Tuxedo Park School

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Tuxedo Park School Photo #1 - At Tuxedo Park School, every teacher knows every child. Our small size allows us to administer differentiated instruction at all levels and to challenge the most advanced students while supporting those who need additional or varied instruction.
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Tuxedo Park School Photo #1 - At Tuxedo Park School, every teacher knows every child. Our small size allows us to administer differentiated instruction at all levels and to challenge the most advanced students while supporting those who need additional or varied instruction.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #2 - We believe in empowering students students to become thoughtful, articulate, passionate leaders and change makers. Our school's creed, "Be Kind, Be Fair, Be Responsible" is more than just a motto - it embodies the spirit and values of the TPS community.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #3 - Our traditions encourage the younger and older students to work together to face challenges with teamwork, sportsmanship, kindness, and leadership.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #4 - Our beautiful 17-acre campus, surrounded by the natural beauty of Tuxedo Park, offers a secure and bountiful environment that helps each child learn and grow. Our unique location and our mission help to provide a physically safe environment that allows children to take the "safe risks" necessary for growth.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #5 - The school supports and expects excellence in the faculty and in all academic and co-curricular programs, incorporating high academic standards which are both accessible and challenging to motivated students. Our teachers help students appreciate the joy of learning and the satisfaction of meeting significant challenges.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #6 - Skilled teachers guide students to set individual goals, not just meeting them, but pushing boundaries further than they realized possible. By setting rigorous standards for academic work, classroom engagement, community service, and leadership, TPS teachers develop character, encourage curiosity, foster the confidence needed to succeed, and ensure students take pride and ownership in their work and achievements.
Tuxedo Park School Photo #7 - Discover a community of lifelong learners and educators who genuinely embrace and teach the values children need to become thoughtful and productive citizens of our communities, our country, and their ever-changing world.
Educating students from Pre-K to Grade 9, Tuxedo Park School offers a curriculum that is traditional in its roots yet innovative in its approach.
Our challenging curriculum brings out the most in every child.
Children learn in different ways at different times. Our talented faculty is adept at challenging each child within the context of a group lesson.
We meet children where they are and help them move forward as they are developmentally and academically ready.
Our program includes a purposeful blend of core academics, foreign language, performing and fine arts, athletics, community service, and character education.
From early childhood through Freshman Year, we offer small classes that encourage strong academic results.
Small by design, the school maintains a low student-teacher ratio of 5-to-1.
Knowing your child means we can celebrate their individual successes.
We work with each child to set goals for their next steps, and we celebrate their growth and development.
Our standardized test scores regularly surpass independent school norms, and many of our graduates enter highly competitive boarding and day schools and regularly qualify for advanced standing and honors high school classes.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,600
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded
1900

Student Body

Total Students
225 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Tuxedo Park School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants or plaid skirt, sweater, blazer for Upper School students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $24,600 (Pre-K) - $43,200 (9th Grade). Tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
38%
Admissions Director
Ruth Teague

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
STEM Design Challenge, Yoga and Mindfulness

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Fused Glass, Instrument Lessons, Musical, Printmaking, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, Tropical Music Ensemble, Woodworking

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Program

School Notes

  • Fact-based research and evidence confirm what we`ve believed all along: Pre-K-9 is the independentschool model that best supports the emotional, developmental, and academic needs of younger students before they begin high school.We do not have a high school because we want to preserve an environment in which the needs of younger students remain paramount.With the Pre-K-9 model as a foundation, Tuxedo Park School students learn and grow in a nurturing atmosphere that provides time and guidance to explore identity, goals, and interests. By the time they reach eighth or ninth grade, they are fully prepared to choose the high school that best fits whom they have become, and they are fully prepared to be leaders in their new school community.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tuxedo Park School cost?
Tuxedo Park School's tuition is approximately $24,600 for private students.
What sports does Tuxedo Park School offer?
Tuxedo Park School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Tuxedo Park School's ranking?
Tuxedo Park School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Tuxedo Park School?
The application deadline for Tuxedo Park School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  
TPS is a wonderful place! I believe when kids feel safe and cared for, they thrive. That has certainly been the case for mine. They are truly excited about learning, whether it's about fractions or geography, French, Latin, art, or music. Because it's small, there is a real sense of community and care for every student. We're very happy with our decision to send our kids there!
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5  
As an alum who recently reconnected with the school, it's been wonderful to see that the school traditions, commitment to academic excellence, and offerings across athletics and arts are stronger than ever. At TPS, students benefit from small class sizes and dedicated faculty. The school's traditions and the various activities students participate in together help build character and strengthen friendships that last a lifetime. TPS prepared me very well for secondary school both academically and personally. I strongly recommend TPS for parents who are looking for a school that educates the whole child and nurtures character, curiosity, and confidence.
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5  
At Tuxedo Park School, from Pre-K through 9th grade, students are given a place to learn and grow, not only intellectually, but in their quality of character as well. TPS is known for its outstanding academics and its ability to really know each student and see their unique contribution to the school community while envisioning their future potential. Teachers seek to inspire a lifelong love of learning while instilling the importance of the school's core values: To Be Kind, To Be Fair, and To Be Responsible. Each student is respected for their individuality, their creativity, and their inner spirit, in small classes where they can truly be heard. The school is a true hidden gem!
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5  
This is my fifth year at Tuxedo Park School and I have worked in admissions for either a college/university or independent school my entire career. TPS is a very special place where we educate children in PreK-Grade 9 on a 17-acre campus, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Starting in PreK we teach French & all students in the Primary grades enjoy additional "specials" in Art, Music, PE, and science. Our students & teachers alike share that there is a true sense of community at TPS. I invite you to schedule a tour of TPS to discover what we're all about!
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5  
Considering how many hours children spend at school each week, we knew that beyond strong academics and meaningful diversity, we needed a school that mirrors the values we teach at home. Thankfully, we found TPS, the area's best-kept secret! Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about Tuxedo Park School. The teachers are wonderful, the students are happy, the administrators are leaders, and the community is caring. I am relieved to know that in a world of uncertainty, I can count on my children growing up in a school actively living its motto - "Be Kind, Be Fair, Be Responsible".
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5  
Tuxedo Park School is really one of a kind. I`ve worked in other school settings and the connection that students form with their teachers and administrators at TPS is unmatched. Students are seen, known, appreciated, and accepted for who they are and this really brings out the best in them. Because of this, they feel comfortable taking risks, pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones, and challenging themselves both socially and academically. They also really embody the school`s core values: Be Kind. Be Fair. Be Responsible.
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5  
TPS is such a great school. They really draw out the potential of their students. The school excels at developing children academically, with character, and living their values of "Be Kind, Be Fair and Be Responsible".
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5  
We all want the best for our children, One trip to Tuxedo Park School and you will see the environment that nurtures and challenges students to be their best. As a parent we make sacrifices for our 3 children to attend, but we couldn't be happier with their quality of education and environment provided,
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5  
Tuxedo Park School has been a safe, nurturing haven for our children for the past four years. The cariculum is challenging, but the kids have lots of fun. The school fosters an environment of respect for all. We could not be happier.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,600
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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