The Beekman School

220 East 50th Street,
New York, NY, 10022-0100
Tel: (212)755-6666
Grades: 9 - 12 | 62 students
The Beekman School is a top private school for grades 9 through 12 located in New York City.
We deliver a traditional college preparatory program characterized by strong academic standards while maintaining the flexibility necessary to meet individual needs. Beekman specializes in personalized learning.
To that end, we provide flexible scheduling, rolling admissions, classes of no more than 10 students and the option of one-on-one instruction and customized courses through The Tutoring School.
Contact our school today and learn how we can work with you.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 62 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade The Beekman School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Economics, Advanced English, Advanced Government, Advanced United States History, Calculus, Theoretical Physics, 
Average SAT score 1577
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,000
Tuition Notes Tuition is pro-rated.
Admissions Director George Higgins
Admissions Associate Maren Holmen

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council, Yearbook Yearbook, Student Council,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 05/08/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aaron School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Family School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Geneva School Of Manhattan (0.8 miles away)
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    (212)688-5950
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  • New York
    Aaron School    
    Special Education School
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    New York , NY , 10017
    (212)867-9594
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  • New York
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    Special Program Emphasis
    225 East 43rd St.
    New York , NY , 10017
    (212)681-1877
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  • New York
    Cathedral High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    350 E 56th Street
    New York , NY , 10022
    (212)688-1545
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    0.3  mi  |  590  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • New York
    The Browning School
    All-boys 
    52 E 62nd St
    New York , NY , 10065
    (212)838-6280
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    0.7  mi  |  396  students  |  Gr.  K-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - Beekman School provided amazing acceleration and enrichment opportunities for my son in his areas of interest via their tutoring school. I was thrilled with the quality of instruction my son received in math (including Calculus), chemistry lab, and English--the three subjects he studied at Beekman. He was able to move at his own pace and to have meaningful discussions about course content with his instructors. They respected his individuality and utilized a variety of learning-styles. He loved and looked forward to going to every class at Beekman. FYI, the Beekman School was wiling to teach him calculus at age 10! We were so impressed with The Beekman School! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 13, 2013 - After teaching at a large public school for ten years, I was beginning to forget why I had become a teacher in the first place. That is why teaching at The Beekman School for the past four years has been a very rewarding experience. The small class sizes have allowed me to make a more meaningful impact on my students and renewed my passion for my chosen profession. All of the teachers I work with at the school enjoy what they do and look forward to coming to work. This is the sign of a positive learning environment! - Posted by Teacher
  • Recommended November 28, 2013 - Beekman school is direct in its management, academics, in or out of school activities, personal interaction, and importantly the quality of its staff.  As innovation facilitates our lives, it is in the same way Beekman school juxtaposes its genuine state of the art humanitarian approach.  It is a school that has evolved, and hasn''t lost its refined moral workmanship, towards one another.  It possesses a true quality education, academically with a deep sense of value. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 25, 2013 - I first discovered The Beekman School in 2005 when my older son had left a boarding school that was not a good fit, and we found ourselves looking for a school for his senior year, not an easy task. My husband had died unexpectedly the year before, so I was doing this on my own. Arriving at our appointment, Headmaster George Higgins immediately made us feel comfortable, and was most encouraging. Under his direction the application process was easy, and the transition smooth. My son soon found himself with wonderful teachers who were eager to bring out his strengths, and as his confidence grew, he quickly began earning the best grades of his life. The very small class sizes were ideal in helping him to focus, and if extra support was needed, The Tutoring School within Beekman was right there to help. He also quickly made friends, finding the other Beekman students lively and diverse, friendly and caring. He still keeps in touch with many of them. He had an amazing senior year, and only wished he had been able to benefit from all four years at Beekman. In 2012, my younger son, adopted from Eastern Europe, was experiencing some reading comprehension challenges, and although passing, was struggling at his school. There was also some teasing going on. I called George Higgins again, and he welcomed us warmly, as returning family members. My younger son started Beekman in his sophomore year, and to our delight, many of the teachers are still there, all these years later. Having always been a good Math student, my son quickly started to receive top grades in Algebra and Physics, and for the first time did well in English and History, challenging subjects for him before. The individual attention Beekman offers has made him blossom, and he has been an Honor Roll student. He has made many friends, and there is no teasing. He is part of Student Government, and loves going to school. He will graduate in 2015. I couldn''t be more grateful to George Higgins and the dedicated teachers of The Beekman School, for giving both my sons such an excellent and enjoyable high school experience. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 25, 2013 - Beekman provided excellent academics. The teachers were smart and inspiring. My daughter enjoyed Calculus. She also took Mandarin individually in the tutoring school. Beekman was flexible enough to give my daughter credit for her twice weekly singing lessons and her performances. I am proud to be able to say that my daughter was on honor roll. Beekman was the first school she liked. - Posted by Parent

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