Lee Bivins persuaded his sister-in-law, Margaret Teel, to teach Kindergarten in the basement of the newly built St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
St. Andrew’s Adds Grade Levels
The Board undertook a study of Kindergarten through 6th grade schools and determined that it was appropriate to add a grade each year beginning in 1963.
Departmentalized teaching began for grades 4 and above. The Education Building was begun and the upstairs was used for classrooms
The Education Wing of the Episcopal Church was completed and the upper grades were moved to the lower level. Curriculum expanded to include, among other things, French, Art, and Music.
First Graduating Class
The first 6th grade class of St. Andrew’s graduated in the spring.
St. Andrew’s Expands
A second 1st grade class is added and each year thereafter another grade is added with the idea that once there are two classes in each grade, the School will expand to include a junior high.
In September, more than 1,000 people participate in the groundbreaking for the new school building. The new School Building was completed.
First 8th Grade Class
The first St. Andrew’s 8th grade class was added to the school.
Accreditation by SAES
The School achieved accreditation by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. Students publish the School’s first yearbook and dedicate it to Mis Margaret Teel.
First 8th Grade Graduation
The very first 8th grade class graduates from St. Andrew’s
St. Andrew’s Prayer
Alexis Anderson writes a Prayer for St. Andrew’s School. This prayer continues to be used in Chapel services to this day.
The National Junior Honor Society is established at St. Andrew’s.
Opening of New Building
The Margaret Teel Early Childhood Building opens and is dedicated on Grandparent’s Day.
Founded in 1951, St. Andrew’s celebrates 70 years of academic excellence.