• Trevor Day School
About Us

Head of School's Welcome

Welcome to Trevor Day School!
Visitors often ask me: What makes Trevor unique?

I often answer by recounting my first meeting with Trevor seniors, nearly five years ago. Sitting in the Trevor dance studio with their new Head of School, the students exhibited three traits: fierce intellect, a genuine engagement in their studies, their community, and their world, and an ability to balance a challenging college-preparatory environment with dynamic lives outside of the classroom. These themes of ambitious minds, engagement, and balance are cited over and over again by alumni, parents, faculty, and the students themselves as the school’s defining characteristics.

Here at Trevor, children are at the center of all we do. A coeducational, college preparatory, Nursery through Grade 12 day school in Manhattan, Trevor’s approach to educating children is uniquely innovative, resulting in students who balance a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with their personal happiness, achievement, and meaningful engagement. Rigor and happiness are at the core of our students’ experiences. One is not at the expense of the other.
Throughout our 88-year history, we have built a great tradition of nurturing the talents and passions of every child we serve. Trevor works with parents to cultivate their children’s inherent gifts—thereby, developing in them a deep intellectual foundation. Our goal is to challenge students to make meaning of what they are learning, and to guide them to become self-advocating and critical thinkers. We do so by using inquiry-based learning methodologies, guided by devoted teachers who model collaboration, intellectual passion, and adaptability. We empower students to take charge of their own learning and encourage them to ask the tough questions that lead to deep understanding.

This core dedication to children is tangibly supported by the school’s physical and philosophical architectures. Within student-centered common spaces, teachers and students collaborate dynamically; together, they navigate a classic curriculum that leads to academic mastery, innovative thinking, and a global perspective. Our LEED Gold Middle and Upper School campus on East 95th Street, and our renovated Lower School on West 88th Street, are optimal educational environments that support our school’s mission to place students at the center of their learning. This mission is further exemplified through signature Trevor elements, including differentiated learning, a rich advisory program, and family conferences.

I invite you to visit and see for yourself what makes Trevor the special place that it is. We uniquely prepare our students for the nation’s finest colleges and universities, and empower them to discover the crucial intersection in which their gifts meet the world’s needs. Indeed, it is our reason for being.

Scott R. Reisinger
Head of School

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Trevor's Mission

An independent, Nursery through Grade 12 coeducational day school, Trevor Day School educates college-bound students to achieve academic and personal excellence in an inquiry-driven, idea-rich community. Trevor celebrates diversity of thought, experiences, and culture; promotes compassion, collaboration, courage, and creativity; and develops in children a recognition of their own unique potential as lifelong learners and leaders who act as responsible global citizens in our world.

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  • Trevor Day School

  • Nursery - 5

  • 6 - 12

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  • New York, NY

  • 1 W 88th St - 212.426.3300

  • 312 E 95th St - 212.426.3360