The Caedmon School

Recognizing and celebrating the natural curiosity and sense of wonder in every student, The Caedmon School is a Montessori preschool and Montessori-inspired elementary program for children from 2 years old through Fifth grade.
Located on East 80th Street and as the first Montessori school in Manhattan, a Caedmon student delights in challenge, immersed in a community that values care and empathy. Learn more at or call 212.879.2296.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesChildren may attend for 1 - 6 weeks. Program costs vary due to age and schedule. Please refer to website for details,
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students251 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Caedmon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 3 / Dec. 10 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $14,670 for 3-day Twos to $43,330 for Elementary School. Please refer to website for details,
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJennifer Tarpley
Admissions AssociateSusan Bonet


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Caedmon Chorus

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Program, The Caedmon Music School

School Notes

  • The Caedmon School offers many opportunities to visit and to get to know the programs and community prior to submitting an application. Once an application is received, a parent interview, child interview, and report from the sending school are required. Please refer to our admissions calendar for the list of opportunities here
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  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    1.4 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    1.4 PK-12
  • New York
    Grades: PK-6 | 197 students
    1.8 miles
    325 W 85th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 579-5525
    1.8 PK-6
  • New York
    Grades: NS-8 | 465 students
    2.4 miles
    610 W 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 875-4433
    2.4 NS-8
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    The Cathedral School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    0.3 miles
    319 E 74th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 249-2840
    0.3 PK-8
  • New York
    Grades: NS-PK | 185 students
    1.4 miles
    1 West 91st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 595-2000
    1.4 NS-PK

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