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Looking Beyond COVID-19

Now more than ever, we recognize the value of a global perspective. In these extraordinary times we at SYA are heartened by the strength of our global community of former and current students, parents, staff and faculty. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you into the SYA family, and hope to resume operations at all campuses for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit our safety page to read more about our response to COVID-19.


News Highlights

Jason Blum FR'86 - %22The Good Lord Bird%22


The Good Lord Bird, the Showtime limited series based on James McBride’s book about enigmatic abolitionist John Brown, produced by Jason Blum FR’86 and Ethan Hawke, who also starred, was awarded a 2021 Peabody on Tuesday, June 22. 


The Campaign for SYA


We did it! Thanks to the generosity of the SYA community, The Campaign for SYA exceeded its $18 million goal. What started four years ago as an ambitious undertaking has resulted in an unprecedented historic fundraising accomplishment — the largest in SYA history.


School Year Abroad Stories

Celebrating 50 Years of Coeducation: the Women of SYA

The unprecedented move toward coeducation signaled a sweeping evolution at SYA. This moment opened doors to a lifetime of possibility and change for women, one that continues to evolve and show promise. The rest is HERstory.

It's Founder's Week and Celebration of 50 Years of Coeducation

Beginning this Founder's Day, September 9, 2020, we commemorate this historic moment with a year-long celebration of virtual programming and stories. Throughout the year we will invite the participation of alumnae/i, faculty, staff, students and parents as we honor the influence and contributions of women to SYA's past, present and future. 

2020 Alvarez Global Scholars

They say that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Like many of their classmates, SYA’s very first Alvarez Global Scholars, Frances and Annika, will tell you that they also made traditional cider, cheese, lifelong friends, and memories that will help shape how they ultimately see the world.

Featured Recent Event: Celebrating our Trailblazers of Coeducation

Meet some of the first women of SYA. Go back with them to Spain and France in the early 70s and hear about their experiences as Schoolboys Abroad admitted its first female students.