Campus News

< 2023


  • Chief External Relations Officer Dave Fortna accepted the CUPPIE Award in Lancaster on March 9.

    National Marketing and Advertising Recognition for SA

    The rebranding efforts of Sewickley Academy’s External Relations Team, which included the “Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders” tagline, received tremendous professional recognition.
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  • Sofia, Jaeden, and Lailani

    Preventing World Hunger Starts at Home

    Three senior students in Dr. Kinser’s World Hunger class looked for ways to educate their peers about hunger issues, and decided that, with the benefit of having a Pre-K - Grade 12 student body at Sewickley Academy, they would start with some of their youngest schoolmates, the Kindergarten.
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  • Cafeteria for Middle and Senior school students.

    So Much to See at SA

    The 2022-23 academic year has been all about advancement. There have been many articles in the "Campus News" and the "SA in the News" sections of our website sharing the achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. With so much excellence happening all around us, it's important for our facilities to grow right along with our people. If you haven't been to campus this year, here's what you've been missing.
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  • Whoa!Bots team members Derek Peng, Alex Wang, Makhi Lambert, and Zan McClain with their Finalist Alliance trophy.

    Robotics Team Shows Significant Advancement

    On Saturday, February 11, four Senior School students from Sewickley Academy’s Whoa!Bots robotics team traveled to McCaskey East High School in Lancaster to compete in the Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Red Tornado Qualifying Tournament. The competitors included seniors Zan McClain, Derek Peng, and Makhi Lambert, as well as junior Alex Wang.
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  • Jayne Miner, Grace Armutat, Maria Silvaggio, and Leon Jiao are Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program of 2023.

    Four Seniors Advance to Finalists in National Merit Scholarship program

    Sewickley Academy proudly announces that all four of its Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program of 2023 have advanced to Finalist standing. Grace Armutat, Leon Jiao, Jayne Miner, and Maria Slivaggio are among approximately 15,000 finalists nationwide who are in consideration for 7,250 National Merit Scholarships. Scholarship award winners will be notified beginning in March. 
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  • Junior Alex Wang

    Junior Scientists at SA Head To State Competition

    Eight students from Sewickley Academy participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Regional (R7) Competition on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Baldwin High School. Three of these junior scientists will be continuing to compete with their projects at the 87th annual State meeting at Penn State University in mid-May. 
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  • Terry Canonge, Lead Custodian, reading to the students of the Senior School.

    SA Proves You’re Never Too Old to Enjoy a Good Book

    What happens when a college-preparatory institution with a reputation for academic excellence encourages its oldest students to read picture books? All kinds of fun!
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  • Seniors Daniel Torres and Lucas Mendonca prepare to sell pulseras.

    Latino Culture Club Supports Artisans

    The Latino Culture Club at SA supported Central American artisans through the Pulsera Project. Through the recommendation of their faculty advisor, Ms. Villalobos, seniors Daniel Torres and Lucas Mendonca volunteered to sell the wares of the organization on SA’s campus, January 13 - 28, with all proceeds being returned to the group and its artisans. Goods include pulseras (Spanish for bracelets) and bolsitas (bags) for $7 and $15 respectively. With tables set up outside of the Middle/Senior school cafeteria and in the Senior School Commons, classmates lined up to make purchases and donations. Sales were also conducted in the Lower School and during the school’s Taste of SA event.
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  • Sophomore Jason Chen on piano and freshman Emma Ehan on flute performed a duet of a Chinese folk song.

    Taste of SA Returns

    After a forced hiatus due to COVID, the students of Sewickley Academy’s Senior School were thrilled to once again offer an exciting celebration of multicultural spirit called A Taste of SA, designed to showcase, celebrate, and educate about the many cultures and identities that comprise the academy’s student body. Held on Saturday, January 28 in the academy’s Rea Auditorium, the entirely student-led event began with a series of performances and presentations by various school affinity groups and outside cultural organizations.
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  • Photo of SA's Spanish V class sent to their pen pals.

    Learning Spanish with Pen Pals

    They say you truly know a language when you start to think in that language and no longer need to consciously translate for yourself. Well, SA’s Spanish II, III, IV, V and Advanced Placement students are on their way, testing their grasp of vocabulary and sentence structure by corresponding with pen pals (amigos por correspondencia) in Barcelona, Spain, since late November. The learning is working both ways, as the 73 high-school aged students in Spain are practicing their English as they reply to our students’ questions about cultural and linguistic differences and similarities.
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  • First Merit Scholarship Program in US Recognizes SA Student and Teacher

    As a semifinalist for the Morehead-Cain merit scholarship program, Jayne Miner, a Sewickley Academy senior, was given the opportunity to name an educator who has had the most profound impact on her. She chose Dr. Ron Kinser, a science teacher, advisor, and coach at the academy for over a decade.
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  • The Lion Dance performed by Grade 8 Mandarin students.

    SA Celebrates Lunar New Year

    As Asian Culture recognized the start of the Year of the Rabbit, students, faculty, and staff at Sewickley Academy also celebrated Lunar New Year.
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  • Grade 3 students drew pictures to illustrate a section of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

    SA Students Share Knowledge of Dr. King

    While Sewickley Academy was closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the students spent significant time discussing Dr. King’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and our country.
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  • Students in grades 6 and 8 preparing to tour the workspace at Agility Robotics.

    Robotics Team Gets First-Hand Experience with Functioning Workplace Robot

    The grades 6 and 8 students who make up the Robopanthers, Sewickley Academy’s robotics team, were treated to a special field trip on December 13, 2022, to visit Agility Robotics in Lawrenceville.
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