Hackley School

293 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591-0105
Tel: (914)366-2642
Grades: K-12 | 847 students
Located on a 285 acre woodland campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley School is a K-12 coeducational day and five-day boarding school.
Visitors are drawn to the beauty of Hackley’s historic Quad, yet the School’s facilities – library, Upper School classrooms, athletics fields and cross-country trails (many opened just within the last year), and recently added Lower School, Middle School and Science facilities on a gracefully designed campus – rival those of nationally known boarding schools.

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
Year Founded 1899

Student Body

Total Students 847 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Hackley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Environmental Science, AP exams (not courses) offered in history and English, AP Latin IV, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art,
Average SAT score 1370
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No denim or sneakers, collared shirts and/or sweaters, long skirts with sleeved tops.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14 / Jan. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,700
Tuition Notes Boarding - additional $11,000 Tuition above applies to Grades 9-12 only; younger grades have lower tuition costs.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $26,190
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christopher McColl
Admissions Associate Aaron Washington


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Community Service, Drama, Green Initiatives Club, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Model Congress, Model UN, Orchestra, Spirit Squad, Student Ambassadors/Tour Guides, Student Government, Student Newspaper, UNITY (Student diversity working group), Yearbook Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Math Team, Model Congress, Model UN, Orchestra, Spirit Squad, Yearbook, Chamber Ensemble,
Community Service,
Green Initiatives Club,
Literary Magazine,
Student Ambassadors/Tour Guides,
Student Government,
Student Newspaper,
UNITY (Student diversity working group),

School Notes:

  • For 112 years, Hackley has welcomed all with the words carved over the entry: “Enter here to be and find a friend.” The warmth of Hackley’s community enables both challenge and nurture, giving students the means to set and attain high personal goals. Supporting student achievement in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and community service, Hackley honors commitment and strength of character, with a mission statement that underscores the importance of these values: “Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from our community’s varying perspectives and backgrounds.” By committing energy, time, and imagination to serving the needs of people beyond Hackley, students experience the satisfaction of helping others and gain appreciation for the complexity and concerns of the larger community.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is E F International Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Transfiguration School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Transfiguration School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tarrytown
    Grades: 9-12 | 374 students
    0.5 miles
    100 Marymount Ave
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • Tarrytown
    Transfiguration School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    0.6 miles
    40 Prospect Avenue
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • Elmsford
    Grades: PK-8 | 214 students
    2 miles
    59 E Main St
    Elmsford, NY 10523
  • Irvington
    John Cardinal Oconnor School
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: UG | 79 students
    2.2 miles
    16 N Broadway
    Irvington, NY 10533
  • White Plains
    Elmwood Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-1
    2.6 miles
    900 Dobbs Ferry Road
    White Plains, NY 10607

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