Seattle Academy

1201 E Union Street
Seattle, WA 98122-0981
     Tel: (206)323-6600
Grades: 6 - 12 | 730 students
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent secondary school with a mission to prepare our students to participate effectively in modern society.
We, therefore, seek a diversified student body and faculty.
We offer a demanding college-preparatory curriculum integrating the arts and emphasizing a global perspective.
We utilize the resources of our urban environment to extend our classrooms, to enhance our programs, and to engage out students in public service.
Most of all, we seek to graduate motivated young men and women of talent and integrity who are prepared to contribute productively to a changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based and Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 730 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 14
Tuition Notes Middle School (6-8): $28,254 High School (9-12): $29,658
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Jim Rupp
Admissions Associate Linda Spangler


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 3D Printing Club, 4 Corners Diversity Club, Bee Club, Cartoon and Comic Club, Community Service Organization, Econ-Finance Club, Environmental Club, French Club, Knitting Club, Math Honor Society, Middle Eastern Awareness, Mock Trial, Model UN, Music Production Club, Peer Tutoring, Political Debate Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Government, The Cardinal Newspaper, Wellness Club, Youth Legislature, Zambia Club Bee Club, French Club, Knitting Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Peer Tutoring, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Wellness Club, Zambia Club, 3D Printing Club,
4 Corners Diversity Club,
Cartoon and Comic Club,
Community Service Organization,
Econ-Finance Club,
Environmental Club,
Math Honor Society,
Middle Eastern Awareness,
Music Production Club,
Political Debate Club,
Speech and Debate,
Student Government,
The Cardinal Newspaper,
Youth Legislature,

School Notes:

The philosophy which underlies a Seattle Academy education can be summarized as follows: Since the ability to communicate and express one's thoughts and feelings is an essential skill for a productive life, Seattle Academy conducts learning in a culture of performance. Students are challenged to take risks in front of a variety of audiences, combining disparate skills in moments of action in order to communicate complex ideas. This method of teaching fosters independence and integrity, the ability to collaborate and take risks, and the capacity to cope with change and ambiguity. Education is both timeless and contemporary, and we live today in a world of rapidly expanding technology. Seattle Academy, therefore, infuses technology into all areas of the school's program. Faculty use this complex resource to reshape and refine their courses, and students use technology to stretch their research and communication skills. Finally, the highest purpose of education is character development. The school teaches, and aspires to exemplify, the four core values of trust, respect, integrity, and responsibility.

Profile last updated: 01/30/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Northwest School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hamlin Robinson School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Seattle Classical Christian School (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

3 months ago
My son entered in 2014 as a HS freshman. SAAS was his top pick of schools to attend. He is definitely a math / science lover and wanted to broaden his experience with art, dance, theater, etc. I have been very impressed with the faculty thus far. The students really support each other to take risks and try things they normally might not do (singing, video, dancing, etc.). It is a very "inclusive" school from what I have seen thus far. I was initially a bit nervous about the urban location but am growing more comfortable with it. I see the wisdom in my son''s choice of SAAS and I know he would highly recommend the school to a friend.
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