Students - New Saint Andrews College


New Students

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Fellow Students Who Will Spur You On

Who you spend time with has a lot to do with who you become. The classmates you will find at New Saint Andrews are a lot like you. They come from Christian families committed to Christian education. They come from Reformed and evangelical churches and either a classically-oriented home school experience or a private Christian high school. Our students are serious about their education, but are equally driven to live life in community considering how they can spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Students are active in a variety of clubs and organizations, serving members of the community in a variety of ways and ministering to the less fortunate through the many outreach ministries in Moscow.
Students at New Saint Andrews come from 30 different states and seven foreign countries, but the greatest concentration of students comes from the Pacific Northwest. Students from Reformed and non-reformed backgrounds alike attend the College, with 20 different Christian denominations represented. The majority of students come from a home-school or classical Christian school background, and the male-female ratio is about even.


Athletic competition and student-run activities

Learning responsibility and the meaning of self-sacrifice extends beyond the classroom and often onto the field of competition. New Saint Andrews will be sponsoring a handful of intra-collegiate athletic teams and competitions in the coming year and continues to support and encourage student-organized events and activities throughout the school year. From Spartan Races to rugby, football, basketball, and volleyball to neighborhood leaf-raking events, ballroom dances, and drama productions, NSA students are encouraged to balance their academics with co-curricular activities and service in the community.


Crossfit across Main Street

A workout with fellow NSA Crossfit teammates at the North Idaho Athletic Club is as close as a walk across Main Street before or after class. The team is consistently a top contender in the Montana Spartan Race. Joined by NSA professors, the team looks forward to new members joining for the next campaign.


The community is our campus

Raking is not the only community outreach activity students get involved in, but NSA students wielding rakes is a welcomed Autumn sight for many. Students also sing to area nursing home residents, participate in Blood drives for the local Blood Bank, tutor men and women seeking their GED at the Hope Center, and help collect food for area food banks.


Dancing with the study group

Two or three times a year the students put down the books and throw down on the dance floor. Ball-style dancing is the thing with a bit of swing. And if you don’t know the Virginia Reel, you will. From the opening Grand March to the mixers and waltzes in between and the singing of the Doxology in closing, you’ll kick off your shoes and have a great time.


America’s Pumpkin Rugby Team

The NCAA’s got nothing on us. To our knowledge, we’re the only college with a pumpkin rugby team. It’s handy in a way…that means we’re also the nation’s top-ranked pumpkin rugby team. Each year NSA’s boys in black and white divide up and compete for the glory of winning the annual match from the pumpkin patch.


Outdoor Recreation 

The College is also located within short driving distance from some of God’s most beautiful creations and the nation’s finest alpine winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling), bait and fly fishing (trout, steelhead, salmon, kokanee, bass), hiking and camping, and water sports (boating, whitewater rafting, water skiing, jet boating).