Sewickley Academy prepares young men and women for success in the colleges and universities that fit their needs, interests, and capabilities. Educational vigor is at the heart of all we do here at the Academy, and students are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities available - both in and out of the classroom. Athletic, artistic, and extracurricular activities allow students to develop areas of special talent, pursue leadership opportunities, and discover new interests. The college process plays an integral role in each student's educational journey and process of self-discovery at the Academy.
With 100 percent of our graduates continuing on to four-year colleges and universities (see the college acceptance list), great care and attention are given to guiding and supporting students and their families throughout the college selection process. Our two full-time college counselors with extensive college admissions experience provide students with individual attention and counseling throughout the college process. They enjoy getting to know the students and working with them to investigate colleges, discover colleges with the right fit, evaluate the likelihood of admission, and discuss how to present themselves to the colleges and universities to which they are applying. The importance of consistent, open communication among the student, parents, college counselor, and colleges is emphasized.
In the second semester of Grade 11, each student enrolls in a weekly College Seminar class and begins individual college counseling sessions with his/her college counselor. Topics and activities of the College Seminar class include taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, creating a college list, scheduling campus tours and interviews, creating a resume, attending the Pittsburgh College Fair, writing the college essay, SAT/ACT testing, athletic recruiting, and financial planning for college.
A successful college search will result in students being admitted to colleges and universities which fit the unique interests and goals of each Sewickley Academy senior. Our students gain admission to a wide variety of outstanding schools including the most selective private colleges, public universities, and fine arts schools in the nation.
School Profile 2012-2013
Course Catalog 2012 - 2013
Course Catalog 2013 - 2014
Contact the College Guidance Office
Trevor Rusert, Director of College Guidance
Laurel Brooks, Assistant Director of College Guidance
Deborah Mankowski, Registrar