Academic Profile
 
BISHOP SEABURY ACADEMY
4120 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66047
www.seaburyacademy.org
 
 
2017-2018 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 12.5 students.
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • Most students participate in two or more 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 2017-2018 school year is 200 students.
  • There are 20 students in the Class of 2018.

 

DIVERSITY AND FINANCIAL AID

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

  • 31% of students are of color. 
  • 26% 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

Nineteen 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                                  2 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 = 3.68
Range = 2.4 – 4.38
Middle 50: 3.36 – 4.19

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

Mean Composite: 25.8*

Mean English: 23.8

Mean Reading: 28.6

 

 Middle 50 Composite: 25-30*

Mean Mathematics: 25.8

Mean Science: 25.6

* Because of the limited number of scores available at this point, these scores include score conversions (ACT

   to SAT or SAT to ACT) based on the most recently available concordance tables.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT: In May, 2017, 29 students took 41 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 8 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 9 National Merit Commended Students since 2013 (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 (2)

ArtCenter College of Design

Austin College (1,3)

Barnard College

Baylor University

Benedictine College (1,2)

Bethany College (2)

Bethel College

Binghamton University

Boston College (2)

Boston University

Bradley University (3,4)

Bryant University

California College of the Arts

California State University-Fullerton

Centre College

Clemson University (2)

Coe College

Colgate University

College of Charleston (2)

College of William and Mary (2)

College of Wooster

Colorado School of Mines (2)

Colorado State University (1,3)

Columbia University

Cowley College

Creighton University (1,6)

Dartmouth College

Denison University

DePaul University

DePauw University (2,4)

Drake University (2)

Duke University (1,2)

Earlham College

Emory University

Emporia State University

Eckerd College

Erskine College

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida State University (1,2)

Florida Institute of Technology

Fordham University

Fort Scott Community College

Franklin & Marshall College

Furman University

Georgia Tech (2)

George Mason University

Gordon College

Grinnell College (2)

Hanover College

Harding University

Harvard University

Hastings College

Hendrix College (1,4)

Hesston College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University (3)

Iowa State University (4)

Johnson Country CC (2,5)

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas State University (8,17)

Kansas Wesleyan University

Knox College

Loyola University Chicago (2)

Macalester College (2,4)

Manhattan Area Technical College

Marquette University

Maryland Institute College of Art

McGill University

Miami University (2,3)

Michigan State University

Mills College

New College of Florida

New York University (2,3)

Northeastern University (Honors)

Northeast Missouri State University

Northwestern University

Notre Dame University

Oklahoma State University (2,3)

Ohio State University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Park University

Parsons School of Design (1,2)

Penn State University (1,3)

Pittsburg State University (2)

Pomona College (2,2)

Pratt Institute

Purdue University (1,3)

Reed College

Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)

Rhodes College

Rochester Institute of Technology (1,2)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2)

Saint Louis University (4,8)

Santa Clara University (1,4)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2)

Seattle University

Smith College

Southern Methodist University (2)

Stanford University

State University of New York-Buffalo

St. John’s University (Honors)

St. Olaf College (1,2)

Stony Brook University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Suffolk University

Sweet Briar College (2)

Syracuse University (2)

Texas A&M University (2)

Texas Christian University (2, 6)

Trinity University

Truman State University

Tulane University

United State Air Force Academy

United State Coast Guard Academy

United States Military Academy

University College Cork (Ireland)

University of Aberdeen

University of Akron

University of Alabama (4)

University of Arizona (3)

University of Arkansas (4,10)

University of Arkansas-Little Rock

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Davis

University of California-Irvine (2)

Univ. of California-San Diego (1,3)

Univ. of California-Santa Barbara (2)

University of Colorado-Boulder (3)

University of Denver

University of Illinois-UC (1,3)

University or Iowa

University of Kansas (43,73)

(KU Honors Program 17,27)

University of Louisville

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Boston

University of Miami

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities (4)

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1,2)

University of North Carolina-Asheville

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon (2)

University of Richmond

University of Rochester (2)

University of Saint Mary

University of San Francisco (2)

University of South Carolina

Univ. Southern California (2,3)

University of Tampa

University of Tennessee

University of Texas-Austin (1,3)

University of Utah

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington (1,4)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Tech

Washburn University (2)

Washington and Lee University

Washington Univ. in St. Louis (1,4)

Wichita State University

William Jewell College

Xavier University