Quick Facts

Sewickley Academy was founded in 1838 (read more about the Academy's history). As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school, Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to his or her highest ability.

Exceptional programs, small classes, and talented faculty help our students become conscientious leaders, critical thinkers, and responsible members of a global community.

Tuition 2016 - 2017

  • Pre-Kindergarten: $15,825
  • Kindergarten: $17,220
  • Each additional afternoon for PK-K: $365 for full year
  • Grades 1-5: $21,470
  • Grades 6-8: $24,995
  • Grades 9-12: $26,670
  • $1.6 million dollars in financial aid to assist families who qualify
  • Approximately 18% of students receive financial aid

Academics

  • Average class size is 15 students
  • Student-to-teacher ratio is approximately 7:1
  • Experienced, caring teachers, 57% with advanced degrees
  • 100% of faculty and staff participate in annual professional development


College Placement

  • 100% of graduates continue their education at a four-year college or university
  • 97% of seniors were admitted to one of their top-choice colleges or universities
  • More than $4.5 million in merit scholarships was offered to the Class of 2015
  • In the last 4 years, 40% of Academy graduates have been recognized as an AP Scholar by the College Board (before their senior year)
  • The SAT average for the Classes of 2012-2015 is 1902 on the 2400 scale. This is 405 points above the national SAT average!
  • 21% of the class was admitted to a college or university with an acceptance rate lower than 25% (less than 1% of the colleges in the country have acceptance rates in this range)
  • 12% of the class will graduate with a Global Studies Certificate

Programs

  • Mission and Core Values that center on the potential of every child
  • Emphasis on developing students' leadership and communication skills
  • A Community of Respect and Honor Code that set a high standard of behavior
  • Home to Summerbridge Pittsburgh, the award-winning program that prepares students who possess high academic potential, but limited educational resources, for academically rigorous college-preparatory high schools and matriculation to four-year competitive colleges.

Transportation

  • Over 25 school districts provide transportation to Sewickley Academy
  • Learn more about getting to and from the Academy

Students

  • 660 students in Grades Pre-K through 12
  • A highly diverse student body from 45 school districts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia
  • Approximately 25% of the student body is Asian, East Indian, Latino, or African American




Athletics

  • More than 85% of Middle and Senior School students participate on at least one athletic team each year
  • No-cut policy
  • 4 athletic fields including a turf field, 2 gymnasiums, five tennis courts and a fully-equipped fitness center that support our 22 varsity teams
  • Tradition of Champions - Go Panthers!

Facilities

  • All three schools on a single, 16-acre campus
  • Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh
  • 60 classrooms, 9 science labs, 5 computer labs, 2 robotics labs, 2 libraries with a total of 33,600 volumes, 2 student publishing centers, 1 digital design lab, and a media center
  • 5 tennis courts, 4 athletic fields including a turf field, 2 gymnasiums, and a fully-equipped fitness center that support our 22 varsity teams
  • 2 greenhouses and a school garden that creates an outdoor classroom and experiential learning center 
  • Arts programs are supported by visual and performing art studios, music practice rooms, a black-box theater with seating for approximately 130, Rea Auditorium with 570 seats, and the Campbell Art Gallery

Technology

  • Campus-wide wireless network – 802.11ac (state-of-the-art wireless technology) 
  • At least one access point per classroom for universal coverage and maximum throughput
  • 450 desktop computers – for faculty and student use
    • Senior School Computer Lab
    • Middle School Computer Lab
    • Lower School Computer Lab
  • Digital Media Center in Hansen Library
  • Dedicated laptop cart and Microsoft Surface tablets in Oliver Science Building for courseware and science probes
    • used to collect real-time data from laboratory experiments and to analyze the data collected
  • 82 interactive display teaching devices
    • 67 SmartBoards
    • 15 interactive projectors
  • 1:1 iPads in Grade 5
  • 2:1 iPads in Grade 1
  • 5 iPads per class in Grade 3 for guided activities
  • 5 mobile computer carts (containing 18 laptops each) for Lower School classroom work
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Grades 6 through 12 
    • Typically we have 600+ devices connected to the wireless network during the school day
  • Loaner ChromeBooks in the Hansen Library for Middle and Senior School students to help keep students equipped if their devices are undergoing repair
  • 3-D printer and 3-D scanner
    • The Academy aims to acquire more tools and resources that teachers can use to create engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education materials
  • School day and after-school robotics
    • Lego robotics in Lower and Middle Schools
    • VEX robotics in the Senior School
  • In 2016, the Academy will be add 1:1 ChromeBooks in Grade 5 and 1:1 iPads in Grades 2-4
 
 
 

Fun Facts

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Was Sewickley Academy originally a coeducational school?

    A. The Academy became a co-educational day school when it settled onto its present campus in 1925.
  • Q. What percentage of Sewickley Academy faculty hold advanced degrees?

    A. 57% of our faculty have advanced degrees.
  • Q. What athletic team is the most recent addition to the Panthers sports roster?

    A. Varsity girls golf was added as a WPIAL sanctioned team in 2011.
  • Q. How many hours do Sewickley Academy students volunteer each year?

    A. 8,000
  • Q. How many students were in the cast and crew of the Senior School's 2016 production of Les Misérables?

    A. 40 Senior School students participated in Les Misérables - 21 students in the cast, 9 students in the orchestra, and 10 students working on crew backstage.
  • Q. Sewickley Academy has _____number of alumni across the globe making the world a better place in their own way?

    A. 4,000+
  • Q. Which Panther team has won the most overall championships?

    A. Boys tennis has won 43 Section, WPIAL, and PIAA championships.

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Sewickley Academy
315 Academy Avenue
Sewickley, PA 15143
Sewickley Academy is a nationally recognized Pittsburgh private school enrolling students in Pre-K through Grade 12 on a single campus.