Mr. Douglas E. Fleming, Jr., Headmaster
100 Overlook Circle
New Rochelle, New York 10804
E-mail all admissions inquiries to:
Director of Admissions
World Wide Web: http://www.td.edu
Thornton-Donovan School enrolls qualified students who possess strong academic ability, and are motivated, and who can and do achieve. Thornton-Donovan accepts qualified students regardless of origin, background or English language proficiency. T-D is approved by the U.S. Office of Immigration and issues I-20 forms to international student members.
The admissions process begins with a personal meeting of the family with the Director of Admissions. After a special introduction to the school, its faculty and program, candidates are given an appointment to spend a day on campus with pupils in their own grade. Decisions on Admission are based on the strength of the interview, the student’s previous school record that should reflect above average grades, how the student interacts on the day of the visit, and various letters of reference.
While the final decision is solely in the hands of the Headmaster, he considers information from the faculty, the student’s former teachers, and the student’s family. Testing is usually waived if the applicant’s record shows good potential and good achievement. Test scores are not used to eliminate students from consideration.
Admissions Application Timetable
Inquiries may be made any time during the year. Interviews with the Director of Admissions can generally be arranged at the convenience of the family. Once the application is filed, it takes the school about three weeks to render a decision. The School operated on a rolling admissions basis and space is far from guaranteed.
While applications can be made as late as August, others file many months in advance before the school year begins. Not all grades are easily entered. The School holds an annual Open House in December for interested families and children.
Tuition Payment Plan (See Tuition Information)
Thornton-Donovan School offers a low-cost, flexible tuition plan, TPP, which enables you to pay educational expenses through regularly scheduled monthly payments. For a $100.00 service fee you can avoid borrowing, or using savings or other assets that could be earning interest.
In addition, Life Benefit Coverage is provided at no charge. Should the enrolled parent or guardian die while the coverage is in effect, the balance of the budgeted amount will be paid to the school. Coverage applies to the enrolled parent or guardian under 65 at the time of application, and remains in effect for the term of the plan, so long as each payment is received within 15 days of the due date. This coverage is not available to those over 65, or those with pre-existing conditions that may contribute to the enrolled party’s death.
There are no finance charges on the amount budgeted through TPP. Past due amounts, however, will be subject to a 1.5% interest charge per month. This is equivalent to 18% per annum. Payment dates start as of July 1st. You may, however, enter TPP at any time based on the date of enrollment.
A TPP application form is enclosed with the first monthly bill. Timely payments are expected. Report cards and records may not be released when there is a past due balance.
What T-D Stands For
Thornton-Donovan School was founded on the principle that a school must meet the changing needs of its students, its community, and its society. Its philosophy and curriculum directly contribute to the development of students who can use their individual talents to meet the challenges of life.
Thornton-Donovan School seeks qualified students who possess ability, who are motivated, who have self-discipline and who will both gain from and give to the school. The school may also admit a youngster who has potential for academic success but whose record does not demonstrate it. T-D accepts qualified pupils regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. New students are accepted in all grades.