Academic Profile
 
BISHOP SEABURY ACADEMY
4120 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66047
www.seaburyacademy.org
 
 
2016-2017 PROFILE
 
Dr. Don Schawang, Head of School
Matt Patterson, Director of College Counseling
mattpatterson@seaburyacademy.org
 
CEEB CODE: 171680

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Bishop Seabury Academy is an independent college-preparatory school
promoting individual academic growth and character development
through an excellent education rooted in moral principles.

 

4120 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-832-1717
785-832-1919 fax
www.seaburyacademy.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

Bishop Seabury Academy is fully accredited with the Independent Schools Association of the Central States; the school is affiliated with the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools, the Kansas State High School Activities Association, the Kansas City Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of College Admission Counselors.

 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Bishop Seabury was founded in 1997 and serves students in grades six through twelve.  Seabury offers an intimate learning community that strives to maintain a high level of accountability at all times. 

  • Average class size is 13.5 students.
  • 8:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • Students are required to participate in two or more seasons of extra-curricular activities per year.
  • The school day begins with an all-school meeting followed by an advisory group of about eight students.
  • Lunches are served family-style, with a faculty member as head of each table.
  • Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is 202 students.
  • There are 31 students in the Class of 2017.

 

DIVERSITY AND FINANCIAL AID

Bishop Seabury Academy is committed to serving students of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • 28% of students are of color. 
  • 27% of our students receive need-based financial aid.

 

LOCAL COMMUNITY

Lawrence, Kansas, is home to the University of Kansas and to Haskell Indian Nations University.  The community as a whole places a high value on education, as evidenced by the lectures, concerts, and numerous cultural and artistic activities associated with the two universities.

 

ADMISSIONS

Admission to Bishop Seabury is selective.  Students must submit elementary school grades, test scores, and recommendations from two teachers and from the principal of their previous school. 

 

FACULTY

seventeenteen out of twenty-four faculty members hold advanced degrees.  Faculty age and experience are diverse.  Many have taught at the university level and have extensive experience in their fields. 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Part of the vision of Bishop Seabury Academy is to promote a sense of responsibility for self and respect for others as members of the community. To achieve this vision, Bishop Seabury requires middle-school students to complete 20 hours of community service and high-school students to complete 30 hours of community service during each academic year. The community service requirement is consistent with Seabury’s commitment to encouraging character development and personal growth in each student, and it also reflects the degree of community involvement that we expect of all of our students.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Each year, Bishop Seabury admits a select number of international students who are qualified to participate successfully in our academic programs. International students whose native language is not English will be enrolled in English as a Second Language courses until they reach a qualifying score on an English language placement exam or are otherwise considered proficient. 

 

 
ACADEMIC PROFILE
 
The curriculum of Bishop Seabury Academy is designed to challenge each student to achieve his or her greatest potential. We also seek to include every student as an active participant in the experience of learning and consider all of the classes we offer to provide meaningful challenges to our students.
 
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (GRADES 9–12)
 
4 English                                                           4 Science                                  3 Fine Arts
4 Mathematics                                                   3 Foreign Language*                  1 Elective
3 History                                                           1 Ethics and Philosophy
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22 units total 
 
A note on the Ethics and Philosophy curriculum: Ethics and Philosophy is a required course for seniors; it is not a religion class, but rather an academic course intended to approximate a freshman-level college ethics/introduction to philosophy course.  The content and purpose of the course are consistent with our mission of promoting moral principles.
 

HONORS CURRICULUM

Honors courses are offered primarily in junior- and senior-level classes.  The purpose of the Honors Curriculum is to offer more rigorous instruction to those students who seek additional academic challenges.  The Honors Curriculum is consistent with our school’s intent to emphasize depth of study over breadth of study.  Many of the Honors classes are designed to prepare students for AP examinations in May.  Honors courses are weighted by one-half point.

 

GRADING SCALE
A+ = 97–99; A = 93–96; A- = 90–92
B+ = 87–89; B = 83–86; B- = 80–82
C+ = 77–79; C = 73–76; C- = 70–72
D+ = 67–69; D = 63–66; D- = 60–62
F = 59 and below
 

 CLASS OF 2017: ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
GPA
weighted cumulative GPA, 4.0 scale (n = 28; 6 semesters)

Mean = 3.86
Range = 2.52 – 4.41
Middle 50: 3.66 – 4.24

 TESTING STATISTICS (as of 9/1/2016)
ACT (n=26)

Mean Composite: 27.35

Mean English: 27.4

Mean Reading: 28.6

 

 Middle 50 Composite: 25-32

Mean Mathematics: 26.4

Mean Science: 26.5

SAT: Because of the very low number of students who have taken the redesigned SAT at our school, we are not yet able to report scoring statistics.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT: In May, 2016, 32 students took 59 exams in 7 subjects (English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, World History, United States History, Latin). The mean score across all subjects was 3.24.

NATIONAL MERIT: Bishop Seabury Academy has produced 9 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 6 National Merit Commended Students since 2012 (13% of student body).

RANK: Bishop Seabury Academy does not rank unless such information is specifically required for eligibility for scholarship or other programs

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES, 2012-2016

Since 2012, 124 students have graduated rfom Bishop Seabury Academy. Over 97% have matriculated to two- or four-year colleges Numbers in parentheses indicate multiple acceptances; bold type represents one or more matriculations.

American University of Paris
Arizona State University
ArtCenter College of Design
Austin College (3;1)
Baylor University
Benedictine College (2;1)
Bethany College (2)
Binghamton University
Boston College (2)
Boston University (2)
Bradley University (5;4)
Bryant University
California College of the Arts
CA State University-Fullerton
Cardinal Stritch University
Centre College
Clemson University (2)
Coe College (2)
College of Charleston (2)
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University (3;1)
Columbia University
Cowley College
Creighton University (6;1)
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University (2)
DePauw University (5;3)
Diablo Valley College
Drake University (2)
Duke University (2;1)
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Endicott College
Emory University

Emporia State University (2)
Erskine College
Florida State University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Scott Community College
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
Gordon College
Grinnell College (2)
Hanover College
Harding University
Harvard University
Hastings College
Hendrix College (3)
Hesston College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University (2)
Iowa State University (2)
Johnson County CC (3;1)

Kansas State University (14;6)
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kettering University
Knox College (3;2)
Loyola University Chicago (2)
Macalester College (4;2)
Manhattan Area Technical College
Marquette University
McGill University
Miami University (2;1)
Michigan State University (2)
Millikin University
Montana State University
Nebraska Wesleyan University (2)
New College of Florida
New York University (2;1)
Northeast MO State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
OK State University Honors (2;2)
Park University
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania State University (3;2)
Pittsburg State University (2)
Pomona College (2)
Purdue University (3;1)
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Santa Clara University (2)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle Pacific University
St. Louis University (5;3)
St. Olaf College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
SUNY-Buffalo
Sweet Briar College (2)
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University (2;1)
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas Christian University (3;2)
Truman State University
Tulane University
University College Cork (Ireland)
University of Akron
University of Alabama (2)
University of Arizona

University of Arkansas (7;3)
University of AR Honors (2;1)
University of AR-Little Rock
University of CA-Berkeley
University of California-Davis (2;1)
University of California-Irvine (2)
University of CA-San Diego (3;1)
University of CA-Santa Barbara (3)
University of Colorado-Boulder (2)
University of Denver
University of Illinois (3;1)
University of Iowa
University of Kansas (46;28)
(incl. Honors Program 16;11)
University of Louisville
University of Minnesota (3)
University of Missouri-KC
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of New Haven
UNC-Asheville
University of Notre Dame (2;1)
University of Oregon (3;1)
University of Pennsylvania—Wharton School
University of Puget Sound
University of Richmond (2)
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of Saint Mary
University of Southern California (5;3)
University of Tennessee
University of Texas-Austin (3;1)
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington (4;1)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (2;1)
Villanova University
Washburn University (2;1)
Washington and Lee University
Washington Univ in St. Louis (3;1)
Westminster College
William and Mary College (2)
William Jewell College
Xavier University