Watermark Classical Academy is a University Model program that exists to partner with parents in providing an excellent classical education, equipping students to walk in the wisdom of God and joyfully pursue a life of learning.
joyful learning, virtuous living
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Romans 15:5-6
To be a gospel-centered community driven by learning and excellence for the glory of God.
Vision for Students
to actively and joyfully engage in learning
to grow in virtue and Christ-like character
to cultivate creativity and curiosity in the classroom
Vision for Parents
to model a life of learning and biblical worldview for students
to partner with teachers in the education of students
Vision for Teachers
to display a love for God, children, and teaching
to partner with parents in the education of students
to prepare thoughtful and meaningful learning experiences using a classical curriculum
Just as a watermark is an embedded, permanent sign of authenticity and quality, so
Watermark Classical Academy strives to provide an education marked by excellence and authenticity, that deeply, thoroughly, and eternally transforms the hearts and minds of its students.
Watermark Classical Academy began as St. Stephen's Classical Academy in the Fall of 2018 with 20 students in classrooms at St. Stephen's Church in Sewickley, PA. As the school rapidly outgrew our space, adding two new grades for the Fall of 2020, we moved into our own space at St. Andrew's Church in Sewickley and became Watermark Classical Academy.
In 2021 we began our Logic School, beginning in 5th grade, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Within 5 years, we have expanded to almost 140 students. By God’s grace, we plan to continue growing to be a complete K-8 program by 2025 while keeping classes at a maximum of 16 students per classroom.