Niche.com recently published its annual rankings of the best schools and districts around the country, and an Upper West Side private school has earned quite a few impressive positions including the sixth best high school in the country, the best private high school in New York City, and the best K-12 private school in the country.
According to a recent press release, “Niche’s rankings combine user input — ratings from current students, alumni, and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities and more.”
The recipient of the positions mentioned above is none other than the Trinity School, located at 139 West 91st Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues).
“Though famously expensive, Trinity is no doubt a great school,” wrote one of the reviewers on Niche.com. “It is very academically challenging and all of its students are very intelligent. The students that started together in preschool/kindergarten tend to form cliques that carry into high school. However, everyone is generally friendly and the atmosphere is not toxically competitive. This school is not for everyone but if you can advocate for yourself and are diligent, there’s no doubt you’ll thrive.”
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If you’re looking to enroll your child at Trinity, best wishes. In a 2011 New York Times story, it was reported that “ ” At the time, the acceptance rate to Harvard was 6.2%.
According to a 2010 ranking by Forbes — which named Trinity the number one high school in America, roughly 41% of the school’s graduates went on to study at an Ivy League or equally prestigious college.
Tuition for Trinity School K-8 is currently over $58,000, though Trinity “welcomes financial aid applications from all families for whom full tuition would prove difficult to provide,” according to its website.
Some famous alumni of Trinity School include Humphrey Bogart, Yo-Yo Ma, John McEnroe, Oliver Stone, Truman Capote and Katrina vanden Heuvel.
To view all of Trinity’s local and national rankings, click here.
Patch was first to report about Trinity’s recent rankings.
No doubt they are smart students. But there are many smart students applying to prestigious schools. What percentage of the 41% of those accepted are children of alumni that contribute regularly to their alma mater? Legal Varsity Blues.
Trinity can’t compare to most any boarding school, I’m afraid. If it’s Ivy League acceptance rates, most invites to the best deb balls, junior memberships at the best clubs, wealthiest parents, the biggest country houses… they all add up But at city schools, you’ll never get the tradition, camaraderie or commitment to education you get at a good boarding school. Plus, boarding schools, on average, have much happier students than Trinity. And, in fact, many children who get booted from a good boarding school will attend Trinity or Collegiate… Follow the Rockefellers, the Adams, Franklins, Kennedy’s and DuPonts- get thee to a boarding school!
ummm…spare us the smug sefl congratulations of these elite, money-fueled, institutions. They are all a burden to the taxpayer because, in spite of the fact that they are dripping in money (oh, yeah — they have some “scholarship” students) they pay no real estate taxes, and their donors get huge tax write-offs. Of course it’s legal because our tax code allows so many wealthy organizations to be classified “charitable.” I do NOT want to share in the cost of education in private schools. I pay taxes to support public education willingly. And they feed into institutions of higher education that are literally billion dollar businesses. And no, not sour grapes. I’m from a family where many (too many) are products of those places. And I am a product of those ivy league places. i take my annual contribution to education and give it to public institutions.
Really, rankings? And by some third-rate website? We didn’t learn anything from the U.S. News / Columbia debacle, did we?