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Why Sewickley Academy?

Sewickley Academy demonstrates its commitment to engage the hearts, minds, and hands of young people through outstanding programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. While keeping our sights on what matters most — character, educational vigor, diversity, and community — our students explore the full range of who they are and cultivate their full individual and collective potential. Here is proof:

- Sewickley Academy is one of 100 schools nationwide to be recognized as a member of the prestigious Asia Society’s Confucius Classrooms Network. Read more.

- SA has won the MSA Sports Cup eight times in the award's nine-year existence. The cup is awarded annually to the best overall sports program among all WPIAL schools in each classification.

- The Class of 2012 was offered over $4.3 million in merit scholarships from colleges and universities.  

- 97% of the Class of 2011 was admitted to a top-choice college or university.

- The SAT average for the Classes of 2009-2012 is 1929 on the 2400 scale. This is 429 points above the national SAT average!

- The Academy was one of 60 schools nationwide, and one of only two schools in the state, that was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article titled, "How to Get into Harvard," listing high schools that have a remarkable record of sending their students to elite colleges.

- 15% of the senior class was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their high scores on the PSAT.

- Sixty-one students received an AP Scholar Award for their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement exams. In the last four years, more than 50% of Academy graduates have been recognized as an AP Scholar.

- More than 7,500 community service hours were contributed by Academy students throughout the school year.

- The 2011 Senior School literary arts magazine received a silver ranking from the Pennsylvania Scholastic Press Association and a rating of “Superior—Nominated for Highest Award” from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as the highly prized "First Place with Special Merit" from the American Scholastic Press Association.

- The 2011 Kaleidoscope yearbook earned a silver ranking by the American Scholastic Press Association.

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