Report of the Headmaster to the Board of Trustees / 1945 - 1946
Walden Pell II
Detailed report given to the Board of Trustees on the state of the School by Walden Pell, II.

Report opens with noting continuing difficulties post-war. Illnesses: Secretary and Treasurer Allan J. Henry, John Platt. New Trustees, William Potter, Albert Nalle. Deaths: N.C. Wyeth, Arthur Brockie. Academics, discipline records, morale all reported on as excellent.

Wrestling room converted to "Cameron Dorm", boilers converted back to oil. Kitchen staff dealing ably with postwar food shortages; laundry "is the best ... of its kind". Farm and crops: 22 milk cows, 14 heifer calves; potato crop tremendous; dusting compound experiments conducted on potato patch by outside organizations; farm labor supplied by migrant.

Faculty returnees from Armed Forces listed. Over 300 Alumni served in the War; 50 attend Commencement; Hollingsworth Whyte '35 spoke. Continuing development of Alumni relations. Mrs. Pell's birthday letters noted as the "greatest channel of communication" with alumni.

Curriculum reverted to peacetime basis, study planned for postwar curricular needs. (Fossil hunts on Noxontown Pond.) Various testings given the Forms, another evaluation of the school to be conducted (Co-operative Study). Faculty Advisory system, Study Hall discussed. School Meetings newly established; Modified Honor System put in place. Health record (grippe epidemic, attributed to fall dance program), athletics (Noxontown Pond mostly drained to repair dam gates), musical program, student activities ("Three Live Ghosts" performed) detailed. Outside campus use by Camp Appoquinimink, conferences noted. Gifts to school catalogued.

Pressing needs remain faculty housing, other items need attention and "cannot wait much longer." Certain "facilities are not first class nor in keeping with the reset of the plant. And as long as we desire the highest standards for St. Andrew's School, we cannot be content with them." (p. 18). Rev. Pell concludes with a discussion of the "warfare of ideas" that is on-going.