The Charles Finney School

The Charles Finney School is private Christian school for PreK-12. Our motto is "Do Something Greater". Doing something greater has four components that are integrated throughout a Finney education: character, compassion, creativity, and community. We strive for academic excellence while providing an atmosphere where students can also grow socially and spiritually. We teach students a Biblical foundation that can be applied to all subjects and real life. Students at Finney excel because of solid academics and caring faculty. They are given opportunities to nurture their creativity and gifts and take leadership roles. Students can take part in interesting electives and extracurricular activities, exceptional music and art programs, Section V sports, AP courses and college level courses, and much more! Call us for a tour or to arrange a student visit. We look forward to meeting your family!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Charles Finney School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
521 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Charles Finney School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB/BC, AP English, AP Psychology, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Polo shirt with school logo.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level. Financial aid, multiple child discounts and academic scholarships are available.
Acceptance Rate
68%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Megan McIntyre
Admissions Associate
Stephanie Dimidjian

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
S.A.T. Prep

Club or Organization:
F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team, National Honor Society, Project Compassion Missions, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/Musical Theater

School Notes

  • To apply online go to The Charles Finney School Admissions section on our webpage www.finneyschool.org.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Charles Finney School?
The acceptance rate of The Charles Finney School is 68%, which is lower than the national average of 79%.
What sports does The Charles Finney School offer?
The Charles Finney School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Charles Finney School's ranking?
The Charles Finney School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Charles Finney School?
The application deadline for The Charles Finney School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
The Charles Finney School has been the best decision we made for our son. He loves going to school and participating in all academic and athletics the school has to offer. The teacher and the staff are fabulous and always aware of what's happening with the children. The school is a very welcoming place for parents and families alike. Our son started going to Finney in the 8th grade and we truly wish we had enrolled him years ago. My son has grown a lot socially, academically and spiritually at Finney. Even though we do not live in the Penfield area, the distance has not been a problem for our family. Great school all around.
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5  
I am a teacher who retired from Finney. This is an excellent school for academics, sports, and Christian spiritual/values education. I especially like that the school is run by several different churches and pulls in children from many surrounding school districts in both Monroe and Wayne Counties.
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5  
My daughter has attended Finney since 2009. We have been so pleased with what Finney has been able to offer her academically, socially, and spiritually. We consider ourselves part of the Finney Family and that is truly how it feels!
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5  
Education is great and my kids are all thriving at Finney! Sports, music and other extra-curricular options are great for a school this size as well!
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5  
Outstanding Christian school, strong emphasis both on the spiritual and academics, both of my kids attend, highly recommended.
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5  
The Charles Finney School is a dynamic and rewarding institution for students, teachers and families. Our students continue to win awards in art, writing, music, robotics and sports. Several of our teachers have been nominated by students and have won awards for their work at both the elementary and high school levels. A new state of the art science lab will be ready for use in the fall of 2013, and most of our classrooms use either SMARTBoard technology, Promethean technology, or large flat panel TVs synched to ipads. At Finney we focus on the whole person and strive to help our students grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. If you are interested in providing your children with the opportunity to do something greater on a daily basis, consider The Charles Finney School.
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5  
Finney is headed in the the right direction. There are so many positive things happening around the school. My children love attending. The teachers are loving and do a great job academically.
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5  
My daughter has attended Finney for three years. When I am not with her, I know that I can trust the staff to take care of her in the same way that I would.
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5  
The Charles Finney School is a special place. The teachers (and I am one) are committed to helping the students discover and embrace the joy and importance of life-long learning.
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5  
I love to teach at Finney because we have great students, parents, and administrators.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Monroe County, NY is $6,414 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monroe County, NY is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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