The Charles Finney School

2070 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, NY 14526-0145
Tel: (585)387-3770
Grades: K-12 | 302 students
Finney Robotics Team Wins 1st Place at Regional Competition at RIT
Finney Robotics Team Wins 1st Place at Regional Competition at RIT
The Charles Finney School is private Christian school for K-12.  Our motto is "Do Something Greater".  Doing something greater has four components that are integrated throughout a Finney education: character, compassion, creativity, and community.  We strive for academic excellence and while providing an atmosphere where students can also grow socially and spiritually.  We teach students a Biblical foundation that can be applied to all subjects and real life.  Students at Finney excel because of solid academics and caring faculty.  They are given opportunities to nurture their creativity and gifts and take leadership roles.  Students can take part in interesting electives and extracurricular activities, exceptional music and art programs, Section V sports, AP courses and college level courses, and much more!  Call us for a tour or to arrange a student visit.  We look forward to meeting your family!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 302 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Charles Finney School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB/BC, AP English, AP Psychology, AP US History,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level. Financial aid, multiple child discounts and academic scholarships are available.
Admissions Director Tara Bator


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama/Musical Theater, F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team, Finney Ambassadors, S.A.T. Prep, Student Government, Yearbook S.A.T. Prep, Yearbook, Drama/Musical Theater,
F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team,
Finney Ambassadors,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • To apply online go to The Charles Finney School  Admissions section on our webpage  

Profile last updated: 08/05/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Lakeside Alpha (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penfield Village Nursery School & Kindergarten (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Penfield Village Nursery School & Kindergarten (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Penfield
    Grades: PK-K | 146 students
    0.2 miles
    1862 Penfield Rd
    Penfield, NY 14526
  • Penfield
    Grades: PK-6 | 371 students
    0.2 miles
    39 Gebhardt Rd
    Penfield, NY 14526
  • Rochester
    Penfield KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.1 miles
    1606 Penfield Rd.
    Rochester, NY 14625
  • Rochester
    Trinity Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 205 students
    1.6 miles
    100 Golden Flyer Dr
    Rochester, NY 14618
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-8 | 80 students
    2.1 miles
    2505 Browncroft Boulevard
    Rochester, NY 14625

School Reviews

I am a teacher who retired from Finney. This is an excellent school for academics, sports, and Christian spiritual/values education. I especially like that the school is run by several different churches and pulls in children from many surrounding school districts in both Monroe and Wayne Counties.
- Posted by Teacher, 07/24/15
My daughter has attended Finney since 2009. We have been so pleased with what Finney has been able to offer her academically, socially, and spiritually. We consider ourselves part of the Finney Family and that is truly how it feels!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
The Charles Finney School has been the best decision we made for our son. He loves going to school and participating in all academic and athletics the school has to offer. The teacher and the staff are fabulous and always aware of what''s happening with the children. The school is a very welcoming place for parents and families alike. Our son started going to Finney in the 8th grade and we truly wish we had enrolled him years ago. My son has grown a lot socially, academically and spiritually at Finney. Even though we do not live in the Penfield area, the distance has not been a problem for our family. Great school all around.
- Posted by Parent, 03/14/13
Education is great and my kids are all thriving at Finney! Sports, music and other extra-curricular options are great for a school this size as well!
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/13
Outstanding Christian school, strong emphasis both on the spiritual and academics, both of my kids attend, highly recommended.
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/13
The Charles Finney School is a dynamic and rewarding institution for students, teachers and families. Our students continue to win awards in art, writing, music, robotics and sports. Several of our teachers have been nominated by students and have won awards for their work at both the elementary and high school levels. A new state of the art science lab will be ready for use in the fall of 2013, and most of our classrooms use either SMARTBoard technology, Promethean technology, or large flat panel TVs synched to ipads. At Finney we focus on the whole person and strive to help our students grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. If you are interested in providing your children with the opportunity to do something greater on a daily basis, consider The Charles Finney School.
- Posted by Teacher, 03/05/13
Finney is headed in the the right direction. There are so many positive things happening around the school. My children love attending. The teachers are loving and do a great job academically.
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/13
My daughter has attended Finney for three years. When I am not with her, I know that I can trust the staff to take care of her in the same way that I would.
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/13
The Charles Finney School is a special place. The teachers (and I am one) are committed to helping the students discover and embrace the joy and importance of life-long learning.
- Posted by Teacher, 03/05/13
I love to teach at Finney because we have great students, parents, and administrators.
- Posted by Teacher, 12/11/12

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