Mizzentop Day School

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)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 128 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Mizzentop Day School Student 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


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


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.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Duane Lake Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Duane Lake Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mission Church Academy And Preschool (5.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pawling
    Duane Lake Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 3-12 | 10 students
    1 miles
    16 Harmony Rd
    Pawling, NY 12564
  • Pawling
    Trinity-Pawling School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 7-12 | 291 students
    1.5 miles
    700 Route 22
    Pawling, NY 12564
  • Holmes
    Mission Church Academy And Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    5.6 miles
    4101 Route 52
    Holmes, NY 12531
  • Brewster
    Green Chimneys School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 136 students
    8 miles
    400 Doansburg Road
    Brewster, NY 10509
  • Brewster
    Grades: PK-KG | 98 students
    9.2 miles
    1515 Route 22
    Brewster, NY 10509

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