Motto:

Ethics and Excellence

Vision: 

Building a diverse community of lifelong learners to be a force for positive change
through ethics and excellence.

Mission:

As the pioneering International Baccalaureate school in The Bahamas dedicated to
achieving excellence in education, and in partnership with our families, our mission is to:

  • Challenge our students to develop a lifelong love of learning that extends beyond
    the classroom
  • Inspire curiosity, open-mindedness and a commitment to personal excellence
  • Foster a community of confident, creative and critical learners in an inclusive,
    respectful and safe environment
  • Nurture in our students a sound ethical foundation that will inspire positive action,
    service and leadership
  • Develop culturally confident global citizens who are able to succeed in any
    context
  • Build a student-centered and family-oriented community

Objectives:
St Andrew’s School continues to:

  • Commit to the success of each individual child, accommodating differing aptitudes and abilities.
  • Foster strong and effective partnerships between students, parents and teachers.
  • Offer a balanced, challenging curriculum which is based on best practice and taught by caring and well-qualified teachers.
  • Engage students in creative, innovative and critical thinking.
  • Embed the IB Learner Profile in all aspects of school life. These include being: knowledgeable, caring, principled, open-minded, reflective, communicators, thinkers, balanced, risk-takers and inquirers.
  • Integrate technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Develop ethics and personal excellence in students with an approach to pastoral care that fosters a strong sense of personal responsibility, tolerance and sensitivity to others.
  • Embrace internationalism and encourage an appreciation of our unique cultural heritages.
  • Promote positive interaction and sensitivity towards the physical environment.
  • Provide a safe, healthy and nurturing school atmosphere and foster a lively school spirit.
  • Instill in our students a philosophy of service to others and giving back to the community.
  • Contribute positively to the advancement of education locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Maintain an enriching and rewarding professional environment for the faculty, supported by responsible administrative leaders.
  • Ensure the ongoing viability of the school through a balanced and ethical relationship between members of the school community, within a financially responsible framework.

The school’s guiding statements will be regularly communicated, reviewed and evaluated.  Our last review was in May 2019.

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