Wasatch Academy

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Wasatch Academy Photo #1 - Wasatch Academy is located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a quiet, mountain-valley town boasting a reputation for clean air, stary night skies, and safety. The campus is a 90-minute scenic drive from Salt Lake City International airport.
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Wasatch Academy Photo #1 - Wasatch Academy is located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a quiet, mountain-valley town boasting a reputation for clean air, stary night skies, and safety. The campus is a 90-minute scenic drive from Salt Lake City International airport.
Wasatch Academy Photo #2 - Utah has some of the best snow on earth at 14 world-class Ski Resorts. The Wasatch Academy Skiing & Snowboarding team competes in the USASA nationals event where they begin their journey to the Olympic podium. We also have a private ski hill and cabin 30 minutes from campus for training and recreational use.
Wasatch Academy Photo #3 - A truly versatile education is developed through multiple styles of learning, taking place both in and out of the classroom. Wasatch Academy focuses on promoting a healthy blend of individualized and group learning experiences.
Wasatch Academy Photo #4 - Students that take advantage of the 1 to 1 Learning Services Program at Wasatch Academy learn effective study skills, find hidden character strengths, develop self-advocacy tools, and gain success in the pursuit of academics.
Wasatch Academy Photo #5 - The diverse student body and faculty are more than just a community. They`re friends in the cafeteria sharing a meal. They are advisors offering support after class, and teams of dedicated world citizens emptying the campus-wide recycling bins. Everyone has a place here.
Wasatch Academy Photo #6 - Weekend Recreation options offer close-to-campus activities as well as state-wide adventure. Utah is home to 7 National Monuments, 6 National Forests, 5 National Parks, 45 State Parks, and more. We know all the most popular spots and best-kept secrets. Come explore with us.
Wasatch Academy Photo #7 - The bright and open Studio Arts building features a fully functional darkroom, printmaking equipment, pottery wheels, two types of kilns, and big windows for natural light. The passionate faculty offer courses such as Ceramics, Pottery, Photography, 2D Art and many more. The art emphasis here helps students find their creative voice.
Wasatch Academy Photo #8 - The newest building on campus, the John W. and Elizabeth Lee Engineering Arts Building, is home to robotics, rocketry, engineering, and industrial fabrication. These courses are supported by state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, heavy workshop machinery, and laser cutters. If the students can conceptualize it, they can build it.
Wasatch Academy Photo #9 - The Bernadette and Edward Feeney Music Conservatory is a 13,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. Originally built in 1922 as the Wasatch Presbyterian Church was expanded in 2015, and now features professional-quality acoustics, soundproof practice rooms, an intimate concert hall, and a fully functional recording studio.
Wasatch Academy Photo #10 - Many of Wasatch Academy`s sports teams are top-ranked in the state, as well as the country. Students have access to state of the art sports facilities and skilled coaches in nearly a dozen different sports, preparing talented athletes to be offered multiple scholarships at D1 universities.
Founded in 1875, Wasatch Academy is a richly diverse community of boarding students, faculty, and staff. The campus is home to students from more than 30 countries and 35 states, providing a unique opportunity for students seeking to be fully immersed in American culture while becoming a part of a global community.
The courses provided throughout the school year blend project-based learning and a specialized one-on-one educational approach. This approach is proven to prepare students for university, career, and life. Lesson plans are molded to fit each unique student aiming not only to help them understand information, but also to learn invaluable life skills in critical thinking, communication, creativity, and innovation.
Every student has an advisor that provides academic, social, and personal support. As you grow intellectually and socially, you come to understand yourself, gain confidence in your abilities, and envision the places you will go.
Living together around the clock with teachers, coaches, dorm parents, and friends allow for an enriching, life-changing experience. Full-time dorm parents regularly teach about making safe, wise decisions, staying healthy, and building good character.
The clean and safe location of Mount Pleasant, Utah, allows students to focus on academic pursuits during the week and enjoy weekends filled with numerous activities. Students can enjoy Utah`s great outdoor recreation as well as various cultural, recreational, and service-based activities in nearby cities and local areas.
At Wasatch Academy, students pursue their passions, find their purpose, and discover a sense of who they are.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wasatch Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/ADHD/Anxiety/Language-based or Mild Learning Difference/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia/Dyspraxia/Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities/Executive Functioning/Oral / Written Language Disorder and Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit
Year Founded
1875
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
181 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Wasatch Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, Ap English Literature and Composition, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes tuition, room, board, and most weekend activities
Summer Program Cost
$8,875
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Experience (six weeks): $11,000 Summer Dash (three-week session): $5,500
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$40,850
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katrina Parry
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Nied
Endowment Size
$7.7 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Model United Nations, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Student Council (STUCO), Student Prefecting, Sustainability Council, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Program, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Outdoors, Robotics, Student Government

School Notes

  • Wasatch Academy is a co-educational community and home to students from more than 25 countries and 27 states. Our specialized style of project-based learning is creative, intensive and focuses on helping every student reach their highest potential.
  • Ourstudent-to-teacher ratio is 1:7 and over 130 courses are offered in 12 subject areas. Students complete course requirements with a deep content understanding and personal ownership of their learning. They also gain respect for the environment and attain a powerful awareness of how communities are interconnected.
  • While at Wasatch Academy, students are given many opportunities to participate in leadership, athletics, the arts, community service, educational immersions, outdoor adventures and much more.
  • Students learn personal and global responsibility through engaging classroom discussions, college counseling support, and real-life experiences helping others inside and outside the school community.
  • Wasatch Academy accreditations: National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wasatch Academy cost?
Wasatch Academy's tuition is approximately $38,000 for private students and $8,875 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Wasatch Academy?
The acceptance rate of Wasatch Academy is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. Wasatch Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Utah with low acceptance rates.
Does Wasatch Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Wasatch Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Wasatch Academy offer?
Wasatch Academy offers 19 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Wasatch Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Utah for most sports offered.
What is Wasatch Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Wasatch Academy?
The application deadline for Wasatch Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Utah is $10,168 for elementary schools and $11,516 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Utah is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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