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About Hackley


Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Where is Hackley School located?

    A. Hackley is located in Tarrytown in Westchester County, New York, approximately 30 minutes from Manhattan. Please see directions and contacts for driving and train directions.
  • Q. Is Hackley co-educational?

    A. Hackley is fully co-educational, with a balanced number of male and female students in all grade levels, full athletics programs for both boys and girls, and comparable levels of academic achievement among boys and girls. Both boys and girls are well represented in the student leadership of the school. In addition, Hackley's five-day boarding program supports both boys’ and girls’ boarding.
  • Q. When was Hackley founded?

    A. Hackley was founded in 1899 by Frances Brewster Hackley, a philanthropist long committed to education. Please read more about Mrs. Hackley in Mission and History.
  • Q. Is Hackley a religious school?

    A. No, Hackley is not a religious school. Hackley’s founders wanted to create a school that would welcome people of different faiths and honor those differences. So, although Hackley has no specific religious affiliation, there is also no policy that suggests that religion or matters of religious culture should be excluded from school life. We believe that understanding of different traditions and the sharing of ideas is essential to true education.
  • Q. What is the governing body of Hackley?

    A. Hackley is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee policy, financial stewardship, and academic programs. The Head of School is charged with enacting the School's mission as defined by the Board of Trustees.
  • Q. How long is the school day?

    Grades K-6 8:05 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
    8:05 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (Friday)

    Grades 7-8 8:05 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
    8:05 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Friday)
    Grades 9-12 8:05 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

    The 4:30 p.m. dismissal time in Grades 7-8 reflects required participation in after-school sports and study hall. The 3:10 p.m. dismissal time in Grades 9-12 marks the end of classes, however upper school students have varying commitments which require them to be at school later.
  • Q. Does Hackley have any transportation?

    A. While Hackley owns some small buses used for miscellaneous student transportation, daily student transportation to and from campus is generally provided by the public school districts in which our families reside.
  • Q. Does Hackley have after-school programs?


    Yes. Hackley offers an Extended Day program to families of students in grades K-5. The Extended Day program runs from Lower School dismissal until 6:00 PM. It offers a homework room as well as playtime supervised by Hackley faculty.


    In addition to Extended Day, K-5 students are invited to sign up for numerous after school enrichment programs, ranging from Yoga to Chess, as part of LEAP (Learning Experience Activities Program).


    Students of all ages also have the opportunity to enroll in music instruction through the Hackley Music Institute.


    Extended Day, LEAP and Music Institute classes are offered at an additional charge to families


    Fifth and Sixth graders who need to remain after school for various activities can take advantage of supervised study hall until the late bus at 4:30 PM.


    The academic day for students in grades 7-12 extends until 4:30, so no after-school program is necessary.

  • Q. How do I apply to Hackley School?

    A. Please visit the Admissions section of this website, where you will find information on application requirements and deadlines, as well as online application and inquiry tools. We also welcome phone inquiries at (914) 366-2642.