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Achieve Excellence
Dot Day

Sayre's exceptionally diverse curricular offerings and co-curricular programs promote collaboration, exploration, and active learning.

Embrace Challenge
Embrace Challenge

At Sayre, student-athletes are continually challenged to make their mark both in the classroom and with their respective teams.

Cultivate Integrity

Sayre equips young people with the information, skills, and discernment they need to make good choices.

Class of 2024

Our middle schooler feels safe, understood, and celebrated at Sayre. The teachers and administration are actively involved in her life, quickly learning what makes her tick - they know her favorite books, her hobbies, and her idiosyncrasies. The administration impressed us with its clear expectations for behavior, and those boundaries create a respectful, nurturing learning environment for all students. When I asked our daughter what she liked best about Sayre's Middle School, she said "it feels like home." 

Current Lower and Middle School Parent

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued.  Appreciating the broad spectrum of human diversity, we embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect.

Clubs and Activities

 Sayre actively encourages each student to step across their self-imposed boundaries and engage in one or more of the School’s growing number of clubs, councils, societies and athletic teams, so that they might unexpectedly discover something new and wonderful about their world, their classmates, or about themselves.

Responsible Citizenship

As the only PK-12 school located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Sayre seamlessly melds the School’s progressive learning environment with the cultural resources of the surrounding cityscape, opening wide students’ hearts and minds through only-in-the-city experiences like performing a school musical in an iconic theatre, holding a mock trial in a real federal courthouse, or learning firsthand about environmental sustainability through planting and harvesting fresh food in a community garden.

Joyful Learning

Smiles on faces, paint and clay on smocks, and mud on rainboots.  Play and project-based learning develop happy, inquisitive learners who create, investigate, and collaborate with joy.

Growth Mindset

High challenge and high reward feed the cognitive, physical, and social/emotional growth that Middle School is all about.  Nurtured by faculty who understand and love this age group, Sayre students feel safe to be themselves while discovering new talents and interests.

College Prep and Beyond

Test scores, AP exams, and scholarships don't tell the whole story.   Sayre students are uniquely prepared with the independence and critical thinking skills to thrive in any college environment and beyond.

What's Happening

By the Numbers


students age two through grade twelve


average class size


student-to-teacher ratio


students receive tuition assistance totaling over $2.7 million


of students identify as Students of Color and 5% identify as Latinx/Hispanic ethnicity 


of Upper and Middle School students participate in school-sponsored athletics


Central Kentucky counties represented


of seniors received merit scholarships totaling over $9.3 million


of seniors accepted to four-year colleges/universities