Trinity-Pawling School

Tel: (845)855-3100
Grades: 7-12 | 291 students
Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York. The school serves 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program. The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy.
The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.
A growing commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys.
A camaraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
One of the School’s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System, which began 45 years ago.
Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor: academics, athletics, dormitory responsibilities, civic engagement, attendance, and extracurricular programs.
The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be.
The Effort System, then, becomes a pervasive characteristic of a boy’s experience at Trinity-Pawling. Trinity-Pawling offers over 100 academic courses and 18 AP courses, interscholastic competition in 13 sports within the highly competitive New England Founders League, and a myriad of extracurricular activities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language Based Program for Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 291 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Trinity-Pawling School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP French Literature, AP Latin Literature, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score 1350
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Jacket and tie for classes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $54,900
Tuition Notes Boarding $54,900 Day (9-12) $38,850 Middle School (7-8 Day only) $26,500 Language Program $5,600-$8,050
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $25,000
Admissions Director JP Burlington
Admissions Associate Kimberly DeFonce


Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acolytes & Vergers, Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Computer Repair, Deans Assistants, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Drama Club, International Club, Investment Club, Life Skills, Mandarin Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Photography, Ping Pong Club, Snowboarding, String Music Club, Student Activities, Student Government, Student Publications, Student Senate, The Green Team, Theater, Trinitones, Weightlifting, Yearbook Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Drama Club, Life Skills, Mandarin Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Photography, Ping Pong Club, Snowboarding, Student Senate, The Green Team, Theater, Trinitones, Weightlifting, Yearbook, Acolytes & Vergers,
Community Service,
Computer Repair,
Deans Assistants,
International Club,
Investment Club,
String Music Club,
Student Activities,
Student Government,
Student Publications,
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