We believe that St Andrew's School, The International School of The Bahamas, is a community of national and international learners, which is committed to the success of each individual child, according to that child's age, aptitudes and abilities.
We further believe that all children should be offered the opportunity at our school to learn in an atmosphere of trust, security and high educational standards, which will enable them to be well educated in all disciplines offered by the school, whether curricular or extra-curricular.
At the core of our philosophy is the belief that our school should encompass those who delight in learning and are ethical; thoughtful; knowledgeable; principled; caring; open minded; well balanced; reflective; inquirers; thinkers; communicators and who embrace new challenges and opportunities both at school and in society.
Relating to governance, we aim to have a balanced relationship between the school's governing body and the school's administration, which leads to strong, well-rounded educational programmes being offered on a carefully planned basis within the context of a balanced budget.
Relating to school programmes, we aim to offer educational programmes, which are based on solid research and best practice, are taught by well-qualified, caring teachers and enable the school to maintain its internationally accredited status.
Relating to educational process, we aim to foster in all the school's students a love of learning; to ensure that students have understanding and knowledge of all areas of the curriculum; to assist students in developing lively, inquiring minds; and to develop the mental and physical skills needed to fulfill their role as effective learners.
Relating to personal development, we aim to encourage students to live energetic, wholesome, productive lives and to provide them with pastoral care to aid in the development of positive attitudes and personal maturity.
Relating to values, we aim to foster in all students a strong sense of personal responsibility and sensitivity to those less fortunate; to encourage respect for religious and moral values; and to foster tolerance of all races, religions, opinions and ways of life, whilst maintaining an awareness of their own cultural heritages.
Relating to life, we aim to help all students to understand the world in which they live and the ever increasing importance of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations in preparing for adult life and employment in an ever-changing world.
Relating to the environment, we aim to encourage community members to interact positively and sensitively with the environment.
Relating to equal opportunities, we aim to promote equal opportunities in all aspects of the school's operations.