Trinity-Pawling School

700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #1 - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #2 - Make yourself at home at Trinity-Pawling. And then leap out of your comfort zone. As a brotherhood, we're a caring community that will push you to be nothing short of extraordinary.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #3 - One of the School`s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor. 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.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #4 - At Trinity-Pawling, your sport of choice can be Varsity Farming! The farming program centers on the concepts of sustainability and stewardship of the land through campus-based food production, composting, recycling, and renewable energy.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #5 - At Trinity-Pawling, innovation is a key component of our curriculum. Every day, faculty and students engage in hands-on learning, creating, designing, and prototyping-and our Innovation Sites (I-Sites) make it all possible! These 3 dedicated spaces on campus are a home base for collaboration, creativity, and exploration.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #6 - Find your home away from home on our stunning 150-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #7 - At Trinity-Pawling, you are surrounded by a welcoming and supportive community where you'll feel right at home. From your teachers and dorm parents to your peers, you'll have mentors every step of the way.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #8 - Pride Varsity Ice Hockey - 2018 Founders League Champions
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #9 - At Trinity-Pawling, we strive to give every athlete, regardless of talent, a tremendous experience. We strive to get to know each young man on a personal level and to serve as mentors in their lives-challenging them to become the best version of themselves.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo #10 - Our instructors are teachers and accomplished professional artists who are active in their fields. You'll learn from the best, and you'll do it in our Arts Center, a showpiece in itself, which houses a 400-seat theater, state-of-the-art sound system, rehearsal spaces, and practice rooms so you can discover and nurture your passions.
  • 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 21st century skills such as innovation, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
  • A 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 honor.
  • The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Trinity-PawlingBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-12, PG7-12
Grades Offered (Day)7-12, PG7-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19071909
Campus Size230 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students315 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1120* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)950 - 1250-
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesLess than once a monthWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$45.4 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(7th & 8th Grade Day - $29,750)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


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

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, Economics, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Music Theory, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1715
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Polo, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations3923
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Asian Society, Chapel, Chess Club, Computer Programming Club, Computer Repair Club, Cooking Club, Deans Advisory Council, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Environmental Council, Finance Club, International Club, Key Club, Math Club, Mindfulness Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Relay For Life, Ski and Snowboard Program, Spirit Club, Student Leadership, The Phoenix School Newspaper, Two- and three-dimensional art, Usher Club, Vital Signs Science Magazine

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Society, Film Club, Horseback Riding Program, Jazz Club, Project Eye-to-Eye, Radio Station, Theater Trips, Trinitones

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Health & Wellness, Outing Club, Strength and Conditioning, Varsity Farming, Yoga Club

College Matriculation

Year: 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges33
St. Lawrence University15
Syracuse University15
Trinity College15
University of Vermont14
George Washington University13
Boston University11
Emory University11
Elon University10
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community of faculty, staff, and students. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning.Trinity-Pawling serves 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program. The School offers over 100 academic courses and 18 AP courses, interscholastic competition in 13 sports within the highly competitive New England Founders League, and a diverse menu of activities, clubs, and trips allowing students to pursue and explore many interests. 
  • Trinity-Pawling`s Center for Learning Achievement houses a number of support services available to assist students in recognizing and reaching their academic potential while at Trinity-Pawling. Specific instructional programs are available for students who have language-based learning differences, and for students with executive function difficulties. Inspired by inquiry, our Learning Labs are the unofficial help desks of Trinity-Pawling. 
  • Trinity-Pawling is located on 230 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. The Campus includes a turf field for football, soccer and lacrosse, as well as three natural grass lacrosse/soccer fields, two baseball fields, an all-weather track, nine new tennis courts, five squash courts, hockey rink, a contemporary art center with 400 seat theater, and a state-of-the-art science and technology wing of the academic building.
  • One of the School`s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System, which began over 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. 
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia
  • Trinity-Pawling School accreditations: New York Association of Independent Schools and New York State Board of Regents
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Christopher Wren ’54 - Retired from The New York Times after nearly twenty-nine years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor. He is the author of Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom and Walking to Vermont.
    • Paul Rachman ’78 - Is an American film director who directed the highly praised 2006 documentary American Hardcore, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.
    • Andrew Masset ’67 - Is an actor, known for Halt and Catch Fire, Remember the Titans, and Kill the Messenger.
    • Michael Melford ’68 - Is an American photographer, artist and teacher known for his National Geographic magazine assignments.
    • Joseph Callo ’48 - Is a Naval History Magazine Author of the Year. His most recent book is a memoir titled The Sea Was Always There. His book John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior is the 2006 winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award by the Naval Order of the US
    • Chukky Okobi ’96 - NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001–07, Super Bowl XL Champion
    • Maurice Vaughn ’86 - MLB first baseman, three-time All-Star, AL MVP
    • Gil Junger ’72 - Is an American director for Touchstone Pictures, most famous for 10 Things I Hate About You
    • Shayne Skov ’09 - American NFL football player, San Francisco 49ers

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