Ethics and Excellence


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


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
  • Build a student-centered and family-oriented community

Definition of High-Quality Learning

St Andrew’s International School is dedicated to achieving excellence in education. Teachers set the highest expectations in order to encourage a lifelong love of learning which will equip our students to succeed in any context. We define high-quality learning as that which:

  • Enables students to inquire, question and think critically as they learn
  • Is student-centred, planned and differentiated to provide necessary support and challenge
  • Gives all students the opportunity to reflect on their individual progress, success and next steps

Definition of Global Citizenship

St Andrew’s is unique as an “International and Proudly Bahamian” school. We are committed to providing a balanced education which encourages an understanding of the world, as well as respect and tolerance both for others and one’s own heritage.

We offer an international curriculum which includes many local aspects and programmes. We cater to students and families who may be either Bahamian, expatriate or a blend of both. Our faculty of international and Bahamian educators are committed to delivering an education grounded in ethics and excellence, supported by the IB Learner Profile.

We are registered with the appropriate local bodies as well as being accredited by international agencies.
We define our international/ intercultural approach as one which:

  • Is inclusive in order to promote the value of diversity
  • Is service-minded in order to develop sensitivity to inequality and the desire to be a force for positive change
  • Champions and explores ethics and excellence in all that we do
  • Encourages interdependence in order to inspire culturally confident global citizens
  • Embeds the IB Learner Profile in planning, lessons and procedures
  • Challenges stereotypes and assumptions

Strategic Goals

These goals are aspirational and intended to inspire specific developments which will bring the school closer to its vision:

1   Clear purpose, direction and leadership drive all goals
2   Our traditions and history are valued and celebrated
3   Financial strength and prudence supports our goals
4   A genuine community, with shared values, succeeding together
5   Excellence in teaching and learning
6   Promoting the wellbeing and meeting the varied needs of our diverse community
7   Nurturing a global mindset and a sound ethical and service-minded foundation
8   Recruiting and retaining the best available personnel
9   A Learning Environment that stimulates and delights us all