Opening the Eyes and Awakening the Mind  Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body in grades toddler through eight.
Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals.
Our graduates are well prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond.
Buckley is committed to providing a rigorous, classical education that focuses on scholastic achievement.
Emphasis is placed on core skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, using a broad repertoire of teaching techniques and technologies, including the Columbia Teachers College writing program.
These skills are enhanced by their integration throughout the curriculum. Our faculty creates experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 361 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Buckley Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1923

Student Body

Total Students
361 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Buckley Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Colleen Ahern Fortuna

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Cello, Piano Lessons, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports (Volleyball)

School Notes

  • Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body in grades toddler through eight. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond. Buckley is committed to providing a rigorous, classical education that focuses on scholastic achievement. Emphasis is placed on core skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, using a broad repertoire of teaching techniques and technologies. These skills are enhanced by their integration throughout the curriculum. Our faculty creates experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 361 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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