Quick Facts

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.


  • 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


  • A highly diverse student body from 45 school districts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia
  • Approximately 24% of the student body is Asian, East Indian, Latino, or African American

College Placement

  • 100% of graduates continue their education at a four-year college or university
  • 91% of seniors were admitted to one of their top-choice colleges or universities
  • More than $4.1 million in merit scholarships was offered to the Class of 2014
  • In the last 4 years, over 50% of Academy graduates have been recognized as an AP Scholar by the College Board
  • The SAT average for the Classes of 2010-2014 is 1913 on the 2400 scale. This is 415 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


  • 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
  • Bus transportation offered to many areas in the region
  • 1.6 million dollars in financial aid to assist families who qualify; approximately 18% of students receive financial aid
  • 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.


  • 680 students in Grades Pre-K through 12 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

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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.