The Beekman School

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212)755-6666
  • The Beekman School is a top private school for grades 9 through 12 located in New York City.
  • We deliver a traditional college preparatory program characterized by strong academic standards while maintaining the flexibility necessary to meet individual needs. Beekman specializes in personalized learning.
  • To that end, we provide flexible scheduling, rolling admissions, classes of no more than 10 students and the option of one-on-one instruction and customized courses through The Tutoring School.
  • Contact our school today and learn how we can work with you.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 62 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Beekman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Economics, Advanced Government, AP Calculus, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP United States History, Theoretical Physics
Average SAT score 1140
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,500
Tuition Notes Tuition is pro-rated and payable in installments.
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,250
Admissions Director George Higgins
Admissions Associate Maren Holmen


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council, Yearbook Yearbook, Student Council,

School Notes

  • The Beekman School/The Tutoring School, a private high school for grades 9 through 12, founded in 1925, provides a competitive preparatory school curriculum with the advantage of offering highly individualized instruction where teaching is designed specifically to meet the needs of the individual. Class size is limited to 10 students in The Beekman School and 3 students in The Tutoring School. Its mission is to provide a supportive environment in which students can realize their academic potential and achieve their educational goals. This program can also educate students who require private or semi-private classes. Students who require such classes range from student actors or dancers who need to be out of school by the afternoon, students who want to accelerate and graduate early, those who wish to create an individualized honors program, students who need slight remediation in certains subjects as well as students who would like to take any type of Advanced Placement course.
  • The Beekman School`s objective is to provide students with the tools and the confidence required to control their own destiny, to become life-long learners and to give back to their communities. Beekman is tailored to nurture the development of each individual student. To that end, we provide flexible scheduling, rolling admissions, classes of no more than 10 students and the option of private instruction and customized courses through The Tutoring School. Despite our size, we have a diverse student body with young men and women from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Beekman students play an active role in shaping their education, which helps to instill in them a sense of commitment and responsibility. They interact on a daily basis with an exceptional faculty that they come to know on a first-name basis. And when they graduate, they leave not only with a solid academic foundation, but with a keen sense of what lies ahead.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  4/8/2017
We had a sudden move to New York City and a friend had mentioned the Beekman School to us. We were trying to make a quick transition from our son's previous school and we called Beekman to make an appointment. Our son was interviewed and the headmaster and his support staff were on hand to answer any questions or concerns. Our chief concern was that our son continue with his studies so his transcript would be in order when it came time to apply to university. Beekman worked with us and we did a combination of classroom setting courses and one on one tutoring with The Tutoring School. We cannot say enough about Beekman. Their staff and teachers went above and beyond any school we had ever worked with. My son was also able to add another course to his curriculum mid way through the term and with hard work on both the teachers and my son's part they worked hard to get the course completed. All of the teachers were exceptional, always available for the students and any questions we had as parents. With three AP courses out of six my son was able to achieve high honours. We would certainly return to Beekman if we were in the same position again.
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5  4/7/2017
Bravo to The Beekman School, Head Master Higgins, and the teaching staff for Sam Bartner. I have made many investments in my life, but none more rewarding than the foundationthat The Beekman School gave my loving son for life. He went from Public High School to Private School,and what he gained was worth more than whatever I spent on tuition. Sam went from an average in the 70's to 90's plus, along with the desire to do even greater everyday. This exceeded all my expectations.My son took on the venture and apply, and get accepted to some of the top Universities in America and to continue his quest for knowledge for which I cannot thank The Beekman School enough. Many heart felt thanks. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone who wants the best education available in NYC for their children.Michelle Koza, Victor Ledezma, Linli Chin, Ian Rusten, and Vanilla Macias, the educators that made a huge impact on my son's life. I will forever be grateful to these professionals and recommend this school for parents looking for amazing small classes with talented teachers.
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5  4/7/2017
Bravo to The Beekman School, Headmaster Higgins and the entire teaching staff for the wonderful influence they have had on my son, Sam Bartner ! I have made many investments in my life, but none better than deciding to enroll my son in the Beekman School. Sam's grades improved dramatically, changing from the 70's under the NYC DOE to the 90's at Beekman. The influence of expert teachers, including his senior year educators Michelle Koza, Victor Ledezma, Linli Chin, Ian Rusten and Vanilla Macias, has instilled a quest for knowledge and a drive to succeed in every endeavor he undertakes. I have them to thank for helping Sam realize his potential. The Beekman School has molded my son not only into an honor student, but also a true gentleman who now has a thirst for knowledge. The educational experience at The Beekman School has given my son the confidence and desire to continually seek knowledge through application to some of the best universities in the country. Sam's goal of attending a prestigious university and advancing through graduate school comes directly from his experience at Beekman.
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5  5/17/2016
I first discovered The Beekman School in 2005 when my older son had left a boarding school that was not a good fit, and we found ourselves looking for a school for his senior year, not an easy task. My husband had died unexpectedly the year before, so I was doing this on my own. Arriving at our appointment, Headmaster George Higgins immediately made us feel comfortable, and was most encouraging. Under his direction the application process was easy, and the transition smooth. My son soon found himself with wonderful teachers who were eager to bring out his strengths, and as his confidence grew, he quickly began earning the best grades of his life. The very small class sizes were ideal in helping him to focus, and if extra support was needed, The Tutoring School within Beekman was right there to help. He also quickly made friends, finding the other Beekman students lively and diverse, friendly and caring. He still keeps in touch with many of them. He had an amazing senior year, and only wished he had been able to benefit from all four years at Beekman. In 2012, my younger son, adopted from Eastern Europe, was experiencing some reading comprehension challenges, and although passing, was struggling at his school. There was also some teasing going on. I called George Higgins again, and he welcomed us warmly, as returning family members. My younger son started Beekman in his sophomore year, and to our delight, many of the teachers are still there, all these years later. Having always been a good Math student, my son quickly started to receive top grades in Algebra and Physics, and for the first time did well in English and History, challenging subjects for him before. The individual attention Beekman offers has made him blossom, and he has been an Honor Roll student. He has made many friends, and there is no teasing. He is part of Student Government, and loves going to school. He will graduate in 2015. I couldn't be more grateful to George Higgins and the dedicated teachers of The Beekman School, for giving both my sons such an excellent and enjoyable high school experience.
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5  5/17/2016
Beekman school is direct in its management, academics, in or out of school activities, personal interaction, and importantly the quality of its staff.  As innovation facilitates our lives, it is in the same way Beekman school juxtaposes its genuine state of the art humanitarian approach.  It is a school that has evolved, and hasn't lost its refined moral workmanship, towards one another.  It possesses a true quality education, academically with a deep sense of value.
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5  5/13/2016
As the College Counselor at Beekman, spring is an exciting, and rewarding time. All the seniors that applied to college have been admitted to college, and they are excited about where they will continue their education. Most seniors have many choices. There's no anger or disappointment about their future plans. Students at Beekman don't seem to have a sense of entitlement. They are genuinely happy, and grateful that they will be attending college. What's particularly intriguing to me is that students attend colleges throughout the world. Unlike some suburban high schools where students apply to the same name brand colleges, Beekman students seek academic opportunities internationally. The name of the college is not the priority of students or parents. Juniors are very aware of the process seniors have endured. They are very attentive during our spring Junior Class Meeting where we discuss the college selection, and admissions process in detail. Each junior is made aware of several things they need to do over the summer to begin the application process, such as drafting an essay, creating accounts for CUNY colleges, and for the Common Application. Each student will meet with me in September and October to confirm or establish realistic college choices. All students have my email and are strongly encouraged to contact me anytime throughout the process. I'm happy to say, most students do this.
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5  7/24/2015
Beekman provided excellent academics. The teachers were smart and inspiring. My daughter enjoyed Calculus. She also took Mandarin individually in the tutoring school. Beekman was flexible enough to give my daughter credit for her twice weekly singing lessons and her performances. I am proud to be able to say that my daughter was on honor roll. Beekman was the first school she liked.
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5  7/24/2015
After teaching at a large public school for ten years, I was beginning to forget why I had become a teacher in the first place. That is why teaching at The Beekman School for the past four years has been a very rewarding experience. The small class sizes have allowed me to make a more meaningful impact on my students and renewed my passion for my chosen profession. All of the teachers I work with at the school enjoy what they do and look forward to coming to work. This is the sign of a positive learning environment!
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5  2/9/2014
Beekman School provided amazing acceleration and enrichment opportunities for my son in his areas of interest via their tutoring school. I was thrilled with the quality of instruction my son received in math (including Calculus), chemistry lab, and English--the three subjects he studied at Beekman. He was able to move at his own pace and to have meaningful discussions about course content with his instructors. They respected his individuality and utilized a variety of learning-styles. He loved and looked forward to going to every class at Beekman. FYI, the Beekman School was wiling to teach him calculus at age 10! We were so impressed with The Beekman School!
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