Mizzentop Day School

64 E Main St,
Pawling, NY, 12564-0125
Tel: (845)855-7338
Grades: PK - 8 | 128 students
MDS is an independent day school for children PreK – 8.
Our innovative programming allows students to receive the individualized attention and immediate feedback that reinforce learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 128 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Mizzentop Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress Code/No Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes See Website
Admissions Director Ms. Janet Schuman Andrew

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess/Checkers, Concert Band, Homework Club, Knitting, Peer Mentoring, Reading Buddies, Select Chorus, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Chess/Checkers, Concert Band, Homework Club, Knitting, Peer Mentoring, Select Chorus, Yearbook, Reading Buddies,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Mizzentop Day School is an independent day school for students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We offer a challenging program that focuses on each child's personal development and learning style. We are able to provide our students with this level of education because small class sizes. We have educators that create a caring environment and get to know each child, making sure every child reaches his/her potential. With this experience and knowledge many of our students continue on to successful secondary schools experiences.

    Students learn independence and self-confidence by being in this secure and structured environment. Our core subjects are supplemented with a strong “Special Areas” division including music, drama, visual arts, computers and physical education. Each of these Special Area classes work throughout the year to integrate what children are learning in core subjects so that their work is constantly overlapping and information is put into context.

    In addition to our strong academic core there is also much available outside of the classroom. Children in our Middle School are encouraged to participate in interscholastic sports throughout the year. We offer multiple enrichment programs as well as summer enrichment programming. Typical enrichment programs include art, science, mathematics and homework clubs. We work with local music instructors to provide individual and group instrumental lessons.

    We seek to reach our goal of providing a complete educational experience through our personal commitments as educators as well as through implementing a worldwide program developed through the United Nations: the Living Values Educational Program. In Middle School, our advisory program is held twice a week, where children are divided into smaller groups to discuss the non-academic issues of school. During this time teachers and students discuss social and personal topics and take time to create community service projects both inside and outside of Mizzentop. Every month we highlight a different Living Value and look for ways to incorporate it into academic and advisory lessons.

    Mizzentop provides a high level of education at a rate that is competitive with other independent education alternatives. Located in Pawling, NY, local New York school districts provide transportation to and from the school. For more information, please call our Admissions Office at (845) 855-7338, visit our website (www.mizzentop.org), or email our Director of Admissions, Janet Schuman-Andrew at jandrew@mizzentop.org.
  • Profile last updated: 11/05/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity-Pawling School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Green Chimneys School (8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cinnamon Tree Of E Fishkill (11 miles away)
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