Smith School (the)

131 West 86th St. 9th floor,
New York, NY, 10024-0100
Tel: (212)879-6354
Grades: 7 - 12 | 43 students
The Smith School is a fully accredited, co-educational, independent day school offering mainstream and remediation classes for grades 7-12.
We provide a challenging program in an intimate, small school setting using multi-sensory teaching methods and individual learning styles to optimize academic success.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 43 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Smith School (the) Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,000
Tuition Notes Grades 7 & 8 is $36,500 Grades 9, 10, 11 is $38,500 Grades 12 is $34,500 to $39,000 *Extended day program available
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Daniel Madden


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Film Club, Music Club, Peer Tutoring Club, Step Club Chess Club, Film Club, Music Club, Step Club, Peer Tutoring Club,

School Notes:

    • Rolling Admissions
    • Coeducational/Grades 7-12
    • Individualized Programs
    • College Preparatory
    • Small Class Size
    • Teacher:Student Ratio 1:5

    Profile last updated: 09/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dwight School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Gregory The Great School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Stephen Gaynor School (0.2 miles away)
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    New York , NY , 10024
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    291 Central Park W
    New York , NY , 10024
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