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 the Middle School and one in the Upper School. In addition, there are a suite of electives where students can dig deeper into the topics that interest them. In these courses, students explore real-life scenarios through both individual and group projects which bolster their financial knowledge and skills. 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, and they will also know how credit cards, mortgages, and stocks fit into this picture. Each topic is framed through discussions on financial principles and ethics. Our ultimate goal is that each student leaves SAAS as a responsible financial citizen with a strong foundation of financial competency, possessing the tools to further explore and understand their financial choices.