Senator Matt Smith will present a resolution Friday morning commemorating the 50th anniversary during a school assembly.
An event at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Senior School Commons will recognize the many individuals whose dedication and passion contributed to the past 50 years of the Senior School’s success and growth.
Sewickley Academy added its Senior School in 1963, a milestone that brings the school to the present-day Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 campus. At the time, this made the academy the only coeducational private school in the Pittsburgh region.
The 2013-14 school year marks the 50th anniversary. Since 1966, the year of Sewickley Academy’s first graduating class, 3,142 seniors have graduated from Sewickley Academy.
Check out more significant Senior School highlights below:
- In 1969, Sewickley Academy was the first school in the area to have a full computer program, first in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University until purchasing its own Digital PDP-81.
- Sewickley Academy’s Global Studies program, which now boasts exchanges to seven countries, was born from the German Exchange, a program that first began in 1978 and is still going strong today.
- Sewickley Academy’s athletic program, a hallmark of which is its no-cut policy, has won more than 20 WPIAL Championships over the past five decades.
- Ephemera, the Senior School’s student-produced arts magazine, has earned many state and national awards year after year throughout the magazine’s 27 years of existence.
- The Academy’s Senior School hosts a chapter of the Cum Laude Society (modeled after Phi Beta Kappa) and adheres to a student-led Honor Code.
Information provided by Sewickley Academy.