For 6th - 9th Grades
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Class of 2009
Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS...
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.
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Event for all SAAS parents with speaker, Dr. Lori Watson.
For some parents, talking about race to a child can be unnerving. Many parents, particularly white parents, were taught to be "colorblind," rather than "color conscious." Children begin to notice race as early as 6 months and begin to develop biases as young as 3. Parents must realize that when nothing is said about race, a lot is actually still being communicated. An important first step in talking to our children about race is to first do our own personal learning about race.
Dr. Watson will provide participants with an introduction into some foundational approaches to conversations about race. The discussion will include reflections on how race has impacted and continues to impact individuals, the construction of racial narratives and how to seek out counter-narratives, defining aspects of whiteness, resources for talking to children about race and taking action as a co-conspirator.
Please note, we kindly request you keep your camera turned on as this will be an interactive event with breakout groups.
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Four Seattle Academy Upper School students have qualified for the State Speech Tournament (District 2) and will compete on March 13. Fiona Bor ’21 qualified in Program Oral Interpretation (POI). Zoe Bishop ’22 qualified in Humorous Interpretation (HI). Kiki Caputo ’22 and Leah Glasser ’22 qualified in Duo Interpretation (DUO). In addition, Alden McGonagle ’21 has been chosen for Student Congress in the State Debate Tournament on March 19-20. Kudos and congratulations to these students for their accomplishments in an atypical year for Speech and Debate competition.
Watched on more than 380 screens by current and alumni families, faculty and staff, and grandparents near and far, this year’s SAAS in the City delivered a beautiful night of celebration, community, and collective impact.
Learn more about the March Holiday Spotlight.
Thank you to our exceptional speakers, Dr. Maida Chen and Dr. Lisa Zbaraschuk, who each presented engaging and informative health information at this year’s Social and Emotional Learning Forums on February 9. Please enjoy the recap summaries the supplementary readings
Seattle Academy’s Performing Arts programs are taking creativity in new directions during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAAS students and faculty collaborate from remote spaces via Zoom and maximize technology to create cohesive performances for our community to enjoy in the safety and comfort of their own home.
Learn more about the February Holiday Spotlight.
On Tuesday, January 19, Seattle Academy students began their day in a virtual assembly in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students from both Middle and Upper School led the assembly making presentations about the legacy and importance of Dr. King and the ways we can follow his example to continue building our community.
Seattle Academy’s Assistant Head of School – Options Program, Mike Haykin, was featured on the Education Evolution podcast hosted by Dr. Maureen O’Shaughnessy. On December 17, Mike joined Dr. O’Shaughnessy for Episode 36 - “Creating Community Within a Larger School.” Mike spoke about the SAAS Options Program, our newest offering serving the diverse learning styles and needs of our students.