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)
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.: 30%
Students by Grade Birch Wathen Lenox School 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
(Uniform)

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

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 All Souls School (0.2 miles away)
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  • New YorkThe Allen-stevenson School
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    New YorkNY 10075
    (212)288-6710
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  • New YorkSt Jean Baptiste High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    173 E 75th St
    New YorkNY 10021
    (212)288-1645
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    0.1 mi | 338 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • New YorkAll Souls School
    Daycare / Preschool
    1157 Lexington Ave
    New YorkNY 10075
    (212)861-5232
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    New YorkNY 10021
    (212)249-2840
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    60 East 78 Street
    New YorkNY 10075
    (212)774-8093
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School Reviews

1 month ago
My child has been at BWL for 9 years. The lower school is nurturing and offers a great student to teacher ratio. Kids don''t fall through the cracks. The teachers care. The middle school has a strong STEM emphasis that improves each year. Everyone is enthusiastic about Science. It is becoming a basketball powerhouse.
- Posted by Parent
7 months ago
I am very surprised at the review i just read below and felt compelled to write, as this sounds like an angry person. My two children attended Birch (for a total of 13 years experience with the school) and have now moved on to excellent boarding schools. I have nothing but admiration for the school and how they prepared my children academically for the next stage of their education. I found the teachers to be focused on each individual child and very attentive to the parents as well. I dont have anything to add about the sports programs as my children did not partake regularly- they were more involved with the excellent theater program. Socially we never came across any major problems, so I am really flummoxed by the previous review. My family''s experience was very good to excellent with Birch, and I feel fortunate that my children were schooled there.
- Posted by Parent
11 months ago
Birch Wathen Lenox has placed our child in a tenuous situation. The administration has created a toxic learning environment for many of the children. Many of the kids have social; behavioral; emotional; academic; and maturation issues and, by mixing them in with the very few kids without such issues, the classroom has become a harmful habitat. Beware, as the school does not deny that this occurs and, they do nothing to address it. And, as Birch increases the number of enrolled students in the upper classes, they fill these seats with more kids with more issues, primarily with kids whom have been counseled out of other schools.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
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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