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Sayre School

By timoarroz - Posted on 20 January 2011

Web Address:

Name & Address:
Sayre School
194 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Telephone (859) 254-1361
Fax (859) 231-0508

Head of School:
Stephen Manella

Director of Admissions:
Jeff Oldham

Type of School:
Preschool-12, coeducational, day

Mission Statement:
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.

General Information:
Founded in 1854 in Lexington, Kentucky, Sayre School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school, serving students from Preschool through twelfth grade. Sayre promotes intellectual, emotional, physical, social and esthetic growth in each of its students. The school strives to help each student realize his or her intrinsic worth, develop critical thinking, and acquire self-discipline.
Students participate in a wide range of courses and extracurricular activities in a community that appreciates individual interests, talents, and skills. The challenging curriculum stretches the intellect and promotes creativity as it communicates knowledge, building a proper foundation for future education. Technology is an integral part of our program. Sayre teachers provide innovative and differentiated instruction and supportive interaction with students; students develop independent and analytical thinking skills and learn to communicate effectively with adults and each other.
Woven through all of Sayre’s endeavors is the objective of developing character within a moral framework. We help students understand the meaning of honorable behavior, the importance of accountability, the mandate of citizenship. Our downtown location extends the boundaries of the classroom, providing us with a rich array of resources for learning and service in our community.
Sayre students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, trustees, and alumni share a spirit of mutual respect and kindness and continually strive to achieve excellence. We value equity, social justice, and the diverse perspectives of a multicultural world. As a community, we honor tradition and embrace change as we move toward the future.