Smith School (the)

131 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024-0100
Tel: (212)879-6354
Grades: 7-12 | 43 students
2013 Student Group
2013 Student Group
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 Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported individualized education, learning differences
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 43 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Smith School (the) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,000
Tuition Notes Grades 7 & 8 is $42,000 Grades 9, 10, 11 is $44,000 Grades 12 is $44,500 *Extended day program available
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Daniel Madden


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports Intramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Design Club, Chess Club, Coding & Web Design Club, Debate/Philosophy Club, Film Club, Minecraft Club, Music Club, Peer Tutoring Club, Yearbook Chess Club, Film Club, Minecraft Club, Music Club, Yearbook, Art & Design Club,
Coding & Web Design Club,
Debate/Philosophy 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: 08/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rodeph Sholom School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rodeph Sholom School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: NS-8 | 572 students
    0.2 miles
    10 West 84th Street
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    0.2 miles
    138 W 90th St
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Stephen Gaynor School
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 238 students
    0.2 miles
    148 W 90th St
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Trinity School
    Grades: KG-12 | 999 students
    0.2 miles
    139 W 91st St
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Grades: NS-12 | 781 students
    0.3 miles
    291 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 24, 2015
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $17,606 for elementary schools and $33,634 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).