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Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy: At a Glance As Pittsburgh's oldest co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, Sewickley Academy prepares students for a lifetime of success by inspiring them to reach their full potential as curious, courageous, and compassionate learners. Exceptional programs, small classes, and talented faculty help our students become conscientious leaders, critical thinkers, and responsible members of a global community. Academics
  • Average class size is 15 students
  • Student to teacher ratio is approximately 7:1
  • Experienced, caring teachers, 57% with advanced degrees
  • All faculty and staff participate in annual professional development
College Placement
  • 100% of graduates continue their education at a four-year college or university
  • 97% of the Class of 2011 was admitted to a top-choice college or university
  • More than $3.9 million in merit scholarships was offered to the Class of 2011
  • In the last 4 years, over 50% of Academy graduates have been recognized as an AP Scholar by the College Board
  • The four-year SAT average for the Classes of 2008-2011 is at an all-time high: at 1936 on the 2400 scale. This score is 427 points above the national SAT average!
Facilities
  • 750 students in Grades PK through 12 with all grades on a single 16-acre campus
  • Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh
  • 60 classrooms, four computer labs, nine science labs, two greenhouses, a media center, two libraries with a total of 33,600 volumes, and two student publishing centers
  • Two gymnasiums, four athletic fields, a fully-equipped fitness center, and five tennis courts support our 12 varsity teams
  • Fine arts programs are supported by visual and performing art studios, music practice rooms, a black-box theater with seating for approximately 150, Rea Auditorium with 635 seats, and the Campbell Art Gallery
Programs
  • Mission and Core Values that center on the potential of every child
  • Emphasis on developing students' leadership and communication skills
  • A Community of Respect pledge and Honor Code that set a high standard of behavior
  • Bus transportation offered to many areas in the region
  • 1.5 million dollars in financial aid to assist families who qualify; approximately 20% of students receive financial aid
  • Home to Summerbridge Pittsburgh, the national award-winning program with core values of high expectations, academic success, and personal mastery for students with limited opportunities
Students
  • A highly diverse student body from 55 school districts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia
  • Approximately 19% of the student body is Asian and East Indian, Latin, or African American (9%)