Transfiguration School

Transfiguration School located downtown Manhattan, NYC. Established in 1832. We are warm, family-centered, non-profit, rigorous academic environment with a solid Catholic excellence.
Our Programs include academic subjects, religion, art, music, choir, computer coding, rhythm drumming, Mandarin, gym, and yoga classes each week for every student.
Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and K: Extended day program from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Grades 1-8: Regular school program from 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
After School Options for Grades 1-8 (Hours: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
FREE After School for 6th-8th Grade with programs like virtual reality, cooking, photography, and more.
Elective enrichments are Hip Hop, ballet, piano, chess, art, theatre and coputer coding.
Faculty: over 75 mulitlingual teachers add staff- English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Results: Students in 8th grades, over 80% per accepted to Specialized H.S. and all graduates recieved half and full catholic high school scholarships.
Expansive campus: three locations- Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 at 10 Confucius plaza NYC 10002
K- Grade 3 at 29 Mott Street, NYC 10013
Grades 4-8 at 37 St. James Place, NYC 10038 

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 339 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
English as Second Language
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
339 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Transfiguration School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
uniform polo shirt with pants, jumper or skirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess, Computer Coding, First Lego League, Hip Hop Dance, Junior Lego

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Chinese Dance, Piano

School Notes

Since 1832, Transfiguration School has provided academic excellence to successive waves of immigrants and their children. Today, the school remains a shining example of a dynamic community vested in the education of its youth. With an enrollment of over 400 students across three campuses,Transfiguration School is one of the most outstanding Catholic schools in New York City.

Statement of Beliefs
At Transfiguration, we believe in...
  • Nurturing thestudent in all aspects of learning, inspiring themto explore new opportunities and use theirtalents, so that they can take all they learn in andout of the classroom and grow into intellectually,socially and emotionally responsible young adults.
  • Trust, guidance, understanding and consistent encouragement promote imagination, creativity and exploration which optimize learning in a safe, happy, enjoyable environment.
  • Instructional practices must reflect the different ways and rates in which student learn.
  • As they learn to accept responsibility for their words and actions, students are strengthened at all levels of their growth spiritual, intellectual, social and physical. Developing respect, responsibility, humor and kindness are essential elements of this growth. An increasing desire for truth and justice in the world is the result.
  • Parents are the most significant adults in a child`s life. In planning for their child`s growth and development, a strong partnership between home and school is essential.
  • The high morale of a school`s faculty is a prerequisite for progress, stability and success.
  • Our educational program strengthens patriotism and the values our nation represents.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Transfiguration School offer a summer program?
Yes, Transfiguration School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Transfiguration School offer?
Transfiguration School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Dance, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Transfiguration School's ranking?
Transfiguration School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Transfiguration School?
The application deadline for Transfiguration School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 339 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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