Campus Construction 2017 Fall Update

14 November, 2017   |     |   Cardinal Union, Faculty, Middle School, News

"Walking around in that space, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a deep feeling of honor. I'm honored to be part of our growth over the last 18 years and to be moving into these incredible new spaces next year (Fall of 2018).” - Mike Bernier, PE...


Cardinal Union Featured as a Trendsetting Project

28 August, 2017   |     |   Cardinal Union, Middle School

Seattle Academy's future Cardinal Union Building (Opening Fall of 2018) was featured in the July 2017 issue Building Design + Construction as a Trendsetting Project. Learn more about the new 74,290 square foot middle school building here. ...


Campus Construction 2017 Summer Update

22 August, 2017   |     |   Cardinal Union, Middle School

When students arrive back on campus they will be pleasantly surprised by what they see. GLY Construction has been hard at work on the Cardinal Union Building - the future Middle School Building which will open in the Fall of 2018. The major construct...


SAAS Robotics Advances to First Tech Challenge Worlds Competition

15 March, 2017   |     |   Academic Programs, News, STREAM

March 15, 2017- Seattle Academy FTC team 2856 Tesseract took it to the fourth dimension March 10-12, competing in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) West Super-Regional competition in Tacoma and advancing to the FTC Worlds Competition. Tesseract was on t...


CUB Building Demolition

14 March, 2017   |     |   Cardinal Union

On March 14, 2017 the Seattle Academy community reached another exciting milestone in the SAAS Rising Campaign for Campus Transformation as demolition of the CUB Building began on-site of the future Cardinal Union Building , home of the Middle Schoo...


Seattle Academy Robotics Prepares for West Super-Regionals

9 March, 2017   |     |   Academic Programs, News, Robotics, STREAM

The Upper School Seattle Academy Red Shift Robotics Team (Tesseract 2856) is set to compete this weekend, March 10-12, 2017 in the FTC West Super-Regionals Championship at the Tacoma Convention Center. It's been an amazing competition season for stud...


LMN Architects: Groundbreaking of the first vertically-oriented middle school in Seattle

8 March, 2017   |     |   Cardinal Union, Middle School, News

This week, LMN Architects, a multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for creating impactful, community-focused projects, announced the groundbreaking of theCardinal Union Building, the new home for the middle school and more at Seattle Acad...


Cardinal Union Groundbreaking Celebration

Last Thursday, the Seattle Academy community came together to spend a final evening in the (CUB) before demolition begins and toast the upcoming groundbreaking for our new 70,000+ square feet Cardinal Union Building, (a permanent home for the Middle ...


Fly-Through the Future Cardinal Union Building

In March 2017, Seattle Academy will break ground on the final project in the SAAS Rising Campaign: The Cardinal Union Building. The fly-through video of the Cardinal Union from LMN Architects gives a glimpse inside the future permanent home of the ...


Bridging Two Worlds: Moving from Repository to Learning Spaces

25 March, 2016   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, News, STREAM

The following article, written by Seattle Academy's Librarian, Kathleen Johnson was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Teacher Librarian –The Journal for School Library Professionals and addresses the STREAM Building's new learnin...


SAAS Rising Match Success!

9 January, 2016   |     |   Cardinal Union, Donors, Middle School, News, STREAM

At the end of December the SAAS Rising Capital Campaign reached an impressive total of over $29.5 million toward our goal of $35 million. Thanks to the generosity of so many in our community we also reached our $1.1 Million Match for SAAS Rising! Tha...


What do you love about STREAM?

10 November, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Innovations, Math, Robotics, Science, STREAM

  Watch below as Seattle Academy students share what they love about the new STREAM Building on campus. (more…)...


STREAM Building Grand Opening

In the summer of 2014, members of the SAAS Rising team donned hard hats to climb down into the STREAM construction site and  share community members Dreams for STREAM in the basement foundation being poured. This past Sunday, the building celebra...


Sights, Sounds and SAAS Alums at STREAM

26 August, 2015   |     |   Alumni, Donors, Events, Faculty, News, STREAM

Seeing the new STREAM Building before students come pouring in for the first time in September is a bit like previewing an opera set before opening night; vibrant spaces and surfaces sit ready to be filled with creative discussions, performance and e...


[Timelapse Video] Seattle Academy STREAM Building Construction

17 July, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Donors, STREAM

A timelapse video from June of 2014 to June of 2015 highlighting GLY Construction of the STREAM Building on campus at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. (more…)...


SAAS Rising Summer Progress

16 July, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Donors, Events, News, STREAM

The SAAS Rising Campaign Reaches $24.4 Million: While the finishing touches on STREAM Building were completed the SAAS Rising campaign continued to see generous support from our community and steady progress toward our $35 million goal! [caption ...


[Timelapse Video] STREAM Building One Year Later

20 June, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Donors, News, STREAM

SAAS Rising! Today, marks one year since we broke ground on the STREAM Building opening September 2015. Thank you to our generous community, The Miller Hull Partnership and GLY Construction for making this building a reality for our students. ...


SAAS Rising Donors: In Their Own Words – Mike and Jodi

8 June, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Donors, News, STREAM

Mike Halperin and Jodi Green have been deeply engaged parents and volunteers at Seattle Academy since their older son, Taylor ’10, started at SAAS for 6th grade in 2003 and continue their service through their youngest daughter, Lucy’s ’15, gra...


SAAS Faculty and Staff Tour STREAM

15 May, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, News, STREAM

Last week many SAAS faculty and staff got their first look inside the new STREAM Building- a facility dedicated to the Upper School Science curriculum and project-based integration of Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics ...


Putting the “A” in STREAM

1 May, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, News, STREAM
SAASRising, STREAM Building,

The STREAM Building has been an inspirational subject matter to so many at SAAS all year.  For April Ferry’s D Block Intermediate Visual class (Winter trimester), the construction allowed a very talented group of students to see two- and three-p...


Tesla Visits Middle School Science Club

16 April, 2015   |     |   Middle School, News, Science
Seattle Academy, Tesla Motors

Representatives from Tesla visited the Middle School Science Club yesterday. As the focal point of the visit, Grace Reamer, from the South Lake Union showroom, brought a Tesla Model S for students to see first-hand. Students had an opportunity to sit...


Robotics Competes at Superregional

10 April, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, News, Robotics, STREAM

Seattle Academy’s veteran robotics team (@SAASRobotics on Twitter), 2856 Tesseract, participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Western Superregional competition in Oakland, CA, March 27th – 19th.  The team, represented by Shanti Borling ‘...


March 2015 STREAM Building Construction Tour

25 March, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Donors, Faculty, News, STREAM

The STREAM Building at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences will include 7 purpose-built science lab and studio spaces that have been designed to maximize both space and flexibility to meet current and future course needs. Music Credit: "Almost Like...


SAAS Rising Progress

12 February, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Cardinal Union, Donors, Faculty, News, STREAM

The SAAS Rising Campaign Reaches $19.5 Million: This month marked an exciting milestone for the campaign - a $1 million pledge was the capstone gift that completed our $2.5 million match and brought our campaign total to $19.5 million. The generosit...


I-Labs Presents at The SAAS Science Lecture Series

5 February, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Events, News

Patricia Kuhl, Ph. D. Professor and Co-Director at UW I-LABS On a video screen, a wide-eyed 6-month-old sits in a specialized chair with her head mostly encircled by a huge device that looks a bit like a salon hairdryer from Mars. She’s dwarfed ...


Robotics Team Qualifies for Super Regionals

3 February, 2015   |     |   News, Robotics

On Saturday, January 31, robotics teams 2856 (Tesseract) and 6157 (Leviatech) competed against and with the top thirty-two First Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in Washington State at the FTC State Championship at the ShoWare Center in Kent. The teams won...


SAAS Robotics Teams Qualify for State Competition

14 January, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, News, Robotics
Seattle Academy Robotics

All three Seattle Academy robotics teams performed strongly at the Interleague Event held on Saturday, January 10, at Everett High School. Teams 2856 and 5619 were selected to move on to the elimination matches after playing qualifying matches. 2856 ...


Finley ’12 Earns NOAA Hollings Scholarship Award

8 January, 2015   |     |   Alumni, News, Science

Nina Finley ’12 was recently awarded one of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarships. The Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric...


Project Violet Visits Middle School

10 December, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Innovations, Middle School, Science
Project Violet visits Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

In November, Project Violet cancer researchers Mi-Youn Brusniak and Madison Wise talked with Scott Hicke’s 8th Grade class about tumor paint, protein synthesis, deriving drugs from nature, and changing the future of cancer surgery. Project Viole...


Students Practice Math and Animation with the SAAS Coding Challenge

3 December, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, Math, News
Seattle Academy Coding Challenge

  This September, we announced the SAAS Coding Challenge. This online series of weekly problems supplements the popular Software Development and Statistics electives while also providing coding tips and training to students not in these class...


Dowling ’05: SAAS Inspires STEM Career and Giving Back

21 November, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Alumni, Science, STREAM

This piece is the first of a series of conversations with SAAS graduates in STEM careers, SAAS Rising supporters and other members of the school community with a connection to the STREAM building and the new curricular possibilities it will hold. Mad...


National Foundation Awards Grant to Innovations Program

3 November, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, Innovations, News, STREAM

We are delighted to announce that the Edward E. Ford Foundation, whose Mission is to encourage and improve secondary education by independent schools in the United States, has awarded SAAS an Educational Leadership Grant of $250,000 to develop the cu...


Bee Club Harvests Honey; Says There’s More on the Way

7 October, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, Science

The SAAS Bee Club, along with faculty advisor Melinda Mueller and Dexter Chapin, gathered in the Arts Center boy’s dressing room Friday to finish the first honey harvest of this year’s “bumper crop.” Under the makeup mirror lights and costume...


Sign Up for A SAAS Rising: Imagine the Possibilities Meeting

3 October, 2014   |     |   Cardinal Union, Donors, Events, Middle School, STREAM

SAAS Rising invites parents and alumni to join us at school this fall and learn more about our campaign for campus transformation. Each month, a “SAAS Rising: Imagine the Possibilities” meeting will be  a chance to hear from Head of School Joe P...


Johns Develops App Which Is Featured at Edsurge Summit

2 October, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, Math, News
Seattle Academy

Upper School math teacher David Johns presented MathChat, a collaborative homework-help app he helped develop for iOS, at Edsurge’s Los Angeles Tech for Schools Summit on September 13. MathChat, which allows students to receive real-time math he...


SAAS Robotics Starts the Season with Strategy Workshop and Girls Competition

30 September, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Robotics, STREAM

Last Sunday, the SAAS Robotics Team hosted seventeen teams for our second annual FTC Workshop on preparing for the First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition season. Each season, the Washington First Tech Challenge presents robotics teams with a new s...


STREAM’s September Slab Pour

23 September, 2014   |     |   News, STREAM

Above: The STREAM Building slab pour from the SAAS gym parking lot.  Last week, we reached another milestone with the construction of STREAM. Remember in August when we placed the community’s “Dreams for STREAM” into the foundation of t...


Imagination Is the Heart of Science: Founding Teacher Reflects on SAAS Curriculum

19 August, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, Science

Photo Above: SAAS founding science teacher Melinda Mueller leads a computer skills lesson in sign language on the 2013 SAAS Zambia Trip.  In the late 1660’s, a Dutch draper named Anton van Leeuwenhoek designed and meticulously handcrafted a...


Dream for STREAM: Laying the Foundation

8 August, 2014   |     |   Donors, Events, STREAM
Seattle Academy STREAM Building

In June 2014, our campus began a grand transformation. As we gathered on a sunny afternoon for the STREAM Building groundbreaking, we marveled at how far we’ve come in 30 years; in the school’s infancy, we had to find ways to engage students in s...


Miller Hull: STREAM Takes STEM to a New Level

2 July, 2014   |     |   Academic Programs, News, STREAM

This week, Miller Hull’s Kim Shiell Young wrote about STREAM’s cross-disciplinary emphasis, and the fresh strategy it brings to expanding STEM education to better prepare students for 21st century jobs. By adding Robotics and Art to the usual STE...


Breaking Ground on the STREAM Building

20 June, 2014   |     |   Events, STREAM

June 20, 2014 – Last week we celebrated breaking ground on the STREAM building and took a very important step towards realizing our vision for STREAM. We were joined by our Board of Trustees, Honorary Trustees, Faculty members, many of our Committe...


Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: Capitol Hill as a Place for STREAM

15 May, 2013   |     |   Academic Programs, News, STREAM

Above: SAAS robotics lab these days sometimes includes nearby High 5 Pie  The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog featured a piece about the up-and-coming STREAM building, describing the plans for the building as well as touching on the school’s hist...