Casady School

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Casady School
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
USA
Information
Type Private, day, college-prep
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established 1947
Locale Suburban
Headmaster Nathan L. Sheldon
Grades P12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 900
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
School color(s) Navy blue and white
Athletics conference SPC
Mascot Cyclone
Average ACT scores (2016) 28
Affiliations ISAS
American Montessori Society
NAESSEAS
Website
Casady School chapel window

Casady School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, founded in 1947 by Bishop Thomas Casady and the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Casady serves children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

Mission Statement[edit]

Casady School develops excellence, confidence, and integrity in students and prepares them with the skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for success.

Casady Community[edit]

Casady School, the oldest independent, coeducational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school in Oklahoma City, serves students Pre-K-12. Founded in 1947, Casady has grown to 900+ students, 200 faculty and staff, 3,377 alumni, and 80 acres and 24 buildings. Recently, Business Insider named Casady the Top Private School in Oklahoma. Casady hosts a chapter of the Cum Laude Society and adheres to a student-led Honor Code. Historically, 100 percent of Casady School graduates attend a four-year college or university.

Enrollment and Accreditation[edit]

Casady enrolls approximately 900 students Pre-K-12, 314 in the Upper Division (Grades 9-12). Students have recently come from a wide geographical area that includes seven states, two countries, and seven Oklahoma public school districts. Casady School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Casady athletically competes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).

Academics[edit]

The 77 graduates of the Class of 2016 earned $5,100,000 in scholarship monies. The Class of 2016 received a265 college acceptances to 94 different colleges and universities in 28 states and two countries, including the University of Southern California, Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bowdoin College, New York University, Cornell University, Northeastern University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Davidson College, Occidental College, Duke University, Pomona College, George Washington University, Rice University, Harvard University and many others. Many Casady graduates go on to post-secondary education.

Casady School is the only Oklahoma member of the Malone School Online Network (MSON), which offers a variety of superior online courses that enhance Casady’s existing college preparatory curriculum. MSON courses use the Stanford University Online High School virtual seminar model and are taught by faculty from the other 19 Malone Schools currently participating in the Network. Each MSON course takes a blended approach and combines synchronous instruction (real-time video conference seminars) with asynchronous instruction (recorded lectures and exercises students complete outside of class). Representing a “virtual Harkness Model,” each MSON course enrolls no more than 16 students, allowing for active, real-time discussion.

The Malone Family Foundation awarded Casady School with a $2 million scholarship endowment in May 2006. Created for students in grades seven through 12 who demonstrate outstanding abilities as well as financial need, the scholarship enables qualified young adults to benefit from an independent education.

Athletics[edit]

Casady students have the option to choose from 21 different sports that are offered during three seasons for the academic year. Casady School is a competing member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference and is a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

Since 1956 Casady has won 154 SPC championships.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

After the school was renamed Casady School on May 26, 1948, the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor was completed thanks to the generosity of Frank Johnson Hightower. Ever since, the Chapel has been the spiritual center of Casady School. Today, more than 600 daily services are conducted during the school year, involving students of all ages. The community celebrations of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter have a firm tradition. The Chapel is also used for baptisms, weddings, funerals and celebrations in the lives of members of the Casady family throughout the year. Casady students participate in chapel services daily.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°34′03″N 97°32′56″W / 35.567584°N 97.549027°W / 35.567584; -97.549027