Birch Wathen Lenox School

210 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075

Formed by the 1991 consolidation of the Birch Wathen School (founded in 1921) and the Lenox School (founded in 1916), Birch Wathen Lenox provides a challenging academic curriculum with a commitment to maintaining a balance among traditional education, innovation, student achievement and social development. This is achieved through small classes, individual attention and a favorable student-teacher ratio. The curriculum includes a program in English, composition, math, science, history, foreign languages beginning in grade 4, computer science at all grade levels, art, instrumental and vocal music, word processing and woodworking. Advanced courses are available in all major curricular areas. In addition, students in grades 8-12 may take part in an overseas program that enables them to study the humanities and the social sciences under the supervision and the guidance of BWL faculty. Qualified seniors may pursue a career- or service-oriented internship project or earn college credit through courses Marymount Manhattan College. Boys and girls in grades 6-8 perform 10 hours of on- or off-campus community service annually. In fulfilling their 30-hour service requirement over two years, freshmen and sophomores typically tutor children in the lower grades, assist in the science lab or catalog resources in the library. Juniors and seniors, who also have a 30-hour cumulative requirement, work with an outside agency or, with approval, perform duties in the lower or middle school.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address210 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075
Telephone212-861-0404
Fax212-879-3388
Year Established1916
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorFrank J. Carnabuci III
Applications DueNovember
Total Enrollment577
Day Students577
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