The Spence School

  • The mission of the Spence School is to educate girls and young women to the highest academic and personal standards necessary for responsible, effective citizenship and for the successful pursuit of higher education.
  • The school is committed to the rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences appropriate to Grades K through 12.
  • The development of high standards and character is considered as important as achievement in academic areas.
  • The school integrates visual and performing arts, and athletics, both within its academic program and as extracurricular activities.
  • The school creates an environment that fosters the growth of self-confidence, instills the joy of learning, develops the skills of leadership in every student and prepares its graduates intellectually and emotionally for the future.
  • The school is committed to preparing its students for full participation in a diverse and changing world.
  • Believing in the importance of strong traditions, the school also looks to the future and adapts its educational programs to meet the needs of its students, while remaining centered on a curriculum that provides preparation for college as well as "for life.".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1892

Student Body

Total Students733 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Spence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 705 students
    1 miles
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582
    1 K-12
    705
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 626 students
    0.1 miles
    20 East 92nd Street
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 933-6502
    0.1 K-12
    626
  • New York
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-12 | 764 students
    0.4 miles
    1026 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-4486
    0.4 NS-12
    764
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 1317 students
    0.2 miles
    108 E 89th St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 423-5200
    0.2 K-12
    1317
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    0.6 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    0.6 PK-12
    1240

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