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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.
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.
Welcome to the Best of SAAS magazine. We’re excited to share our Spring 2020 edition showcasing Seattle Academy's 2019-20 school year including student profiles, academic highlights, signature programs, and more!
Recently, Seattle Academy Dance Faculty, Alicia Mullikin had her article, Recognizing Systemic Racism in Dance, published by SeattleDances.com. After realizing so many folks were asking now more than ever "How do I show up for people of color?" and wanting dance educators to understand how to do that in their classrooms, Alicia got together with an incredible group of experienced dancers of color on the west coast to discuss their shared experiences of discrimination within the dance world in hopes of providing a clear picture of how systemic racism is perpetuated through dance.
Seattle Academy instrumental jazz band director Matt Frost submitted "Murder by Numbers," a song written by Sting and Andy Summers (The Police) and performed by The Red Combo to KNKX, and it was recently featured along with a collection of other jazz students from regional middle school, high school and college music programs.
This past spring, SAAS TV hosted a presentation about our Innovations program. The evening included a panel discussion with alumni who had gone through the program at Seattle Academy, developed a business plan in that class, and have since successfully launched their own business based on the work they completed in the innovations courses.
Recently, Seattle Academy student Eden Campbell ‘23, launched Spread Dough. Eden’s mission is to create Artisan Bread Making Kits, giving access to all of the ingredients necessary to make delicious artisan bread in your own kitchen while also supporting the students, families, and community members who are impacted by COVID-19.
On June 4, 2020 Alex Tanemura '20 was honored by the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards as a 2020 Silver Medalist during their virtual National Ceremony.
Earlier this month, the Upper School held elections for the 2020-21 Associated Student Body (ASB) Representatives. Next year's representatives are: Kaylee Morris '21, Leo DeBruhl '21, Zoe Bishop '22, and Alden McGonagle '21.