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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Seattle Academy is a top rated, private school located in Seattle, WA. It has 729 students in grades 6-12. Tuition is $35,364 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1201 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone
(206) 676-6858

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,364
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid

Seattle Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
88 responses
Average ACT
30
82 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Soccer Mainia, Dances, and Eating off Campus
    37%
  • Theatre and Vocal Productions
    37%
  • Basketball Mania
    21%
  • Spring Mania
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
729
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$69,168
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Median Home Value
$447,778
National
$184,700
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Seattle Academy Reviews

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My child started at SAAS in 9th grade At first, I was worried because the academics didn't seem to be as rigorous as they could be, but then I realized that the school is working to create connections and community among the students in that freshman year. Now that some required electives are out of the way and the kids have settled in socially, my student is choosing classes that stimulate his curiosity and intellect. He's working hard and learning a lot. But the best part of SAAS is that he has discovered a side of himself he would not have discovered at any other school - he is now deeply involved in an artistic endeavor that is challenging and fulfilling. As for diversity, I must say that it is one of the most diverse independent schools in the Seattle area. Yes, there are definitely uber-wealthy families (they seem to be everywhere in Seattle these days), but there is definitely a rich diversity among teachers and students. They really care about the students as people too.
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I have 2 very different children (artistic girl/sporty boy) who attended SAAS since 6th grade. The school was a great fit for both of them. The staff supported them beyond academics. They are very concerned with the well being of students. Both of my kids were very well prepared for the rigorous colleges that they both attended after graduation. And on that subject, their college advising is the best. Both of my kids got into their “reach” schools. f you don’t have a good experience at this school, you’re not trying. Staff is there 100% to support students in all of their endeavors. And students are taught to approach adults and advocate for themselves. Only complaint is that diversity is lacking, especially economic diversity. Although our family is in the top percentile of earners in the country, our kids were astounded by the level of wealth at this school.
Wide range of classes ranging from average to very interesting. If you are interested in robotics, definitely join Seattle Academy's program (as of my year we are the best in the state and almost won the FTC World Championship). The teachers are very supportive and approachable, and the students are generally very kind. The school can be a little clique-y but most high schools are. The drawbacks of Seattle Academy is that the academic rigor can be lacking sometimes. There are definitely demanding classes such as American Studies, but some classes say Honors but are not as difficult. Also, there are times when Seattle Academy seems very disorganized and information can be late to get to you when it's about scheduling or something important. Overall, I've loved my experience and there's definitely something for everyone (super strong robotics, speech and debate, and arts programs).