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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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.

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
1290
101 responses
Average ACT
30
94 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Soccer Mainia, Dances, and Eating off Campus
    40%
  • Theatre and Vocal Productions
    35%
  • Basketball Mania
    20%
  • Spring Mania
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
729
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 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
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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I am a junior at SAAS and I love it. I have been at SAAS since middle school. The amazing science and arts electives are something that is unique to here. I can take neuroscience right after ceramics right after psychology if I want! Theater and visual arts are particularly strong. All academic classes have different levels to them so that each student can choose how much they would like to challenge themselves. The most challenging classes are American Studies (joint Honors English/Honors History) and Advanced Chemistry. The teachers are great and have diverse teaching styles, so there's always someone who teaches the way you learn. While SAAS has excellent sports teams (soccer, volleyball, golf, and ultimate frisbee are the strongest), the school doesn't revolve around sports like a traditional high school. The college prep is amazing, they have answered all of my questions incredibly well and I have total faith in them going into college applications. I've enjoyed my time at SAAS!
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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.
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.