Soundview Preparatory School is an independent, coed day school for grades 6-12 located on a 13-acre campus in 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.
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 and a writing sample.
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.
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's athletic offerings shift from time to time, and have included the following sports: soccer, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, softball, 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, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation and does not discriminate on the basis of any of these categories in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and financial aid, athletic, or other school-administered programs.