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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. 

Academics

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.

Arts

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.

Athletics

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. 

Service

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.  

Photo of Seattle Academy's Dance Faculty Alicia Mullikin in the Seattle Dance Studio

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

Photo of Seattle Academy Alumnus Gavi Staloch '18

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

all day

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

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SAAS Arts Center, 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122
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SAAS Arts Center, 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122

6 - 7 PM: Social

7 - 8:30 PM: Meeting and Questions/Answers

all day

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

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Intrigue Chocolate and Coffeehouse, 1520 15th Ave, Seattle WA 98122      
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SAAS Arts Center, 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122
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Northwest Harvest, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032

Northwest Harvest is a non-profit organization based in Washington State whose goal is to provide statewide hunger relief. Their mission is to "lead the fight for hungry people statewide" and to ensure that those people "have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health." Last year, Students can volunteer at Northwest Harvest's Community Market in Sodo or their warehouse in Kent.

Important Information:

  • Parents or guardians must volunteer alongside youth 9-15 years of age and should fill out their own application.
  • Students between ages 16 and 17 may volunteer on their own with an application and parent permission form on file.
  • All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. NW Harvest does not allow drop-ins.
  • Volunteers do not need to complete an application each time they volunteer. Once they are in the system, volunteers interested in scheduling additional shifts can reach out directly to NW Harvest's coordinators.

Information For Those Who've Completed the Application

  • NW Harvest welcomes regular volunteers but limits them to two shifts per week. Saturdays in Kent have a limit of one shift per week, and SODO shifts must be on different days.
  • SODO volunteers must make a three-month commitment with a minimum of two shifts per month.
  • NW Harvest is happy to provide a form to confirm service hours, but are unable to sign volunteer contracts at either the SODO or Kent site or sign any service evaluations in Kent.
  • Individuals volunteering at the SODO Community Market must attend an orientation prior to their first shift which must be scheduled in advance. Groups at SODO receive an orientation at the beginning of their shift. Individuals volunteering at the Kent location receive an orientation at the start of their shift.

Website:

Volunteer Applications:

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Northwest Harvest, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032

Northwest Harvest is a non-profit organization based in Washington State whose goal is to provide statewide hunger relief. Their mission is to "lead the fight for hungry people statewide" and to ensure that those people "have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health." Last year, Students can volunteer at Northwest Harvest's Community Market in Sodo or their warehouse in Kent.

Important Information:

  • Parents or guardians must volunteer alongside youth 9-15 years of age and should fill out their own application.
  • Students between ages 16 and 17 may volunteer on their own with an application and parent permission form on file.
  • All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. NW Harvest does not allow drop-ins.
  • Volunteers do not need to complete an application each time they volunteer. Once they are in the system, volunteers interested in scheduling additional shifts can reach out directly to NW Harvest's coordinators.

Information For Those Who've Completed the Application

  • NW Harvest welcomes regular volunteers but limits them to two shifts per week. Saturdays in Kent have a limit of one shift per week, and SODO shifts must be on different days.
  • SODO volunteers must make a three-month commitment with a minimum of two shifts per month.
  • NW Harvest is happy to provide a form to confirm service hours, but are unable to sign volunteer contracts at either the SODO or Kent site or sign any service evaluations in Kent.
  • Individuals volunteering at the SODO Community Market must attend an orientation prior to their first shift which must be scheduled in advance. Groups at SODO receive an orientation at the beginning of their shift. Individuals volunteering at the Kent location receive an orientation at the start of their shift.

Website:

Volunteer Applications:

all day

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


Currently Happening at SAAS

Photo of Seattle Academy hosts TedX Youth Seattle

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.  

Photo of Seattle Academy Middle School Fishing Club

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.