In addition to taking advanced courses in physics, chemistry, biology, calculus, and statistics at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, outstanding SAS juniors and seniors are encouraged to take college courses for credit (and for free) at the University of the South, one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. This semester, 12 students are enrolled in 14 classes at the University, including: Elementary German I, Atlantic Britons 1500-1850 (History), Elementary Arabic, Calculus I, Ethics and Anthropocene (Religious Studies), Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Survey of Spain I, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate French, Classical Mythology, and Calculus II.
"SAS students learn to hold their own and excel in a college setting with college-aged classmates," said Director of College Counseling Dan Monahan. "Proven ability to balance a college course workload and excel in those courses give them a real boost in the college admission process and when they begin their college careers."
Approximately 20% of last year's graduating class graduated with college credit. The 48 members of the Class of 2018 received acceptances to 120 different colleges and universities and enrolled in 32 different schools from University of California, Berkeley to Bangor University in Wales and all points in between. Members of the class were offered over $8.3 million in merit awards at schools such as Northeastern University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Eckerd College, Tennessee Tech, Roanoke College, Rhodes College, University of Southern California, and Maryville College. They were also invited to join honors programs at University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Mississippi.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School prides itself on challenging students to fulfill their greatest potential while cultivating lives of balance and joy. In addition to a strong college-preparatory core curriculum, advanced courses in math and sciences, and college course enrollment, SAS students choose from an array of courses in English, history, and the arts. The school makes full use of its 550-acre campus for environmental studies and recreational opportunities.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School will hold an open house for families interested in exploring Fall 2019 admission on Sunday, October 28. More information is available at www.sasweb.org/admission.