SYP’s elementary school students are presented with an engaging and challenging curriculum designed to provide them with the foundation needed for future academic success. There is a strong emphasis on project-based learning, especially in STEM and history studies; developing proper writing/researching practices and a strong mathematics foundation are also essential to our lower school.
SYP’s middle school program prepares students for the rigors of high school. By combining new media, progressive teaching tools and NextGen thinking with traditional coursework, SYP provides its pupils with a rich and balanced education. The curriculum offers a wide range of subjects across all areas of mathematics, language arts, social studies and the sciences. A minimum of one elective course is required per semester; in 8th grade, students can take Algebra I and foreign language for high school credit.
The high school program was specially designed for the arduous schedules of professional students. They have unparalleled access to an exemplary education with the flexibility their careers demand. Research and project-based work is still highly encouraged; new courses can also be created to meet a student’s deeper interest in a subject, maintaining SYP’s child-centered and individualized philosophy.
Similar to the overall school program, the counseling process is designed as an individualized experience. SYP's college counselor meets with students one-on-one to discuss appropriate options and determine which type of colleges might suit them best. The college counselor provides a detailed letter of recommendation, handles the guidance and school reports, and assists each student with completing college applications, writing personal statements, tackling financial aid forms, and researching scholarships.
SYP is a private school registered with the State of New York and issues a state accredited high school diploma. SYP alumni have been accepted to highly competitive colleges and universities including the following:
- University of California Berkeley
- Spelman College
- Barnard College
- Columbia University
- Harvard University
- Loyola Marymount University
- The New School University
- New York University (NYU)
- Pepperdine University
- Princeton University
- Seton Hall University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Delaware
- University of Michigan
- Yale University