Reopening Campus

With the recent uptick in COVID cases across the country and in the state of Tennessee, SAS continues to carefully monitor the situation and federal, state, and CDC recommendations regarding in-person classes. In the event that we cannot start our year in-person, we are fully prepared to provide robust online courses.

Missed our July 16 Town Hall Meeting? View it online.

Thank you for taking such a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to this situation. We all appreciate you and are looking forward to the new school year!

Abigail Clarkson

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School plans to resume our in-person community life in August when we welcome both new and returning students to campus. The community will follow specific health precautions which will be in accordance with local, state, and CDC requirements and recommendations. In the event that these bodies are not in agreement, SAS will abide by the most cautious of recommendations.

Our current plans are detailed below, but we anticipate that new and improving information, an evolving situation, and the constructive feedback of our community will necessitate changes as we begin to live into these plans. We will keep our community informed as plans evolve and look to our community for constructive solutions as issues may arise.  

School Calendar - Subject to Revision
SAT AUG 8 Boarding students return to campus
MON AUG 10 COVID Testing for Boarding Students
SAT AUG 8-SAT AUG 15 Modified quarantine for boarding students
TUE AUG 10-THUR AUG 12 COVID Testing for Day Students
MON AUG 17 In-person instruction begins
MON NOV 2 No Classes (Faculty Professional Development/TAIS Biennial)
WED NOV 25-SUN NOV 29 Thanksgiving Break NOV 30 Semester continues online*
FRI DEC 4 Fall Semester ends
MON DEC 7- FRI DEC 11 Exams online*
SAT DEC 12-MON JAN 4 Christmas Break*

Boarding students return to campus
SUN JAN 3-SUN JAN 10 Modified quarantine for boarding students
TUES JAN 5 Online classes begin
MON JAN 11 In-person instruction begins
SAT MAR 6-SUN MAR 21 Spring Break*
FRI MAY 7 Classes end
MON MAY 10-THUR MAY 13 Exams

*Boarding students may remain in residence throughout the year but will be charged a reasonable fee for room and board if they remain in residence during the Christmas and/or Spring Break. Appropriate supervision will be provided during the breaks.

COVID-19 Mitigation Plans

Following our July 16 Town Hall meeting with parents, we revised these questions and responses to provide more information where requested.

Staying Informed of Your Child's Progress and Well-Being

We recognize that while limiting visitors on our campus this semester and preventing boarding students from traveling home is in the best interest of the physical health of our school community, it may cause additional anxiety for our parents. We are establishing protocols for boarding family visits. We will also develop virtual alternatives for Middle School Family Night and Family Weekend and offer and welcome requests for parent-teacher conferences by phone and/or Zoom. You can also continue to count on your child's advisors and house parents to be in contact on a regular basis and always available to you. We also plan to offer more opportunities for you to "tune in" for campus events.

The Future

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School will continue to monitor all available information closely and make any modifications to support both health and campus programming. Plans will be shared with the school community as available. We will begin the school year with the strictest protocols in place and will relax restrictions if and when circumstances make it possible to do so.

Questions or Comments?

Contact Dan Monahan, COVID Coordinator

Mr. Monahan is working with a team of more than 24 administrators, teachers, and staff member to coordinate the school's COVID plans. He will be happy to direct your questions or comments to the appropriate committee for consideration and response.


COVID-Related Concerns

Dan Monahan, COVID Coordinator

Other questions:


Kelley Black, Academic Dean and Associate Head of School


Derek Perkins, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Derek Perkins, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Health Care

Melissa Gilliam, Director of the Health Clinic

International Students

Derek Perkins, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Spiritual and Emotional Support

The Rev. Molly Short, Chaplain

Student Life

Geoffrey Smith, Dean of Students


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