The Beekman School

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The Beekman School

The Beekman School

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location type grades students int’l s-f ratio class SAT avg SSAT TOEFL
New York, NY co-ed 9-12 62 N/A 6:1 N/A 1140 N/A 80

Since its founding in 1925, The Beekman School, a progressive New York City high school, has been providing differentiated instruction based on each student’s unique interests and needs through flexibility, focus on the individual, a supportive environment, and educators who care. We’ve understood students’ potential for over 90 years and have been embracing individual differences and harnessing the power of personalized instruction. It’s back then that our founder identified that an intimate environment is a key component for quality education. We like to think of our distinctive townhouse setting as one of the secret ingredients for creating strong teacher-student bonds and peer relationships that bring out the best in all students.


The Beekman School is the only school among NYC independent high schools, which offers students such an extensive variety of learning options – delivered in a variety of formats and combinations (including small class size, on-site, at-home, and online tutoring, afterschool support, flexible scheduling, rolling admissions, advanced and remedial courses, test preparation, etc.) – in order to meet students’ unique needs and objectives, both within and beyond the classroom environment, no matter what the level, pace or unique circumstances.

Special Highlights

National Honor Society. The Beekman School is proud to be a chapter member of the National Honor Society, which serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected by the faculty and inducted annually.

Math League. For those who like solving problems and being challenged, Beekman’s Math League Club offers opportunities to participate in math contests throughout the year, competing against fellow students as well as other Math Leagues from area schools. There are six contests throughout the year, as well as other practice sessions with snacks and fun games.

Top colleges attended by students

Northeastern University, Occidental College, Pace University, Brandeis University, Parsons School of Design, Penn State, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Bryn Mawr College, Clark University, Carnegie Mellon University, Champlain College, Clarkson University, Syracuse University, Temple University, Union College, UC Davis, California College of the Arts

What the school looks for in students…

“Students who are open to accepting educational challenges, learning within a welcoming and friendly environment, and ‘doing the work’ are a good fit for our school.”