Birch Wathen Lenox School

210 E 77th Street,
New York, NY, 10075-0100
Tel: (212)861-0404
Grades: K - 12 | 587 students
The Birch Wathen Lenox School is built upon a tradition of academic excellence.
We believe, above all, that our students must know how to think, how to analyze, how to synthesize and how to communicate their ideas.
To that end, we emphasize the development of writing and critical skills across the curriculum – in Science, Mathematics, History, English, Foreign Language and Art.
Students study a wide range of subjects, and explore each subject in depth, through lectures, experiments, fieldwork, research and discussions.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported N/A
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 587 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2000
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Between $39,819 and $40,898 Plus Fees
% on Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 17%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julianne Kaplan
Admissions Associate Danielle Tormey Lambert


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDivingGolf
Ice HockeyLacrosseSoccerSoftballSquash
SwimmingTennisTrack and FieldUltimate FrisbeeVolleyball
Cross CountryDiving,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

  • We invite you to visit our website for application materials. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to schedule a tour of the facility and student interview.
  • Profile last updated: 07/31/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Jean Baptiste High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Allen-stevenson School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mc Carton School (the) (0.3 miles away)
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    New York , NY , 10075
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    St. Jean Baptiste High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    173 E 75th St
    New York , NY , 10021
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    0.1  mi  |  343  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    113 E 73rd St
    New York , NY , 10021
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - I absolutely love this school! My kids have really thrived here. The academics are excellent--rigorous, but not homework for the sake of homework. The atmosphere is warm and nurturing. The teachers always go the extra mile for their students! Mr. Carnabuci runs a phenomenal school. From the minute you walk in the door and see the incredible artwork on the walls, you know this is a really special place! - Posted by Parent

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