Friday News March 12, 2021

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you all had a great week! I did! It was great to hear the kids outside enjoying the spring weather during the day and to have quiet pleasant evenings looking at the stars after all were asleep!

Next week we begin our Terra Nova Testing. Mrs. Wagner, like she does all the time, has been working hard to make it the best experience for all of our students. Our goal is to get data to see where students are, to be able to track growth and to see where we may have gaps in our learning. With the interruptions and different learning environments we have experienced over the year, the data may be as important as it ever has been. That being said, the data is just another measurement and not an end all be all. We just ask that our students get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and put their best foot forward. There is no need to stress over the tests.

During the testing week, all students (K-8) may wear their gym uniforms each day of the week. Sorry for any extra midweek laundry this may cause. School uniforms are still permitted if needed.

Please note that on 3/18 we will be having our Fun Event – Free Uniform Night from 3:15-6 PM for those of you that need to or would like to pick up new uniforms for your growing children. We will transition back to our summer uniforms after the Easter holiday on Tuesday, April 6.

We have been asked by our transportation departments to remind parents that students may not ride any other bus home other than their assigned bus due to the pandemic and contact tracing. Thank you for understanding.

Thanks again for all of your support, and have a great weekend!

School Information

High School Information

  • Father Judge
    • Open House #2 for the Class of 2026 on Thursday, April 8, 2021
      • Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration is required at com.
    • 7th Grade Practice Test for Class of 2026
      • Thursday, April 15 or Sunday, April 18, 2021
      • Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration is required at com.
    • Academic Advantage Session for Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2026
      • Thursday, April 15 or Sunday, April 18, 2021
      • Walk-ins will not be admitted. Reservation is required at com.
    • Saint Joseph’s Prep Information
      • Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls are invited to take a Practice Test on Saturday, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The test administered is the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test) and the conditions will be the same as we offer in 8th Grade. Students who score in the top percentiles on the entrance exam practice test will be eligible for a scholarship to our Pre-7th & Pre-8th Summer Program.
        • Click here to register for the Entrance Exam Practice Test.
      • Prep U Simmer Information
        • Get a high school experience and great exposure to St. Joseph’s Prep, its teachers and unique academic experience — all while gaining close-knit friendships and Philly experience that makes the Prep so special. Also, experience daily guest speakers and weekly theme days!
          • July 6-23 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
          • $599 Early Bird Special! (Ends March 1)
          • Click here for more information on the Prep U Summer Program. Click here to register now.

Community Information and Summer Camps