Longview School

Longview School Photo #1 - Our youngest student, 4 year old Maizie, is sanding their collaborative woodworking project.
  • Longview combines rigorous academics in the traditional curriculum with electives hardly ever seen on the pre-K to 12thgrade level. Some of our electives include computer programming, game design, C++ programming, debate, sociology, anthropology, Japanese, philosophy, storytelling, graphic design, engineering, construction, create a business, etc. Longview`s small, personalized environment supports both academic learning and social development. Beyond classes, students help run the school through participation in the school legislative body -school meeting - and the school court system-judicial committee. Our unique approach supports students in becoming independent, responsible, thoughtful individuals as they develop into well-rounded, happy young adults.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students24 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Longview School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
Average SAT score1340
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,300
Tuition NotesFinancial aid available for qualifying families.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMark Jacobs

School Notes

  • Longview combines rigorous academics in thetraditionalcurriculum with electives hardly ever seen on the pre-Kto 12thgrade level. Some of our electives includecomputerprogramming, game design, C++ programming, debate,sociology,anthropology, Japanese, philosophy, storytelling, graphicdesign,engineering, construction, create a business, etc.Longview`ssmall, personalized environment supports both academiclearning andsocial development. Beyond classes, students help runtheschool through participation in the school legislativebody-schoolmeeting-and the school court system-judicial committee.Ourunique approach supports students in becomingindependent,responsible, thoughtful individuals as they developintowell-rounded, happy young adults.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brewster
    Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
    0.3 miles
    11 Eastview Avenue
    Brewster, NY 10509
    (845) 279-5164
    0.3 PK-8
  • Clinton Corners
    Grades: K-12 | 66 students
    34.3 miles
    37 Shepherds Way
    Clinton Corners, NY 12514
    (845) 266-3497
    34.3 K-12
  • Millbrook
    Grades: PK-8 | 178 students
    26.5 miles
    415 Route 343
    Millbrook, NY 12545
    (845) 677-5014
    26.5 PK-8
  • Pawling
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    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 7-12 | 293 students
    13 miles
    700 Route 22
    Pawling, NY 12564
    (845) 855-4825
    13 7-12
  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: PK-12 | 174 students
    23 miles
    260 Boardman Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845) 462-7600
    23 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Longview is a school like no other, and our child has been to many. Schools often claim to be "student-centered," but Longview actually is. The teachers understand that each child has different interests, needs, and challenges. There has been true, meaningful collaboration among us, the parents, our child, and the teachers. Also, the focus is on learning, in the very best possible sense. The teachers are not concerned about what students wear, whether they need to fidget, whether they sit up straight in a chair, or things like that. This removes barriers for students like our daughter who would otherwise be tense and stressed before a class even starts. There is no studying for the sake of standardized tests. Therefore, students keep their innate love of learning for learning`s sake.There are many different types of children at Longview, and there is no sense that the school is trying to force them to conform to a certain mold. The strengths of each child are recognized and cultivated. Individuality is celebrated. Classes are small, often with five students or fewer. This allows each child to have a truly individualized education.As a democratic school, Longview puts the students in charge of making the rules and voting on proposals for new school activities, etc. This relieves the stress present in many other schools of being forced to follow arbitrary rules in which students have no say. It also prepares students to become responsible members of a larger society much more than, in my opinion, traditional schools do. Our daughter has been able to flourish in this setting.
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I can not say enough great things about Longview! When public school wasn't working for our two daughters, we thankfully found Longview and it has been such a blessing for our family! Longview provides an unique approach to education that focus on the whole child and meets them where he/she is at. Every teacher in that school knows my girls so well and knows what their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and learning styles are. When something isn't working, the staff if approachable and through open communication, adjustments can be made. Mark Jacobs helped my oldest daughter find an internship to follow her passion of baking and now after she graduates in June, she will be going to The Culinary Institute of America where she was accepted early, again thanks to the amazing help from Mark Jacobs! Longview is how education SHOULD be!
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