School is absolutely unique.
We offer a dynamic, hands-on progressive education for academically
talented students in grades K-12. Established in 1901, we are one of the
oldest private schools in Westchester County, New York. With the 2012-2013
tuition set at less than $16,500, you will be surprised by our
affordability; we have worked hard to keep our tuition at a rate which
is reflective of the current economic situation, and is roughly ½ the
rate of other Westchester private schools.
The Thornton-Donovan education is customized to students’ interests and
talents. Our learners progress in subject areas based on their ability
and curiosity, not their grade level. Small class size, usually 8-14
students, makes this approach to learning possible. Encouraging children
to develop into the persons they will become, unhindered in exploration
of their passions, is the key to a T-D education.
Across all grades, perspectives are challenged daily through culturally
themed courses focusing on a different area of the world each year. Each
spring, our classrooms literally come alive with our annual journey to
the country of focus. Imagine having the opportunity to experience
first-hand the sights, sounds and smells about which you learned during
the year! Recent adventures have brought us to South Africa and Ireland.
This year we are studying and voyaging to Venice.
Thornton-Donovan's international focus prepares our students to graduate
aware of who they are, and with a massive head-start on recognizing
their role within our global community.
At Thornton-Donovan we realize that education is not purely academic.
The whole child is developed by emphasizing values such as honesty,
integrity, personal responsibility and good citizenship. Each T-D
student knows that he or she is an international ambassador with conduct
expected that honors that responsibility. Although we are independent
and non-denominational, there is a spiritual element - paying homage to
all beliefs - which permeates the campus and all of our activities. Our
atmosphere is intimate, calm and natural. You'll notice straight away
how different we feel compared with other schools.
Our students come to us from many towns in Westchester County, as far
north as Fairfield County, CT, and some have even commuted from
Manhattan. Our international scholars have hailed from China, Korea,
Australia, France, Guatemala, Spain, Austria and more.
For more than 100 years, Thornton-Donovan School has been exceptional.
Individually focused, globally engaged.