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Sewickley Academy

As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school, Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching.


  • A Community of Respect pledge and Honor Code that set a high standard of behavior.
  • The Academy was 1 of 60 schools nationwide, and one of only two schools in the state, that was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article titled, "How to Get into Harvard," listing high schools that have a remarkable record of sending their students to elite colleges.
  • SA has won the MSA Sports Cup 9 times in the award's 10 year existence. The cup is awarded annually to the best overall sports program among all WPIAL schools in each classification.
  • In the Fall of 2014 Sewickley Academy teams won 4 WPIAL Titles in girls golf, girls tennis, boys golf, and boys cross country.
  • 92% of seniors were admitted to one of their top-choice colleges or universities.
  • The SAT average for the Classes of 2011-2014 is 1900 on the 2400 scale. This is 403 points above the national SAT average!
  • 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.

Heard Around Town

"You definitely know which kids attend Sewickley Academy. They are more poised and respectful. They carry themselves differently. The school instills this sense of confidence."
~Member of the community

"Sewickley Academy students are well-spoken, articulate, well-rounded, and strong leaders."
~College Admission Director

"Sewickley Academy teaches children that there is a world beyond their neighborhood and gives them opportunities to explore and become involved in it. In the Early Childhood program, they bring the world to them."
~New Kindergarten Parent

“Although my husband and I both attended public schools, we found we could not resist all that Sewickley Academy had to offer our daughter. Some of the obvious reasons are small class sizes, a strong arts program, and the strength of the curriculum across the board. Most importantly, having been a teacher for 12 years myself both in private and public schools, I like knowing that SA teachers have the freedom to teach creatively and do not "teach to the test" to meet the criteria of a state standardized test. I love the intimate size of the school and the fact that pre-school through senior year exists on a single campus. There is a strong sense of community and connection among the faculty, students, and families.”
~Grade 5 Parent 

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