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    Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School ::: Sewanee, Tennessee ::: Southeast U.S.

    St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, Sewanee, Tennessee 

    • Located on a beautifully wooded and historic campus high atop the Cumberland Plateau
    • 2.5 hours from Atlanta; 1.5 hours from Nashville and 1 hour from Chattanooga, Tennesee
    • 183 students; 18% international, Average class size 15 students; student/faculty ratio 5:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with religious affiliation - Episcopal
    • Innovative programs: Adventure Education and afternoon Outdoor Adventure program
    • ESL offered

    Founded

    1981

    Climate

    Warm summers and mild winters

    Student Body

    183 students (grades 9-12); 18% international; 44% boarding students

    Average Class Size

    15 students

    Faculty

    55 faculty; 58% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    5:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Georgia Technical Institute, New York University, University of Alabama, University of California, Wellesley College among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement and Honors: Not offered however the level of challenge in the standard curriculum is such that a number of students choose to take AP exams each spring.

    Dual-Enrollment opportunities at University of the South

    Students are encouraged to pursue dual-enrollment at the nearby, nationally ranked University of the South.  Known as a "small school with a large reputation".

    Special Programs

    Winterim is a one week program for the entire St. Andrew's-Sewanee community to shift its attention from the reguar academic routine to intensive courses of study that are dedicated to experimental and experiential learning in the following workshops: Academic, Arts, Cinema, Community, Hobby, Life Skills, Outdoor Adventure and Sports. 

    Marking System

    A 60 is a passing grade, and passed Upper School classes are granted credit on that basis, but a minimum grade of 70 is required before a student may progress to the next level in a math or language class.

    Failure of the second semester of a cumulative course (math, science, history, English or language) will result in failure of the entire course, regardless of the first semester grade.

    Saint Andrew's Sewamee School utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
      (beginning with Algebra 1; 4 credits recommended)
    Science - 3 credits
      (Conceptual Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
    History - 3 credits
      (US History)
    Language - 2 credits
      (consecutive in the same language)
    Arts - 1 credit
    Religion - 1 credit
      (Introduction to Religious Studies)
    Wellness - 1 credit
      (Health and Fitness/Life Issues)
    Electives - 2 credits

    Community Service - 15 hours per year enrolled

    Languages offered:  Chinese, Latin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT score = 1265 (1600); Average ACT score = 26

    Accreditation

    SAS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

    Arts:

    2D Design, Acting, Drawing, Filmmaking, Functional Pottery,  Graphic Design, Guitar Ensemble, Painting, Photography, SAS Vocal Ensemble, Technical Drawing Technical Theatre, Theater Arts

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and clubs: Anime' Club, Archery, Art Club, Barbell Club, Climbing Club, Cum Laude Society, ECO-SAS, Fashion Club, Global & Local Outreach, Great Discussions, History Club, Honor Council, House Leadership, International Club, Math Club, The Mountain (radio station), Mountain Mirror (Literary magazine), Outreach & Community Service, The Phoenix (yearbook), Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Write Club (creative writing)

    Facilities

    3 academic buildings, 2 athletic fields, Chapel, Dining Hall, Faculty Residences, Farm, Gymnasium, Lake, Mountain Biking Trails & Shed, Performing Arts Center, 5 Residence Halls, Science Center, Student Center, Theater

    ESL

    In the ELL Program, students are assessed and placed at the appropriate level.  ELL classes are offered at all levels during the school year.  Students are expected to remain in ELL classes until they attain a TOEFL score of 85 iBT, the score required for application to most U.S. universities.