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Quick Facts

When was Seattle Academy established?

Seattle Academy was founded in 1983 by a courageous group of trustees, faculty, and parents who were inspired to start a new school designed to provide a unique academic program to prepare students for college and life. In that initial year, 72 students joined the Seattle Academy founders in laying the foundation and taking the first steps towards the dynamic and impactful SAAS community that we have today.

How many students attend Seattle Academy?

Total enrollment for the 2018/19 school year is 890 students.  

        Middle School:      317 students

        Upper School:       573 students

How do I apply?

We’re interested in getting to know you better and to learn what you or your kid is excited about in their educational experience. Our Admissions Department is ready to answer any of your questions and to assist you in getting to know our Seattle Academy community better. 

How much is tuition at Seattle Academy?

Tuition is set each year by the Board of Trustees at Seattle Academy.
Tuition for 2018/19 for the 2018-19 school year 
$34,236 for Middle School grades 6-8
$35,364 for Upper School grades 9-12 

SAAS is committed to access for students of all backgrounds and financial capacity and offers Financial Aid and Community Chest in support of tuition and activity fees.  

Does Seattle Academy offer Financial Aid?

YES!  Financial accessibility is a strategic priority for Seattle Academy and we encourage families to submit information to be considered for financial support. 23% of our 2018/19 families receive financial aid with an average grant of over $20,000.

Our Admissions Department is ready to answer any of your questions and assist you in understanding how to apply for Financial Aid

How large is the class size at Seattle Academy?

The student to faculty ratio is 6:1 with our median class size as 18 students. Class sizes range from 8 to 22 students depending upon the type and demand for the particular class.

How many students participate in arts and athletics?

100% of SAAS students participate in the arts, since we have a graduation requirement that includes taking at least one course in each of the arts areas (Dance, Theater, Music, Visual & Media).
 
28%
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Beyond that, 28% of Upper School students also choose to participate in performance groups that rehearse after school.  

100% of SAAS students who turn out for athletics are placed on a competitive team through our Participation and Excellence “no cut” philosophy.  
78%
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78% of SAAS students turn out for one or more of our teams that we offer throughout the three sports seasons.

What’s a routine schedule at SAAS?

Students are encouraged to create a unique and compelling schedule that fits their interests from a combination of classes needed to meet graduation requirements and a variety of electives.

SAAS deploys an 8 block schedule which is centered on an 80-minute block, allowing for cross-discipline, project-based, problem-based learning. Our class days also have a minimum of transitions for students. In several ways, the schedule supports the school’s beliefs about how students learn best.

What’s the 2018/19 calendar?

School starts for all students on Tuesday, September 6th and ends on June 11. 6th and 9th graders are asked to attend orientation the prior week. Class begins at 8:15 am each school day with dismissal at 3:00 pm.

View the Daily Schedule for more details.