Wasatch Academy

  • Wasatch Academy is a co-ed college preparatory boarding school located in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
  • Our global campus brings together students from more than 35 countries and more than 25 states.
  • At Wasatch Academy, our students are guided to become ethical citizens of the world while getting prepared for college.
  • Throughout the year, they take advantage of a beautiful setting in the heart of Utah, surrounded by several national parks and unique outdoor opportunities.
  • In addition, every weekend students have the opportunity to attend several cultural and sports events in nearby Salt Lake City.
  • Our students are provided with the highest academic atmosphere while being instructed by committed faculty that care about their success, in and outside of the classroom.
  • At Wasatch Academy, our goal is to prepare students to live in a globalized 21st century world.
  • Our student body learns alongside peers with a diverse array of perspectives, languages and cultures.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Support Program offered
Year Founded 1875

Student Body

Total Students 312 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Wasatch Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, Ap English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Mandarin, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S Government and Politics, AP U.S History
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collar shirts, no jeans during academic day)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,800
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kimberly Stephens
Admissions Associate Yang Liu

Sports

Total Sports Offered 26 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
CheeringClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianFencing,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
KayakingMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
Ski JumpingSnowboarding,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. National Honor Society, Chess, Robotics, Math, Student Government, Debate, Journalism, International Clubs, Snowboarding, Yearbook, Dance Company, Theater, Equestrian Program, Skiing, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Photography, Art Club Chess, Robotics, Math, Debate, Journalism, Snowboarding, Yearbook, Dance Company, Theater, Skiing, Jazz Ensemble, Photography, Art Club, National Honor Society,
Student Government,
International Clubs,
Equestrian Program,
Guitar Ensemble,

School Notes

The Four Cornerstones of a Wasatch Academy education equip our graduates with the tools to become innovators and leaders in the 21st century.

  • For starters, our Schools Attuned program ensures Wasatch Academy teachers closely observe how your child learns and then adjust their lessons and methods accordingly. All teachers are trained in the program's philosophies and strategies to help each student reach their highest potential.
  • Next, our exceptional outdoor program builds character, leadership skills, and feeds our students' sense of adventure. At Wasatch Academy, your student’s outdoor experience matches the richness of their classroom work and provides a unique college preparatory education.
  • Wasatch Academy’s co-ed global campus hosts students from more than 35 countries and 25 states. What better way to prepare for a "flat world" than to learn alongside such a diverse array of students and perspectives, languages and cultures.
  • And finally, our tight-knit community encourages every student to have a unique voice and develop at their own pace, surrounded by classmates and adults who care about them as individuals.What happens when you combine these four cornerstones? Simply put, Wasatch Academy has, since 1875, provided a nurturing boarding school community that empowers young men and women to find their own way.

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