St. Andrew's-Sewanee School (SAS) is a coeducational boarding and day school enrolling 260 students in Grades 6-12. SAS is located in the beautiful college town of Sewanee, Tennessee. Students hail from 14 countries and 15 states, offering a diverse and international community with the safety and charms of a small town. Founded in 1868, the school provides a rigorous and progressive hands-on education, steeped in the traditions of the Episcopal Church.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Students and faculty at SAS take full advantage of the school's 550-acre campus. The campus serves as outdoor laboratory, inspiration, and recreational center with numerous opportunities for hiking, caving, and mountain climbing. The school's outdoor education program helps students gain competency in wilderness activities while developing leadership skills.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE AND SUPPORT
SAS values diversity in its student body, including intellectual diversity. Each semester, qualified upper class students take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in college courses for free and for credit at the nearby University of the South. Students requiring academic assistance enjoy the support of the school's Learning Resources Center which offers students help with study and organizational skills. An experienced and certified ESL instructor provides English language support to our international students needing additional language assistance.
FACULTY AND COLLEGE COUNSELING
SAS teachers are engaged with students as teachers, houseparents, coaches, and mentors. They hold degrees from some of the best colleges and universities in the world including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Rice, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Shanghai Normal University, Yale, and University of Virginia. The school's full-time college counselor helps to guide students through the college application process. The 43 members of the Class of 2016 matriculated at 32 colleges and universities across the U.S. Close to 70% of the class received merit awards and those awards totaled $3.5 million.
A DAY IN A LIFE
Students at SAS enjoy family-style residence houses that provide a home for 12-14 students and a faculty family. A typical day begins with breakfast in the Hogwarts-like dining hall. Students then proceed to an all-school gathering in the school's historic chapel or the state-of the-art performing arts hall. Classes meet in the school's academic hubs. These facilities include classrooms, LEED Gold-certified science labs, a library, art studios, and a technology lab. Following lunch and afternoon classes, students are engaged in afternoon programs that include athletics, outdoor adventure, performing arts, mountain biking, and literary pursuits. The school fields 28 teams in 12 interscholastic sports, assuring a place on the team for most any athlete. Private instrumental and dance lessons are available on campus. After afternoon programs, boarding students enjoy dinner in the dining hall before settling in for evening study hours.
Weekend activities include a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities on campus, in Sewanee, and in the region. Students can catch a concert at the University of the South, sign up for a dinner and a movie in nearby Chattanooga, or gather a group of friends for school-sponsored trips to professional sporting events, camping trips, and more. Of course, enjoying a game of table tennis and some late night home baked cookies in the school's student union is always an option.
PROGRAMS OF NOTE
College Course Enrollment, Chinese Language, Campus Radio Station, Outdoor Adventure, Learning Resources Center, Winterim, Spring Break Outreach Trips, Varsity Mountain Biking, Climbing Club, Visiting Artist Program and Art Gallery, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts, and more.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School's Admission staff welcomes inquiries from Aramco families. For more information, please call 1-931-598-5651, visit our website at www.sasweb.org, or complete an on-line inquiry.