Who we are, where we come from
We respect. We create. We inspire.
I am Jadon
I am Wasatch Academy
I am half Japanese, shy, and wasn’t living up to my full potential. I had moved to various places in the US including California, Colorado, Nevada, and Massachusetts. I love learning about growing foods, snowboarding, learning how things work, and hanging out with friends.
The community garden started out as a project (an experiment) class that I thought would be interesting. After helping build it, the garden needed a constant caretaker. It stuck with me and I stuck with it.
I love Wasatch Academy because of the diversity of people, the different programs available, and the varied activities we do for recreation.
In my sophomore year, I was part of summer school and met so many people that changed my life for good. I have become independent, confident, comical (debatable), and reasonable. Now, no matter where I am on campus, I know the people I am around at all times.
Our core values
Respect for the individual
We strive to make sure each student is challenged appropriately while preserving personal dignity and a culture of kindness.
The Wasatch Academy community prizes its status as a diverse, dynamic, and global community.
Ownership means accountability. We strive for faculty, staff, and students to feel responsible for developing a climate of joyful learning, inspiring instruction, ethical commitment and individual creativity.
Wasatch Academy strives to lead the way in innovation to strengthen the educational/residential approach to preparing students for higher education and good citizenship.
Health & Safety
We provide a safe and healthy environment and embed a lifelong safety and health ethics in faculty and students.
In 1875, a Presbyterian minister named Duncan McMillan opened the doors to a new private Utah boarding school—right in the heart of Mormon pioneer country. We were different, and we celebrated that. We created our own path to success and standards of excellence. Today, we no longer have ties to the church, but the values that guided us then are still core to our mission today.
Whether in the classroom, a dorm, or during an outdoor adventure, building friendships and being surrounded by a diverse student population enriches every experience. Each student comes with a unique background and learns the greater purpose of being part of a community.