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The Beekman School

Private | 9-12 | 80 students

The Beekman School is best known for personalized learning.
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $875,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,110.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted January 28, 2014

Beekman School provided amazing acceleration and enrichment opportunities for my son in his areas of interest via their tutoring school. I was thrilled with the quality of instruction my son received in math (including Calculus), chemistry lab, and English--the three subjects he studied at Beekman. He was able to move at his own pace and to have meaningful discussions about course content with his instructors. They respected his individuality and utilized a variety of learning-styles! He loved and looked forward to going to every class at Beekman. FYI, the Beekman School was wiling to teach him calculus at 10! We were so impressed with The Beekman School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

The Beekman School is a great school. Excellent teachers, small class size, supportive environment, school's administration staff is very helpful and pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

The Beekman School is a wonderful school offering academically challenging but appropriate education for a student seeking a smaller, supportive environment. We cannot thank George Higgins and his outstanding staff enough for the education and support out child received while attending Beekman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2013

As a teacher, the most poignant advice I ve received is that, although I m teaching history, I must remember that I m really teaching students. The Beekman School has afforded me the opportunity to do just that. The small class size translates to knowing each student as an individual comprised of different strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This knowledge allows me to transcend the ordinary bounds of teaching to become a mentor to my students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 25, 2013

Beekman school is direct in its management, academics, in or out of school activities, personal interaction, and importantly the quality of its staff. As innovation facilitates our lives, it is in the same way Beekman school juxtaposes its genuine state of the art humanitarian approach. It is a school that has evolved, and hasn't lost its refined moral workmanship, towards one another. It possesses a true quality education, academically with a deep sense of value.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

The Beekman School quickly brought out the best in my daughter. My teenager was suddenly enthusiastic about her projects, studying for her tests. She was communicating directly with her teachers and learning how to navigate her life as well as her academics. My daughter felt a good connection to her teachers. She met peers similar to and different from herself. The school work was challenging, but not oppressive. The program was very flexible and adaptable. The school atmosphere is friendly. My daughter said it felt like a family. The Beekman School was the first time my daughter has liked school since 4th grade!! Beekman helped put the sparkle back into her eyes. And the physics course she took at Beekman changed the way she sees the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Our son entered Beekman in 10th grade. He left his prior Manhattan independent middle school when it imploded academically and administratively and got sold, ultimately changing its name. Thanks to the dysfunction at that school. my son was transformed from a motivated B/B+ student when he started in 6th grade, into a cynical and defeated one whose grades plummeted. I blame myself for thinking the high school would be different. Anyway, he left behind a school without leadership, uniformly substandard, uncaring teachers (many of which are still there) and found the total opposite at Beekman. My son's old math teacher made him feel dumb and incapable of grasping geometry, but he consistently achieves A's in every math class at Beekman, regaining his mojo. Similar transformation in science where he does extremely well even in chemistry. Same story in his other subjects. No school is perfect and Beekman does lack extracurriculars and the student body is a bit of a mixed bag. The bottom line however, is that he is being academically challenged and well-prepared for the next step.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

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Posted January 21, 2010

Amazing on all levels! Small classes, very well educated/dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The Beekman School is a godsend! The teachers are excellent and caring, and the communication between parent/teacher is consistent. The school's administration staff is always pleasant and willing answer any questions you may have. The best part of Beekman is the small class size. No child falls behind without notice, and help is always available. Overall, this private high school is one of the best New York City has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 52%
Black 5% 21%
Hispanic 3% 21%
Asian 2% N/A
Two or more races 2% 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

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 75% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 7% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 8% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • George Higgins
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (212) 888-6085

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • GED
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Literary magazine
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
More from this school
  • The Beekman School is a private high school in New York City for grades 9 through 12. We deliver a traditional college preparatory program characterized by strong academic standards while maintaining the flexibility needed to meet each individual's needs.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
180
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
200

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$9000 - $35000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 10%
4 year college - 75%
Vocational - 7%
Workforce - 8%
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220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Phone: (212) 755-6666

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