At a Glance2018-09-10T16:22:04+00:00

At a Glance

Established: 1867

Grades: 8-12

Student Body: 180


College Acceptance Rate: 100%

Boarding Population percentage: 70%

55% Male, 45% Female

Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Faculty: 37 (70% hold advanced degrees)

Countries Represented: 26

Endowment: $2.5M




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Notable Alumni

Burke Boyce (Headmaster 1952-1956) was an Olympic fencer who competed for the U.S. Team at the 1924 Olympics. He was an integral part of developing the school’s fencing program, which continues to this day.
Whiting Willauer ’23, former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and founder of Civil Air Transport (CAT)
Walter Reade Jr. (’35), President of Walter Reade Organization, owned and operated movie theaters, and distributed films. The school’s theater is named for Walter Reade Jr.
Jack Hemingway (’41), Writer, conservationist, son of great American author Ernest Hemingway
Thomas (Tom) Price (‘51), Olympic rower who competed for the U.S. Team at the 1952 Olympics
Richard Wormser ('51), Nationally acclaimed film and television series writer, producer, and director. Winner of: Peabody Award for Excellence in Television Programming, The International Documentary Association Best Series Award, Cine Gold Eagle Award, and Chris Award. Three national Emmy nominations. Writer of ten books for young adults on social issues. Teacher at Fordham University and University of New Haven.
Peter Boyce (’54), Astronomer, pioneer in publication and linking of electronic science journals
Mac Gayden (’58), Country music star. Gayden’s biggest hit as a writer is considered to be the song “Everlasting Love”.
Stephen Paley ('60), Photographer, radio producer, television producer, music supervisor, and actor.

Balazs Szabo (’63), Hungarian-born artist and author
David Parks (’69), an American photographer, film director, publicist, and author.
Robert Toricelli (’70), Former Congressman and Senator from New Jersey
Jeffrey (Jeff) Hall (’74), Mountaineer who reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 14, 1995
Steven Zirnkilton (’76), American voice-over actor, known for providing the opening narration of all US shows in the Law & Order franchise
Wally Pfister (’79), Academy Award winning cinematographer, director
Cara Castronuova (’98), Boxer, two-time Golden Gloves winner, trainer on the NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”
Sammy Mejia (’03), Professional basketball player, 2nd round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons

Countries Represented

Angola, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam

States Represented

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Wisconsin