Sequoyah Schools


Sequoyah High School is an Indian Boarding School, operated through a grant by the Cherokee Nation and is regionally and state accredited for grades 9-12. Sequoyah High School has an enrollment of over 300 students representing over 30 different tribes. Sequoyah High School also offers a diverse selection of core and elective academic courses complimented with athletic competition in football, basketball (girls & boys), baseball, softball, track, volleyball, golf and cross country that creates an excellent environment for the academic, social, and athletic development of its students.

Sequoyah High School, was founded in 1871 by the Cherokee National Council passing an act creating an orphan asylum to take care of the numrous orphans of the Civil War. The first building on the current site of the school was erected in 1875 From a school with one building and 40 acres of land, SHS has grown into a modern institution covering more than 90 acres and a dozen major buildings nested on a beautiful campus five miles southwest of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

In November 1985 the Cherokee Nation resumed the operation of SHS from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

For more information about Sequoyah Schools, please visit the school’s website at:

Contact Sequoyah Schools

  • Sequoyah Schools
    P.O. Box 520 (Mailing)
    17901 South Muskogee Avenue (Physical)
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
  • (888) 467-4746 (Toll Free)

Sequoyah Schools Projects

Project Name



Project E07-03 - Campus Emergency Generators

Rockey Electric/United Engines


Project E06-02 - Replace Roofing at Cafeteria

Seamless Systems


Project E06-01 - Facility Improvements & New Classrooms Project / Supplemental FI&R Projects (BIA FI&R 06-G01 Grant)

MRoss, Inc. Bronze Oak LLC,
GSE Construction, Hicks Flooring


Project E04-06 - Track Seating Structure

Contech LLC


Project - E99-02 - New Storm Shelter

ARC Builders / Patton Construction