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The core of our programmatic vision is the collection of student learning provided in our academics, arts, athletics, outdoor trips & travel and service experiences within a supportive diverse and inclusive community.
Seattle Academy’s mission of preparing students for college and life means our academics pair traditional areas of study with innovative curriculum, projects, and performances.
Since Seattle Academy was founded, the arts have played a central role in our school’s identity. We believe that every student is intrinsically creative.
Seattle Academy Athletics offers an inclusive, no-cut program that invites students of all skill levels to participate in our team sports offerings. At the same time, we’re just as passionately committed to supporting excellence, fielding teams that operate at the highest level of competition or performance.
The Seattle Academy Outdoor & Travel Program provides opportunities for students to challenge themselves both physically and emotionally, to deepen relationships, and to develop a responsible understanding of cultures, people, and the lands through which they travel.
The Seattle Academy Service Learning program helps prepare students to be engaged, reflective, and productive contributors in a changing world.
Seattle Academy welcomes and binds together a diverse independent school community - we believe that a diverse school community is essential to education. We therefore foster and encourage respect for human differences, growth of the individual, and diversity within the school population.
Our SAAS community is full of exciting stories about and opinions of our students, Alums, families and faculty/staff. Our voices reflect the inspiring impact of SAAS within our school, community and the world at large.
Alicia Mullikin, Seattle Academy dance teacher and choreographer, was recently featured on KCTS9 in an article written by Laila Kazmi. The article discusses Alicia’s attempts to open minds and challenge long-existing stereotypes of who can be a dancer.
Sophia Schloss ’21 stars in the title role of the new film Sadie. The film debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in mid-March and has been receiving raves reviews since then.
Lewis Greenstein ‘17 won the teen category of the Future Engineers Mars Medical Challenge. Lewis first entered the competition in his Upper School Winter Innovations-Prototyping course with David Pynchon. In mid-March, his medical 3D digital Dual IV/Syringe pump object designed for an astronaut to use in space to maintain physical health on a 3-year journey to Mars was selected as a finalist.
Sam Schimmel ’18, Center for Native American Youth 2017 Champion for Change, hosted an Alaskan Native Youth roundtable discussion during the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference held last week in Anchorage, Alaska.
In cross country, MacKenzie not only set a school record but earned First-Team All-ECL honors and was named ECL Rookie of the Year. She qualified for the state meet, where she broke the school record set by Shayla Maupin ‘10 back in 2008. Mackenzie’s record time was 19.49.
Earlier this month, the Center for Infectious Disease Research announced that Seattle Academy junior Tess Barton will be one of just thirty-six applicants selected to participate in their nationally recognized, summer outreach program 2018 BioQuest Academy.
Sam Zivin ’19 was recently featured in the online magazine Northwest in Motion. The profile discusses how Sam’s interest in cycling has grown and his recent accomplishments.
Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS...
Alumnus, Gavriel Staloch '18 highlighted on Geek Wire as their Geek of the Week as he builds his own brand and a business on Instagram.
Odd Block Schedule - Modified
8:15 - 9:30 AM: Block 1
9:30 - 10:15 AM: Community Time
10:15 - 11:30 AM: Block 3
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM: Lunch
12:20 - 1:35 PM: Block 5
1:35 - 1:45 PM: Break
1:45 - 3 PM: Block 7
Even Block Schedule
8:15 - 9:35 AM: Block 2
9:35 - 10 AM: Break
10 - 11:20 AM: Block 4
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM: Lunch
12:10 - 1:30 PM: Block 6
1:30 - 1:40 PM: Break
1:40 - 3 PM: Block 8
8:30 - 10:00: Block 2 Exam
10:00 - 10:30: Break
10:30 - 12:00: Block 4 Exam
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 2:30: Block 6 Exam
Please join other 8th grade parents for a drink, get to know one another, chat about school, kids, and whatever else is on your mind.*Look for a sign on the table that says: SAAS
Welcome to the Best of SAAS magazine. We’re excited to share our Fall 2019 edition showcasing Seattle Academy's 2018-19 school year including student profiles, academic highlights, signature programs, and more!
My name is Sierra Lorenzini and I graduated from Seattle Academy in 2015, which feels like both a lifetime and a blink of an eye ago. After SAAS, I attended Duke University from which I graduated this past May with a major in Visual and Media Studies, a minor in Computer Science, and a certificate in Information Science.
On Thursday, October 31, the Middle School celebrated Mix-It-Up Day! Mix-It-Up Day is celebrated at schools across the country promoting connection, cross grade-level interaction, and getting to know new people.
On October 27, Seattle Academy enthusiastically hosted the first-ever TEDxYouth event in Seattle. TEDxYouth@Seattle was designed to empower and inspire young people to share ideas worth spreading. In addition to hosting this event on our campus, we had SAAS alumni, students, faculty, and staff engaged with all aspects of the program.
This past weekend, the Lake Washington Rowing Club hosted the fortieth Head of the Lake Regatta. Shelter Gimbel-Sherr ’23 and Meg Carver ’23 were members of the Girls U-17 Coxed 4x boat that finished first in their division.
Both the Seattle Academy boys’ golf and tennis teams experienced championship seasons this fall.
Seattle Academy offers over sixty active student clubs for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Clubs range from informal and internal-facing, to external projects and partnerships with national organizations. The hope is that there is something for every student.
Seattle Academy is proud to announce our seniors who achieved National Merit Semifinalist status: Cami Hebert, Elli Hebert, and Daniel Scherzer.