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Manlius Pebble Hill School is located on a 26-acre campus in DeWitt, an eastern suburb of Syracuse, New York. With roots stretching back 145 years, MPH is Central New York’s oldest educational institution and the area’s only Pre-K – Grade 12 independent school. Approximately 325 students are served by an administration and faculty philosophically committed to and guided daily by its mission:

“to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”

The educational environment at MPH is characterized by an exceptional faculty, small classes, hands-on experiential learning, and extraordinary opportunities in independent study, the arts, athletics, extracurricular organizations, and community service. The curriculum is demanding and stimulating, and teachers have the flexibility to adapt their curriculum in response to students’ desires to explore certain material more deeply.

MPH considers education not the mere accumulation of information, but the process of developing the ability to think critically and to assess the ethical implications of decisions; it is developing the self-confidence to take risks and accept challenges; it is discovering one’s abilities, talents and passions; it is about self-realization and growing to understand one’s responsibilities to others. With attention to all aspects of education, MPH is intent upon graduating students who flourish as productive and contributing members of society.



Manlius Pebble Hill is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. MPH is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of College Admission CounselorsThe College Board, The National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls, and the National Association for Gifted Children.

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