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Collegiate School

Private | K-12 | 648 students


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Posted August 29, 2009

My soon has been in Collegiate School since he was in kindergarten. I agree, many of the students do come out egotistical because the school does convince them that they are better than everyone else. However, if a student wants to appreciate the quality education they can receive at this school, they develop into great, extremely smart people.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2009

I disagree with the comment below. This is my first year at Collegiate and I used to go to public school. The reason i left public school is because Collegiate is so much better. Sure some students do not have manners but if you're looking for a school where every single kid has manners you'll be searching your whole life. All the students are very smart and talented. The faculty forms very close relationships with the students making the experience so much better. I applied to Dalton, Poly, Calhoun, and Trinity and trust me Collegiate is just as good and probably better than all of them.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 27, 2009

This Sschool is terrible. the children come out of it without manners and respect for others. They come out very egotistical because the faculty forces that the school is the better than everyone elses in their brains. This school is no better than any other school in the United States, it may as well be a public school, which is where I will be moving my son. He will acheive greater things there
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2009

Getting into collegiate is itself impossible, but if you get in, you must go. It was the most incredible experience for my son (he is off at yale now) and i wish i had another son so i could send him there. Collegiate has the best of the best, from music, athletics, art, and, of course, academics--and everything about the school screams 'opportunity!' best to take advantage of this incredible community before it is too late.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 10, 2008

Collegiate is arguably the top independent boys school in New York City and one of the very best in the nation. The school offers an extraordinary education with particular emphasis on development of intellectual curiosity and service. Collegiate students universally graduate as confident, independent thinkers and leaders. The academically rigorous environment is tempered by tremendous camaraderie, fellowship and teamwork. Collegiate regularly matriculates the great majority of its graduates at the very best colleges and universities.

Posted February 17, 2008

The school is amazing, if you're not organized or a good student it will be an extremely grueling process but I love the school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 11, 2008

Very academically focused. I have one son who son who attends this school and one who tranferred to Stuy. Colliegate offers a great english and art programs. Offers more courses then my daughters' girls' schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2006

Academics at Collegiate are more advanced than the vast majority of NY independent schools. The teachers are caring, extremely knowledgable, and really care about their subjects. In addition, Collegiate kids excell in a variety of sports, including basketball, wrestling, and tennis. Also, the level of music in Collegiate is outstanding, and Collegiate is home to multiple amazing violinists and pianists. Parent involvement is evident, but it is completely unneeded due to the quality of teachers, the community in general, students, academic work, sport levels, and musicality in this truly uncomparable school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 26, 2005

Good student teacher ratio. Caring teachers. Accelerated tuition for students abilities. Good range of extramural activities. Good music centre and sports coaching. Overseas study trip for students. Strong parent teachers association. Well established school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 16, 2004

The single best education in the nation, with the possible exceptions of Andover or Exeter. Not for any student, but if he can handle it there's no better place.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 26, 2003

the school is a pressure cooker with no way to deal with the average student
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 52%
Asian 11% N/A
Hispanic 9% 21%
Black 7% 21%
Two or more races 7% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Lee M. Levison
  • All boys
  • Nonsectarian
  • NAIS


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260 West 78th Street
New York, NY 10024
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