Most Selective Private Schools in New York

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in New York is approximately 77% per year (2020-21).
  • The most selective school in New York is currently Castle Island Bilingual Montessori, with an acceptance rate of 5%.
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools in New York (2020-21)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Castle Island Bilingual Montessori
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 5%
    Grades: PK10 N Main Ave
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 533-9838

  • Rank: #22.
    R T Hudson Elementary School
    R T Hudson Elementary School Photo - Creativity is my passion"
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Acceptance Rate: 10%
    Grades: PK-81122 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: 10-121460 Broadway, #7032
    New York, NY 10036
    (646) 808-0675

  • Rank: #44.
    St. Lukes School
    St. Lukes School Photo - St. Luke's School
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: PK-8487 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 924-5960

  • Rank: #55.Acceptance Rate: 17%
    Grades: K-12210 E 77th Street
    New York, NY 10075
    (212) 861-0404

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    The Cooke School
    The Cooke School Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: K-121713 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
    (212) 995-1987

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: PK-533 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10023
    (718) 329-7341

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Luria Academy Of Brooklyn
    Luria Academy Of Brooklyn Photo
    Montessori School (Jewish)
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: NS-8238 St. Marks Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 398-3290

  • Rank: #99.
    Rye Country Day School
    Rye Country Day School Photo - Rye Country Day School was founded in 1869.
    Acceptance Rate: 24%
    Grades: PK-123 Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 925-4513

  • Rank: #1010.
    Al-ihsan Academy
    (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: PK-12130-08 Rockaway Blvd.
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 322-3154

  • Rank: #1111.
    Hackley School
    Acceptance Rate: 27%
    Grades: K-12293 Benedict Avenue
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    (914) 366-2642

  • Rank: #1212.
    The Karafin School
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 9-1240 Radio Circle Drive, Suite 1
    Mount Kisco, NY 10549
    (914) 666-9211

  • Rank: #1313.Acceptance Rate: 33%
    Grades: PK-53 West 95th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 663-2844

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    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
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 6-8104 Saint Marks Place
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 228-6789

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 8-1214 Pine Valley Rd
    Hoosick, NY 12089
    (518) 686-7331

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    Winston Preparatory School NY
    Winston Preparatory School NY Photo - Seniors may participate in a variety of outdoor education adventures, including learning how to sail in the Caribbean Sea or hiking in the Appalachian Mountains.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 4-12126 West 17th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    (646) 638-2705

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 36%
    Grades: 9-12285 Pawling Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 833-1302

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Metropolitan Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 36%
    Grades: PK-6325 W 85th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 579-5525

  • Rank: #1919.
    Millbrook School
    Acceptance Rate: 37%
    Grades: 9-12131 Millbrook School Rd
    Millbrook, NY 12545
    (845) 677-8261

  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    New Amsterdam School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: PK-262 Avenue B
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 533-1820

  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    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: 40%
    Grades: 7-121 Chapman Parkway
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    (631) 751-1800

  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    Xavier High School
    Xavier High School Photo - Some new Sons of Xavier from the Class of 2016 after graduating from St. Patrick's Cathedral.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-1230 W 16th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 924-7900

  • Rank: #2323.
    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
    Acceptance Rate: 41%
    Grades: K-12314 West 91st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 769-1699

  • Rank: #2424.Acceptance Rate: 42%
    Grades: 8-12314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
    (845) 534-9860

  • Rank: #2525.
    The Harvey School
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 6-12260 Jay St
    Katonah, NY 10536
    (914) 232-3161

  • Rank: #2626.
    Houghton Academy
    Houghton Academy Photo - Friends
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 46%
    Grades: 6-129790 Thayer St
    Houghton, NY 14744
    (585) 567-8115

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    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 (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 9-12441 E. Fordham Road
    Bronx, NY 10458
    (718) 367-7500

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    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-PK131 Sully's Trail
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    (585) 381-0160

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    Grace Christian Academy
    Grace Christian Academy Photo - Field trips to museums are important and frequent for all of our students as they are quite beneficial in bringing classical history and ideas that shaped western civilization to life.
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K-1236 Smith Street
    Merrick, NY 11566
    (516) 379-2223

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    New York Military Academy
    New York Military Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 8-1278 Academy Ave
    Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
    (845) 534-3710

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    Portfolio School
    Portfolio School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K-1290 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 226-8252

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    Queen's Paideia School
    Queen's Paideia School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K-84402 23rd St
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    (718) 836-7001

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.
    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: 7-12700 Route 22
    Pawling, NY 12564
    (845) 855-4825

  • Rank: #27-3427.- 34.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 9-12352-8 Classon Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (347) 763-8520

  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    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-8195 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 624-0501

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