(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 09, 2015 ) Jackson, MS -- The groundbreaking for the state-of-the-art early childhood center for pre-K3, pre-K4 and kindergarten on the South Campus of St. Andrew's private Christian school took place on Friday, September 18th, at 9:00 AM. This was followed by a similar ceremony at 10:00 AM for a 65,000 square foot athletic healthplex on the Highland Colony North Campus in Ridgeland, Mississippi. "St. Andrew's has had two transformational moments in its history," said George Penick, Head of
The school has made fundraising history in receiving in excess of $9 million in just nine months. The Forward Saints Capital Campaign for St. Andrew's supports a total of $34 million for five major projects in three stages. Each stage will unfold as fundraising continues. Tim Alford, Head of Lower School, stated that, "St. Andrew's has always looked at its future in its totality while being firmly rooted in our mission. This first stage reflects the importance we place on early childhood education and our strong commitment to athletics. As a whole, this campaign and these projects allow us to grow in excellence at every grade level, on each campus, for each child."
The expansion will help St. Andrew's pursue its goals of Offering students the opportunity to learn, to worship, and to act in an educational community that strives to pattern itself according to Christian values. Students at St. Andrew's become well-anchored in their own moral and religious values while receiving a challenging and well-rounded education.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School:
Founded in 1947, St. Andrew's Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving over 1,100 students in pre-K through grade 12 on two campuses. St. Andrew's is nationally ranked and recognized for academic excellence while cultivating the critical thinking skills needed to excel. Valuing diversity, St. Andrew's welcomes students of any race, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. Typically, 100 percent of St. Andrew's graduates attend four-year colleges and universities. For more information about St. Andrew's, visit http://www.gosaints.org/.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
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