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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.
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.
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.
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.
Join fellow SAAS parents to watch Tell Them We are Rising, a documentary about the history of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities from pre-slavery to now. The documentary premiered in 2018 and is directed by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams.
On January 18, 2021 we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year marks the 26th anniversary of MLK Day - a day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader's birth, achievements, and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. And while school may be closed, this is “a day on, not a day off.”
Learn more about the January Holiday Spotlight.
Before departing for Winter Break, Seattle Academy dance instructor, Amy Lambert, created an opportunity to build community and collaboration among our SAAS dancers.
We were excited for the twenty-five of our faculty and staff members who attended this year’s virtual People of Color Conference (PoCC) and six Upper School students at the parallel Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). Despite being online, the experience was still felt by all who attended. Although the conferences have been running for thirty plus years, this was the first time it was held virtually.
In the Spring of 2020, Eden Campbell ’23 utilized her newfound skills and creativity discovered in the Building a Business class, taught by Mariah Gentry ’09, to launch Spread Dough, an Artisan Bread Kit business. In an effort to learn about entrepreneurship while also raising money for causes that matter to her
This fall, students in Seattle Academy’s 3D Studio Arts class created collars inspired by the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Calvin Lundin ’23 will make a special guest appearance as student DJ on 88.5, KNKX radio's School of Jazz series, this Thursday, December 3, from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.