Senior School Student Clubs:
Clubs in the Senior School at Sewickley Academy are run through the library program and are student-generated with a faculty advisor. The interests of the student body drive the range of clubs each year and include activist, cultural, awareness, special interest, and leadership clubs. Some examples are the Refugee Awareness Club, Indian Culture Club, Girl Up!, Chess Club, and Adopt a Grandparent Club. Clubs meet during an assigned lunchtime time slot in order to avoid conflicts with other programs and remain as inclusive as possibe. All clubs write a goal statement for each year and align with our mission statement by identifying as either a hearts, minds, or hands oriented club.
Student Ambassador Program
Current Sewickley Academy students are the most important people prospective families meet when they visit campus for the first time. Our students are wonderful ambassadors of the Academy as they embody our core values of Character, Educational Vigor, Diversity, and Community in their daily lives.
Each year, the Office of Admission trains close to 60 Senior School students, as well as a number of Grade 5 students, to serve as student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their teachers or Division Heads. Students are chosen because their commitment to the Academy is demonstrated in the following ways: genuine enthusiasm for the school, academic and extracurricular accomplishments, personal traits that include confidence and an outgoing personality, and an extensive knowledge of the Academy and/or a willingness to learn.
Additionally, juniors and seniors can interview for a head student ambassador position that assists in training all ambassadors, helps evaluate tour topics, and provides assistance to the Office of Admission's prospective family recruitment. Interviews are conducted at the beginning of the school year.
Our ambassadors are responsible for prospective family tours during the school day as well as during all school and Lower School Open Houses. Occasionally, ambassadors accompany the Director of Admission to community outreach events where they speak about their experiences at Sewickley Academy.
The Senior School Student Council is an elected body of students chosen by their peers. The Student Council is meant to encourage a spirit of cooperation among students, faculty, staff, and administrators, to offer a forum for students' opinions, and to foster student involvement in school activities. It is a place where students work with their peers and their faculty sponsors to enhance of quality of life in the Senior School.
The Student Council works on food drives as well as fundraising. It also sponsors activities such as Veterans' Day, the opening day picnic, and School of Scares at Halloween. Student Council meetings are held once every eight days. All meetings are open to the student body and the faculty unless otherwise prohibited by the President of the Student Council under special circumstances.