Soundview Preparatory School is an independent, coed day school for grades 6 – 12 located on a 13 acre campus in majestic Yorktown Heights, New York. Founded in the spring of 1989, Soundview’s purpose is to provide a college-preparatory education in a supportive and non-competitive environment that requires rigorous application to academics, instills respect for ethical values, and fosters self-confidence by helping each student feel recognized and valued.
Accreditation and Memberships
Soundview Preparatory School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the College Board, and the Fairchester League.
Soundview Students come from Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties in New York State and from Fairfield County in Connecticut, as well as from New York City. Approximately 30% of students receive need-based financial assistance. There are currently 60 students at SPS.
Soundview operates under a rolling admission policy. Students are accepted throughout the year based on: an interview with the Director of Admissions, prior academic record, student visit, recommendations, a writing sample, and limited testing.
Four years of English, History and Physical Education; three years of Math, Science and Foreign Language; two years of Art; and one year of Health. Community Service is also required for graduation.
The student/faculty ratio is 4:1 and the average class size is 7 students. Soundview Prep follows a semester program with quarterly report cards.
Athletics and Physical Education
All students are required to participate in Soundview's Physical Education program. Soundview offers the following sports: soccer, coed basketball, girls' basketball, and ultimate frisbee.
The grading scale is as follows:
A+ 97 - 100 A 93 - 96 A- 90 - 92
B+ 87 - 89 B 83 - 86 B- 80 - 82
C+ 77 - 79 C 73 - 76 C- 70 72
D 65 - 69
F 0 - 64
Soundview Preparatory School admits students of any race, religion, and national and ethnic origin and not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and financial aid, and athletic or other school-administered programs.