Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Collegiate School is an all boys school offering all day classes for kindergarten through 12th grade.
With just over 600 students, class sizes are small. This allows the boys to develop close personal relationships with fellow students and with teachers. The mission of the school is to educate each boy and help him develop to become the best he can be intellectually, ethically, artistically and physically.
Collegiate School bears the distinction of being the oldest independent school in the U.S. Started in 1628, Collegiate School was initiated by the Dutch West India Company and Classis of Amsterdam. In its life the school has only been closed once – when the British occupied the city during the American Revolution.
The school consists of a Lower School, a Middle School and an Upper School. Students are encouraged to pursue excellence in the arts, sports and other extra-curricular activities. Boys are also encouraged to participate in community service and Collegiate has a very active student life.
As an example of the type of community service and student leadership encouraged by Collegiate School educators, you can read an article by former student Zachary Hamed, who introduced our readership to e4: the Eco Expo for Environmental Education, a student-run event held at Collegiate School last April.