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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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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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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.  

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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

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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkceyuqzwjHdyqOry5phEJgXzxT2uXvKdG

Topic: Second discussion of Isabel Wilkerson's book, Caste. Danae Howe, Assistant Head of Middle School will facilitate a discussion about the second half of the book. This is a follow-up discussion to our June event in which we discussed parts 1-3.

If you don't have time to read or listen to Caste before August 12, don't let that stop you from joining us! Listen to some of the many conversations and interviews with Isabel Wilkerson that will help you feel prepared to join the discussion.

We welcome all SAAS parents to this event.

Contact: Meg Butterworth at meg@strawbutter.com.

Currently Happening at SAAS

Photo of Seattle Academy Alumna A Schenck 18 Trans Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports

“We are student-athletes and we have a responsibility to stand up for trans athletes now and in the future,” says Aliya Schenck, Seattle Academy Class of 2018. 

This was was the sentiment behind the letter and petition that Aliya Schenck, Alana Bojar, and Athlete Ally sent to the NCAA Board and President, signed by 550 collegiate athletes, and calling for the organization to respond to recent bill proposals banning transgender women in sports. 

Photo of Seattle Academy Alumna Ella Hansen '14 Disc Golf Champion

With less than two years of disc golf under her belt, alumna Ella Hansen ’14 has already ranked first in two small disc golf tournaments and achieved third place at the U.S. Women's National Championship in May 2021 — as well as the Portland Open in June 2021.