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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,000
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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Attribute
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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1916

Student Body

Total Students
355 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Harvey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
29%
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
William Mena
Admissions Associate
Jessica Vicente
Endowment Size
$5 million

Sports

School Notes

  • Our hearts strengthen our minds. Sir William Harvey, our namesake, discovered the mechanics of blood circulation. So you might not be surprised that Harvey is a community that leads with its heart. We value service and encourage students to engage with local and global communities-identifying needs, developing responses, and rolling up their sleeves to get things done-so they lead lives of integrity-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, emphasizes 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 ten students) encourages academic achievement and personal growth in a warm and supportive environment.
  • Students can be challenged by 12 Advanced Placement courses and 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 Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
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I have had 3 children attend Harvey for 3 different reasons and Harvey has been able to meet the needs of my children. Harvey's small class size, personal connection with teachers and staff, interactive and innovative programs each of my children thrived at Harvey. Harvey has a way of building self-esteem, giving the student confidence to try something they never would have tried elsewhere. My youngest started in 7th grade and his writing skills were strong and articulate. The curriculum and school community focuses on the development as a student as a whole. Teachers, staff, and administration I have found to be available to parent concerns in a timely manner. There are activities for a variety of interests and this is a place where the school athlete can also be the theater kid and on the robotics team. or clubs, and if it isn't there, your child can start it.... mine did :) Harvey strives for community. Harvey is definitely a Small School with Big Opportunities!!
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A Small School with Big Opportunities. Truer words could not be spoken when it comes to The Harvey School. Small class instruction allows for personalized attention, the ability for teachers to get to know each of their students on a personal level which allows for students strengths to be acknowledged and their weaknesses to be areas that they continue to work on, all the while building confidence and encouraging self avocation. A real community on so many levels, The Harvey School encourages students to try new things without the fear of making mistakes, fosters a real sense of inclusion in all areas whether academic, social, athletic, arts, etc., all levels of ability are celebrated. If you are looking for a small school with a warm, nurturing environment that pushes your child to understand that they posse the tools that they need to excel in academics and life beyond academia, The Harvey School is the place to make this happen.
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The Harvey School has provided our son and family with an excellent academic and social experience. When considering middle school options for our son, we were looking for small class sizes that provided a dynamic learning environment and engaging community for students and parents. Harvey has exceeded our expectations and been a steady foundation for our family. The faculty and students were very welcoming and made our son feel like part of the community immediately upon enrolling as an 8th grader in Fall 2020, helping to build his social and academic confidence. The administration has effectively navigated the pandemic through transparent communication, constant vigilance, and agility to keep the community safe and maintain the in-person learning experience. The Parents` Association has been a wonderful outlet and opportunity for us to actively participate in our son's education, contribute to the school community, and has provided a built-in network of other parents to hear about different experiences. We consider ourselves fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community and look forward to our son's continued academic and social growth at The Harvey School.
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5  
My daughter is finishing 9th grade at Harvey and it's a testament to Harvey that she is both continuing to learn during this insane time (April 2020), and also that she misses school terribly. My husband and I have been impressed with Harvey during normal times; we are having trouble finding the words to express the extent of our gratitude and awe for the teachers during this unprecedented crucible.
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5  
The Harvey School has exceeded my expectations on all levels. When we first enrolled our older son in eighth grade three years ago, we were looking for a smaller class sizes and an inclusive community. We found that and so much more. We found teachers going the extra mile academically and providing other kinds of support during and after school. We found students who welcome all, and advisors, teachers and administrators who reach out to check in. We found a warm community of parents-and we found lots of opportunities to have fun! Harvey is the real deal, and the school honors its mission statement of Rigor with Heart on every level. We now have two children at Harvey and couldn't be happier. As a footnote, the transition to e-learning has been seamless, and we are getting tons of support from the Parents' Association, teachers, and administrators. We even have after-school Zoom workouts, game afternoons and parent happy hours. We are so lucky to have found this gem of a school.
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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,000
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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