The Cascadilla School
We are an independent co-educational local and boarding school founded in 1876 as a college preparatory high school for Cornell University, one of the nation's leading academic and research universities and a member of the Ivy League. The School offers students an accelerated curriculum in grades eight through twelve and in a post-graduate year. The Cascadilla School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Cascadilla School is recognized and accredited by the New York State Department of Education. It has maintained its historical association with Cornell University through the extensive use of its libraries, dining halls, and other teaching facilities. Expert faculty guide students from our local regions and worldwide at our campus in the small college town of Ithaca, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Cascadilla graduates go on to enroll at leading colleges and universities.