The Harvey School

  • Music, dance, theater, TV production, and robotics are among the many opportunities available to students at The Harvey School, located on a wooded, 125-acre campus in Katonah, NY. The coeducational college preparatory school, which enrolls students in grades 6 through 12, places emphasis on providing students the opportunities to explore new areas of interest and find their passions.
  • The state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts includes a 3,320-square-foot theater, which seats 250 people; a gallery space on the first floor; a large dance studio; and multiple practice rooms and art rooms.
  • Small class size (averaging 10 students) encourages academic achievement and personal growth in an environment that is both warm and supportive.
  • Students can be challenged by 12 Advanced Placement courses, in addition to the academically rigorous art, drama, music and creative writing programs available at the school. Three internet-accessible labs and the integration of computer technology in almost every course are also provided.
  • The school's competitive interscholastic athletic program includes football, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, softball and tennis.
  • The athletic facilities include football and soccer fields, the state-of-the art athletic center, the new outdoor six-court tennis center, along with newly constructed baseball and softball diamonds
  • The school offers an optional five-day residential program for students in grades 9 through 12.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1916

Student Body

Total Students355 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Harvey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWilliam Porter
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dobbs Ferry
    Grades: 5-12 | 695 students
    20.1 miles
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
    20.1 5-12
  • Tarrytown
    Grades: K-12 | 840 students
    16.2 miles
    293 Benedict Avenue
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    16.2 K-12
  • Rye
    Grades: PK-12 | 924 students
    19 miles
    Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    19 PK-12
  • Yorktown Heights
    Grades: 6-12 | 64 students
    5.7 miles
    370 Underhill Avenue
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    5.7 6-12
  • New Rochelle
    Thornton-donovan School
    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-12 | 153 students
    23.5 miles
    100 Overlook Cir
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
    23.5 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Harvey is a terrific school for a kid who needs more support/attention than their local public school. My son didn't qualify for IEP or 504 but wasn't thriving. Harvey has been transformative. Also, the small size and enriched curriculum are amazing, he's been in a play, played a sport, and participated in robotics. He would not have done any of those at our public school.
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My daughter came to Harvey from an area elementary school in 6th grade. She was not the most enthusiastic learner and often struggled to stay engaged and on task. Her teachers at Harvey immediately recognized not only her challenges but also her strengths. By getting to know her as a person and connecting with her on her interests, her teachers gained her trust and ignited her intellectual curiosity. The small class setting has made it easier for her to be comfortable asking questions and contributing to discussions which in turn helps to keep her focused. As she prepares to enter the Upper School, I am confident that she has the academic skills and confidence she needs to be successful.
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Harvey is an incredible school! Students are able to dabble in a variety of activities from sports to the arts, an interesting array of course offerings and the attention of a very talented and devoted teaching and administrative staff. Parents are active and involved and the school has a number of family programs throughout the year. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Harvey is the ability of a student to be both a "jock" and a "theater kid" and be accepted on all levels.
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