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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
    • 336 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
    • 100% 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

    336 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 placement including  California Institue of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement courses: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Physics, Statistics, Chinese Language & Culture, Psychology, Spanish, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History

    Special Programs

    Signature Outdoor Program that takes advantage of Utah's wilderness and famous national parks.  Each weekend students can practice their outdoor skills via hiking, climbing, rafting and orienteering

    Community Service Program each day and during Spring break. Recent examples include helping rebuild a village in North India that was destroyed by an earthquake and building a school playground in Vietnam.

    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
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    History/Social Science - 3 credits
    Foreign Language - 2 credits
    Fine & Performing Arts - 2 credits
    Technology - 2 credits 

    Foreign Languages: Mandarin, Spanish, French

     

    SAT/ACT Scores: Above national averages 

    Accreditation

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

    Athletics

    Boys' sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, track & field, tennis, snowboard/skiing

    Girls' sports: basketball, soccer, track & field, tennis, volleyball, snowboard/skiing

    Co-ed sports: alpine skiing, equestrian, golf, Nordic skiing

    Arts:

    Arts offered: Acting, Alternative Photo Techniques, AP Art Studio, Art Independent Study, Ceramics I, II, III and Independent Study, Chamber Music, Comedy, Costume/Makeup, Dance Company, Dance Technique I & II, Design I,II & III, Digital Audio, Drawing I, II & III, Drums, Guitar I & II, Insturment Ensemble, Intaglio Printmaking I, II and III, International Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Music Ensemble, Music Theory/Musicianship, Music's Role in Our Lives, Open Theatre Lab, Orchestra, Painting I, II & III, Photography I, II, III & Independent Study, Piano, Play Production, Pottery, I, II & III, Relief Printmaking I, II & III, Sewing/Fashion Design, Stage Tech, Theatre Management, Vocal Ensemble

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: National Honor Society, Akido, chess, debate, joyrnalish, dance company, theater, choir, free-style biking an dskateboarding, camping, cheerleading, hiking, model U.N., rock-climbing, student government, fencing, film, robotics

    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