George F. Baker High School
Main Office: (845) 351-4786
Tuxedo Union Free School District's High School
In 2022 awarded as a Nationally Certified STEM Campus
The mission of the Tuxedo Union Free School District is to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge for academic success, productive citizenship and the development of personal potential in our diverse and changing world. George F. Baker High School serves students in grades 6 through 12 from the town of Tuxedo as well as tuition students from local area school districts. The administration and faculty take great pride in the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the school and the diverse programs that meet the various needs of its student body while capitalizing on our small size to provide an individualized approach in a comprehensive public school setting.
George F. Baker High School offers a range of diverse academic programs to meet the needs of students at all levels. With a combination of accelerated, honors, Advanced Placement, and college-level courses, we ensure that students have access to courses that fully prepare them for college and beyond. Our school also provides a full array of support services for students with diverse and special learning needs. These programs include self-contained and collaborative class settings and related services.
At A Glance
96% of GFB students attend post-secondary schools
Google Workspace for Education Initiative within the building.
Every student in grades 6-12 is provided with an HP Google Chromebook for the academic year
Current Club Offerings: Current Club offerings include: School Newspaper, Interact Club, Ethics Club, History Club, Art Club, Band, Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Club, Dramas/Musicals, Robotics & Engineering Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Production/Tech. Club, Student Council, and Yearbook.
George F. Baker History
The building, built in 1931, was named after George Fisher Baker, an American banker and philanthropist. Baker was known as the "American Dean of Banking" and was a cofounder of the First National Bank of the City of New York, which was the forerunner of today's Citibank N.A.. By the time of his death, Mr. Baker had amassed such a fortune in banking and railroads that he was estimated to be the third richest man in the United States, after Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller. The George F. Baker High School building is modeled after the Harvard Business School. Baker provided much of the initial funding for Harvard Business School with a 1924 grant of $5 million, for which Harvard gave him an honorary doctorate and named the library after him. The high school imposed a demanding all-Regents curriculum on students before the New York State Education Department began requiring it.