About Us


“By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;”

Proverbs 24:3

We believe in “Building Faith, Hearts and Minds”!

Since 1989, our community at Saint Andrew Catholic School, has provided a solid academic and spiritual foundation for our pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Our Early Childhood Program (PK3 – K) provides a loving and supportive atmosphere in which children feel a sense of excitement about learning and discovery. As we build upon this solid foundation, our Primary and Middle School programs challenge students to be critical thinkers.

We take pride in the fact that we are a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) certified school and hold the distinction of being the first pilot STREAM school in the Diocese of Venice.

As a recognized Catholic school in the Diocese of Venice, we infuse our Catholic identity across the curriculum facilitating the development of caring, principled and balanced learners.

Our campus

Our school is nestled on the campus of St. Andrew Catholic Church, a prominent landmark in Cape Coral, Florida. Our facilities include:

  • Interactive Smartboard/Apple TV in each classroom
  • Apple computer lab
  • STREAM inquiry lab
  • An expansive media center with thousands of traditional and online books for all reading levels
  • An advanced television studio for student learning and production
  • A large art room for creative sessions
  • Science lab equipped for individual and group work and lessons
  • I-pad technology
  • A covered pavilion providing a sun-protected area for recess, school events and sports games
  • A sports field for physical education classes and soccer teams
  • Early learning and primary playground
  • Tranquility garden

Tours are available to all prospective parents and families. We invite you to schedule an appointment, call us at (239) 772-3922.

Our History

1962: Mission church established to serve the growing Catholic population of Cape Coral.

1965: Mission church raised to parish status and original church dedicated.

1968: Fr. Timothy Murphy appointed as Pastor.

1969: Current church dedicated to meet increase in parish population.

1988: Sinsinawa Dominican sisters arrive in August to prepare for St. Andrew School opening in 1989.

1989: Phase I of the elementary school building completed.  Saint Andrew Catholic School opens on August 21, 1989 with approx. 80 students in Kindergarten through Third Grade under the leadership of Father Timothy Murphy – Pastor, Sister Elizabeth Dunn – First Principal, and a team of Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

1990: Capital Campaign initiated for the second phase of the school building.

1991: Phase II of school building completed, adding classrooms, administrative offices, cafeteria, and a computer lab.  Enrollment grows to 389 students in Kindergarten through 7th Grade.

1992: First St. Andrew Festival

1994: The television studio is added to the school’s Media Center.

1995: Saint Andrew Catholic School awarded initial accreditation by the Florida Catholic Conference.  The first Eighth grade class graduates.

1997: Fr. Timothy Murphy retires.  Fr. Neil Flemming appointed Pastor.

1998: The first class to have completed Kindergarten through Eighth Grade at Saint Andrew Catholic School graduates.  The school enrollment surpasses 500 students.

1999: Saint Andrew Catholic School celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  The Sinsinawa Sisters move to the Diocese of Saint Augustine to open a school on Amelia Island, and the first lay administrators take leadership.  Mrs. Peg Horan becomes the second principal, and Mrs. Alicia Battista becomes assistant principal of Saint Andrew Catholic School.

2000: July 4, 2000 – Presentation of “My Refuge” Sculpture by artist Tiité Baquero.  Fr. James Flemming appointed Pastor.

2001: The Florida Catholic Conference renews accreditation for another seven years.  Mrs. Colette Ott becomes the second lay assistant principal.

2003: Father Mark Heuberger appointed pastor.  School celebrates its upcoming 15th Anniversary with the dedication of a Peace Pole and Peace Gardens on Oct. 30, 2003.

2006: The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (Age 4) program begins.  Playground constructed in the front of the school.

2007: Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters return, as Sister Elizabeth Meegan becomes the third principal of Saint Andrew Catholic School.

2008: The outdoor pavilion is constructed and blessed.  Accreditation is renewed for another seven years.

2009: The 20th Anniversary of Saint Andrew Catholic School is celebrated.

2011: The Pre-Kindergarten (Age 3) program begins.

2012: Mr. David Perry becomes the fourth principal of Saint Andrew Catholic School.

2013: Father Richard York is appointed as pastor of Saint Andrew Catholic Church.

2014: Dr. Judi Hughes becomes the fifth principal, Mr. Christopher Parfitt becomes the third lay assistant principal, and Dr. Vicki Parks becomes director for reaccreditation and circular programs.  The Parish celebrates its 50th Anniversary, and the School celebrates its 25th Anniversary.  STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program is initiated school-wide.

2015: Fr. Gordon Zanetti named Administrator to St. Andrew Parish.  Mrs. Bambi Giles becomes Assistant Principal.  The Florida Catholic Conference renews accreditation for another seven years.  St. Andrew begins candidacy for International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

2016: February 4, 2016 –  The Rededication Ceremony for the “My Refuge” Sculpture, created by artist Tiité Baquero.

2017: Faculty continues development toward STREAM and IB:PYP certifications.

Empowering students through academic excellence, inquiry, global awareness, and the teachings and traditions of the Catholic faith.

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1509 SE 27th St, Cape Coral, FL 33904, United States
(239) 772-3922
(239) 772-7182