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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Hackley School is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Tarrytown, NY. It has 834 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $59,575 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$45,775
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$59,575
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Hackley School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1400
98 responses
Average ACT
32
69 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Coffee House
    21%
  • Class Day
    16%
  • Field Day Activities
    11%
  • First Friday
    11%
  • Going home on the weekend, I hate this place.
    11%
  • Snow Ball
    11%
  • Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
834
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Hackley School Reviews

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I've been at Hackley since fifth grade, and I love it! The administration puts a lot of effort into building a kind community, and I honestly think this is the best you're going to get in a school. And the teachers are wonderfully capable, intelligent, and empathetic—they're some of my best friends, insofar as a teacher-student relationship can constitute a friendship.
Still, there are things that could be improved: for one, the institution values athletics far more than the arts, and it shows—the music/theatre facilities are housed in the old gyms, and the visual art classes are all in the school basement; meanwhile, we just poured tons of money into building a glorious new athletic center. And I'm peeved that we only have AP classes for math, science, and foreign language but no AP/advanced classes for English or history—instead, we have collegiate-level English only, which hurts the kids who can't handle it.
On the whole, though, Hackley is amazing, and I love it!
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Hackley has a beautiful campus and a pretty friendly atmosphere. The academics are very rigorous, especially English. The English teachers are very critical of your work, and often will give you lower grades than you expect, but that's how you learn to improve your writing. Physics is one of the strongest sciences because we have amazing teachers for the subject, one of which wrote a textbook for the class. However, the music and arts department are sub par compared to other high ranking private schools. The art classrooms are right by the freshman and sophomore lockers, there's not a designated area for them, but there are many talented artists. The music department is in an old building with mediocre at best materials. Some of the music students are very good, but they cannot really reach their full potential in the facilities.
Our food is catered by Flik Dining, and is only tolerable sometimes. Some of the time they have good food, like tacos, but you can't really go wrong with that. Sometimes, when they cook chicken or some other meat, it's undercooked or overcooked, but it really depends on the day.
Our athletics are pretty good since we have some people that do a specialty sport outside of school. We have a pretty good teams in soccer, football, cross country, field hockey, swimming, and lacrosse.
Homework load depends on the night. Sometimes, you only have 2 or 3 subject's worth of homework, amounting to around 2 hours. On other nights, you have homework in all your subjects and it takes 4-5 hours, but it really depends on how efficient you are.