St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
|St. Andrew's-Sewanee School|
St. Andrew's-Sewanee Shield
|290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
|School type||Private, Day & Boarding|
|Head of School||Karl J. Sjolund|
|Grades||6 to 12|
|Enrollment||67 Boarding (9-12)
83 Day (6-8)
80 Day (9-12)
|Average class size||14 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||4:1|
|Campus size||550 acres (2.2 km2)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||32 teams in 12 sports|
|Average SAT scores||480 - 630 reading
470 - 590 math
480 - 610 writing
|Average ACT scores||20-27|
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is a private, coeducational, Episcopal, boarding and day college preparatory school serving 230 students in grades six through twelve. It is located in Sewanee, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga and adjacent to the University of the South, which is also affiliated with the Episcopal Church. In addition to outstanding college preparation, the school is known for its close and welcoming community, emphasis on creativity, and opportunities for outdoor adventure.
The current school, housed on 550 acres (2.2 km2), is the result of the merger of St. Andrew's School, which was located on the same campus, and the Sewanee Academy. The University of the South agreed to merge the Sewanee Academy with St. Andrew's School in 1981.
Sewanee Academy was founded in 1867 as the Junior Department of the University of the South and later became Sewanee Grammar School (1869-1908), then the Sewanee Military Academy. In 1971, Sewanee Military Academy dropped its military program and became known as the Sewanee Academy.
St. Andrew's School was founded in 1905 by the Episcopal Order of the Holy Cross with the goal of "breaking the cycle of poverty" for "mountain boys." Originally all-white, it was desegregated in 1965.
A third school, St. Mary's School for Girls, was operated from 1896 to 1968 by the Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary's. After it closed, Sewanee Military Academy and St. Andrew's School, which had enrolled only boys, both became coeducational.
Student body and curriculum
The school is attended by approximately 260 day and boarding students in grades 6 to 12. The boarding program houses approximately 100 students from United States and other countries. Students are able to enroll in university classes at Sewanee: The University of the South.
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