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 
2017 School Data
Trinity-PawlingBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG7-12
Grades Offered (Day)7-12, PG5-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19071910
Campus Size140 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1710* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1530 - 1900-
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1817
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$33 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant25000$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJP Burlington '95
Associate Director of AdmissionsKimberly T. DeFonce


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2823
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Chapel, Chess Club, Computer Repair Club, Concert Club, Dean's Assistants, International Club, Key Club, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Robotics, Ropes Copurse/Senior Leadership, Shogi Club (Japanese Chess), 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, Usher Club, Winter Weekend Ski Club, Zhongwen Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Jazz Club, Rock Band, String Music Club, Trinitones

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Emory University3
University of Rochester3
Pennsylvania State University, University Park2
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute2
Roger Williams University2
University of Hartford2
University of Maine2
University of Massachusetts, Amherst2
University of Vermont2
University of Wisconsin, Madison2

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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