St. Andrew’s Academy is a private, preparatory micro-school in a beautiful rural area of Northern California. We are community-oriented and worship-centered, bookending the day at school with the traditional services of Morning and Evening Prayer, and offering students opportunities to board with dedicated St. Andrew’s staff families in walking distance to our campus.
We were founded in the Fall of 1999 by a small group of educators and families concerned about the state of contemporary education. They envisioned a school that would seek to train, not just the minds, but also the heart and souls of young men and women in knowledge and wisdom. Our first graduate was handed her diploma in 2003.
The Academy moved to the town of Chester, on the shores of Lake Almanor, in 2011. Expansion of the campus is underway; the chapel and grass feild was purchased in 2015, and student/staff housing purchases have been ongoing. We don’t believe that size is the only measure of an institution, and so we persevere in our calling to train the next generation of leaders in our country.
In 2008, St. Andrew’s began her boarding program. The reasons for moving into boarding are twofold: economically, the rural area where St. Andrew’s is located will not be able to support the school in the long-term, and missionally, the school desires to have a wide-spread influence on education and society so she must recruit students from a widespread region.