The Cooke School

The Cooke School is a non-sectarian, non-profit private provider of special education services in New York City offering a school for students ages 5 through 21, and consulting and training services.
At Cooke, we are driven by the belief that all children have a right to an education which leads to an independent future-one in which they can be included as integral members of thier community.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedCognitive or developmental disabilities and language-based learning disabilities
Year Founded1987
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students333 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Cooke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$75,075
Tuition NotesFunding available
Acceptance Rate
20%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBilly English
Admissions AssociateGail Gerzetic

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SoftballTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Musical Theater, Poetry Club, School Store, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Anime Club, Art Studio, Chorus
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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $26,256 for elementary schools and $43,684 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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