When students apply to our college prep school in New York City, they will learn more about our distinctive history and unique approach to education. The Beekman School stands out among New York’s college prep schools thanks to a respected educational record and advantages such as a progressive environment and personalized course development. Our rolling admissions offer students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to join our learning community throughout the year. Students find that our high school admissions process is as unique as our school, with comprehensive interviews replacing conventional testing. As we seek student and parent input concerning high school preparation for college, course placement is often determined by individual learning needs and preferences. We provide an exceptional education, including rigorous classes and responsive educators who tailor programs to students committed to preparing for college. Read our frequently asked questions page to learn more.
The Beekman School’s mission is to provide a differentiated curriculum that unites flexibility and compassion in a safe yet challenging environment. Our supportive educators maintain a mutually respectful, multi-cultural setting that is committed to the dignity and worth of all students as they are guided into becoming responsible citizens, independent thinkers, and conscientious contributors to society. Our community of scholars crafts a foundation of knowledge that celebrates the individual and cultivates a lifelong love of learning.
The Beekman School of today continues a rich tradition of academic excellence that began in 1925. From its beginnings as The Tutoring School of New York, Beekman has remained true to the vision of its founder, George Matthew. His objective was simple and direct – to create a school where the full potential of every student can be realized within the framework of a traditional high school education.
An essential component of Mr. Matthew’s vision was the need for an intimate environment where a quality education can be delivered in a highly focused manner. Our unique townhouse setting provides this key component. It ensures small class sizes, allows for greater student-teacher interaction and supports a collegial atmosphere that produces extraordinary results.
Today, Beekman offers a fully comprehensive college-prep curriculum. We combine classroom-style education with one-on-one instruction that is offered through The Tutoring School component of our school.
The vision of our founder lives on. While George Matthew may marvel at The Beekman School of the 21st century, he would surely recognize its spirit as his own.