Trinity-Pawling School

700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Tel: 845 855 4825
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 300 students
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
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Trinity-Pawling Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 7-12
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 1909
Campus Size 140 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 300 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 68%
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 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 42% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $33 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,000 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,500 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate 60% 58%
Director of Admissions MacGregor Robinson  
Associate Director of Admissions Kimberly T. DeFonce  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, 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:

  • Trinity-Pawling is located just 60 miles from New York City. The School's close proximity to the city makes it possible for the School to offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In addition, major New York Airports are only 1 1/2 hours from campus.
  • Trinity- Pawling respects and recognizes the differences in individuals and the different processes required to achieve their educational potential. The School's unique effort system is used to implement these strategies and reward a boy based on his efforts in various aspects of school life including academic, athletic, extracurricular, and dormitory. We acknowledge that boys have different strengths and weaknesses and reward students for hard work. Each boy will be motivated to reach his own potential in all areas of school life.
  • In addition to the 100 courses offered the School also offers a Language Program for bright student's who have mild language based learning disabilities. This is a limited program and has special requirements. You should contact the admission office for specific details.
  • Trinity-Pawling offers a competitive athletic program in soccer, football, cross country, hockey, basketball, wrestling, squash, skiing, weight lifting, baseball, lacrosse, and track & field. The athletic facilities include the Carleton Gymnasium, McGraw Wrestling Pavilion,Rock Squash Courts, Tirrell Hockey Rink, weight room, cardio room, 11 tennis courts, two football fields, a lighted all weather turf field,  two baseball fields, a state-of-the-art Track,and six other playing fields. The School is part of the Founders League.
  • Student's benefit for an extensive physical plant that spreads over 140 acres. The Dann building, which holds all of the classrooms, was renovated and expanded in 2003 to include all of the latest technology. The Gardiner Theater and new Art Center were completed in 2005. The theater has 401 seats, a state of the art sound booth, a set building shop, make-up and costume rooms. The Art Center also houses art studios, a dark room, and many music studios. Scully Hall, a new dining facility, was completed in 2009. Other campus buildings include 8 dormitories and a Chapel.
  • 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 Students Grades
  • KentKent School
    PO Box 2006
    KentCT 06757
    7.6 mi | 570 students | Gr. 9-12
  • New MilfordCanterbury School
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    9.5 mi | 320 students | Gr. 9-12
  • South KentSouth Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539 ext.201
    9.7 mi | 180 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WashingtonThe Gunnery
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    15.2 mi | 288 students | Gr. 9-12
  • KentThe Marvelwood School
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    16.2 mi | 160 students | Gr. 9-12
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