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Fast Facts


Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.


Sayre School values students as individuals and works to foster their understanding of themselves and their roles in the larger community. Our core values of wisdom, integrity, respect, and compassion are woven throughout the school.



  • 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
  • 86% of students received merit scholarships totaling over $10.5 million
  • 76% 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


  • 82% overall pass rate (scores of 3 or higher)
  • 100% of Upper School students taking the Chemistry, Drawing, French Language, Physics 2, Physics C, and Spanish Language exams earned scores of 3 or higher
  • 95% of students taking the AP Physics 1 exam earned scores of 3 or higher
  • 92% of students taking the AP Biology exam earned scores of 3 or higher
  • 76% of seniors who took at least one AP exam earned scores of 3 or higher


  • 41% of Upper School students earned Kentucky High School Athletic Association Academic All-State Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher)
  • 77% of Upper and Middle School students participate in school-sponsored athletics
  • Sayre graduates have competed collegiately at the Division I, II, and III level
  • 40 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 attend 36 different colleges in 19 different states and the District of Columbia
  • 86% of seniors received merit scholarships, totaling over $10.5 million in college-sponsored, four-year scholarships
  • $160,000 average scholarship per student
  • 82% of the senior class completed one or more AP examinations
  • 2 National Merit Finalists; 1 National Merit Commended Scholar
  • 8 seniors will participate in intercollegiate athletics
  • 51% of seniors scored 28 or above on the ACT; 32% scored 30 or above


American University
Anderson University
Auburn University
Bard College
Baylor University
Beloit College
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University

Cabrini University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Central Methodist University
Centre College
Clemson University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines

Columbia College Chicago
Coppin State University
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Eastern Kentucky University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Furman University
Geneva College
George Washington University
Georgetown College
Georgia Tech
Hanover College
High Point University
Hollins University
Huntington College
Indiana East University
Indiana Tech
Indiana University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Kenyon College
Lake Forest College
Loyola University Chicago
Luther College
Marshall University
Miami University

Midway University
Morehead State University
Mount Allison University (Canada)
Muhlenberg College
New York University-Shanghai
North Carolina State University
Northern Kentucky University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Pratt Institute

Purdue University
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Ambrose University
Samford University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Stephens College
Stetson University
Texas Christian University
Thomas More University
Transylvania University
University of Alabama
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Findlay
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky

University of Louisville
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas-Dallas
University of the South-Sewanee
University of Virginia

Virginia Tech
Wabash College
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
West Chester 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.