Value of a Sewickley Academy Education
Sewickley Academy is proud to be one of the top independent schools in the Pittsburgh area because we welcome students for who they are and guide them as they develop into who they will become. Our Mission and Core Values serve as a strong compass, guiding us in delivering excellence in education for our students and their families. We prepare students for their future academic and life pursuits by challenging them to be critical thinkers who engage in discussion, rigorous study, and examination of the world around them. At Sewickley Academy, it’s the norm to be smart and funny, athletic and creative, kind and confident, and everything in between.
Research and surveys from the Higher Education Research Institute, the Council for American Private Education, and the National Association of Independent schools shows that students who graduate from independent schools, specifically, feel they are better able to adjust to, and excel in, the academic and social challenges they face in college in comparison to their public school counterparts. Additionally, independent school students are also more likely to achieve post-collegiate employment and gain admittance into post-graduate programs, which makes a Sewickley Academy education invaluable.
As a premier educational institution, it is our obligation to provide opportunities for students and families across the entire socio-economic spectrum to attend Sewickley Academy. In this pursuit, we are thrilled to provide a need-based financial aid program that provides assistance to approximately one in four Academy students.