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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. 


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. 

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. 


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.  

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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

Photo of Seattle Academy student Sophia Schloss ’21

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

Photo of Seattle Academy's Tess Barton '19

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. 

Read Sam’s story

Photo of Seattle Academy's Charlie Mohn '09

Charlie Mohn

Class of 2009

Charlie Mohn Life At and After SAAS... 

Read Charlie’s story

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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. 

Read Gavriel’s story

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Conner Pierce

Class of 2018

Alumnus, Conner Pierce '18 was named a 2018 US Paralympics Track & Field All American.

Read Conner's story

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Upcoming SAAS Events

16th Avenue Parking Lot

7 AM: Drop off in the 16th Avenue parking lot. PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS AND BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE.

3 PM: Buses depart Stevens Pass.

5 - 5:30 PM: Buses arrive at 16th Avenue.

Please park in the parking lot so that the buses can use the cut out on 16th Avenue.

SAAS Arts Center, 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122
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16th Avenue Parking Lot

7 AM: Drop off in the 16th Avenue parking lot. PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS AND BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE.

3 PM: Buses depart Stevens Pass.

5 - 5:30 PM: Buses arrive at 16th Avenue.

Please park in the parking lot so that the buses can use the cut out on 16th Avenue.

SAAS Arts Center, 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122

In partnership with Bloodworks NW, the Upper School Community Service Organization would like to invite all eligible students (16 or older), parents, faculty, and staff to participate in our annual blood drive. The bus will park on 12th Avenue in front of the Arts Center. More details to come.

Currently Happening at SAAS

View photo of the SAAS Faculty and Art Show

It is always a treat to see student art work on display in all of the buildings throughout the school year! Currently on display in the Arts Center lobby is a group showcase of art from SAAS employees,  "The Faculty & Staff Art Show."  

Photo of 2018 Faculty Holiday Basket Distribution

School is back in session, but the glow of the holidays remains. Before too much time passes, we wanted to send out a great big thank you to everyone who donated cash, gifts, time and talents to the annual Parent Association Holiday Gift Basket project.

View Photo of SAAS Track Coach Erin Aitchison

After ten incredibly successful years as the head boys’ and girls’ track coach at Seattle Academy, Assistant Athletic Director Erin Aitchison ‘98 has decided to step down from coaching.  Taking over as the new head coach of the SAAS track team will be her long-time assistant and current SAAS head cross country coach Gavin Tucker.

View Photo of Faculty Taking First Aid

On Saturday, December 8, twenty-four faculty and staff members showed up at school at 8 AM to spend the day learning about Wilderness First Aid. The group spanned all departments in the school including Middle and Upper School, teachers, staff members, coordinators, and administrators,

View Photo of Seattle Academy's Costumer Designers

Lily Hotchkiss, SAAS visual arts teacher, is the Independent and Private School Representative on the board of the Washington Arts Education Association. She was recently asked to write an article for the winter issue of their journal, Splatter Magazine. Lily chose to profile one of our seniors, Carmen Oldham ’19, and her role as Costume Designer for several of Seattle Academy’s productions.