Sayre School

194 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507

Established as the Sayre Female Institute by David A. Sayre, this school was the first in the region to offer college-level work for women. At the turn of the 20th century, boys were admitted to the primary department. In the 1960s, when it was revitalized as Sayre School, the school became coeducational and now serves pupils from age 3 through high school. The liberal arts curriculum includes a strong language arts program with an emphasis on writing skills. Modern language instruction begins in the lower grades, while fine arts classes are available at all grade levels. Advanced Placement courses are available in all major disciplines. All upper school students (grades 9-12) purchase laptop computers. Seniors are required to plan, design, and implement an internship experience in social service, career exploration or the arts. Community service is an important part of the curriculum beginning in grade 1, and all upper school students complete three independent projects each year. Both Montessori and traditional curricula are provided for children ages 3-5, and an extended-day program is available for students in grades pre-K-5.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, Montessori
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address194 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507
Year Established1854
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorStephen M. Manella
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment512
Day Students512
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