Head of School Blog

Dr. Francis Tabone


Head of School Newsletter – December ’22

Afterschool and MoreI write a lot about “getting back to normal,” but it seems to be taking longer than expected. Slowly but surely, the multilayers of school operations, social relationships, and work habits are beginning to look like they did before COVID. For...

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Head of School Newsletter – October ’22

Patience & Understanding (in these Stressful Times)Parent stress increased substantially during COVID-19 closures and has not returned to pre-COVID-19 levels. According to the National Library of Medicine, one-in-five parents reported high stress during the...

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Grammar School

Grades K-8

  • Multi-faceted curriculum focused on integrating academics, life skills, and social/emotional growth 
  • Small classes (8-12 students).
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Grades 9-12

  • Rigorous academics and integrated therapeutic programs 
  • Internship program and community-based learning
  • Afterschool and athletics
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18 to 21-year-olds

  • Real-world experiential learning to help young adults round out their academic, social, and life skills. 
  • Internship program and community-based learning
  • Transition counseling and planning
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Independence through Education from K through 21

Additional Programs

Our Approach to Education

At Cooke, we are driven by the belief that all children deserve an education that leads to an independent future—one in which they can be included as integral members of their community.

Strength-based learning
Robust academics
Integrated therapeutic services
Community inclusion
Transition planning
Parents as partners
Commitment to diversity


Cooke School is proud to be accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Cooke Upper School is registered as a high school with the New York Board of Regents and can award New York state diplomas.

School Contact Information

Cooke School and Institute
Lower, Middle and Upper School
(Grades K-12)
1713 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Cooke Transitions 
(Ages 18-21)
60 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012

Planning Giving

Legacy giving is very important to Cooke’s sustainability.  Please contact Michael Eaton at Advancement@Cookeschool.org for more information.

Through the Affinity Membership Program, TD Bank will make an annual contribution to Cooke School based on the activity of all participating members’ TD Bank accounts.

Eligible accounts include:

  • Checking – Business & Consumer

  • Savings

  • Money Market

  • Certificate of Deposit

  • Retirement

If you are already a TD Bank customer, please visit any one of their locations and ask to have your balances included as part of the Cooke’s Affinity Membership Program (code: A1923).

Please see the Affinity Membership Program flyer for more information.