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Our Mission


        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

Our Vision


        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 with excellence in the classroom

Vision for Parents

  • to model and encourage joyful learning

  • to pursue virtue and foster a biblical worldview in the home

  • 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.

Students Learning

Our Story


     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.

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