We encourage you to visit when Sewickley Academy is in session, but personal tours are available year-round. Schedule your visit today by contacting the Admission Office at 412-741-2230 ext. 3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who live in school districts within 10 miles of our campus are eligible for transportation provided at no charge by their districts. Those districts include Aliquippa, Ambridge, Avonworth, Central Valley School District, Cornell, Freedom, Hopewell, Montour, Moon, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pittsburgh (grades K-8 by van; grades 9-12 by PAT bus), Quaker Valley, Sto-Rox, and West Allegheny. Other students travel to and from school by bicycle, carpool, Sewickley Academy buses, and on foot. Sewickley Academy buses transport students, at an additional charge, to and from areas outside a 10-mile radius of the school. These bus routes are subject to change annually based on overall ridership.
Yes. A strong, need-based, financial aid program supports the Academy's commitment to a diverse student body. Qualified, motivated students are encouraged to apply for admission irrespective of financial need. Aid is available at all grade levels; however, priority is given to Middle and Senior School students. Eighteen percent of students receive tuition assistance representing approximately $1.6 million available annually.
Diversity is one of our school's core values. Sewickley Academy is dedicated to being a community that represents and celebrates different backgrounds, talents, and interests. Our school community represents a broad range of diverse indicators such as geography, socioeconomics, political outlook, ethnicity, religion, and race. Students of color represent 19% of our student population.
Yes. Before-school supervision and after-school care are available for students in Pre-K through Grade 5. Children that participate in these programs may arrive as early as 7:30 am. After dismissal, the after-school program, called After Ours, runs until 6:00 pm and includes activities like arts and crafts and athletics. Time is also set aside for supervised homework, computer use, and relaxation.
Additional options include after school chess, art classes, ceramics, private instrumental music lessons, or participation in a variety of games and physical activities. Sewickley Academy offers an intramural athletic program for all Grades 4 and 5 students one afternoon each week throughout the school year. The objective of the athletic after-school program is for children to stay fit, develop skills, encourage good sportsmanship, learn cooperative tactics, have fun and continue to build relationships with teachers, students, and friends.
Hansen Library is open until 6:00 pm every evening for Middle and Senior School students who wish to stay after school to complete homework or study. There is a full-range of after-school activities for students in the Middle and Senior Schools.
The dress code ensures that all students come to school ready to learn and enjoy their Academy experience by arriving in appropriate apparel that won't distract or offend members of the Academy. In keeping with the Community of Respect, all students in Grades 1 through 12 are asked to dress modestly and in accordance with the code as outlined in the handbook. Apparel such as flip-flops, clothing with logos or insignias, blue jeans, and hats are considered unacceptable. By maintaining a neat and well-kept presence, everyone at Sewickley Academy is given the opportunity to enjoy a safe and mutually-respectful school environment.
Students must be four years old by September 1 to enter our Pre-Kindergarten and five years old by September 1 to enter our Kindergarten.
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