St Andrew’s Prep takes pride in providing a home for boys from all over the country and, indeed, from all over the world. The boarders at Prep have a strong sense of belonging and identity that reaches far beyond their schooling years. Tolerance, responsibility, duty and consideration for others are the cornerstones of our value system.

From Grade 1, our boarders are provided with a safe and happy environment in which to relax when their school day or sport is done. Live-in House Parents and support house staff take care of their every need and create a comfortable, safe and happy home at Fairlawn.

A complete revamp of our boarding facilities at Top Prep sees the boys accommodated in Lions, Tigers and Griffin Houses, with each house managed by their own house parents and house support staff.  Our boarding staff:pupil ratio is an adult for every five boys, creating a family-feel in each of the houses.

Because we believe strongly in close-knit families, parents have full access to their children and can visit them regularly. Siblings may visit each other on between Prep, DSG and St Andrew’s College. Birthdays are important and our boarders are made to feel special on their big day.

Every morning children in the San are visited by the school doctor. Appointments off the school grounds are organised by the Matron, who is their “mom away from home”.