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Independent Schools in New York City

Do you want to find the right independent school in New York for your child?


There is a vast array of choices if you know where to look…

There are many different types of independent schools in NYC, including private schools, boarding schools, college preparatory schools and parochial education institutions. Parents seeking the best school for their children may want to review the educational and personal benefits of independent schools in New York City and surrounding areas. Independent schools have a tradition of featuring smaller classes that have the potential to provide students with increased attention from their teachers.Although each independent school has it own unique offerings and mission, parents will find that most institutions have a strong focus on providing students with a well-rounded school experience that incorporate a focus on the creative arts and athletics, in addition to their studies. As a result, students receive hands-on experience in the arts during school and/or the ability to play on a sport team. After school extracurricular activities provide students with further opportunities to explore their passions.

While tuition at these educational institutions can be high, most independent schools offer extensive financial aid to parents who may not have the resources but still seek a quality education for their children. Educational institutions that offer this assistance typically put money aside each year that does not have to be repaid thus ensuring a diverse academic community. Families who are seeking financial assistance for their child’s education, should apply early in the admission cycle to ensure that funding is readily available.

Some of the top Independent Schools in New York are:

No School Name Neighborhood Ages Website
1 74th Street Magic Upper East Side Infant – 13 years
2 92nd Street Y Nursery School Upper East Side 2.6-5 years
3 Aaron School, Elementary School East 40s and 50s Grades K – 5
4 Aaron School, Middle School East 40s and 50s Grades 6 – 8
5 Aaron School, High School East 40s and 50s Grades 9-12
6 Abraham Joshua Heschel School Upper West Side Nursery-Grade 12
7 Academy of St. Joseph Greenwich Village Pre K- Grade 3
8 Alexander Robertson School Upper West Side K-Grade 5
9 Allen-Stevenson School Upper East Side K-Grade 9
10 All Souls School Upper East Side 2.5-5 years
11 Ark Nursery School Upper East Side Nursery – Grade 5
12 Avalon Academy of Park Slope Park Slope Infant – K
13 Avenues Tribeca Pre K – Grade 10
14 Bank Street College School for Children Morningside Heights Nursery-Grade 8
15 Barclay Street School Battery Park City 2-5 years
16 Barrow Street Nursery School Greenwich Village 2-5 years
17 Basic Trust Upper West Side 3 months-5 years
18 Battery Park City Day Nursery Battery Park City Nursery
19 Bay Ridge Prepatory School School Bay Ridge K-Grade 12
20 Beacon School Upper West Side Grades 9-12

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