Welcome to the website of St Andrew’s, The International School of The Bahamas. Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular to this site, I hope you will find everything you need to know about the education and programmes we provide to our students.
Founded in 1948, we have a long and proud tradition of providing an education of the highest quality and our reputation for Ethics and Excellence is recognised nationally, regionally and internationally.
St Andrew’s was the first school in the Bahamas to be accredited to the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Our curriculum is embedded in-line with the IB philosophy of aiming to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end we offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Grades Pre K1 to Grade 5 and then our Middle School Curriculum known as the Middle Years Diploma (MYD)in Grades 6 to 8. This is followed by the Bahamian General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) in Grades 9 & 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP)in Grades 11 & 12.
Proving the success of our programmes, many of our graduates have gone onto some of the world’s leading universities including Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Brown in the USA, and UBC, McGill and Queen’s in Canada.
However, we believe that education is not confined just to the classroom, as we offer an extensive extra-curricular and sports programme. Our sports teams compete in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) and in the last twenty years we have been extremely successful in softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. A number of our students have gone onto represent the Bahamas in the international arena and we are very proud to have a number of Olympians (and an Olympic Champion) among our alumni.
Mr. Robert Stitch joined the St Andrew’s community in August 2014. He brings with him a wealth of experience in both education and business. Mr. Stitch has worked for over twenty five years in five different schools. His original teaching experience was in his home country, England.
From 1985 -1991, Mr. Stitch worked at Queen’s College here in Nassau. During the last fifteen years Mr. Stitch has been a Senior Administrator at West Island School in Hong Kong. Mr. Stitch also spent four years helping to develop the family business in Exuma.
During his teaching career, Mr. Stitch has held a number of positions of responsibility. These include Head of Department, Head of Faculty, Deputy and Vice Principal. He has also worked closely with the IB in developing curriculum and advising schools on accreditation. Mr. Stitch is very excited to be in The Bahamas after so many years away.
Mr. Stitch is a historian by trade. He has been active in history classes at St Andrew’s and this remains one of his passions. He is also a very keen sportsman and still cycles, runs and swims on a regular basis. Mr. Stitch is married to Mrs. Carla Stitch who is Bahamian and originates from Nassau. They have two grown up children, Anastasia and Sebastian who were both born in the Bahamas and visit regularly on holidays.