Most Selective Private High Schools in New York

The average private high school acceptance rate in New York is 71% per year (2021).
The most selective school in New York is THINK Global School, with an acceptance rate of 12%. The most selective private high schools are listed below.

Most Selective Private High Schools in New York (2021)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
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, #7032
New York, NY 10036
(646) 808-0675
Rank: #22.
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: #33.
The Cooke School
The Cooke School Photo
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: K-12
1713 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 995-1987
Rank: #44.
Acceptance Rate: 24%
Grades: PK-12
3 Cedar St
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 925-4513
Rank: #55.
Hackley School
Acceptance Rate: 27%
Grades: K-12
293 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 366-2642
Rank: #66.
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: #7 - 87. - 8.
Hoosac School
Hoosac School Photo
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 8-12
14 Pine Valley Rd
Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
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
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 4-12
126 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
(646) 638-2705
Rank: #99.
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: #1010.
Millbrook School
Acceptance Rate: 37%
Grades: 9-12
131 Millbrook School Rd
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-8261
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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: 7-12
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751-1800
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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: 9-12
30 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-7900
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
The Storm King School
The Storm King School Photo - Campus in winter
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 42%
Grades: 8-12
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
(845) 534-9860
Rank: #1515.
The Harvey School
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 6-12
260 Jay St
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-3161
Rank: #1616.
Houghton Academy
Houghton Academy Photo - Friends
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 46%
Grades: 6-12
9790 Thayer St
Houghton, NY 14744
(585) 567-8115
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
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: 9-12
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 367-7500
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
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)
(13)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-12
36 Smith Street
Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 379-2223
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
New York Military Academy
New York Military Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 8-12
78 Academy Ave
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
(845) 534-3710
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Portfolio School
Portfolio School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-12
90 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-8252
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
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: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 9-12
45 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(347) 763-8520
Rank: #2323.
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: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Ezra Academy
(Jewish)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 7-12
11945 Union Tpke
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-5500
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Holy Cross Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 7-12
4020 Barrington Rd
Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 363-1669
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Ross School
Ross School Photo
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: K-12
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 907-5400
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
St. Dominic High School
St. Dominic High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 9-12
110 Anstice Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-4888
Rank: #2828.
Rockland Country Day School
Rockland Country Day School Photo - Balance of academics and the arts
Special Program Emphasis
(12)
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Grades: PK-12
34 Kings Highway
Congers, NY 10920
(845) 268-6802
Rank: #29 - 3229. - 32.
Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn
Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Photo - Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn's historic Bay Ridge campus is located at 8515 Ridge Boulevard, in the heart of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. .
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: NS-12
8515 Ridge Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-3308
Rank: #29 - 3229. - 32.
Darrow School
Darrow School Photo - The close, connected campus, the size of the community, and the structure of the daily schedule ensure that students connect, participate, and feel appreciated as individuals.
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 9-12
110 Darrow Rd
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(518) 704-2760
Rank: #29 - 3229. - 32.
The Geneva School of Manhattan
The Geneva School of Manhattan Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: PK-9
138 W 90 St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 754-9988
Rank: #29 - 3229. - 32.
The Smith School
The Smith School Photo - 2014 Student Group
Alternative School
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 7-12
131 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 879-6354
Rank: #3333.
The Knox School
The Knox School Photo - As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that is infused with artistic and athletic pursuits in preparation for higher education at selective colleges and universities.
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Grades: 6-12
541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
(631) 686-1600
Rank: #34 - 3734. - 37.
Harmony Christian School
Harmony Christian School Photo - Getting our gym ready for the 2018-2019 school year
(Christian)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
1790 Route 211 E
Middletown, NY 10941
(845) 692-5353
Rank: #34 - 3734. - 37.
St. George Academy
St. George Academy Photo - Boys basketball team celebrate their victory. Not shown are the girls volleyball and basketball teams.
(Greek Orthodox)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 9-12
215 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003
(917) 696-8080
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