Frequently Asked Questions


Why The Chapel School (TCS)?

The Chapel School is a small school that students and families grow to love.   Classes average approximately 14 to 16 students per, ensuring a very personalized education.  We offer a variety of athletic and fine arts programs that focus on inclusion over competition.  And for parents/guardians, we have a very active PTO organization which allows ample opportunity for families to get involved.

 

Where is TCS located?

The Chapel School is located in the beautiful Village of Bronxville, less than 10 miles from the Bronx and 20 miles from Manhattan.  We are easily accessible by car and conveniently located by numerous parkways and highways.  TCS families come to us from Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, White Plains and NYC.

 

What are the school hours at TCS?

The Chapel School's early morning CARE opens at 7:30 AM.  K-8 Classrooms open at 7:45 AM and Preschool classrooms open at 8:15 AM.  Kindergarten dismisses at 2:30 PM, Grade 1 at 2:40 PM, Grades 2-5 at 2:45 PM and Grades 6-8 at 3:00 PM.  After-school CARE remains open until 6:00 PM.

 

How many students attend TCS?

The Chapel School serves 320-340 students per year from Preschool through Grade 8. 

 

What is the student to teacher ratio at TCS?

In The Chapel School's Preschool, there are full-time teacher aides (TAs), so there is a 7:1 ratio when classes are filled to capacity.  In Kindergarten and Grade 1, we move to a 9:1 ratio including the teacher and TA.  Grade 2 shares a TA, Grades 3 and 4 share a TA and Grades 5 through 8 share a TA. Kindergarten through Grade 5 classes have a maximum of 18 students per class and Grades 6 through 8 have a maximum of 16 students per class.

 

Is TCS an accredited institution?

The Chapel School is accredited by National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Does TCS hold open houses for prospective families?

Each fall, The Chapel School hosts special open houses for prospective families, separated into specific groups, as follows: Grades K-8 (Lower School and Middle School) and Preschool (3- and 4-year-olds).  Parents/Guardians are always welcome to call for personal tours.

 

How much is TCS tuition?

Currently, The Chapel School (TCS) Preschool tuition ranges from $5,065-$10,530 depending on the program.  Kindergarten through Grade 5 is $11,845 and Grades 6-8 (Middle School) is $13,400.

 

Is there tuition assistance at TCS?

The Chapel School has a Financial Aid (FA) Program.  Families submit FA Applications and appropriate tax documentation by March 15th and are awarded aid based on need.

 

Does TCS offer after-school extra-curricular programs?

Aside from The Chapel School's thriving fine arts, music (band and choirs), drama and athletics programs for TCS students in Grades 1-8, TCS students from Preschool through Grade 8 can participate in 8- to 10-Week Fall and Spring After-School Enrichment Programs that might include: Chess Club, Cooking Classes, Book Clubs, Golf, Karate, Yoga, Art and More!

 

What is the TCS uniform policy?

The Chapel School uses Lands End School Uniforms, with specific guidelines outlined in our Family Handbook.

 

Does TCS offer a hot lunch program?

Students at The Chapel School have the option to order hot lunches from Lunch with Lou, an outside caterer who delivers well-balanced and healthy hot meals to TCS each day.

 

Is community service part of TCS's curriculum?

Many students at The Chapel School participate in community service as part of their religion and confirmation instruction at their home churches; however, TCS has a Service Learning Program wherein students have many age-appropriate opportunities to be involved in service projects run by the school.

 

What is TCS's relationship to Concordia College?

The Chapel School is a Professional Development School, partnering with Concordia College's Education Department in a Concord of Excellence!  Both faculties work closely together to share current trends in education, and field workers and student teachers from Concordia can often been found in TCS classrooms.  TCS students also have access to Concordia athletics fields and facilities, as well as their performing arts spaces.

 

Where are TCS Graduates Attending High School, Earning Scholarships and Successfully Completing Honors Programs?

Graduates of The Chapel School attend: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx School of Visual Arts, Bronxville High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Eastchester High School, Fordham Preparatory, Hackley School, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Horace Mann School, Iona Preparatory, Irvington High School, Loyola School, Maria Regina High School, The Masters School, Mount Saint Michael, Rye Country Day School, Rye Neck High School, Salesian High School, Scarsdale High School, Stepinac High School, School of the Holy Child, Tuckahoe High School and The Ursuline School.