At William L. Sayre High School, excellence is the expectation for academic and leadership development measured through scholarship, leadership and collaboration fueled by the core values of faith, family, honesty/integrity, perseverance and respect.
William L. Sayre first opened its doors in 1949 to fulfill the need of the community for grades seven through ninth, but beginning in 2003 it transitioned into a small high school with grades ninth through twelfth.
William L. Sayre High School is transforming into a Health and Life Sciences high school that prides itself on partnering with local businesses and organizations in an effort to address the whole child and health of our community. Some of our existing partnerships include the University of Pennsylvania, Promise Corp., ELECT, Outward Bound, the Teen Outreach Program and the Sayre Health Center. As Sayre progresses through this transformation we are now able to offer a very unique Allied Health experience for students. Sayre students will be able to participate in state of the art internships with health care providers and researchers, in and around the University City and West Philadelphia areas.
Sayre is equipped with a state of the art Instructional Materials Center, newly renovated science labs, and updated computer labs. Sayre also offers traditional extra-curricular programs that enhance our curriculum, and showcase our students’ abilities. We continue to strive for excellence by offering after school tutoring and career mentors through our University of Pennsylvania Class of 1980 Netter Center partnership.
Under the leadership of our dedicated principal, Mrs. Jamie Eberle and the great teachers and support staff, our graduates will continue to thrive at prestigious universities, and in their career endeavors throughout the country.