Learn About Saint Andrew
Saint Andrew the Apostle School is located in the heart of historic downtown Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The Catholic Church of Waynesboro dates back to the first settlers of Waynesboro. In the year 1925, the school was constructed under the pastorate of Father William Callaghan, 1924-1936. In 1990, an addition was built onto the school which added three classrooms, a conference room, and a handicap-accessible restroom to the main floor. The convent on site was demolished to allow room for a playground. In 2010, an office building was erected at the rear of the school to open up additional classrooms in the 1925 building. And again in 2017, another wing was added onto the school which added five new ADA regulation classrooms and restrooms to accommodate the growing school population.
The Sisters of Mercy were the first faculty members, followed by the Sisters of Cyril and Methodius, until 1999. Presently, the faculty consists of well-trained, dedicated lay educators.
Saint Andrew originally served students in grades K-8. In the late 1970’s, the declining population of children attending Catholic School in Waynesboro caused the decision to remove the 7th and 8th grade. The school remained a K-6 building until 2017 when both the 7th and 8th grade were phased back into our school. 7th and 8th grade were phased back into the building.
Saint Andrew School is devoted to fostering Christian values and academic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing a quality faith-filled Catholic education.
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We, the administration and faculty of Saint Andrew Catholic School, firmly believe:
1. When taught a curriculum infused with the Gospel message, children are nurtured to form a personal relationship with God.
2. Each child is a unique individual with God-given talents and abilities who can and will learn when taught at the appropriate level and given the time needed to succeed.
3. Children learn best in a comfortable, nurturing environment where they feel safe, secure, and valued.
4. The partnership of parents, teachers and the pastor working together greatly enhances a child’s spiritual growth and academic success.
5. All children deserve a school and classroom atmosphere that challenges them to develop as lifelong learners with self-respect, self-confidence, and self-discipline.