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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.
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.
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 us in the Middle School Seminar Room with guests George Zeno, Nicole Higgins, and Blaire Shainsky.
This event is for current 8th grade families and new 9th grade families.
Upper Learning Commons
Middle School Seminar Room
6:30 PM: Social
7-8:30 PM: Presentation and Q & A
Rosetta Lee, a highly-regarded, local and national expert in diversity, inclusion, and equity, will discuss parenting with identity in mind. Learn how to create positive self-identity in our children and teach them to be positive influences on others. How do we learn about our various group identities like female, African American, Buddhist, homosexual, middle class, etc.? From whom do we learn the meaning of these terms? What messages have we internalized about ourselves and others? Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all.
Questions? Contact Arden Hellmann, Parent Education Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Guy Hutchison's profile covering where he attended college earning a Computer Science Engineering degree and his career path as an engineer and entrepreneur.
It’s National Volunteer Week, and we want to take a moment to extend our gratitude to all our amazing volunteers. Thanks to every one of our dedicated current and alum parent and alumni volunteers who support and advocate for Seattle Academy!
Lily Hotchkiss, SAAS Visual Arts teacher, has a display in the acclaimed Storefronts program in South Lake Union. One of eight new installations, her work can be viewed from March 2018 through June of 2019 at Harrison East.
In March, SAAS Robotics sent two teams to the state competition. Of the nearly 160 teams in Washington, they are two of the top 34 teams who compete at the state level. Team 2856 Tesseract wound up winning the Judges Award as well as third place for both the Inspire and Motivate Awards. In addition, they are one of just seven teams from Washington moving on to the Worlds Competition in Houston, Texas, this April.
Nanda is the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – NYC Chapter “Image Award."
Read about Mycole Brown '11, his volunteerism, and how he found himself reconnecting with Seattle Academy.