St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School welcomes families seeking better educational options to its annual fall admission open house on Sunday, Oct.6, at 2 p.m. Families with children in grades four-11 will enjoy campus tours, information sessions, mini-classes, and an introduction to the admission and financial aid application process. Check-in for the event begins at 1:30 p.m. at McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts on the school’s campus.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School provides outstanding college and life preparation for day and boarding students in grades six-12. Named one of the South’s most beautiful high schools by Southern Living Magazine, the school takes full advantage of its 550-acre mountaintop campus. Students spend significant time outdoors each day walking the historic campus and enjoying outdoor learning and recreation opportunities. Playing as the Mountain Lions, the school fields 30 teams in 11 sports, including a varsity mountain biking program, one of the first in the state, and the best private school girls’ wrestling program in Tennessee. SAS is also known for its rich visual and performing arts programs.
SAS students enjoy small classes, personalized instruction, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities regardless of their prior level of experience. The school’s Learning Resource Center provides academic support for students needing additional attention. Students seeking more challenge may take college courses for free and for credit at the nearby University of the South.
The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School’s Episcopal heritage is central to its mission, but the school welcomes students of all faiths. To provide educational opportunities for those students for whom such experiences might not otherwise be available, the school awards close to $2.3 million in financial aid each year.
In addition to the Open House, the school will hold “shadow days” on Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Jan. 20, and Feb. 17. These are opportunities for prospective students to spend a day shadowing a current student to get a closer look at SAS classes and school life.
For more information about St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School and the Admission Open House, go to <www.sasweb.org>. Registration for the event is recommended.