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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.
Lewis Maday-Travis was featured on KUOW. The article discusses how Lewis, who teaches Middle School science here at Seattle Academy, came out to his students as transgender and how being able to be himself makes him a better teacher.
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.
We hope you can join us for a screening of the film "Sadie" starting Sophia Schloss '21. The screening will be followed with a question and answer period with the director and cast of the film.
Join us for an interactive evening of information sharing with community expert, Jo Langford M.A., and SAAS faculty and staff, including Assistant Head of School - Middle School, Mike Haykin, Middle School Counselor Jen Nelson, and Middle School health teachers. The presentation will be followed with a short questions and answer session, finishing the evening with small-grade level parent discussions.
The information and discussions will focus on helping your children learn to develop healthy relationships and make healthy choices in the context of social media, problem solving, and resource sharing, .
This program is hosted in partnership with the the Parent Association's Parent Education Committee and the SAAS Middle School faculty and staff.
*SEL: Social Emotional Learning
Seattle Academy founding teacher Melinda Mueller will hold a live reading and book signing of her epic, historical poem What the Ice Gets. The widely acclaimed book covers Shackleton’s Arctic Expedition from 1914-1916. The reading will take place at 7 PM on March 21 at The Adventure Hub in Seattle. CLICK HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.
Last month, senior Anders Gibbons traveled to several national tennis competitions. He won the National Level 2 USTA Doubles Championship in Las Vegas in early February.
Four new Esperantists (plus Anders G. not pictured) from Seattle Academy interview Katlin Kovats, a linguist and specialist in teaching methodology who is the director of the Esperanto learning site Edukado.net.
ParentMap, an online community that informs, engages and inspires Puget Sound parents and families recently sat down with Joel for a Q&A Interview about the Cooking Scrappy Revolution.
This week, one hundred and six of our 8th grade students completed the Seattle Challenge – an important capstone experience of Middle School at Seattle Academy. Designed over twenty-five years ago, the Seattle Challenge is a three-day urban retreat. The program explores the realities of people who experience poverty and homelessness in the city of Seattle.
SAAS in the City is right around the corner, and we’re excited to unveil this year’s amazing raffle packages. Two lucky winners will walk away with one of two amazing packages: Master Makers of Seattle and Very VIP Weekend Experience at the Capitol Hill Block Party.
In January and February, alumni regional events were held in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.