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Culture of Performance

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

Know the Kid

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

Inclusive Community

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

Photo of Seattle Academy graduate Lewis Greenstein '17

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

Photo of Seattle Academy's Sam Schimmel '18 in class

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

Photo of Seattle Academy's Makenzie Caputo '18 running cross country

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

Photo of Seattle Academy Student Sam Zavin '19 during a downhill biking competition

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

Photo of Seattle Academy's Charlie Mohn '09

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

SAAS Middle School Building, 1137 13th Avenue, Seattle, 98122

Times to be announced later.

SAAS Middle School Building, 1137 13th Avenue, Seattle, 98122

Times to be announced later.

SAAS Arts Center, 1111 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

6:30 PM: Social

7:00 PM: Presentation


Odd Block Schedule

8:15 - 9:35 AM: Block 1

9:35 - 10 AM: Break

10 - 11:20 AM: Block 3

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM: Lunch

12:10 - 1:30 PM: Block 5

1:30 - 1:40 PM: Break

1:40 - 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

Currently Happening at SAAS

View Photo of Faculty and Staff on their Argosy Cruise

Last Friday, we officially kicked off the school year with New Faculty and Staff Orientation. On Monday of this week, all faculty and staff were back on campus to get ready for the start of the school year.

View Photo of Joel Gamoran '03

On September 15, Joel Gamoran ’03 will be presenting at SEAJAM 2019 as part of the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Joel is the National Chef of Sur La Table and hosts the hit A&E show Scraps.

Sherman ’20 Named 2019 Bank of America Student Leader

Now in it’s fifteenth year, the Bank of America’s Student Leader program connects community-minded high school students with greater opportunities to serve their communities, providing them with workforce experience and an opportunity to buld their leadership skills through a paid internship at a local nonprofit. This year, five area students were selected as Bank of America Student Leaders including Seattle Academy senior Lucas Sherman.

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At Seattle Academy, the athletic program is an integral part of the school community and student experience. Our program is built on a balanced commitment to Participation and Excellence, which means we have a “No-Cut” Policy while also offering a range of competitive levels within the Middle and Upper School programs. We work hard to place student athletes in the appropriate competitive level.