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  • Pittsburgh's Longest-Standing Independent Coeducational School

    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.

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  • Tuition 2020-2021

    • Pre-Kindergarten: $18,350
      • [Pre-K hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - noon]
    • Kindergarten: $19,955
      • [Kindergarten hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - noon]
    • Each additional afternoon (noon to 3:00 p.m.) for PK-K: $425 for a full year [For example: If your Pre-K child stays after normal class hours 5 days/week, the cost for the year is $2,125.]
    • Grades 1-5: $24,885
    • Grades 6-8: $28,965
    • Grades 9-12: $30,950
    • $2.5 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
  • Class Size

    • Average class size per division:Early Childhood: 14
      • Lower School: 16
      • Middle School: 14
      • Senior School: 10
    • Experienced, caring teachers, 63% with advanced degrees
    • 100% of faculty and staff participate in annual professional development
  • College Placement

    • 95% of seniors were admitted to one of their top-choice colleges or universities.
    • 15% of the class was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation - 4 National Merit Finalists and 8 National Merit Commended Students.
    • In the last 4 years, 56% 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 2017–2020 was 1295. This is 236 points above the national SAT average. The SAT average for the Class of 2020 is 1310. This is 251 points above the national SAT average!
    • The ACT average for the Class of 2020 is 30 versus a national average of 20.9.
    • 65% of the Class of 2020 was admitted to a college or university with an acceptance rate of approximately 30% or lower.
    • Approximately 25% of the Class of 2020 graduated with a Global Studies Certificate.
  • Programs

    • Mission and Core Values that center on the potential of every child
    • Full AP curriculum in Senior School
    • Math curriculum of Middle and Senior Schools allows students to be placed according to ability
    • 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, 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
  • Students

    • 582 in grades Pre-K through 12
    • A student body from 41 school districts in Pennsylvania and Ohio
    • Approximately 32% of the student body are students of color
  • Athletics

    • Over 80% 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!
  • 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 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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