Vincent Smith School

322 Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY 11050-0110
     Tel: (516)365-4900
Grades: 3 - 12
We are Long Island’s premier school addressing the needs of students with learning disabilities (LD) such as ADD, ADHD, LD (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia), Nonverbal LD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders for children in grades 3-12. The mission of the Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, nurturing and supportive setting for students with learning disabilities. At Vincent Smith School we are committed to the beliefs that: It's okay to learn differently.  Students with learning disabilities are provided the necessary educational, emotional and social support that will enable each student to reach their highest potential and become productive members of our global society. The learning environment at Vincent Smith School is warm, friendly, and conducive to individual development and growth.
While the school is highly structured regarding standards of effort, dress, deportment, and homework, it emphasizes self-discipline, respect for others and their property, as well as the ability to accept personal responsibility for individual and group assignments as integral parts of the Vincent Smith program.
Vincent Smith School is chartered by the NYS Board of Regents and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.
VSS is a non-profit corporation and is open to all without regard to race, creed, or national origin.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 3 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Special Education children and students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and expressive and receptive language issues
Year Founded 1924

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 9 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants, skirts, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,250
Tuition Notes The 2014-2015 cost of tuition for students in grades 3-6 is $26,250. The cost of tuition for students in grades 7-12 is $29,750.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime Club, Art Club, Beading Club, Board Games Club, Chorus Club, Creative Accessories Club, Drawing Club, Extreme Knitting Club, Forensics Club, Gardening Club, Knitting and Crocheting Club, Lanyard Club, Lifestyles Club, Music Club, Origame Club, PSAT/SAT Review, Pay It Forward Club, Poetry Magazine/Creative Writing Club, Reader's Rule Club, Scene It Club, School Newspaper, Sculpture/Pottery Club, Self Advocacy and Mentoring Program, Sports Club, Student Council, United Nations Culture Club, Yearbook Club, Young Entrepreneurs Club Anime Club, Art Club, Beading Club, Chorus Club, Drawing Club, Forensics Club, Gardening Club, Lanyard Club, Music Club, Origame Club, Scene It Club, Sports Club, Yearbook Club, Board Games Club,
Creative Accessories Club,
Extreme Knitting Club,
Knitting and Crocheting Club,
Lifestyles Club,
PSAT/SAT Review,
Pay It Forward Club,
Poetry Magazine/Creative Writing Club,
Reader's Rule Club,
School Newspaper,
Sculpture/Pottery Club,
Self Advocacy and Mentoring Program,
Student Council,
United Nations Culture Club,
Young Entrepreneurs Club,

School Notes:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Small Supportive Classes
  • Structured Environment
  • College & Career Counseling
  • Unique Social Cognition Program
  • More than 85% of our graduates go on to college

  • We are celebrating over 90 years of educational excellence

Profile last updated: 10/09/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Saint Mary's High School, Manhasset (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mary's Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pierce Country Day School (1.5 miles away)
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