At St. Andrew Catholic School, we pride ourselves on the strong partnership that exists among the home, the school and the parish. The love of the mass is a very important objective for our school. Students from grades 1 to 8 take advantage of community mass at the church. Religious instruction is provided in the class through Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) programs. Sacramental preparation takes place - first communion/reconciliation (grade 3) and confirmation (grade 8). Nurturing Christian values is also a school objective and the religion committee coordinates masses, paraliturgies, and charity projects such as ShareLife, Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon, Covenant House and more.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for learning at St. Andrew. A behaviour code exists, and copies are sent home for posting. Expectations are outlined clearly, along with the consequences for inappropriate behaviour. There is also a conflict management program (grades 1 to 6) and peer mediation (grades 7 and 8) where students are trained to help other students solve problems and avoid confrontation. A safe arrival program is available to ensure that students arrive safely at school.