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.
The Academy became a co-educational day school when it settled onto its present campus in 1925.
of our faculty have advanced degrees.
Varsity girls golf was added as a WPIAL sanctioned team.
Hours of community service Sewickley Academy students volunteered last school year.
Number of alumni across the globe making the world a better place in their own way.
Boys tennis has won 43 Section, WPIAL, and PIAA championships.
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.
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.
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