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Know the Kid

Understanding each student at the individual level and navigating with them through their educational experience. Learn More

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Culture of Performance

Students are challenged to take risks by combining disparate skills in moments of action. Learn More

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Inclusive Community

Fostering respect for human differences, growth of the individual, and diversity within the school community. Learn More

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Safe Return

With a strong priority on safety, we've welcomed back students to campus with a unique hybrid schedule. Learn More

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College and Life

We value curiosity and innovation, participation and excellence, and exploration and resolve. Learn More

SAAS Pillars

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. 

Outdoor & Travel

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. 

Inclusive Community

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.

Community Voices

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.  

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Centering BIPOC Voices

Current Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

This past July, a group of current and former Seattle Academy students and Arts Faculty members Annalise Olson '09, Tom Flood, and Lily Hotchkiss came together with the goal of centering BIPOC voices through a student-led mural project. 

Read the Student Advocacy Shown Through Art Story

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Alicia Mullikin

Arts Dance Faculty

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. 

Read Alicia’s story

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Sophia Schloss

Class of 2021

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.

Read Sophia’s story

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Lewis Greenstein 

Class of 2017

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.

Read Lewis’s story

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Sam Schimmel

Class of 2018

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. 

Read Sam’s story

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MacKenzie Caputo

Class of 2018

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.

Read MacKenzie's story

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Tess Barton

Class of 2019

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.

Read Tess’s story

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Sam Zivin

Class of 2019

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. 

Read Sam’s story

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Charlie Mohn

Class of 2009

Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS... 

Read Charlie’s story

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Gavriel Staloch

Class of 2018

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. 

Read Gavriel’s story

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Conner Pierce

Class of 2018

Alumnus, Conner Pierce '18 was named a 2018 US Paralympics Track & Field All American.

Read Conner's story

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Upcoming SAAS Events

Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Attendees: Class of 2021 (No Guests, No Other Classes or Stiudents)

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Published only months ago in October 2020, Shannon Lee's book Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee examines her father Bruce Lee's method of describing the steps-and also the impediments-to achieving our deepest wishes and dreams.We welcome Shannon and will cover a wide range of topics including her book, producing a cable series (Cinemax's Warrior), the Stop The Hate movement, the Bruce Lee exhibit series at the Wing Luke Museum, and wherever else our conversation flows. Pre-Register Here

all day
Cascade Meadows Camp, 21174 Whitepine Creek Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Departs at 9 AM from the 16th Avenue parking lot. Seniors should be dropped off and picked up. Overnight parking is not available.


9:00-10:00 AM: Block 1
10:00-10:15 AM: Transition to Block 3
10:15-11:15 AM: Block 3
11:15-11:45 AM: Advisory/Clubs/Groups/Class Meetings/Conferencing
11:45-12:00 PM: Transition to Block 5
12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM: Block 5
1:30-1:45 PM: Transition to Block 7
1:45-2:45 PM: Block 7
2:45-3:00 PM: Dismissal/Virtual Conferencing

Currently Happening at SAAS

Photo of Seattle Academy Scholastics Art and Writing Competition 2021

Seattle Academy students won 16 Regional Gold Key Awards — 11 for photography, the most ever! — at this year’s Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. This competition is “the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens,” as their website boasts. For the past 12 years, SAAS students have been submitting their strongest visual art and writing for consideration.

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May is Asian Pacific American Month in the United States. During this month, we acknowledge the heritage and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Seattle Academy SPARRC April 2021 Event Speaker Branda Suazo

On April 22, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant Brenda Suazo led SPARRC (SAAS Parents for Awareness, Race Relations and Community) in a thought provoking and impactful workshop titled “Steps Toward Becoming Anti-Racist: Uncovering Personal Racial Biases.” The goal of this workshop was to provide parents with a deeper understanding of different types of biases, whether conscious or unconscious, implicit or explicit, and how one’s own biases impact their daily lives.

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To this day, environmental issues have remained on social and political platforms as a widely debated topic of interest. This is ever the more reason to continue celebrating Earth Day; or rather, as we at Seattle Academy like to do, celebrate Earth Week

Photo of Seattle Academy Alumna Nithya Menon '12

Many of the elements that are in our everyday lives are things we each take for granted. We flip the switch on and have lights to help us see, turn on the stove to cook a meal, and crank up the heat to keep us warm on cold days. Where the electricity comes from is something that we generally don’t have to worry about, in fact, it’s often something we overlook in our busy lives.

Photo of Seattle Academy Sophia Mitri Schloss '21

Seattle Academy senior Sophia Mitri Schloss is a series regular on Disney+’s new original show Big Shot, starring John Stamos! The series premieres April 16! 

Sophia—who has professionally acted since she was eight—jumps into the role of Emma Korn, daughter to not-so-empathetic Coach Korn, played by John Stamos!