Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college-preparatory day school for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12, with separate campuses for the Middle / Upper and Lower Schools. Spence is located in Manhattan and has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. Students come from the five boroughs of New York City as well as New Jersey and Connecticut. Spence is accredited by NYSAIS.
General InformationFounded in 1892Head of School Bodie BrizendineAll-girls K-12, independent college preparatory day schoolAccredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)22 East 91st Street, housing Grades 5-12 (opened 1929)56 East 93rd Street, housing Grades K-4 (opened 2003)150,135 square feet of space50 Classrooms4 Science LabsMath Lab6 Art Studios and an Art History Room2 Music RoomsComputer LabDigital Media LabPhotography Darkroom3 Gymnasiums and a Fitness Room2 Performance Spaces2 Dance Studios2 Libraries, nearly 25,000 volumes and subscriber access to online resourcesTotal Enrollment: 738Lower School: 265Middle School: 224Upper School: 24918 students per class in Lower School14 students per class in Middle and Upper Schools
Grades K-2 have two teachers for each classMiddle and Upper School classes range from one-on-one tutorials, to seminars, to full classroomsOver 30 Clubs and Activities available to Upper School students77 students live outside of Manhattan39% are students of colorStudent/Faculty ratio is 6.24:118.8% of students receive Financial Aid100% of the graduating seniors attend collegeTotal number of teachers: 12782% hold advanced degrees31.5% are teachers of colorMedian of 16 years of teaching experienceAverage years at Spence: 9.520% Male80% Female