Sappo School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: (631)736-2146
  • Our mission at Sappo School is to strategically create an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence through an individualized approach to learning.
  • Full potential is realized by identifying and developing the social, emotional and academic systems of each individual.
  • Sappo School provides the students an academically invigorating environment which allows them to explore learning and embrace challenges with confidence.
  • We believe in shaping the members of our global society into citizens of the world who are able to face the future with strength of character and human purpose.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Styles differentiation, Giftedness, Anxiety, Dyslexia or Mild Disabilities
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Sappo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform Requires: Khaki pants and Polo Shirt with Sappo Logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes *Tuition varies according to grade and program*
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Michelle Bowers, Director
Admissions Associate Michael Sauer


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cross Fit, Flag FootballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross FitFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Basketball Intramural, Instrument Lessons, Peer Tutoring and Mentorship Committee, Photography Club, SAT Prep: Math & English, Student Government, Vocal Lessons, Yearbook Committee Art Club, Vocal Lessons, Basketball Intramural,
Instrument Lessons,
Peer Tutoring and Mentorship Committee,
Photography Club,
SAT Prep: Math & English,
Student Government,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes

  • Sappo School receives public accolades for the ability to raise the level of learning for all students as an innovative Regents school. The faculty is trained through an active research department to address individuality discovered through Learning Style and Personality Type Assessments. Parents form an organization that works closely with the faculty. Our Metholdology includes
  • Academic rigor with individual supports
  • 10/5 Program for Attention Span Improvement
  • 4:1 Commendation-Criticism Ratio for Positive Regard
  • Brain Work research and application
  • Career Assessments
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  4/8/2017
My son started this school in 9th grade. He was failing academically in public school, resisted to going to school, and often had somatic complaints to get out of school. We transferred him to Sappo, and his whole persona changed. He thrived at school, was excited to go, became a mentor for other students, and realized he could succeed. It was the best decision we made to move him.
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5  3/22/2017
I have the pleasure of writing this review as a member of the faculty at Sappo School. Everyone has a deep understanding of the needs of the students, and the size of the student body affords the teachers the luxury of getting to know just about every child who attends. The director, Mr. Sauer, has never lost sight of the fact that he was once a classroom teacher, which is very important if a school is to run smoothly. I recommend that anyone who thinks he or she has a child who may benefit from this school, come on down! Carole Wilk
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5  3/22/2017
I Instruct the Computer Science STEM program at Sappo School. STEM provides students with the ability to explore science, technology, engineering and math by solving real-world problems.It is project-based learning approach designed to engage students in an investigative journey through authentic problems. Sappo School provides both a safe and motivational learning environment that I am proud to be a part of.
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5  5/17/2016
The Sappo School has been a safe haven for my son that has anxiety and ADD. The teachers and all faculty are patient, understanding, and truly wonderful. This school has changed my son's outlook on education and school in general. Sappo School has changed our lives as a family 100 fold. The daily stress of just getting to school is gone and our days are peaceful as a result.
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5  8/18/2015
My granddaughter attended Sappo School an graduated from there. Being free from all negative distractions, her grades went right back to where they once were-all A's. She left knowing who she was and how her own learning style could benefit her through Sappo's Brain Work program. I represent my entire family when I say that this advanced school program should set the pattern for other schools to follow. Thank you, Sappo!
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