Why SAS?

Why is Syracuse Academy the right choice for you and your scholar?

The school’s key design elements prepare scholars for a life of learning, intellectual pursuit and a successful future in career and citizenship.

Individual Attention with a Glocal Focus 

Kindergarten through twelfth grade, our emphasis is on meeting scholars’ individual needs; allowing them to develop to their fullest potential. Scholars are motivated to generate new thoughts, think analytically, draw logical conclusions and express their thoughts in written and spoken form.

In addition, scholars are encouraged to think globally and act locally by exploring education, culture and custom through field trips and other similar opportunities at the regional, national and international levels.

College-Bound Environment

Scholars are introduced to the concept of attending college in kindergarten and provided with multiple opportunities to learn about and prepare for the college experience. Syracuse Academy offers numerous college visit trips and college admissions officers frequent the campus. 

Scholars also have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses to earn college credit while still high school scholars; and to take courses through local colleges and universities for college credit.


Scholar progress and teacher effectiveness is measured quarterly through data collected and tracked by multiple assessment instruments. Scholar and teacher performance is documented, reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis allowing for the creation of action plans. These plans are used to ensure every scholar and teacher succeeds in meeting all requirements.

Middle States Seal of Approval 

In addition to being accredited and chartered by the New York State Department of Education, Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is additionally accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a nationally acclaimed K-16 accreditation organization. Syracuse Academy is the only charter school in New York State to receive this distinction.

To receive accreditation through Middle States, schools must excel not only in performance but factors contributing to overall student performance including: quality and continuity of the school's leadership and governance; condition of school facilities; finances and fiscal stability; effectiveness of student services; health and safety; staffing; and long-range planning. 

U.S. News & World Report

Syracuse Academy has been awarded the Bronze Medal by U.S. News & World Report in both 2013 and 2014. 

U.S. News & World Report partners annually with American Institutes for Research, a behavioral and social science research organization, to compile the Best High School rankings. 

To be considered for this recognition, each school must reach performance levels that exceed statistical expectations set by the relative level of student poverty, as measured by state accountability test scores for in reading and math.

In addition, the institutions are evaluated according to how well they serve all students. Schools are also measured by proficiency rates on state tests for their least advantaged students.


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260