Maplebrook School

Since its founding in 1945 Maplebrook School, an independent, coed boarding school, has provided holistic education for students with complex learning profiles.
Combining quality academics with a focus on character formation (Responibility Increases Self Esteem), Maplebrook seeks to empower and excede the needs of each of its students.
We offer two distinct programs: The Academic Program (an accredited NY state high school) for students 11-18 years of age and the Institute for Collegiate and Career Studies (ICCS) for high school gratuates 18-21 years of age.
A six-week summer program is availble to help avoid the regression of skills and prevent the summer slide.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $73,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Maplebrook School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based, ADHD, central auditory processing, learning differences, ASD
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
62 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Maplebrook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants, Maplebrook logo polo shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes Room, Board, Speech & Language services, Tutoring, etc.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Students enrolling in the fall receive the summer for half price. Students can enroll anytime from 2-6 weeks.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Charlotte Haims



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
(We're always open to suggestions for new additions!), Community Service, Cooking Club, Drama/Theater, Driver's Permit Training, Gaming Club, Great Books Club, Leo's Club (Jr. version of the Lion's Club), Metal Detecting, Student Government, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrument Lessons, Instrumental Music Lessons, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Golf, Ski and Snowboard Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Training

School Notes

  • Maplebrook School is an independent boarding school for students with learning differences that seeks to meet the complex needs of each and every one of our students.
  • At the heart of our educational philosophy is the goal to "Educate the heart." Trust, honesty, respect, citizenship, caring, fairness, faith, and responsibility, these are the Eight Pillars of Character that form the core values of a Maplebrook education.
  • Our unique RISE program (Responsibility Increases Self Esteem) is the backbone of our approach to fostering these values in our students. RISE is a completely non-punitive, positive-reinforcement based system in which an increasing number of privileges are granted to the individual student as he or she earns more points; RISE also provides 1-on-1 mentoring for each student.
  • Maplebrook further endeavors to provide a quality education for its students through the means of multi-sensory teaching methods, innovative iPad technology and programs such as Activate, and small class sizes of 4 to 8 students. Individual or small-group tutoring and daily study hall sessions run by teachers are also included in every student's schedule. Other available supports include Speech & Language therapy, and OT/PT as needed.
  • As a boarding school where the majority of faculty and staff live as well as work, Maplebrook offers unique benefits that distinguish it from residential schools. Learning opportunities are present for students not only in the classroom, but throughout their day with teachers and staff who know them well. The caring family-style atmosphere of boarding school life also lends a wholesomeness to the Maplebrook environment, and provides the underlying structure of social support necessary to help each student succeed and thrive.
  • Currently comprised of students from 16 states and 15 countries, Maplebrook highly values the diversity of its student body and is committed to further promoting such diversity.
  • Geographically, Maplebrook students are ideally placed for experiencing the best of both rural and urban life in America; the school`s location in rural Amenia, 90 miles north of New York City and nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains provides a safe and beautiful place for students to live and learn in, while still making it possible to visit the city on occasion. Other local cultural and artistic opportunities abound closer to Amenia, as well. Maplebrook also avails itself of several opportunities throughout the year to be involved with our local community. Examples include a yearly art show, Leo's Club for students who wish to participate in community service, and our annual 5K Run/Walk to sponser the Panichi Family Center for Communication & Learning.
  • Maplebrook recognizes that each student has their own complex learning style, complete with a unique set of strengths as well as a unique set of challenges. Accordingly, Maplebrook School offers students with learning differences the personalized education that each individual needs to succeed in school and beyond; and emphasizing the triune values of Excellence, Friendship, and Independence, Maplebrook is proud to say that, for students who learn differently, "We Make the Difference."
  • For more information on Maplebrook School, please visit our website at, or contact Admissions via e-mail at or by phone at 845-373-8191. You can also find and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Maplebrook also runs a post-secondary program, the Institute for Collegiate and Career Studies (ICCS).
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Maplebrook School cost?
Maplebrook School's tuition is approximately $73,500 for private students and $10,000 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Maplebrook School?
The acceptance rate of Maplebrook School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 79%.
Does Maplebrook School offer a summer program?
Yes, Maplebrook School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Maplebrook School offer?
Maplebrook School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Maplebrook School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Maplebrook School?
The application deadline for Maplebrook School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
This is our son, Max's, 2nd year at Maplebrook and he's in 10th grade. Max's social, life, and executive functioning skills have improved tremendously since attending Maplebrook. He is more mature, confident, responsible, independent, and socially appropriate. He also seems to understand and actively practices perspective-taking when it comes to conversations and relationships. Once Max understood it, the RISE (Responsibility Increases Self Esteem) behavior program truly resonated with him, and he was very motivated to earn points and move up levels. The staff helps us to carry over "RISE at Home" goals when Max is home for school breaks. Their support has been invaluable in maintaining Max's progress and preventing regression. Max loves the small classes, interesting electives, amazing recreational activities, and living in a dorm with friends. He always tells us, "I'm never bored at school. There is always someone to hang out with and something to do."The dorm staff works closely with the students to learn life skills and dorm chores. They and Max's staff Mentor are truly partners in parenting for us and we speak/strategize with them regularly. The fact that most of the staff lives in apartments within the dorms helps them truly get to know and understand each student. We intend for Max to stay through Maplebrook's 18-21 program because we have seen how it prepares students for independent living (adulting that even our neurotypical son would benefit from!) and vocational success.
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A wonderful place for students who would not have the same opportunities for a well-rounded education in other schools.
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After my twin daughters spent a miserable semester at a local community college, we went on a mission to find a program that could support more than just their academic needs. After visiting 8 other programs across the country, we finally found Maplebrook and knew immediately it was the place for our girls. They are currently in their second year at Maplebrook's Institute for Collegiate and Career Studies and we could not be more pleased! With the guidance, structure, nurturing, and supportive atmosphere at Maplebrook, they have blossomed into mature, confident young women excelling in their academics and thriving with their internships, as well as, making life long friends. The staff has been amazing to work with and the program is very fluid and holistic in the way it approaches supporting the needs of each individual student, continuously assessing and constantly tweaking if necessary.
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This is our daughter`s 3rd year at The Institute and we`re so pleased with her maturity, independence, and overall growth. We looked at many schools before choosing The Institute. This school seemed more dedicated to the end result of independence and job skills after graduation.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $73,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Dutchess County, NY is $31,603 for elementary schools and $34,433 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dutchess County, NY is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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