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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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Participation and Excellence

Championship teams. A no-cut policy. The best of both worlds.Learn More

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Talents Born, Made & Discovered

Offering a safe environment for experimentation with opportunity to challenge rigid boundaries for what is possible. Learn More

Know the Kid

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

Diverse & Inclusive Community

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

Dynamic & 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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Lewis Maday-Travis

Middle School Science Faculty

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.

Read Lewis'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. 

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Charlie Mohn

Class of 2009

Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS... 

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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. 

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Upcoming SAAS Events

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Intrigue Chocolate and Coffeehouse, 1520 15th Avenue, Seattle, 98122
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Hosted by Karen Conover and Martyn Thrussell, 1502 McGilvra Blvd. E, Seattle, 98112

Cocktail Party and Potluck

Currently Happening at SAAS

Photo of Seattle Academy's Upper School Neighborhood Class Project Presentation in 2018

After spending several weeks touring the neighborhood and learning about the history, transformations, and complex community fabric, students had the freedom to form teams to create a project related to something in the immediate neighborhood.  

View Photo of Seattle Academy's Elke Ambach '21

Last month, Elke Ambach ’21 competed at the Washington State Swimming and Diving Finals held at the King County Aquatic Center. Elke, who swims for Roosevelt High School in the 3A division, finished first in the 100 free with a time of 51.87. She also finished in third place for the 200 free (1:53:59) and seventh in the 4x100 free relay.

View Seattle Academy Language Exchange Photo

Every Thursday, a group of SAAS students meet up with a group of World School students to learn new language skills in their target languages (French, Spanish, and Chinese for SAAS students and English for the World School students). The aim of the program is to help immigrants improve their English while allowing SAAS students to gain real-world speaking and oral comprehension experience outside of the classroom.

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Jordan Howard ’22 and Chloe Rubin ’20 have been appoint to the Seattle Youth Commission, a group of fifteen Seattle teens, appointed by the Mayor and the City Council to connect youth to local elected officials, advise on City policies, and discuss issues that youth in Seattle are facing.