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    Wasatch Academy ::: Mt. Pleasant, Utah ::: West U.S.

    Wasatch Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Utah

     

    • Wasatch Academy is a designed National Historic Site on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains 153 kms from Salt Lake City
    • 340 students (grades 8-12 & PG); average class size 12 students; student/faculty ratio 7:1
    • Extra-curricular and Outdoor Education Programs take advantage of the school's spectacular location to provide students with experiences they may not otherwise have such as skiing, snowboarding, rock-climbing, fencing and horsemanship
    • Extensive Advanced Placement and Honors courses offered
    • University placement including California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston College among others
    • ESL Offered

    Founded

    1875

    Climate

    4 seasons with lots of snow in winter

    Student Body

    340 students (grades 8-12 & PG); 40% international

    Average Class Size

    12 students

    Faculty

    45 faculty; 60% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    7:1

    College Placement

    100% university placements include Boston College, California Institue of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature & Composition, Mandarin, Physics ( C-1, Mechanics), Psychology, Statistics, Spanish, US History

    Honors: approximately 133. Most classes are available as honors

    Special Programs

    Experiential Learning helps integrate hands-on learning experiences throughout the following activities: outdoor learning, service, international trips, environmental stewardship.

    Outdoor programs - the campus and surrounding landscape provide the rich insights and terrain for students of many interests in outdoor adventure to explore, grow and have some serious fun.

    Marking System

    Each student is assigned a mentor for guidance. This advisor meets with the student bi-weekly and reports to parents. Grade reports are issued on a quarterly basis.

    Programs of Study

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

    English - 4 credits
       (3 credits for international students)
    Mathematics - 4 credits
       (Algebra I, II and Geometry)
    Science - 3 credits
       (Biology)
    History/Social Science - 3 credits
       (US History)
    Foreign Language - 2 credits
       (native English speakers only)
    Fine & Performing Arts - 2 credits
    Technology - 2 credits 

    Foreign Languages: French, Mandarin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores: Above national averages 

    Accreditation

    Wasatch Academy is accredited by the Northwest Associations of Schools and Colleges

    Athletics

    Sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross-country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Free-Style Skiing, Golf, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Ski-jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

    Arts:

    Studio Arts, Alternative Photo Techniques, Art Independent Study, Ceramics, Chamber Music, Dance, Drums, Fashion Design, Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble, International Percussion, Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Music Ensemble, Music Theory Musicianship, Orchestra, Photography, Theater, Vocal Ensemble

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Akido, Amnesty International, Art Club, Camping Club, Choir, Community Service, Dance Club, Debate Club, Equestrian Club, Film Club, Guitar Club, International Club, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Robotics, Student Government

    Campus Features:

    The scenic 30 acre (12 hectares) campus contains a Student Center, Humanities Building, Math & Science Building, The Center for Evolving Technologies, Studio Arts Center, Performing Arts Center, Administration Building and 8 residence halls. The Wasatch Academy cabin and snow park is 15 minutes away for daily snow-boarding and skiing during the winter months while rock climbing at the famous Maple Canyon is 10 minutes from campus.

    ESL

    Comprehensive and rigorous ESL program