Competency in the field of financial literacy is essential for preparing students for life beyond our school and the walls of any college or university. Seattle Academy offers two required trimester courses in Financial Literacy, one in 8th grade and one in 10th grade.
Students explore real-life scenarios through projects which bolster their applicable financial knowledge and skills that they will use throughout their lives. Students will learn the power of financial planning, how to create effective budgets, and how to make wise decisions about savings, spending, and debt. They will understand the time value of money through lessons on investing and compound interest. They will also know how credit cards, mortgages, and stocks fit into this picture. Each topic is framed through case study work and discussions about financial principles and ethics. Our ultimate goal is that each student will leave SAAS as a responsible financial citizen with a strong foundation of financial competency, possessing the tools to further explore and understand their financial choices.