- When was Seattle Academy established?
- How many students attend Seattle Academy?
- How do I apply?
- How much is tuition at Seattle Academy?
- What’s a routine schedule at SAAS?
- Does Seattle Academy offer Financial Aid?
- How large is the class size at Seattle Academy?
- How many students participate in arts and athletics?
- What’s the 2019/20 calendar?
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.
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.
Tuition is set each year by the Board of Trustees at Seattle Academy.
Tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year*
$37,485 for grades 6-8
$37,685 for grades 9-12
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.
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 $26,600.
Our Admissions Department is ready to answer any of your questions and assist you in understanding how to apply for Financial Aid.
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).
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% of SAAS students turn out for one or more of our teams that we offer throughout the three sports seasons.