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From the Head

Welcome to Manlius Pebble Hill School – I’m thrilled that you’re here to learn about us. Founded in 1869, we are proud to be Central NY’s oldest educational institution, and its only PK-12 independent school. The MPH story encompasses generations of scholars and artists, independent thinkers who are accomplished leaders and public servants, each of whom can attest that our core values of authenticity, respect, curiosity, kindness, and agency feel deeply embedded in their lives.

That feeling doesn‘t simply happen by accident; relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Our teachers are gifted practitioners of their craft, whose deep expertise and creativity is exceeded only by their abiding commitment to being a joyful presence in the lives of young people. Ask any of our graduates what they value the most about their MPH experience, and right at the top will be the relationships they’ve formed with their teachers. 

When gifted teachers are unleashed to design deeply meaningful learning experiences for their students, in a community bound strongly together by shared values, you get magic – that’s really the only word for it. I hope you’ll visit us to see for yourself. We look forward to meeting you.


Head of School