Saint Andrew Catholic School is one of twelve Catholic elementary schools located in Utah and is part of the Diocese of Salt Lake City Catholic school system. It is located in the southwest quadrant of the valley, in the city of Riverton, Utah, one of two Catholic schools on the west side of the valley. Saint Andrew Catholic Parish was established in 2006 to meet the demands of an ever growing population on the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley.
Saint Andrew Catholic School opened its doors in August 2008 with grades Pre-Kindergarten through five and a student body of 110. As students were promoted, the school grew to include grades PK3 through eight. The school is a parochial school, a ministry of Saint Andrew Catholic Parish. The beautiful modern building was the generous gift to the diocese by the ALSAM Foundation. The ground breaking ceremony was held on September 1, 2007 with The Most Reverend Bishop John C. Wester blessing the ground. Reverend Francisco Pires, founding Pastor of Saint Andrew Catholic Parish presided with local civic and diocesan representatives present to turn the soil. Children of the vicinity will benefit from this donation for many years to come.
Sister Karla McKinnie, CSC was appointed in August of 2007 to prepare and open the school, as the founding principal. The Most Reverend Bishop John C. Wester and the parish/school community proudly dedicated the building on September 13, 2008.
Saint Andrew Catholic School are the premier Catholic private school in Utah serving the individual needs of students from age 3 through 8th grade. We serve over 200 students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Our current principal, Mr. Patrick Samuel Jefferies was appointed July 2014.