Welcome to Saint David's!

Saint David’s teachers understand boys. Active learning experiences stimulate intellectual curiosity as students connect subject matter with real world context. Small group instruction combined with clear routines, expectations, and models for new concepts helps boys feel grounded, while a strong sense of belonging within Saint David’s community provides a healthy foundation for learning. Saint David’s boys are comfortable taking risks in the learning process, unafraid of trying new things or making mistakes as they go.

Saint David’s faculty draws from the classical tradition of balance as the foundation for rigorous academic pursuit and deliberate moral introspection. Here, balance is achieved by providing a well-rounded education that focuses on four pillars: Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Spirituality. Whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, on stage, or reaching out to those in need, a Saint David’s boy is always encouraged to find “the good,” to find strength within, and to rise to the the highest level of commitment and achievement.

Myriad partnerships with premier educational and cultural institutions allow boys to extend their learning as they engage with experts in various fields of study. Through signature units that our faculty co-teach with geneticists, astrophysicists, and curators from the likes of Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center, Hayden Planetarium, The Guggenheim, and New-York Historical Society, Saint David’s program offers world class curriculum-driven learning experiences.

In our classrooms, boys engage in collaborative problem solving through project-based interdisciplinary learning. A school-wide emphasis on public speaking is predicated on daily practice and includes individual coaching from the Headmaster in Grades Seven and Eight in preparation for the delivery of two culminating speeches. Proficiency in conversational Spanish is promoted through an immersion program that begins in Pre-Kindergarten and continues through Grade Eight. Technology is incorporated thoughtfully throughout the curriculum, while our belief in the power of books and the written word remains steadfast. Across the curriculum, Saint David’s teachers and coaches foster the development of strong character and critical thinking as they inspire boys to become innovators, global citizens, and contributors to the greater good.

We appreciate your interest in Saint David’s School and look forward to getting to know you.

Allison Vella
Director of Admissions
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Admissions Notification Dates, 2019-2020

Grade Entering
Notification Mailing
Parent Reply Deadline
(not later than noon)


February 7, 2020 02/7/20

February 14, 2020 02/14/20

Pre-Kindergarten Pre-K

February 27, 2020 02/27/20

March 5, 2020 03/05/20

Grades One through SevenGrades 1-8

February 4, 2020 02/04/20

February 25, 2020 02/25/20


Siblings of currently enrolled students and sons of alumni have the option of applying for Early Notification under the guidelines set forth by The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York .

Saint David’s admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Academics  ~  Athletics  ~  Arts  ~  Spirituality