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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
By the Numbers
students age two through grade twelve
average class size
students receive tuition assistance totaling over $2.5 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 $11.5 million
of seniors accepted to four-year colleges/universities