Fast Facts

St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's is an independent, Episcopal school for boys and girls, beginners (age 2) through grade 8. Founded in 1950, the school endeavors to create and educate an inclusive, diverse community, preparing students to make meaningful contributions to our global society. We are located in Morningside Heights, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and we serve 378 students from neighborhoods throughout New York City and the surrounding communities. Yellow bus service is available for families traveling to us from the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side.


Virginia Connor

• M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University
• B.S., Wheelock College

80 faculty members

64 percent hold advanced degrees
  • Traditional liberal arts curriculum
  • Play based early childhood program
  • Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese begin in nursery
  • Art and music begin in early childhood; drama begins in grade 4
  • Daily P.E. begins in senior kindergarten
  • Competitive sports for grades 6-8 (NYCAL): Soccer, track and field, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, softball, baseball
  • Lifetime sports program for grades 7-8: Yoga, dance, martial arts, ping-pong, and more

80,000-square-foot self-contained campus featuring

  • 32 recently renovated, optimally designed classrooms
  • SMART technology in every classroom
  • Micro-kitchens in rooms through fifth grade
  • Three age-appropriate science labs
  • 7,400 sq. foot outdoor playdeck with age-appropriate play zones
  • 500 sq. foot greenhouse
  • 2,600 sq. foot library with nearly 25,000 volumes
  • Two technology centers 
  • Regulation-size gymnasium with stage 
  • 1,100 sq. foot indoor play space with climbing wall 
  • Three art studios with kiln, etching press, and woodworking shop 
  • Newly renovated (summer 2014) dining halls and kitchen 
  • Chapel with Rieger organ 
  • Three acoustically-engineered music studios 
  • Two recently refurbished elevators large enough to fit a full class comfortably in each car

Our graduates are accepted each year at many of the country's most competitive public and private secondary schools. Recent choices include: 

  • The Brearley School
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • The Chapin School
  • Collegiate School
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Episcopal High School (Va.)
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Fordham Preparatory School
  • Grace Church School
  • Groton School (Mass.)
  • Hackley School
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Lawrenceville School (N.J.)
  • Middlesex School (Mass.)
  • Miss Porter's School (Ct.)
  • The Nightingale-Bamford School
  • Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Phillips Academy Andover (Mass.)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)
  • Regis High School
  • Riverdale Country School
  • The Spence School
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • St. Andrew's School (Del.)
  • St. George's School (R.I.)
  • Trinity School

Manhattan’s Upper West Side

619 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10025
*School busing is available for students living on the Upper East and Upper West sides of Manhattan, beginning in Senior Kindergarten.


Beginner (age 2 by September 1):  
8:35 a.m. to 11 a.m. T/Th or M/W/F

Nursery (age 3 by September 1):  
8:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (half day) or 2:50 p.m. (full day)

Junior kindergarten (age 4 by September 1): 
8:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (half day) or 2:50 p.m. (full day)

Senior kindergarten (age 5 by September 1): 
8:25 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Grades 1-3:  8:25 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grades 4-6:  8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grades 7-8:  8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Extended day is comprised of three programs: after school, enrichment/dynamic athletic courses, and independent music lessons. These programs are available from dismissal to 6:30 p.m. to students in nursery-grade 8. Pre-registration is required for courses and music lessons, but not for the after school, which students may join on any day that is convenient.

The after school provides structured homework support, daily activities, snack, and playtime.

A variety of enrichment and dynamic athletic courses offer our students opportunities to try something new, pursue their interests, and develop their talents further.

Music lessons offer our students the opportunity to learn various instruments and develop skills from professional musicians and composers who perform in New York City and around the world.


386 students
250 families
5:1 student to teacher ratio
50 percent of students come from diverse ethnic backgrounds


Total operating budget (2016-2017): $16.6 million

Endowment: $8.8 million

Tuition (2016-2017):
Beginner $11,150 (T/Th); $14,650 (M/W/F)
Nursery–Senior Kindergarten $32,900-$43,600
Grades 1–3 $45,250
Grades 4–8 $45,550

Financial Aid (2016-2017)
$3.28 million
28 percent of students in nursery through grade 8 receive aid.


100 percent of parents, faculty, and trustees participated in the 2015-2016 annual fund.

Total: $1,549,249

St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's is incorporated and operated on a not-for-profit basis by an elected board of trustees. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York.

In compliance with federal, state, and local laws, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other program administered by the school.


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