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Portledge is an independent, pre-nursery through twelfth grade coeducational, college-preparatory day school.
The School`s coordinated sequential program provides an academically excellent education that prepares students for responsible and productive lives.
Dedicated teachers, small class size, and a warm and personal atmosphere combine to advance high moral standards and individual accomplishments.
Our teachers understand that for middle schoolers this is a time of self-exploration and self-definition. They teach and coach the whole child and understand their critical role in helping young adolescents develop confidence and become more independent.
Middle schoolers are constantly changing, and our teachers themselves are energized by this.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 523 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1965

Student Body

Total Students
523 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Portledge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Average SAT score
1250
Average ACT score
28
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is tiered based upon the division. Lower School is 23,000, Middle School is 27,500 and Upper School is 29,950.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$14,000
Admissions Director
Michael Coope
Admissions Associate
Leigh Farrell

Sports

Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Our children, once quiet preschoolers, were shaped into confident and capable young adults at Portledge. The wonderful atmosphere of the school, which more resembled an extended family, fosters a sense of personal growth and achievement mixed with responsibility for others and stewardship for our ever-smaller world. Their Portledge education has served them well as they excelled at college and now study medicine. Thank you Portledge!
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5  
Such an amazing school. I loved it there.
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5  
I graduated in the class of ''94. My years at Portledge greatly prepared me for every challenge and success in life since then.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 523 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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