Trinity-Pawling School

700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Tel: 845 855 4825
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 300 students
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Trinity-Pawling believes that an appreciation of one's own worth can best be discovered by experiencing the worth of others, by understanding the value of one's relationship with others, and by acquiring a sense of self confidence that comes through living and working competently at the level of one's own potential.
The heart of our philosophy is the effort system which rewards a boy based on his effort in various aspects of school life.
We offer over 100 courses with 17 AP courses.
The school offers a wide variety of extracurricular programs and athletic teams of all levels of ability.
The school is part of the Founders League.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Trinity-Pawling Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 11-12
Grades Offered (Day) 7-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1907 1910
Campus Size 140 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 300 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 20%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Average SAT Score 1710 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1530 - 1900 -
Average ACT score 23 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 57% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $33 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,900 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,850 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate 60% 56%
Director of AdmissionsJP Burlington
Associate Director of AdmissionsKimberly T. DeFonce

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 28 24
ExtracurricularsChapel Acolytes and Vergers, Chess Club, Computer Repair Club, Concert Club, Deans Assistants, Drama Society/Tech Crew/Brute Squad, International Club, Jazz Band, Key Club, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Robotics, Rock Band, Ropes Copurse/Senior Leadership, Shogi Club (Japanese Chess), String Music Club, Student Acitvities, Student Faculty Senate, Student Video Club, T-P Relief Group, The Green Team, The Phoenix/ School newspaper, The Ping-Pong Club, Theater Trips, Trinitones,

College Matriculation

Year: 2011-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Emory University 3
University of Rochester 3
Pennsylvania State University, University Park 2
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute 2
Roger Williams University 2
University of Hartford 2
University of Maine 2
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2
University of Vermont 2
University of Wisconsin, Madison 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York.   The school serves 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.   
  • The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. A growing commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys. A camaraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.  
  • One of the School’s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System, which began 45 years ago. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor: academics, athletics, dormitory responsibilities, civic engagement, attendance, and extracurricular programs. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be. The Effort System, then, becomes a pervasive characteristic of a boy’s experience at Trinity-Pawling.  
  • Trinity-Pawling offers over 100 academic courses and 18 AP courses, interscholastic competition in 13 sports within the highly competitive New England Founders League, and a myriad of extracurricular activities.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia
  • School accreditations: New York Association of Independent Schools and New York State Board of Regents

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Kent School (7.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kent School
    7.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 570 studentsPO Box 2006
    KentCT 06757
  • 9.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 320 students101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
  • South Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    9.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 180 students40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539 ext.201
  • 15.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 288 students99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
  • 16.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 160 students476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
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