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St. Andrew’s School

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
63 Federal Road
Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
(401) 246-1230
Email address
School Information
In 1893, "Reverend William Merrick Chapin opened our school as an orphanage" (Source: Furthermore, "For more than 120 years, St. Andrew’s has empowered students to find their own path to academic success and personal growth. Students here are given the tools to discover how they learn best, maximizing their academic experience while allowing them to remain true to their own remarkable selves" (Source: Regarding the curriculum, "In grades 6 through 10, the curriculum at St. Andrew's is delivered within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework, while students in grades 11 and 12 take part in the internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme (DP)" (Source: St. Andrew's School enrolls 212 students, employs 36 teaching faculty, has a 6:1 student/teacher ratio, has an average class size of 10 students, and 62% of its faculty have "advanced" degrees (Source:
General Information
St. Andrew's School has expressed its incorporation of DEI principles within the school structure. For example, the International Baccalaureate curriculum is designed with focuses on inclusion and cultural bias removal and reduction. The school holds an Academic Inclusion Policy. Clubs such as the Middle School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Club further demonstrate the school's commitment to DEI. At this time, no Critical Race Training is required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • St. Andrew's School utilizes the "International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework" for grades 6-10. The IB program designed a curriculum that is "inclusive, fair and accessible for all IB learners" and will "allow all learners to feel represented and seen in the curriculum—to feel they each belong." Students are "encouraged to think critically and holistically about a subject with an awareness of their biases." This can "help reduce or remove cultural bias, and expose learners to multiple co-existing narratives and ways of knowing."
  • St. Andrew's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission states, "At St. Andrew’s, we recognize and value individuality to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment. We honor differences, learn from varied experiences and perspectives, and safeguard equity while also fortifying belonging community-wide."
  • The "St. Andrew's School Academic Inclusion Policy 2021-2022" states, "Our school is committed to serving a diverse student body who has full access to an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. At St. Andrew’s our longstanding Chapin Tradition of service, action, and inclusion governs and guides our daily interactions with the community. Being inclusive and understanding of different cultural backgrounds, experiences and ways of learning is integral to our School mission of providing a robust and well-rounded experience for our students."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Middle School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Club at St. Andrew’s School Met and discussed the “meanings of the words diversity, equity and inclusion.”
  • According to Niche, St. Andrews School is ranked #2 of the most diverse private high schools in Rhode Island.
Last updated December 2nd, 2023
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