Attendees: Class of 2021 (No Guests, No Other Classes or Stiudents)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Class of 2009
Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS...
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.
Please pre-register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vEuAHFY3TTqZb2...
Published only months ago in October 2020, Shannon Lee's book Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee examines her father Bruce Lee's method of describing the steps-and also the impediments-to achieving our deepest wishes and dreams.We welcome Shannon and will cover a wide range of topics including her book, producing a cable series (Cinemax's Warrior), the Stop The Hate movement, the Bruce Lee exhibit series at the Wing Luke Museum, and wherever else our conversation flows. Pre-Register Here
Departs at 9 AM from the 16th Avenue parking lot. Seniors should be dropped off and picked up. Overnight parking is not available.
9:00-10:00 AM: Block 1
10:00-10:15 AM: Transition to Block 3
10:15-11:15 AM: Block 3
11:15-11:45 AM: Advisory/Clubs/Groups/Class Meetings/Conferencing
11:45-12:00 PM: Transition to Block 5
12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM: Block 5
1:30-1:45 PM: Transition to Block 7
1:45-2:45 PM: Block 7
2:45-3:00 PM: Dismissal/Virtual Conferencing
Seattle Academy students won 16 Regional Gold Key Awards — 11 for photography, the most ever! — at this year’s Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. This competition is “the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens,” as their website boasts. For the past 12 years, SAAS students have been submitting their strongest visual art and writing for consideration.
May is Asian Pacific American Month in the United States. During this month, we acknowledge the heritage and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.
On April 22, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant Brenda Suazo led SPARRC (SAAS Parents for Awareness, Race Relations and Community) in a thought provoking and impactful workshop titled “Steps Toward Becoming Anti-Racist: Uncovering Personal Racial Biases.” The goal of this workshop was to provide parents with a deeper understanding of different types of biases, whether conscious or unconscious, implicit or explicit, and how one’s own biases impact their daily lives.
To this day, environmental issues have remained on social and political platforms as a widely debated topic of interest. This is ever the more reason to continue celebrating Earth Day; or rather, as we at Seattle Academy like to do, celebrate Earth Week.
Seattle Academy just wrapped up Season One of a COVID-19 adjusted season of what would normally have been a regular fall. This was the initial season of the newly formed Emerald Sound Conference (ESC) and the Cardinals had outstanding performances in all six sports!
Many of the elements that are in our everyday lives are things we each take for granted. We flip the switch on and have lights to help us see, turn on the stove to cook a meal, and crank up the heat to keep us warm on cold days. Where the electricity comes from is something that we generally don’t have to worry about, in fact, it’s often something we overlook in our busy lives.
Seattle Academy senior Sophia Mitri Schloss is a series regular on Disney+’s new original show Big Shot, starring John Stamos! The series premieres April 16!
Sophia—who has professionally acted since she was eight—jumps into the role of Emma Korn, daughter to not-so-empathetic Coach Korn, played by John Stamos!
Five students, four films, one thing in common: they all attend Seattle Academy. The SAAS community has long recognized the talents of our students—this year that recognition is extending all the way to international film festivals.