290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, TN 37375
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St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #1 - Founded in 1868, St. Andrew's-Sewanee and its students enjoy many long held traditions like the Morning Watch, ringing the Chapel Bells after a victory, Creative Expression Assemblies, Winterim, and the International Flag Ceremony. Recent additions include the House Cup Competition, the pancake race, and the Blessing of the Animals.
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St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #1 - Founded in 1868, St. Andrew's-Sewanee and its students enjoy many long held traditions like the Morning Watch, ringing the Chapel Bells after a victory, Creative Expression Assemblies, Winterim, and the International Flag Ceremony. Recent additions include the House Cup Competition, the pancake race, and the Blessing of the Animals.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #2 - One of the South's Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school's 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #3 - Small classes led by talented and dedicated teachers make learning exciting and personal at St. Andrew's-Sewanee. More than half your teachers have advanced degrees and close to half live on campus. Students looking for an additional challenge can take classes for free and for college credit at the nearby University of the South.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #4 - With close to 40 teams and afterschool programs, at St. Andrew's-Sewanee no one is left sitting on the bench. In addition to the usual athletic offerings, SAS offers Outdoor Adventure, a Mind-Body-Exercise program, varsity Mountain Biking, and a competitive climbing team.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #5 - At St. Andrew's-Sewanee leadership means starting your own activities and organizations, not just filling someone else's shoes. In addition to serving as proctors and admissions ambassadors, students operate their own radio station, organize service opportunities, design clothing, and grow food for the dining hall. What would you like to do?
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #6 - SAS students excel at the creative arts and are regularly accepted to top-flight art schools across the country. The SAS Gallery welcomes professional artists throughout the year for exhibitions and student workshops and McCrory Hall hosts professional actors and musicians. In the summers, SAS is home to Shakerag Workshops, a nationally-recognized art program for adults.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #7 - We know boarding school can never be quite the same as home but small residential houses help to make life a bit cozier. Just 12-15 students share each house with a faculty family and are supervised by three houseparents who are there to lend a hand with homework or help you to navigate a difficult social situation.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo #8 - Sewanee is a small town that's big on education. Thanks to a special relationship with the University of the South, students at St. Andrew's-Sewanee enjoy the opportunity to take college courses for free, attend dozens of concerts and lectures each year, and have access to a research library. Sewanee's downtown offers coffee houses, restaurants, and gift shops.
Challenge. Balance. Joy. St. Andrew`s-Sewanee School is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, boarding and day college preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. We CHALLENGE our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of BALANCE and JOY. You belong here!

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $49,980
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,900
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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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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St. Andrew's-Sewanee School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 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
9-12
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
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
250 students
300 students
% Students of Color
12%
25%
% 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)
$49,980
($43,000 for students from Appalachian states)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,900
(Middle School Day $20,300)
$33,250
Tuition international students
$54,500
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$40,000
$44,100
% 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
Anna Palmer

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
44
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, House Leadership, 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.
  • LD types supported: Learning Resources Center provides support.
  • 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
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  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,900
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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