Most Selective Private Schools in New York

The average private school acceptance rate in New York is 79% per year (2023).
The most selective school in New York is Castle Island Bilingual Montessori, with an acceptance rate of 5%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 5% 60% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 40%

Most Selective Private Schools in New York (2023)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Castle Island Bilingual Montessori
Castle Island Bilingual Montessori Photo
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 5%
Grades: 6
602 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 533-9838
Rank: #22.
R T Hudson Elementary School
R T Hudson Elementary School Photo - Creativity is my passion"
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 10%
Grades: PK-8
1122 Forest Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 328-3322
Rank: #33.
THINK Global School
THINK Global School Photo - Students at THINK Global School have ample opportunities to work on their photography
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 12%
Grades: 10-12
1460 Broadway, #4027
New York, NY 10036
(646) 808-0675
Rank: #44.
Birch Wathen Lenox School
Birch Wathen Lenox School Photo - The Birch Wathen Lenox School
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 17%
Grades: K-12
210 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 861-0404
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
The Cooke School & Institute
The Cooke School & Institute Photo
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: K-12
1713 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(646) 273-5555
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: PK-12
3901 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 329-7300
Rank: #77.
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School Photo - Rye Country Day School was founded in 1869.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: PK-12
3 Cedar St
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967-1417
Rank: #88.
The Karafin School
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 9-12
40 Radio Circle Drive, Suite 1
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 666-9211
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
George Jackson Academy
George Jackson Academy Photo - George Jackson Academy, an all boys school for grades 6-8, is located at 104 St. Marks Place (between 1st Ave. & Ave. A) New York, NY 10009. Accessible via the F, L, R, W and 6 trains.
All-boys
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 6-8
104 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-6789
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Hoosac School
Hoosac School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 8-12
14 Pine Valley Rd
Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School Photo
All-girls
Acceptance Rate: 36%
Grades: 9-12
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 833-1302
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Metropolitan Montessori School
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 36%
Grades: PK-6
325 W 85th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 579-5525
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Winston Preparatory School NY
Winston Preparatory School NY Photo - Students attend classes that are geared to improve their essential skills in reading and writing, math, science and history. A variety of clubs and our competitive sports program meet after school.
Special Education School
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 36%
Grades: 4-12
126 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 496-8400
Rank: #1414.
Millbrook School
Acceptance Rate: 37%
Grades: 9-12
131 Millbrook School Rd
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-8261
Rank: #1515.
Xavier High School
Xavier High School Photo - Members of the Class of 2022 showcasing their college pride on a sunny day on 16th Street.
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: 9-12
30 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-7900
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
The IDEAL School of Manhattan
The IDEAL School of Manhattan Photo - Upper School students take their sketchbooks to Riverside Park for their visual art class.
Special Education School
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Grades: K-12
314 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-1699
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
The Stony Brook School
The Stony Brook School Photo - The Stony Brook School, founded in 1922, is an independent college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership. "Character Before Career"
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Grades: 7-12
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-1800
Rank: #1818.
The Storm King School
The Storm King School Photo - Campus in winter
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 42%
Grades: 8-12
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
(845) 534-9860
Rank: #1919.
The Harvey School
The Harvey School Photo
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 6-12
260 Jay St
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-3161
Rank: #2020.
St. Luke's School
St. Luke's School Photo - St. Luke's School's beautiful two-acre campus in the heart of the West Village.
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: PK-8
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-5960
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Fordham Preparatory School
Fordham Preparatory School Photo - Fordham Prep's mission is to form leaders in Faith, Scholarship, and Service through a college preparatory education in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 9-12
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 367-7500
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo - The Goddard School is tucked away in a suburban Pittsford neighborhood setting that is convenient to NYS Routes 31 & 96 as well as I-490.
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-PK
131 Sully's Trail
Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 381-0160
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Grace Christian Academy
Grace Christian Academy Photo - With 100% graduation and 100% college/military acceptance, higher institutions of learning prefer our students because of their rigorous class schedule through graduation. They work hard, which makes playing hard all that more rewarding!
(Baptist)
(16)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-12
36 Smith Street
Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 379-2223
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Morningside Immersion PlayCare
Daycare / Preschool
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS
501 W 123 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 316-0313
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
New York Military Academy
New York Military Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 8-12
78 Academy Ave
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
(845) 534-3710
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Portfolio School
Portfolio School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-8
90 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-8252
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-8
4402 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 836-7001
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Our student-athletes range from lifelong players to novices - everyone plays sports at their level of experience and ability. The Pride competes in the Founders League, a highly competitive prep-school arena where student-athletes are prepared for college-level competition.
All-boys (Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 855-4825
Rank: #21 - 2921. - 29.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 9-12
45 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(347) 491-4440
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
A Fantis School
A Fantis School Photo - 8th Graders visit Greece as part of a multi-year cultural exchange program.
(Greek Orthodox)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: NS-8
195 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-0501
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Northwood School
Northwood School Photo - First-hand learning is emphasized in all Northwood courses. Here students visit nearby Fort Ticonderoga.
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: 9-12
92 Northwood Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3357
Rank: #32 - 3732. - 37.
ACADEMICS WEST
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: K-12
37 west 65th street, Floor 5
New York, NY 10023
(917) 603-5567
Rank: #32 - 3732. - 37.
The Chapel School
The Chapel School Photo - The Chapel School's small class sizes ... max 14 in preschool, 18 in K-5 and 16 in middle school ... provide opportunities for personal, individualized instruction and a strong sense of community!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
172 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-3202
Rank: #32 - 3732. - 37.
Ezra Academy
(Jewish)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 7-12
11945 Union Tpke
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-5500
Rank: #32 - 3732. - 37.
Holy Cross Academy
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 7-12
4020 Barrington Rd
Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 363-1669
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