Portledge School

Tel: (516)750-3202
Grades: NS-12 | 451 students
Portledge Lower School
Portledge Lower School
Portledge is an independent, pre-nursery through twelfth grade coeducational, college-preparatory day school.
The School’s coordinated sequential program provides an academically excellent education that prepares students for responsible and productive lives.
Dedicated teachers, small class size, and a warm and personal atmosphere combine to advance high moral standards and individual accomplishments.
Our teachers understand that for middle schoolers this is a time of self-exploration and self-definition.
They teach and coach the whole child and understand their critical role in helping young adolescents develop confidence and become more independent.
Middle schoolers are constantly changing, and our teachers themselves are energized by this.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 451 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Portledge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1750
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,000
Tuition Notes Tuition is tiered based upon the division. Lower School is 23,000, Middle School is 27,500 and Upper School is 29,950.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $14,000
Admissions Director Michael Coope
Admissions Associate Leigh Farrell


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
GolfIce Hockey,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Friends Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Friends Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Friends Academy (0.5 miles away)
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I graduated in the class of ''94. My years at Portledge greatly prepared me for every challenge and success in life since then.
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