Sayre School

  • Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world. Sayre is downtown Lexington's only independent co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from age two through twelfth grade.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Sayre's New Lower School - 09/19/2018 - Sayre's new $10 million, 37.000 sqaure-foot Lower School is open for 2018-19!  The amazing nrw facility provides the ideal environment for our play-based Preschool and project-based K-4 curriculum.
  • Football Returns to Sayre - 09/19/2018 - After more than 40 years, football is back at Sayre School under the leadership of former NFL quarterback, Chad Pennington.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Math, ADD/ADHD, Language-based, etc
Year Founded1854
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 8%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code for grades K-12)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreschool tuition depends on 3 or 5 days, and Noon or afternoon dismissal. Tuition varies by division from K-12. Please see the website for current tuition rates and financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,855
Admissions DirectorJeff Oldham
Admissions AssociateAllison Wellman

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team (Middle & Upper), Community Service, Diversity Club, French Honor Society, Kentucky Youth Assembly (Middle & Upper), Math Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Art (Lower School), Lower School Chorus, Lower School Drama (after school), Middle School Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Future Spartans (youth sports clinics), Tennis Clinic (Lower School)

School Notes

  • Sayre`s academic program spans three divisions from preschool through twelfth grade, providing valuable continuity as children develop and grow across divisions.  The academic program is rich in content and comprehensive in skill development, unfolding incrementally as it crosses grade levels. Our fundamental goal is to educate students to be independent thinkers, who graduate with the intellectual and emotional preparation needed to pursue their educational and personal goals with confidence and integrity. A warm, openly inclusive atmosphere pervades the school, bolstered by close relationships between faculty and students, where they learn to take intellectual risks and respectfully express opinions.Located in the heart of central Kentucky, in the downtown historic district of Lexington, Sayre provides students an opportunity to participate in the life of the local community through experiential learning opportunities and community service, while sharing with students a global perspective that transcends its regional boundaries. An academic program that focuses on 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking and creativity is the blueprint for teachers as they help students develop their ability to read closely, communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, and problem solve adeptly.Sayre School is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Further, Sayre is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Kentucky Association of Independent Schools (KAIS).In addition, Sayre is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE).The school is fully sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lexington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1460 students
    4.3 miles
    450 W Reynolds Rd
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859)422-5700
    4.3 PK-12
    1460
  • Lexington
    Grades: PK-12 | 415 students
    5.8 miles
    3900 Rapid Run Drive
    Lexington, KY 40515
    (859)271-0079
    5.8 PK-12
    415
  • Lexington
    Grades: 9-12 | 19 students
    0.8 miles
    620 South Broadway
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (859)455-8064
    0.8 9-12
    19
  • Lexington
    Grades: K-12 | 105 students
    4.3 miles
    3000 Clays Mill Rd
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859)313-5285
    4.3 K-12
    105
  • Lexington
    Grades: 9-12 | 874 students
    3 miles
    2250 Clays Mill Road
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859)277-7183
    3 9-12
    874

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