Trinity-Pawling School

700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Tel: 845-855-4825
  • 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 
2016 School Data
Trinity-Pawling Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1907 1910
Campus Size 140 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 300 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $33 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,200 $52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,200 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJP Burlington '95
Associate Director of AdmissionsKimberly T. DeFonce


# 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 23
ExtracurricularsChapel, Chess Club, Computer Repair Club, Concert Club, Dean's Assistants, Drama Club, International Club, Jazz Club, 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

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
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