The Chapel School

Continued for 2020-2021 ... 2 Sections of 2-Day Preschool Program for 2-Year-Olds and Full-Day Preschool Program for 4-Year-Olds!
The Chapel School has been serving a wonderfully diverse community of families in Westchester and the Bronx since 1947, including students from Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers.
Our goal is to provide academic challenge and excellence, as well as character education and opportunities for social, emotional and spiritual growth in the safest and most nurturing environment. TCS students experience a state-of-the-art curriculum complete with the integration of the latest technology, but TCS teachers maintain a balance between what is most current and tested, proven teaching methods.
TCS's smaller class sizes allow for differentiation and individualized attention; and, our close-knit, familiar feel enables students to easily and comfortably get involved in our many extracurricular programs. For example, one of the leads in the Spring Musical may be a star basketball player who plays trumpet in the 3rd Year Band. Or, a top golfer might be a Soprano in the Chamber Choir and participate in our Service Learning and Chess Clubs.
Our students, teachers and parents/guardians use words like "love", "family" and "community" when asked to describe TCS, and we firmly believe that it is our shared love of the children and our shared value of critical home-school partnerships that creates that feeling. Our students know that they are loved and important and we see that in the way that they hop out their vehicles in the morning smiling and ready to get to work.
Ultimately, we aspire for each child to take ownership and pride in glorifying God with their efforts and accomplishments, developing from today's learners to tomorrow's leaders.
The Chapel School is a proud arm of the ministry of Village Lutheran Church (, where our shared mission is "To Know, Live and Share the Love of Christ". We are also a Professional Development School, partnering with Concordia College's Education Department in a Concord of Excellence!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedBronxville CSE Resource Teacher 5 Mornings/Week
Year Founded1947

Student Body

Total Students317 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Chapel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants/skirts and polos, plaid skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,770
Tuition Notes2019-2020 Preschool Tuition Ranges from $5,200-$12,430 depending on program. K-5 Tuition is $12,770; and, 6-8 Tuition is $14,200.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,100
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Tween


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Squash, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SquashTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Communications Club, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Peer Tutoring, Service Learning, Student Council (Middle School), Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginner and Advanced Band, Chamber Choir, Fall Drama Workshop, Prep Choir, Select Choir, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • At Chapel School, our mission is to know, live and share the Love of Christ. Chapel School educates the whole child spiritually by providing worship opportunities, daily devotions and Bible-based religion lessons facilitated by a caring Christian staff. Chapel School educates the whole child to grow academically and aesthetically by providing a curriculum that meets and exceeds New York State standards, and is enhanced with fine arts, technology, a foreign language, library media and special events. Chapel School educates the whole child to grow socially by establishing environments where teachers and students become a caring community, reaching out to others in need, both inside and outside the school. Chapel School educates the whole child to grow emotionally by viewing each child as a special creation by God, thereby nurturing talents, abilities, self-control and positive self-esteem; and to develop physically through physical education classes and an after school sports program.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Rochelle
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    2.1 miles
    340 Quaker Ridge Rd
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
    (914) 636-6202
    2.1 PK-8
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-12 | 1151 students
    5.1 miles
    5250 Fieldston Road
    Bronx, NY 10471
    (718) 549-8810
    5.1 PK-12
  • New Rochelle
     Thornton-donovan School
    Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 153 students
    2.1 miles
    100 Overlook Cir
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
    (914) 632-8836
    2.1 K-12
  • Rye
    Grades: PK-12 | 930 students
    7.8 miles
    3 Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 925-4513
    7.8 PK-12
  • Bronxville
    Grades: PK-K | 87 students
    1.2 miles
    101 Pondfield Rd W
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    (914) 793-2083
    1.2 PK-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
All three of my children attended The Chapel School from Preschool through 8th Grade, and the foundation that they received there ... academic, spiritual and social ... helped them to develop into successful high school (and now college) students. The extra-curricular programs are fantastic, the faculty and administration are top notch, and the community is so warm and friendly. You really feel like your children are at a home away from home at The Chapel School..
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Our three children have been at Chapel for the past four years. We could not be happier with the faculty, administration and staff. Our children are thriving in an enriching environment and challenged academically. As a parent, it is rewarding to see your children so happy but also know you absolutely made the right choice in schools. The staff is very hands on and the administration is visible every day.
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I have an 8th grader who has been at the school since Preschool. She has had an excellent education in a small and nurturing environment. She has been involved in sports, drama, band, and service opportunities. She has had a totally well-rounded experience that is grounded in Christian values. She is now looking not only at top tier Westchester and NYC private schools, but has been offered scholarships.
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