Al Malnik Donates 6.5 Million To Saint Andrew’s School, Boca Raton

Posted by Alvin Malnik on September 09, 2010

Saint Andrew’s School – An Episcopal school founded in 1961, Saint Andrew’s School is a nationally recognized JK-12 day and boarding college preparatory school known for its academic excellence and education of the whole child – in mind, body, and spirit. It serves 1,300 students from local, national, and international backgrounds. This coeducational day school and boarding school is affiliated with the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The school is divided into The Lower School (Junior Kindergarten through 5th Grade), The Middle School (6th Grade through 8th Grade), and The Upper School (9th Grade through 12th Grade). 
Saint Andrew’s School was named an International Baccalaureate World School in 2010. In addition, Saint Andrew’s School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, Florida Council of Independent Schools, Florida Kindergarten Council, and National Association of Episcopal Schools.
Saint Andrew’s School is led by Headmaster Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek and is governed by an indepedent board of trustees. The school has three chaplains, The Reverend Mary-Ellen Cassini, The Reverend David Taylor and Faye Somers, who officiate at the chapel services which are held two times per week in the campus chapel. This chapel, officially called “The Chapel of Saint Andrew the Apostle,” is also home to an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of South-East Florida under Bishop Leo Frade, who is also an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of the school.
Saint Andrew’s School, named for the patron saint of Scotland, began as a boarding high school for boys, and was founded by the Episcopal School Foundation in 1962 led by The Rev. Hunter Wyatt-Brown, Jr. who became the first headmaster. The late Alexander D. Henderson, a retired Avon Products, Inc. executive, and his wife, Lucy (Lucia Maria Ernst), provided significant private donations during the early years.
Girls were admitted in 1972 after which the school transitioned from a boarding school to a mix of boarding and day students. Saint Andrew’s School added a Lower School in 2000 and a Junior Kindergarten program in 2008.
Today, the co-educational JK-12 school has over 20 buildings and resembles a small college campus. Since 2003, over $27 million in new building construction and renovation projects have been completed, including the new $6.5 million Andrews Hall – The Center for Performing Arts, $6.5 million Malnik Family Athletic Center, $3.2 million Schmidt Family Science Center, and $8 million Moabery Early Years Learning Center. The school has also constructed a new headmaster’s residence and erected a chickee chapel, a symbol of school heritage. The Moabery Early Years Learning Center and renovations of the Nina and Edgar Otto Lower School Campus are LEED Certified, the Moabery Early Years Learning Center LEED for Schools certified at the Gold Level.

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