclusive Christian community in which the Episcopal heritage is central;
  • to provide superior preparation for college;
  • to provide educational opportunities for those students for whom such experiences might not otherwise be available;
  • to bring all members of the community to a richer spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and aesthetic awareness, so that they might lead lives of honor and loving service to God and to others.

Vision

We live out our mission through:
 
Perspective: We celebrate our place while cultivating “world-wise” connection.
Communication: We seek to carefully consider how and what we communicate individually, collectively, and institutionally.
Preparation: We seek to foster resourcefulness as we engage in real work in the real world.
Voice: We seek to further value and empower the many voices in our community.
Well Being: We seek to make every decision with the health and well being of each individual and our school in mind.

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