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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...
8:30 - 10 AM: Block 1
10:30 - Noon: Block 3
Noon - 1 PM: Lunch
1 - 2:30 PM: Block 5
8:30 - 10 AM: Block 2
10:30 - Noon: Block 4
Noon - 1 PM: Lunch
1 - 2:30 PM: Block 6
8:30 - 10 AM: Block 7
10:30 - Noon: Block 8
Noon - 1 PM: Lunch
1 - 3 PM: End-of-Trimester Performances
6:30 PM: Social
7 PM: Discussion
6:30 PM: Social in the Arts Center Lobby
7:00 PM: Meeting in the Arts Center Theatre
The fall athletic season ended with SAAS winning two Emerald City League (ECL) titles as both the boys’ golf and tennis teams finished undefeated!
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Middle School Mix It Up Day! Mix It Up Day is a great way to make new connections across different grades.
Sometimes you just have to ask. Recently we were fortunate enough to host actor, casting director, and teacher Dr. Nike Imoru. Since I am teaching a class this trimester on Shakespeare’s “Roman” plays (Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Cymbeline) I wanted to invite Nike to talk with the class about the roles she had played in various Shakespeare productions over the years.
This year seniors had the opportunity to enroll in Civic Engagement taught by Melinda Mueller. Although it’s recorded as a standard History credit, this class is wholly unique among the SAAS curriculum.
Open House is for everyone – students as well as parents. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn who we are and what we do.
Seattle Academy senior Maya Sulkin (far right) has begun a year-long internship with Israel education nonprofit StandWithUs.
Thursday, October 11, was the thirtieth anniversary of National Coming Out Day, a day to celebrate and underscore the power of sharing our identities as people in the LGBTQIA+ community and as allies.