St. Andrew's-Sewanee School

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St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #1 - One of the South''''s Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school''''s 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #2 - With a student-faculty ratio of just 7 to 1, SAS teachers have time to devote to the personal success of each student. Work periods built into the daily schedule and our Learning Resources Center provide time and space for assistance when it''''''''''''''''s needed.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #3 - Founded in 1868, St. Andrew''''''''s-Sewanee and its students enjoy many long held traditions like the Morning Watch, ringing the Chapel Bells after a victory, Creative Expression Assemblies, Winterim, and the International Flag Ceremony. Recent additions include the House Cup Competition, the pancake race, and the Blessing of the Animals.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #4 - Small classes led by talented and dedicated teachers make learning exciting and personal at St. Andrew''s-Sewanee. More than half of your teachers have advanced degrees and close to half live on campus. Students looking for an additional challenge can take classes for free and for college credit at the nearby University of the South.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #5 - With close to 40 teams and afterschool programs, at St. Andrew''s-Sewanee no one is left sitting on the bench. In addition to the usual athletic offerings, SAS offers Outdoor Adventure, a Mind-Body-Exercise program, varsity Mountain Biking, and a competitive climbing team.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #6 - At St. Andrew''s-Sewanee leadership means starting your own activities and organizations, not just filling someone else''s shoes. In addition to serving as proctors and admissions ambassadors, students operate their own radio station, organize service opportunities, design clothing, and grow food for the dining hall. What would you like to do?
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #7 - SAS students excel at the creative arts and are regularly accepted to top-flight art schools across the country. The SAS Gallery welcomes professional artists throughout the year for exhibitions and student workshops and McCrory Hall hosts professional actors and musicians. In the summers, SAS is home to Shakerag Workshops, a nationally-recognized art program for adults.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #8 - Sewanee is a small town that's big on education. Thanks to a special relationship with the University of the South, students at St. Andrew's-Sewanee enjoy the opportunity to take college courses for free, attend dozens of concerts and lectures each year, and have access to a research library. Sewanee's downtown offers coffee houses, restaurants, and gift shops.
  • St. Andrew`s-Sewanee School is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, boarding and day college preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12.
  • We CHALLENGE our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of BALANCE and JOY.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1868
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesDependent on program
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students241 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses32 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvance Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Advanced Physics, Calculus, Qualified students take courses for credit at the University of the South
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,500
Tuition NotesFigure above is for Upper School Day Students
% on Financial Aid
51%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,755
Acceptance Rate
81%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDerek Perkins
Admissions AssociateAnna Perkins
Endowment Size$18.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfMountain Biking,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.44 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Archery Club, Art Club, Barbell Club, Boy Scouts, Breakfast (Health) Club, Chinese Culture Club, Cum Laude Society, Debate Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, ECO-SAS, Ethics Bowl, Fashion Club, Gender & Sexualities Awareness Club, Global and Local Outreach, Great Discussions, History Club, Honor Council, House Leadership, Interact Club, International Club, International Student Mentors, Literary Magazine, Magic: The Gathering Club, Math Club, Proctors, Public Speaking Club, Radio Station, Robotics, SAS Ambassadors, Skateboarding Club, Spanish Club, Student Vestry, Tea Club, Write Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Music, Theatre, Videography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Training, Climbing, Mind*Body*Exercise, Outdoor Adventure, Strength & Conditioning

School Notes

  • Explore a beautifully wooded and historic 550-acre campus high atop the Cumberland Plateau.
  • Cultivate all your interests with opportunities for active participation in sports, music, literature, science, worship, and an award-winning arts program.
  • Participate in Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, the mountain biking team, the climbing club, or the SAS Farm to take full advantage of the outdoor recreation opportunities in the region.
  • Nurture your competitive spirit through friendly "house cup" competitions.
  • Explore your interests through afternoon programs, clubs, and Winterim.
  • Capitalize on access to the facilities of the nearby University of the South, including the option to take college courses for free and for credit.
  • Enjoy a close-knit, caring and accepting community.
  • Get to know classmates from across the country and around the world.

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