COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020): As a preventative measure, we have closed the campus academic program for the time being, and students will continue their academic work offsite. Our administrative and admissions offices are available by phone and email, Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Administrative Office: 206-723-0333,; Admissions Office: 206-539-2280,

Is your student’s high school not meeting their academic needs?

At Seattle Urban Academy (SUA), your student can find the support they need to graduate high school with success. 96% of our seniors reach graduation.

Through personalized education, career planning, and caring teachers, your student can graduate high school to pursue higher education or a meaningful career.

Small Class Sizes

SUA has a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, which means students receive the individualized attention they need in all of their classes.

One-On-One Graduation Planning

Students have regular meetings with SUA’s academic counselor, helping them make post-high school goals and purposeful plans to reach them.

Positive School Environment

More than a high school, SUA is a family that values the unique qualities each student adds to the community. SUA also not only works with students, but their entire family as well.

One of the best things about SUA was the help I got in choosing a career path. The support from staff is huge. It’s been really amazing when I compare my experience to my peers. They were confused or dealing with things that I immediately knew how to handle.

—Essance, class of 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions about SUA:

What kind of school is SUA?
SUA is a private, alternative high school that adapts to your learning style in order to help you graduate to higher education and sustained employment.

How much does it cost to attend SUA?
SUA is funded almost entirely by community support. Students pay only $250 a quarter, or $200 if paid before the first day of the quarter.

How do I get to SUA?
You are responsible for your own transportation, however SUA is conveniently located near a bus stop. Click here for directions to our new location.