Aerial View of Campus

SBSA 2020 Annual Conference

SBSA Save the Date

The Conference

MONDAY, MARCH 16 — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020
St. Andrews-Sewanee School is proud to host the 2020 Small Boarding Schools Association Conference. Enjoy three days on the campus Southern Living Magazine named one of the Most Beautiful High Schools in the South. Learn from speakers and enjoy breakout sessions across our 550-acre campus.

Bring your boots! Bring your bike! SAS is a great place for outdoor adventure.

The Venue

Perched atop the Cumberland Plateau, between Nashville and Chattanooga, St. Andrew's-Sewanee and the surrounding communities offer beautiful views, excellent dining, and more outdoor activities than a visitor can accomplish in a single visit.

Together, SAS and our close neighbors and friends at the University of the South offer more than 13,000 acres of forests, bluffs, and waterfalls with hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Course at Sewanee is an award-winning nine-hole golf course, perfect for your pre- or post-conference enjoyment. The views are incredible, with cliff views of the valley below. Downtown Sewanee includes restaurants, gift stores, and an outdoor venue for concerts. Local artisans and craftsmen sell their wares in local shops. 

Conference Hotels

We have reserved rooms and arranged special rates at the following hotels:

within 10 minutes of campus (*Shuttle service provided.)
SEWANEE INN855.494.4466 Rates: $123-329 Discount Code: SBSA2020 Book by 1/30/20
Smokehouse Lodge* 800.489.2091 Rate:$66 Discount Code: SBSA 2020 Book by 1/31/20
Quality Inn931.924.8880 Rates: $65-85 Discount Code: SBSA 2020 Book by 2/10/20
Franklin Pearson House 931.962.3223 Rate: $85 Discount Code: SBSA 2020

within 30 minutes of campus (Personal transportation needed.)
Hampton Inn Kimball 423.228.4270 Rate: $109 Discount Code: SBSA 2020 Book by 3/1/20
Holiday Inn Express 423.837.1500 Rate: $119 Discount Code: SBSA 2020 Book by 2/15/20

The conference rate only applies until reserved rooms are taken. For more accommodations visit our Places to Eat and Stay page.

Airports

Chattanooga (CHA) - 1h
Nashville (BNA) - 1h 30m
Atlanta (ATL) - 2h 30m

Ground Transportation

Groome Transportation (800.896.9928) offers convenient transportation between nearby Monteagle and the Nashville and Atlanta airports with 10 runs each day. 

SAS will be running a conference shuttle between campus and the Sewanee Inn, Smokehouse Lodge, and Quality Inn.

Note: Sewanee now has limited Lyft service. We encourage you to schedule ahead if you intend to use Lyft.

Make it a Vacation!

Sewanee provides a central starting point for exploring Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. In addition to its country music roots, Nashville offers 4-star dining, a vibrant contemporary art scene, museums, professional sports, shopping, and all genres of music. Chattanooga, rated a top family getaway by Southern Living magazine and Outside magazine's best town, is home to a world-class aquarium and American art museum, a zoo, children's museum, IMAX theatre, and a variety of outdoor recreation.

Getting Here

Please note: SAS and Nashville are in the Central time zone. Chattanooga and Atlanta are in the Eastern time zone.

(To use an on-line mapping service, use the destination 290 Quintard Rd., Sewanee, TN 37375.) 

Map of Southeastern US with Sewanee located

From Nashville

Take I-24 East. We are a 1½-hour drive from Nashville and are in the same time zone (Central).

From Chattanooga

Take I-24 West. We are a 1-hour drive from Chattanooga, but are in a different time zone (Chattanooga is on Eastern Time – if you leave Chattanooga at 9 a.m. EST, you will arrive at SAS at 9 a.m. CST).

Whether coming from Nashville or Chattanooga, you can tell that you are getting close as you ascend the Mountain. On top of the Mountain, take Exit 134 (Sewanee/Monteagle Exit). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto 41A and travel approximately 3 miles. You will come to the yellow blinking caution light at our front entrance. Turn right.