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 2019 - 2020

  • Pre-Kindergarten: $17,725
  • Kindergarten: $19,280
  • Each additional afternoon for PK-K: $395 for full year
    [For example: If your Pre-K child stays after normal class hours 5 days/week, the cost for the year is $1,975.]
  • Grades 1-5: $24,040
  • Grades 6-8: $27,985
  • Grades 9-12: $29,900
  • $2.3 million dollars in financial aid was available this school year to assist families who qualify
  • During this school year, approximately 24% of students received financial aid



  • Average class size is 15 students
  • Experienced, caring teachers, 63% with advanced degrees
  • 100% of faculty and staff participate in annual professional development

College Placement

  • 92% of seniors were admitted to one of their top-choice colleges or universities
  • 9% of the Class of 2019 was recognized by National Merit - 3 National Merit Semi-finalists, 2 National Merit Scholarship Recipients, and 2 National Merit Commended Students
  • 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 2016 - 2019 is 1285. This is 218 points above the national SAT average. The SAT average for the Class of 2019 is 1311. This is 243 points above the national SAT average!
  • The ACT average for the Class of 2019 is 29 versus a national average of 20.9.
  • 47% of the class was admitted to a college or university with an acceptance rate of 30% or lower.
  • Approximately 21% of the Class of 2019 graduated 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
  • Home to Breakthrough Pittsburgh (formerly 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.


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


  • Grades Pre-K through 12
  • A student body from 41 school districts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia
  • Approximately 31% of the student body are students of color


  • 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, 5 tennis courts and a fully-equipped fitness center that support our 19 varsity teams
  • A full-time athletic trainer
  • Tradition of Champions - Go Panthers!


  • 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 19 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


  • 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
  • 3D printer and 3D 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 added 1:1 Chromebooks in Grade 5 and 1:1 iPads in Grades 2-4

Fun Facts

List of 6 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. 63% 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 of community service did Sewickley Academy students volunteer last school year?

    A. 6,606 
  • 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.