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1983. An independent, co-educational day school serving students in
grades 6 through 12.
Accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and
the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Head of School:
Joe Puggelli, B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Penn State
Faculty and Educational Staff:
62 women and 53 men, with 6 doctorates, 76 master
degrees, and 121 bachelor degrees.
Student-to-teacher ratio is 8:1.
A satellited urban campus. The Vanderbilt Building contains Upper School
classrooms, science laboratories, student commons, administrative offi ces, traditional
library, and on-line resource center. The Arts Center contains visual arts studios, a
theatre and black box theatre, vocal music studio, instrumental music studio, academ-
ic classrooms, and physics lab. The Cardinal Union Building (CUB) contains seminar
rooms and administrative offi ces. The Temple Building contains Middle and Upper
School classrooms, an on-line resource center, a computer laboratory, and adminis-
trative offi ces, including the admission offi ce. The gymnasium contains a competition
gym, weight room, dance studio, and aerobic exercise mezzanine. Nearby community
playfi elds provide outdoor space for outdoor physical education and sports.
Our commitment to experience-based education is enhanced by our central, urban location which affords ready access to resources such as the Pacifi c Science Center, public and university libraries, museums, galleries, theaters, arboretums, waterfronts, and parks.
700 students in 2013-14.
Based on student visit, parent interview with the Director of Admission,
previous school records, teacher evaluations, and an entrance examination. Most ap-
plications are processed between November and January for the coming school year.
At other times of the year, please check for available space. Students of any race,
creed, color, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, and physical challenge are
encouraged to apply.
Tuition is determined annually by the Board of Trustees. Tuitions for the
2013-14 school year: $27,036 for grades 6-8; $28,380 for grades 9-12. Book fees and
an activity fee are additional.
Over 20 percent of our families have receive some need-based
fi nancial aid for tuition each year. Application for aid is separate from application for
admission. Please contact the admission offi ce at [email protected]
or 206-324-7227 or for more information.
preparing students for college and life
Seattle AcademyADMISSION OFFICE1432 - 15th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122206-324-7227206-676-6881 (fax)seattleacademy.org
Upper School Graduation Requirements:
Awards & Recognitions
• National Merit Finalists• National Merit Semi-Finalists
• Women’s University Club Scholarship Winner
• Anne and Allegra Ford Scholarship Winner
• American Fisheries Association Hutton Winner
• Seattle Times
Top 12 Graduates Award
• Seattle Times
Top Teachers Award
• Washington Federation of Independent Schools
• Named K-12 Technology Leader in t|h|e Journal
• Listed as School of the Future in the national report A
Guide to Becoming a School of the Future
• American Junior and High School Math Awards• Washington State Honors Winners
: Students are required to take two years
of physical education for graduation. This requirement
may be satisfi ed between 9th and 12th grades by play-
ing team sports (soccer, cross-country, volleyball, bas-
• State Speech and Debate Champions, Both Team and
ketball, track and fi eld, golf, tennis, or ultimate Frisbee)
and/or by taking arts electives such as dance and stage
• National Speech and Debate Champion in Expository
movement. Seattle Academy encourages all students to
participate in interscholastic sports.
• State Youth Legislature Secretary of State and Youth Governor
Each trimester, opportunities are available for
• Robotics Program Competitor at Worlds Competition
students to earn required service credits. Options may
• United States National Ultimate Frisbee Team
include work or service within the school or off-campus.
The program is designed to encourage personal and
• ESPN’s Rise Magazine
Avatar Award Winners
social responsibility. Service projects have included such
• Recognized in Washington State Senate Resolution
activities as volunteer work on crisis hotlines, working
on political campaigns, performances in nursing homes,
• Five Athletes Signed Division 1A Letters of Intent in
and food drives for Northwest Harvest.
: Available to students of high moti-
vation and proven ability who wish to pursue a subject in
• State Girls' Team Track and Field Champions
• State Girls’ Ultimate Frisbee Champions• State Boys' and Girls' Individual Track and Field
: Seattle Academy has two learn-
ing specialists on staff. The learning specialists serve
as a resource referral in such areas as learning styles,
• League Coaches of the Year in Soccer, Track & Field,
organization, goal-setting, self-motivation, learning differ-
Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis
ences, and self-discipline. Learning Support classes are
small-group support classes that help students develop
skills to work within the content of our core academic
curriculum. They are classes for students needing on-
• Seattle Times
Athlete of the Week designees
going support to develop the skills and discipline needed
• State Golf Champions, Both Team and Individual
to succeed in our rigorous college-prep environment.
Students learn to improve writing; reading for informa-
tion; organizational and study skills; and self-advocacy
• National Tournament Ultimate Frisbee Champions
skills, while working on their content coursework. These
• Heritage Music Festival (Los Angeles) First-Place
are not ESL or special education courses, although
teachers may work on basic skills development. Fees for
• Northwest, National, and International High School
this program are in addition to tuition.
• National Young Arts Foundation Merit Award Winner
National Merit Scholarship
: Twenty-three students
have earned either fi nalist, commended, or qualifi er rec-
• Named Nation’s Outstanding Arts Program by Arts
• Named Winner of Excellence in Arts Education Award by
: As is typical at Seattle Academy, 100% of senior college applicants gained admission to col-
lege in 2013. 99% of seniors have specifi c plans to attend a four-year college immediately or after a planned gap
year. 84% of the Class of 2013 will attend college outside of Washington State, with California and New York State
leading the most popular out-of-state destinations. Graduates of Seattle Academy enrolled in the following institu-
tions between 2009-2013.
California Polytechnic State University, Mills College (2)
Parsons The New School for Design (2) University of St. Andrews
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Skidmore College (3)
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