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A Closer Look at Life at Saint Thomas Choir School

Discover what life at Saint Thomas Choir School is like. Faculty and choristers describe everything from music and performance to academic classes to living with 30 brothers in the heart of New York City.

Now that you’ve had a closer look, come see us.

Driven by our commitment to our students and to offering an unparalleled education, we are relocating temporarily to a 740-acre campus in Connecticut for the first quarter of the academic year in response to COVID.
Our location may change, but our culture, our mission, and our musical heritage will carry on uninterrupted. Hear what faculty and students have to say about life at STCS.


And although our NYC campus is closed due to COVID, we intend to return as soon as it is safe to do so. We are conducting tours of our NYC campus via FaceTime and are currently accepting applications for grades 4 and 5 for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Arrange your tour today at


Founded in 1919, Saint Thomas Choir School, located in the heart of New York City, is one of three of its kind in the world, and the only one in the United States.

All of our students sing as treble choristers in the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. We combine one of the most varied and demanding musical programs in the world with a robust academic curriculum, interscholastic sports, and fine arts education all within a familial community just steps from Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art.

At Saint Thomas, boarding isn’t part of the experience – it is the experience. You develop deep bonds through numerous shared experiences: family-style meals, sports, summer camp, an annual ski trip, and a capstone 8th grade trip, to name a few. It’s about becoming resilient, flexible and collaborative in a nurturing environment. It’s about living in and being part of the arts capital of the nation. It’s transformative, and at the end of your time here, you will see yourself in an entirely new way. Explore what life here is like

Tuition for 2020-2021 is $16,500, and admission is need-blind. We are also pleased to be able to meet 100% of our students’ financial need. Any boy who likes music is encouraged to apply.