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  • Challenging college-preparatory curriculum unfolds incrementally across grade levels fostering critical thinking skills in a nurturing classroom setting
  • Small class size provides unique opportunities for seminar-style class discussions, extensive writing expectations, and individual help from teachers before, during or after school
  • 18 Advanced Placement Courses offered in the Upper School
  • Public speaking emphasis embedded in all levels of the curriculum
  • World Language instruction begins in Preschool
  • Technology integration begins with iPad usage in the Lower School and culminates with a 1:1 laptop program in the Upper School.


  • 100% of students accepted to four-year colleges/universities
  • 87% of students received merit scholarships totaling over $9.3 million
  • 65% of students attend out-of-state colleges/universities
  • Sayre’s college counseling process (beginning in grade 9) aims to identify colleges/universities where students will grow and thrive


  • 88% overall pass rate (scores of 3 or higher)
  • 86% senior pass rate (scores of 3 or higher)
  • 68% of students earned scores of 4 or 5
  • 54 AP Scholars, 14% Scholars, 12% Scholars with Honors, 23% Scholars with Distinction
  • 94% science pass rate
  • 88% math pass rate


  • 41% of Upper School students earned Kentucky High School Athletic Association Academic All-State Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher)
  • 70% of Upper and Middle School students participate in school-sponsored athletics
  • Sayre graduates have competed collegiately at the Division I, II, and III level
  • 34 sports teams offered at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School level
  • 50-acre athletic complex and includes four fields for football, soccer and lacrosse, baseball and softball diamonds, 10 tennis courts, and cross country course
  • Student-athletes have the opportunity to compete at a high level and reap the rich personal rewards that come from being part of a team


  • Visual arts, music, and theatre are integrated into the curriculum at all levels as a core part of the academic experience, not just as electives
  • Performance and exhibit opportunities offered at Lower, Middle, and Upper School levels


  • 63 seniors will enroll in 36 different colleges in 17 different states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom
  • 87% of seniors received merit scholarships, totaling over $9.3 million in college-sponsored, four-year scholarships
  • $169,000 average scholarship per student
  • 83% of the senior class completed one or more AP examinations
  • 2 National Merit Finalists
  • 10 seniors will participate in intercollegiate athletics
  • 50% of seniors scored 28 or above on the ACT; 34% of the class scored 30 or above



American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Belmont University
Brown University
Butler University
Centre College
Chapman University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Colorado State University
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Duke University
Eastern Kentucky University

Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University

Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Goldsmiths University of London
Hampden-Sydney College
High Point University
Indiana University
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Kentucky Wesleyan University
King’s College (University of London)
Lehigh University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Marshall University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Midway University
Morehead State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Roanoke College
Robert Morris University
Samford University

Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University

Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
Transylvania University
Tulane University

University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Liverpool

University of Louisville
University of Lynchburg
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana

University of Tampa
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Washington and Lee University
Western Kentucky University
Wofford College

Xavier University



  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
  • Kentucky Non-Public School Commission (KYNPSC)
  • National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)


  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Kentucky Association of Independent Schools (KAIS)
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, uniform service member status, religion, handicap or disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all federal, state, or local law. This applies to its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial-aid policies, athletics, and other after-school programs.