Sappo School

40 Kings Park Road
Commack, NY 11725-0117
Tel: (631)736-2146
Grades: K-12 | 82 students
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Our mission at Sappo School is to strategically create an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence through an individualized approach to learning.
Full potential is realized by identifying and developing the social, emotional and academic systems of each individual.
Sappo School provides the students an academically invigorating environment which allows them to explore learning and embrace challenges with confidence.
We believe in shaping the members of our global society into citizens of the world who are able to face the future with strength of character and human purpose. SHAPE Strategies support the Educative Holism philosophy that is based on our Brain Work Program.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Styles differentiation, Giftedness, Anxiety, Dyslexia or Mild Disabilities
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Sappo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform Requires: Khaki pants and Polo Shirt with Sappo Logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes *Tuition varies according to grade and program*
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Michael Sauer, Director
Admissions Associate Rebecca Gehrkin

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Basketball Intramural, Instrument Lessons, Peer Tutoring and Mentorship Committee, Photography Club, SAT Prep: Math & English, Student Government, Vocal Lessons, Yearbook Committee Art Club, Vocal Lessons, Basketball Intramural,
Instrument Lessons,
Peer Tutoring and Mentorship Committee,
Photography Club,
SAT Prep: Math & English,
Student Government,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes

  • Sappo School receives public accolades for the ability to raise the level of learning for all students as an innovative Regents school. The faculty is trained through an active research department to address individuality discovered through Learning Style and Personality Type Assessments. Parents form an organization that works closely with the faculty. Our Metholdology includes
  • Academic rigor with individual supports
  • 10/5 Program for Attention Span Improvement
  • 4:1 Commendation-Criticism Ratio for Positive Regard
  • Brain Work research and application
  • Career Assessments
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School Reviews

The Sappo School has been a safe haven for my son that has anxiety and ADD. The teachers and all faculty are patient, understanding, and truly wonderful. This school has changed my son's outlook on education and school in general. Sappo School has changed our lives as a family 100 fold. The daily stress of just getting to school is gone and our days are peaceful as a result.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
My granddaughter attended Sappo School an graduated from there. Being free from all negative distractions, her grades went right back to where they once were-all A's. She left knowing who she was and how her own learning style could benefit her through Sappo's Brain Work program. I represent my entire family when I say that this advanced school program should set the pattern for other schools to follow. Thank you, Sappo!
- Posted by Parent, 08/18/15

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The average private school tuition in New York is $9,421 for elementary schools and $20,356 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).