Sappo School

40 Kings Park Road
Commack, NY 11725-0117
Tel: (631)736-2146
Grades: K-12 | 82 students
Our mission at Sappo School is to strategically create an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence through an individualized approach to learning.
Full potential is realized by identifying and developing the social, emotional and academic systems of each individual.
Sappo School provides the students an academically invigorating environment which allows them to explore learning and embrace challenges with confidence.
 We believe in shaping the members of our global society into citizens of the world who are able to face the future with strength of character and human purpose.  SHAPE Strategies support the Educative Holism philosophy that is based on our Brain Work Program.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Styles differentiation, Giftedness, Anxiety,Dyslexia or mild disabilities
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Sappo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform Requires: Khaki pants and Polo Shirt with Sappo Logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes tuition varies according to grade and program
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rebecca Gehrkin
Admissions Associate Angela McCabe


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Football, Softball, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Basketball Intramural, Culinary Club, Instrument Lessons, Student Government, Vocal Lessons, Yearbook Committee Art Club, Culinary Club, Vocal Lessons, Basketball Intramural,
Instrument Lessons,
Student Government,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes:

  • Sappo School receives public accolades for the ability to raise the level of learning for all students as an innovative Regents school. The faculty is trained through an active research department to address individuality discovered through Learning Style and Personality Type Assessments. Parents form an organization that works closely with the faculty. Our Metholdology includes
  • Academic rigor with individual supports
  • 10/5 Program for Attention Span Improvement
  • 4:1 Commendation-Criticism Ratio for Positive Regard
  • Brain Work research and application
  • Career Assessments

Profile last updated: 07/31/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Smithtown Christian School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Family Regional School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kiddie Care Early Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Commack
    Grades: NS-PK | 100 students
    0.3 miles
    1 Bette Lane
    Commack, NY 11725
  • Commack
    Grades: PK-8 | 354 students
    0.7 miles
    2 Indian Head Rd
    Commack, NY 11725
  • Smithtown
    Developmental Disabilities Institute
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 223 students
    1.7 miles
    99 Hollywood Dr
    Smithtown, NY 11787
  • Smithtown
    B.e.s.t. Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 159 students
    1.9 miles
    525 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Smithtown, NY 11787
  • Commack
    Nassau Suffolk Services For Autism
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 18 students
    2.2 miles
    80 Hauppauge Rd
    Commack, NY 11725

School Reviews

My granddaughter attended Sappo School an graduated from there. Being free from all negative distractions, her grades went right back to where they once were-all A's. She left knowing who she was and how her own learning style could benefit her through Sappo's Brain Work program. I represent my entire family when I say that this advanced school program should set the pattern for other schools to follow. Thank you, Sappo!
- Posted by Parent, 08/18/15
The Sappo School has been a safe haven for my son that has anxiety and ADD. The teachers and all faculty are patient, understanding, and truly wonderful. This school has changed my son''s outlook on education and school in general. Sappo School has changed our lives as a family 100 fold. The daily stress of just getting to school is gone and our days are peaceful as a result.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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