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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,900
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
24%
Average Financial Aid
From Sewickley Academy

Founded in 1838, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh’s oldest co-ed, Pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory school with a rich history, strong traditions, and an even bolder future.

The path to success begins with helping students to develop a love of learning, a global perspective, and respect for themselves and others. It involves explorative, experiential learning, rigorous academics, and a deeper understanding of individual strengths, challenges, and potential.

At first glance, the 16-acre campus with its tall trees, red brick buildings, and white columns makes quite an impression. But it is the community of students, families, faculty, and staff that makes Sewickley Academy a dynamic place to learn and grow. As a community of educators, the school fosters caring relationships that provide a foundation upon which students are guided and empowered to reflect on and strengthen their skills for learning, leading, decision-making, and personal growth.

Sewickley 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
100%
Average SAT
1330
128 responses
Average ACT
31
80 responses

Middle School at Sewickley Academy

The Sewickley Academy college preparatory Middle School focuses on each child by creating a caring and understanding space to encourage physical growth, social/emotional maturity, and abstract thinking. Middle school years mark the transition from the dependence of childhood and the independence of young adulthood.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
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 81 responses
Report
  • Our annual service day at school!
    19%
  • Spirit Day
    15%
  • Sewickley Series
    11%
  • Sports Events
    11%
  • Hall sing
    10%
  • Awards Day candlelight ceremony
    9%
  • World's Fair
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    657
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $18,350
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $161,641
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,196
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $602,000
    National
    $184,700

    Sewickley Academy Reviews

    116 reviews
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    I’m a parent of two daughters who’s been at Sewickley Academy for over 5 years. If you’re looking for a great school, give Sewickley Academy a chance. Each morning when I walk our children to the bus stop, we feel so lucky to have our girls attend Sewickley Academy. Given the wonderful teachers, staff, and curriculum they have there! I love how they treat and value everyone as if we’re family. My husband and I wanted a school that would prepare them for college as well as safe environment. Sewickley Academy was the best decision we ever made! I can’t tell you how much we love this school! If you’re looking for a excellent school with a great support system designed to prepare your child with the best education, definitely give Sewickley Academy a try. You won’t be disappointed! I pray every student could experience this wonderful education. Sewickley Academy School is amazing!
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    I transferred to Sewickley Academy for high school. I have to say, the education I have received has been exceptional. However, the environment of the school is kind of toxic and it has been really hard to have good self confidence. My class is particularly bad, as we are all extremely bright and rather competitive with one another. This may just be what comes with going to a prestigious private school, but it has been somewhat difficult to deal with over the years. I have had some wonderful opportunities here, though. I've been able to be involved in activities and events that I never imagined I would be capable of doing, particularly all at once. Everyone here is very, very busy. We are all involved in SO many activities, I'm surprised everyone here always says "yes" to additional things.
    I think Sewickley Academy has really diminished in quality throughout the years. When I started at SA, the academics were high quality, but they've let go of good teachers in order to cut costs (good teachers = higher pay) because of low enrollment, and subsequently many of the academic and art departments have deteriorated to shells of what they once were. On the other hand, funding has increased for the athletic departments, but the athletic teams are the same as ever.