At New Saint Andrews, education happens within a tight-knit group of friends, church communities, and student clubs. Our pursuit of academic excellence means the education is rigorous. But in our close community, it is normal for students to receive constant encouragement from peers, upperclassman, and faculty. It is the reason we choose community-minded housing rather than dorms, the reason our students are highly engaged in local churches, and the reason we keep enrollment limited with a low faculty to student ratio.
New Saint Andrews students live and mature within a greater context of real community. Students can board with church families, rent houses from community members, or live together in apartments. We consciously chose a different path from the dorm model, because we believe young men and women should gain stature and independence in a setting that reflects real life after college.
You will hear our students say they do not take classes, they take professors—students and faculty develop close academic relationships. The same is true for personal relationships between faculty and students, because at New Saint Andrews, we intentionally keep our student to faculty ratio small. Maintaining a connected and supportive community is a high priority for the college.
As one of twenty-five select colleges, New Saint Andrews Science and Religion club is part of an initiative coming from Oxford University. The goal is to train up the next generation of leaders in science and religion. New Saint Andrews Dr. Mitch Stokes oversees the club, which provides both a discussion forum for contemporary science issues and their relationship with religion, as well as funded field trips to places such as LIGO. You can get more information and see upcoming events on their official Facebook page.
In conjunction with local Trinity Reformed Church, New Saint Andrews students have been raising money and awareness for the oppressed church in the states and abroad. Their fundraising includes charity races, community services, balls, and dinners. You can find out more about Students for the Relief of the Oppressed on their official Facebook page.
Life Beyond College is a student-organized series of workshops that teaches essential professional skills that go beyond the NSA education. We hope to equip NSA students with tools that allow them to hit the ground running after graduation, and most importantly, to begin thinking beyond college before it’s too late. Learn more or find out about upcoming events on their official Facebook page.
Rugby is a long held tradition at New Saint Andrews College. Dr. Tim Edwards, our dean from Oxford, coaches the Jerusalem Sevens every fall. An annual custom is the pumpkin rugby match, where teams celebrate the spirit of fall and the Reformation by using pumpkins instead of rugby balls. To get more information on rugby, you can contact us directly.
Winter is volleyball season for the women of New Saint Andrews College. Coached by fellow students, volleyball is a regular social event for the college to come and watch the games and the final tournament. To get more information on volleyball, you can contact us directly.
Students have the opportunity to row competitively and train in the Spring Valley Reservoir at the base of Moscow Mountain. They can also train at the college using the Rowing Club’s exercise equipment. Inquiries for the rowing club can be sent to Zach Ewell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer happens every spring. Both guys and girls are split into four teams and each participates in a school wide tournament. Contact us directly for more information on soccer.
New Saint Andrews students put on the annual Fall Carnival as a way to bless the community and families of Moscow. Food is provided, and there are booth games, face-painting, and a costume competitions.