Saint Thomas Choir School

A unique boarding school
for boys in grades 3-8

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. Admission is need-blind; any boy who likes music is encouraged to apply.

Play your part

It is increasingly rare for young people to have an opportunity to do something that matters to the larger world. As a valued member of the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, you will play a unique and important role in the cultural life of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City and beyond. Whether it is leading services with music, performing in our annual concert series, ringing the opening bell on Wall Street, singing with pop stars at the tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center, filming a television segment or going on tour, there’s always something meaningful on the horizon. Learn how you will develop and contribute your talents here

See yourself

St. Thomas Choir School student working in the classroom

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 and learning practical social skills 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

Hone your skills

With an average class size of 6 and student-faculty ratio of 3:1, there is ample opportunity to listen, be heard, test ideas and work together. Learning here is active, participatory and personal, and our academics are as stellar as our rigorous music program. You won’t just do fractions or learn about the Industrial Revolution. You’ll learn to think analytically, write effectively, persevere, and solve problems. Through it all, you will obtain the skills to become world-class at whatever you do. Discover how you will learn here

Forge your path

Where will you go from here? The majority of our graduates go on to competitive boarding schools. Learn how you will be prepared to apply for and succeed in high school and beyond, and what some of our alumni – actors, historians, bankers, doctors, designers, composers — say about how Saint Thomas Choir School paved the way