Our Mission: 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Sayre School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Math, ADD/ADHD, Language-based, etc
Year Founded
1854

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 11%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art, 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
Average SAT score
1290
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress code for grades K-12)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Preschool 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
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Admissions Director
Jeff Oldham
Admissions Associate
Elizabeth Clay

Sports

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 age 2 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).
Profile last updated: 10/18/2021

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Excellent academic school. Teaches the whole child. Well round and productive kids come out of this program. Fantastic teachers focused on more than just test scores.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Lexington, KY is $8,203 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lexington, KY is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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