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Trinity-Pawling School Photo #1 - Our student-athletes range from lifelong players to novices - everyone plays sports at their level of experience and ability. The Pride competes in the Founders League, a highly competitive prep-school arena where student-athletes are prepared for college-level competition.
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Trinity-Pawling School Photo #1 - Our student-athletes range from lifelong players to novices - everyone plays sports at their level of experience and ability. The Pride competes in the Founders League, a highly competitive prep-school arena where student-athletes are prepared for college-level competition.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #2 - Boys find a home away from home on Trinity-Pawling`s active 230-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #3 - The Smith Field House is a 20,000-square-foot facility, which houses a gymnasium, two full basketball courts, an additional half court and workout area, locker rooms, a trophy area, and an Athletic Hall of Fame room. The building not only serves as a state-of-the-art athletic facility, but is also enjoyed daily as a student social center and gathering space.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #4 - Since its inception in 1907, Trinity-Pawling has been an Episcopal school. The School gathers several times each week in All Saints` Chapel, the center of spiritual life. The overarching purpose is to come together as a community in a place that inspires reflection. Even in the 21st century, All Saints` Chapel remains the soul of the School.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #5 - We prepare our students to be in charge of their own learning and their future accomplishments. The School`s focus on effort fosters the self-awareness that allows students to recognize the areas where they need to grow - while at the same time, opening their eyes to the talents and potential they never thought possible.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #6 - The Effort System is Trinity-Pawling`s distinct approach to inspiring and measuring student growth. It assesses students in multiple dimensions: academics, dorm life, athletics, work program, and extracurricular involvement. Through this ethos of effort, we challenge young men to become ambitious, well-rounded individuals in all aspects of life.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #7 - Through an array of theater courses and extracurriculars, the Trinity-Pawling Theater Department ignites passion in our students, in all aspects of the theater arts - whether acting, improvisation, directing, playwriting, producing, or lighting and set design.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #8 - Each year, students with learning differences graduate from Trinity-Pawling prepared for college and beyond. The School`s Center for Learning Achievement recognizes the potential in each and every one of these students. For over 45 years, this signature program and individualized academic support have been providing an environment where students are transformed.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #9 - At Trinity-Pawling, we intentionally design our programs to engage, inspire, and challenge boys. Our commitment to experiential learning acknowledges the research that has proven to be successful for boys. Our vigorous, yet supportive learning environment encourages boys to invest in themselves, discover their gifts and talents, and unlock their full potential.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #10 - Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Scully Dining Hall offers a healthy variety of hot entrees, with vegetarian options, a full salad bar, homemade soups, a deli and panini station, and a homemade dessert bar. As a school, we are committed to wholesome, nutritious meal preparation, food safety, and sustainability.
At Trinity-Pawling, everything we do is shaped to the needs of boys in the 21st century.
We teach and learn from experience. Our programs are active and applied - packed with opportunities for hands-on learning.
We reimagine what`s possible in boys` education. The results are transformational.
Trinity-Pawling offers an individualized educational experience to 300 boys in grades 7-12 and postgraduates.
The School delivers entrepreneurial and ambitious programs that provide opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie, independent exploration, and the discovery of passions and talents.
With over 100 academic courses, 18 AP courses, 13 athletic teams competing in the New England Founders League, and a multitude of extracurricular activities, our students have many opportunities to reimagine and own their education.
Experiential learning is just the beginning. Our three-part Practicum for Civic Leadership fosters problem-solving skills, promotes interdisciplinary exploration, and builds authentic communication skills.
Through the Winter Project, Global Collaborative Challenge, and Senior Independent Project, we place our students at the center of the learning process.
They become active participants and co-creators - in and out of the classroom.
Using a multi-disciplined approach and engaging with the world outside of Trinity-Pawling, students work collaboratively to understand issues, give oral presentations both as part of a group and as an individual, and learn how to ask the right questions when confronted with challenges.
The three-pronged, multi-dimensional Practicum challenges every student to master these 21st century skills.
The School`s Center for Learning Achievement recognizes the potential in each and every student.
For over 45 years, this signature program and individualized academic support has provided an environment where students are transformed - achieving their academic goals in ways they never expected, finding their confidence, and preparing for their futures.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,000
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Trinity-Pawling School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language Based Program for Mild Learning Differences/Executive Skills Program
Year Founded
1907

Student Body

Total Students
293 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Trinity-Pawling School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Art, Advanced Spanish Language & Literature, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, Honors Advanced Precalculus
Average SAT score
1210
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Jacket)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding $66,000 Day (9-12) $47,000 $56,250 5-Day Boarder
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$28,500
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jeff Beck
Admissions Associate
Amy Heinrich
Endowment Size
$55 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
63 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Computer Repair

Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Acolytes & Vergers, Allies(LGBTQ), Amen Boys, Asian Society, Aviation Club, Baking Club, Bridge Club, Cheese Club, Chess Club, Coffee House and Tea Club, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Cribbage Club, Dead Politics Society, Deans Assistants, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Dog Walking Club, Dorm Proctors, Drone Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Environmental Council, Finance Club, Health and Wellness Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Literary Club, Math Club, Mindfulness Club, MIT Launch Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Poker Club, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Reading, Relay for Life, Robotics Club, Spirit Club, Strategy Board Games Club, Student Activities, Student Senate, Student's Corner, Usher Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Anime Club, Drama Club, Drumming Club, Film Club, Jazz Band, Pottery Club, Rock Band, String Music Club, Theater, Trinitones

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Biking Club, Outdoor Club, Quarterback Club, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Strength and Conditioning Club

School Notes

  • At Trinity-Pawling, everything we do is shaped to the needs of boys in the 21st century. We teach and learn from experience. Our programs are active and applied - packed with opportunities for hands-on learning. We reimagine what`s possible in boys` education. The results are transformational.  
  • Trinity-Pawling offers an individualized educational experience to 300 boys in grades 7-12 and postgraduates. The School delivers entrepreneurial and ambitious programs that provide opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie, independent exploration, and the discovery of passions and talents. With over 100 academic courses, 18 AP courses, 13 athletic teams competing in the New England Founders League, and a multitude of extracurricular activities, our students have many opportunities to reimagine and own their education.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Christopher Wren ’54 - Retired from The New York Times after nearly twenty-nine years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor. He is the author of Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom and Walking to Vermont.
    • Paul Rachman ’78 - Is an American film director who directed the highly praised 2006 documentary American Hardcore, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.
    • Andrew Masset ’67 - Is an actor, known for Halt and Catch Fire, Remember the Titans, and Kill the Messenger.
    • Michael Melford ’68 - Is an American photographer, artist and teacher known for his National Geographic magazine assignments.
    • Joseph Callo ’48 - Is a Naval History Magazine Author of the Year. His most recent book is a memoir titled The Sea Was Always There. His book John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior is the 2006 winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award by the Naval Order of the US
    • Chukky Okobi ’96 - NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001–07, Super Bowl XL Champion
    • Maurice Vaughn ’86 - MLB first baseman, three-time All-Star, AL MVP
    • Gil Junger ’72 - Is an American director for Touchstone Pictures, most famous for 10 Things I Hate About You
    • Shayne Skov ’09 - American NFL football player, San Francisco 49ers
Profile last updated: 01/11/2022

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,000
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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