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Academics

Sayre’s academic program spans three divisions from preschool through twelfth grade, with many of each year’s graduates having attended the school for twelve or more years. The academic program is rich in content and comprehensive in skill development, unfolding incrementally as it crosses grade levels.

Our Fundamental Goals

  • Educate students to be independent thinkers
  • Graduate with intellectual and emotional preparation
  • Pursue educational and personal goals with confidence and integrity
  • Be an academic program focused on 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking and creativity 
  • Students develop ability to read closely, communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, and problem solve adeptly
  • Provide students an opportunity to participate through experiential learning opportunities and community service within the local community
  • Share with students a global perspective that transcends its regional boundaries

Accreditations

  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

Memberships

  • 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)

  • Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE).

The school is fully sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).

Annie Papero

Annie Papero
Head of Lower School
apapero@sayreschool.org
O. (859) 254-1364, Extension 230
Education: B.A. Grinnell College
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kristin Seymour

Kristin Seymour
Head of Middle School
kseymour@sayreschool.org
O. (859) 254-1361, Extension 240
Education: B.A. Princeton
M.A. University of Michigan

Clint Calzini

Clint Calzini
Head of Upper School
ccalzini@sayreschool.org
O. (859) 254-1361, Extension 250
Education: B.S. University of Vermont
M. Ed. Harvard University
Ph.D. College of William and Mary