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About Stillwater Area High School

Stillwater Area High School
Stillwater Area High School

Stillwater Area High School (SAHS) is a large school made to feel small and welcoming. Students have all the benefits of a comprehensive high school – with hundreds of courses and activities to choose from – with the personal connections and deeper relationships of a much smaller building. Teachers get to know students, and students also develop close relationships with their peers by being part of the Pony community.

SAHS has a long and proud tradition of excellence. The original high school was built in Stillwater in 1873 and was the first high school accredited by the North Central Association (now known as AdvancED) in 1903. The community takes pride in this legacy and this was translated into the architectural elements honoring the history and natural resources of the community in the current building, which opened in 1993. 

The school's 139 acre site encourages a strong program in the natural sciences. The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) includes fields, ponds, mixed forests and wildlife. The ELC enhances formal classroom instruction by giving students an opportunity to explore the relationship between self and nature and to develop an awareness of the interdependence of natural and human environments.

Stillwater Area High School operates on a six period day with two semesters a year, allowing its nearly 2,800 students ample opportunity to participate in a variety of courses. The rigorous academic program prepares college-bound students for the world of work. The school has emphasized both reading and writing initiatives across all curricular areas in order to maintain and continually improve student learning. Students also have opportunities to participate in off-site learning as well, including post-secondary education at local technical colleges and four-year universities.


An excellent leader is able to build bridges and foster a communal approach to academic excellence through leadership, management, communication, and ongoing professional development. The leader must be a true innovator who provides a clear vision for the organization’s future. Their vision is based on data and communicated through word and actions while developing further understanding of clear goals and objectives.

College and Career Planning

To support all students in transition to post high school education opportunities the administrative team at Stillwater Area High School developed a process called the “Six-Year Plan” in conjunction with our strategic plan Vision 2014.

21st Century Learning Opportunities

Individualized pathways for students, Post secondary schedule options to prepare students for a 21st Century educational experience, Self directed learning experiences, 21st Century engineering experiences for students, collaborative learning experiences for staff and students, blended learning experience for students, using technology to create greater efficiencies. 

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