Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,100
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,600
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1868
1907
Campus Size
550 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
250 students
300 students
% Students of Color
12%
26%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
35%
70%
Average ACT score
25
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
132
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
56%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$20 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,100
($46,900 for students from Appalachian states)
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,600
(6th-7th Day $21,900)
$34,900
Tuition international students
$59,100
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$43,600
$44,150
% Students on Financial Aid
51%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$15,755
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
83%
58%
Director of Admissions
Derek Perkins
Associate Director of Admissions
Ashley Close

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
132
17
Courses
Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Physics, Calculus, Enrollment at University of the South

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
43
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Airsoft Club, Archery Club, Art Club, Athletic Trainer, Breakfast (Health) Club, Chinese Culture Club, Cum Laude, Cycling Club, Debate Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club, ECO-SAS, Ethics Bowl, Farming, Gender & Sexualities Awareness, Interact Club, International Club, International Student Mentors, K-Pop Dance Club, Literary Magazine, Magic Club, Math Club, Outreach, Proctors, Public Speaking Club, Radio Station, Robotics Club, Scouting, Student Vestry, Tea Club, Videography, Write Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Global & Local Outreach, Guitar Ensemble, History Club, Honor Council, Theatre, Upper School Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing Team, Great Discussions, Outdoor Adventure, Skateboarding Club, Strength and Conditioning

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The University of the South
28
Tennessee Technological University
7
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
7
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
6
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
6
Motlow State Community College
4
Purdue University
4
Warren Wilson College
4
East Tennessee State University
3
University of Washington
3

School Notes

  • Parents praise SAS for the enthusiasm of the faculty, staff, and administration and the complete dedication to challenging their students to seek academic and personal success. Students love SAS because of the respect they receive from all members of the campus community, the lack of cliques, and the opportunities to "get off the bench" and participate in a wide variety of academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities.
  • Better than AP - Eligible students take courses for college credit at the University of the South, one of the top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the U.S. Grounded in the traditions of the Episcopal Church, St. Andrew's-Sewanee welcomes students of all traditions and celebrates diversity of faith and thought while encouraging students to search for a deeper understanding of life, purpose, and service.
  • The School's Outdoor Adventure Program, Farm, Winterim, and Visiting Artists' Program are just a few of the innovative programs that provide added value, excitement, and experience outside of the traditional classroom.
  • St. Andrew's-Sewanee School accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • James Agee - Pulitzer-prize winning writer
    • Kix Brooks '73 - Grammy-award winning singer, host of American Country Countdown
    • Elisabeth Rohm '91 - Television and movie actress
    • Rachel Bonds '01 - Playwright
    • Dr. George P. Garrett, Jr. '46 - Poet Laureate of Virginia
    • Stephen Alvarez '83 - National Geographic Photographer
    • Sean Bridgers '86 - Television and movie actor
    • Eban Goodstein '78 - Economist, author, and environmental educator
    • Mike deGruy '69 - Documentary Film Maker
    • Brian Jordan Alvarez '05 - Actor, Writer, Filmmaker
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2018
5.00
University of Richmond
A school's culture is one of the most important feature of a learning environment and SAS's culture is kind, supportive, and encouraging. It's small enough to be personal and yet has enough space to create. . .

Class of 2010
5.00
Tulane University
While at Sewanee, I spent the majority of my free time hiking with my friends, planning new community service opportunities with my peers, and getting to know myself. This school is like no other in. . .

Class of 2008
5.00
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I was a four-year boarding student at SAS and I can't easily express how grateful I am for what I learned and how much I grew during my time there. I will certainly say that. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,100
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,600
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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