Birch Wathen Lenox School

Birch Wathen Lenox School

Infobox School
name = Birch Wathen Lenox School

imagesize =
caption =
motto = Civility, Loyalty, and Integrity
established = 1991 (merged with the Birch Wathen School established 1921 and the Lenox School established 1916)
type = Private, Coeducational
affiliation =
district =
grades = K-12
president =
head of school = Frank J. Carnabuci III
dean =
faculty = 70 [ The Birch Wathen Lenox School - School Overview] . Peterson's. 2007-03-12.]
staff =
students =
enrollment = 500 (total) [ [ New York State Association of Independent Schools: Birch Wathen Lenox School] ] 175 (grades 9-12)
athletics =
colors = Green, White, and Gold
mascot = Lion
campus type =
campus size =
free_label = Endowment
free_text = $5.2 million
free_label2 = Lower School Newspaper
free_text2 = The Upbeat
free_label3 = Middle School Newspaper
free_text3 = The Black and White Ledger
free_label4 = Upper School Newspaper
free_text4 = The Clarion
free_label5 = Literary Magazine
free_text5 = Leaves
free_label6 = Alumni Magazine
free_text6 = The Banner
location = 210 East 77th Street New York, NY 10075
country = United States
information =(212)-861-0404
website =

The Birch Wathen Lenox School is a coeducational, independent school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. BWL comprises approximately 500 students from all around New York City. The Birch Wathen Lenox School is one of 322 independent schools located in the city.


The school was created in 1991 through the merger of The Birch Wathen School that was founded in 1921 by Louise Birch and Edith Wathen, and the Lenox School founded by Jessica Cosgrave Finch in 1916. Lenox was an all girls' school until 1974. The combined school has 500 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Extracurricular activities

Athletic teams fall under the Independent Schools Athletic League (New York) or the Girls Independent School Athletic League. In 2004, the boys' basketball team won the New York State championship (the "Independent" title of the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association).

Notable alumni

*Brooke Shields, Actress and Supermodel [ Celebrity Prep Schools ] ]
*Barbara Walters, journalist, writer, and media personality [ Can Barbara Walters's Career Survive Rosie and Donald's War?- New York Magazine ] ] [ And Now Back To You, Barbara - New York Times ] ]
*Mary Stolz (BW '36), novelist [ Mary Stolz Biographical Sketch] .]
*Judith Krantz (BW '44), novelist [Ruark, Liz (2001-02-13). " [ Person of the Week: Judith Krantz] ". Wellesley College.]
*Joel Crothers (BW '58), actor


External links

* [ Birch Wathen Lenox School website]
* [ Birch Wathen Lenox School] at Private School Review
* [ The Birch Wathen Lenox School] listing in the Bunting & Lyon Blue Book

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