Wasatch Academy

120 South 100 West
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
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Wasatch Academy Photo #1 - Wasatch Academy is located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a quiet, mountain-valley town boasting a reputation for clean air, starry night skies, and safety. The campus is a 90-minute scenic drive from Salt Lake City International airport.
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Wasatch Academy Photo #1 - Wasatch Academy is located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a quiet, mountain-valley town boasting a reputation for clean air, starry night skies, and safety. The campus is a 90-minute scenic drive from Salt Lake City International airport.
Wasatch Academy Photo #2 - A truly versatile education is developed through multiple styles of learning, taking place both in and out of the classroom. The Engineering Arts Building, is home to robotics, rocketry, engineering, and industrial fabrication. These courses are supported by state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, heavy workshop machinery, and laser cutters. If students conceptualize it, they can build it.
Wasatch Academy Photo #3 - Students that take advantage of the 1 to 1 Learning Services Program at Wasatch Academy learn effective study skills, find hidden character strengths, develop self-advocacy tools, and gain success in the pursuit of academics.
Wasatch Academy Photo #4 - The diverse student body and faculty are more than just a community. They're friends in the cafeteria sharing a meal. They are advisors offering support after class, and teams of dedicated world citizens emptying the campus-wide recycling bins. Everyone has a place here.
Wasatch Academy Photo #5 - The Bernadette and Edward Feeney Music Conservatory is a 13,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. Originally built in 1922 as the Wasatch Presbyterian Church was expanded in 2015, and now features professional-quality acoustics, soundproof practice rooms, an intimate concert hall, and a fully functional recording studio.
Wasatch Academy Photo #6 - Many of Wasatch Academy's sports teams are top-ranked in the state, as well as the country. Students have access to state of the art sports facilities and skilled coaches in nearly a dozen different sports, preparing talented athletes to be offered multiple scholarships at D1 universities.
Wasatch Academy Photo #7 - Weekend Recreation options offer close-to-campus activities as well as state-wide adventure. Utah is home to 7 National Monuments, 6 National Forests, 5 National Parks, 45 State Parks, and more. We know all the most popular spots and best-kept secrets. Come explore with us.
Wasatch Academy Photo #8 - The bright and open Studio Arts building features a fully functional darkroom, printmaking equipment, pottery wheels, two types of kilns, and big windows for natural light. The passionate faculty offer courses such as Ceramics, Pottery, Photography, 2D Art and many more. The art emphasis here helps students find their creative voice.
Wasatch Academy Photo #9 - Utah has some of the best snow on earth at 14 world-class Ski Resorts. The Wasatch Academy Skiing & Snowboarding team competes in the USASA nationals event where they begin their journey to the Olympic podium. We also have a private ski hill and cabin 30 minutes from campus for training and recreational use.
Wasatch Academy Photo #10 - Horses are a special part of life in Sanpete County, home of Wasatch Academy. Our equestrian program features western and English riding, a stable of horses to match any skill level, and is based a Contoy Arena with a large indoor facility, 60 acre cross-country course and our own stables.
Founded in 1875, Wasatch Academy is a richly diverse community of boarding students, faculty, and staff. The campus is home to students from more than 25 countries and 27 states, providing a unique opportunity for students seeking to be fully immersed in American culture while becoming a part of a global community. The courses provided throughout the school year blend project-based learning and a specialized one-on-one educational approach. This approach is proven to prepare students for university, career, and life. Lesson plans are molded to fit each unique student, aiming not only to help them understand information but also to learn invaluable life skills in critical thinking, communication, creativity, and innovation. Every student has an advisor that provides academic, social, and personal support. As you grow intellectually and socially, you come to understand yourself, gain confidence in your abilities, and envision the places you will go. Living together with teachers, coaches, dorm parents, and friends around the clock allows for an enriching, life-changing experience. Full-time dorm parents regularly teach about making safe, wise decisions, staying healthy, and building good character. Mount Pleasant, Utah's clean and safe location allows students to focus on academic pursuits during the week and enjoy weekends filled with numerous activities. Students can enjoy Utah's great outdoor recreation as well as various cultural, recreational, and service-based activities in nearby cities and local areas. At Wasatch Academy, students pursue their passions, find their purpose, and discover a sense of who they are.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,000
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wasatch Academy ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 89 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Wasatch Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1875
1906
Campus Size
35 acres
128 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
181 students
315 students
% Students of Color
18%
25%
% International Students
36%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress Casual
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
9
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$7.7 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$71,000
(tuition, room, and board)
$64,789
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,000
$35,000
Tuition international students
$74,000
$57,260
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$68,000
$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
39%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$40,850
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
89%
60%
Director of Admissions
Katrina Parry
Rebecca Nied
Associate Director of Admissions
Jason Yang

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
9
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language/Composition, AP Physics, AP Computer Science, AP English Lit/Composition, AP Psychology, AP U.S History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
16
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Honor Council, Model United Nations, National Honors Society, Robotics, Student Council (STUCO), Student Government, Sustainability Council, Wasatka (Yearbook)

Arts and Music Programs:
Student Prefecting

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Program, Mountain Biking, Outdoors, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Ski, Snowboarding

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Wasatch Academy is a co-educational community and home to students from more than 30 countries and 35 states. Our specialized project-based learning style is creative but intensive and focuses on helping every student reach their highest potential.
  • Academic opportunities are plentiful; the student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1, and over 130 courses are offered in 12 subject areas. Students complete course requirements with a deep content understanding and personal ownership of their learning. They also gain respect for the environment and attain a powerful awareness of how communities are interconnected.
  • While at Wasatch Academy, students have many opportunities to fill their resumes with leadership positions, athletic participation, art experience, community service, and more.
  • Students learn personal and global responsibility through engaging classroom discussions, college counseling support, and real-life experiences of helping others inside and outside the school community.
  • Wasatch Academy students attend universities such as Standford, Harvard, Duke, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Dartmouth, Caltech, Cornell, Berkeley University of California, UCLA, MIT, and many more. 
  • Wasatch Academy accreditations: National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wasatch Academy cost?
Wasatch Academy's tuition is approximately $71,000 for boarding students and $38,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Wasatch Academy?
The acceptance rate of Wasatch Academy is 89%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Wasatch Academy offer?
Wasatch Academy offers 23 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Mountain Biking, Riding, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball. Wasatch Academy is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
Does Wasatch Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Wasatch Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Wasatch Academy's ranking?
Wasatch Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Wasatch Academy?
The application deadline for Wasatch Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 1986
5.00
UMR
I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Wasatch as a teenager, and the experience shaped my life. In the years that followed, I have continued to follow the school, and I hope to one. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
Cornell College
Rural area, international environment, attentive staff and faculty, student-focus activities-those are what Wasatch is praised for but what really impressed me was a speech given on Founder's Day about our endowment. Mr Loftin (school headmaster). . .

Class of 2011
5.00
Brandeis University
Wasatch Academy's location in central Utah definitely adds a very unique feel to the school Even though Mt. Pleasant is a rural town, the proximity to Provo and SLC allows students to get the best. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,000
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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