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2022

  • Students, faculty, and staff in Sewickley Academy’s Senior School wore their blue and yellow to show support for their teacher, Nataliya Di Domenico, as well as all of the people of Ukraine.

    Sewickley Academy Rallies to Support Teacher and Ukraine

    SEWICKLEY, PA – The students, faculty, and staff of Sewickley Academy rallied to show support for the people of Ukraine, and, in particular, Global Studies teacher Nataliya DiDomenico who grew up in the now war-torn country, moving to the U.S. in 2007. Mrs. DiDomenico’s mother and brother still reside in her homeland, and she has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of care and consideration from her school community which included monetary donations and countless necessities that will be primarily donated through two organizations, DT Care and Brother’s Brother Foundation.
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  • Best in Show, “Skin/Bone Bust,” by Katie Serafin

    Award Announcement from Sewickley Academy

    Sewickley Academy is proud to announce that Katie Serafin, a Junior from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, was selected as the recipient of the Best of Show Award at the High School Student Exhibition, a regional juried show hosted by Standard Ceramics in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. The Awards Reception was held May 5, 2022 in the Clay Place at Standard Ceramics. Katie submitted two original works, the winning piece, “Skin/Bone Bust,” and “Merged Facial Planes Bust” both created from a grittier clay sculpted onto a newspaper base.
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  • Sewickley Academy Expands Scholarships to Beaver County Students

    SEWICKLEY, PA – Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh's oldest PreK - Grade 12 co-educational, college-preparatory and independent day school, is expanding academic opportunities to students in Beaver County by launching the “For the Future Fund” scholarship program. The school is partnering with athletic and business legend Robert “Rocky” Washington to select students from his alma mater, Beaver Falls High School, for the first round of scholarship recipients.
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  • Opening presentation in the Events Center

    Student Diversity Club Hosts Conference at Sewickley Academy

    SEWICKLEY, PA - The Senior Council of the Student Diversity Leadership Club (SDLC) at Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh's oldest co-educational college-preparatory and independent day school, hosted the annual Learning for Equity, Acceptance, and Diversity (L.E.AD.) Conference today, the first time in-person for the past three years due to the pandemic. Regular classes in the Senior School were postponed for the conference to allow students to participate in peer-led workshops and listen to a speaker and panelists centered around the theme of Liberation.
     
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  • Ms. Chris J. Anderson, Sewickley Academy's Associate Head of School

    Sewickley Academy Appoints Chris Anderson as Associate Head of School

    SEWICKLEY, PA – Dr. Ashley Birtwell, Head of School of Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh's
    oldest co-educational, college-preparatory and independent day school, announced today that
    Ms. Chris J. Anderson has been appointed new Associate Head of School, starting in July 2022.
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  • Campbell Gallery hosts art sale

    Art for Sale on April 13 at Campbell Gallery

    Sewickley Academy has been given an art collection by a generous local donor to offer for sale to benefit the Fine Arts programming at the school. Twenty-five pieces will be on display to the community on Wednesday, April 13, in the Campbell Gallery of the Rea Auditorium on campus from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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  • Face-to-Face Discussion of Student Demands Provides Opportunity for Progress at Sewickley Academy

    SEWICKLEY, PA – A meeting of Sewickley Academy students and the school’s administration occurred this morning providing the opportunity for dialogue.
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  • Sewickley Academy Responds to Requests from Student Petition

    SEWICKLEY, PA – It has been brought to the attention of the Administration at Sewickley Academy that certain Senior School students are preparing to publicly demand a response to the petition that they issued last week.
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  • An Update from Our Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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  • Sewickley Academy to Receive Largest Financial Gift in the School's History

    The Tull Family Foundation’s $20 Million Donation Will Fund a Diverse Range of Capital Improvement Projects Designed to Maintain the Academy’s Stature as a Top-Tier Education Destination.
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  • Sewickley Academy Announces Gift and Opens Doors with Student Scholarships

    SEWICKLEY, PA – Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh's oldest co-educational, college-preparatory and independent day school, enthusiastically announced the launch of a new scholarship program funded in part through a generous gift from Academy parents and dedicated community members David and Dawn Jardini.
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  • Dr. Ashley Birtwell

    Sewickley Academy Names Dr. Ashley Birtwell Next Head of School

    SEWICKLEY, PA – Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh's oldest co-educational, college preparatory and independent day school, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashley Birtwell as its new Head of School.
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  • Bridget with Yogi (left) and Russell (right) at the 2021 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

    Senior School Student is “Fearless” in Equestrian Competition

    When Bridget Hickton is accused of horsing around, she takes it as a compliment. She and her horses, known affectionately around the barn as Russell and Yogi, but professionally as Fearless and Serenade, respectively, have been taking the equestrian circuit by storm. 
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