Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn

  • One of the oldest Continuing Co-Educational Schools in the Nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, nestled on a picturesque site in a tree-lined section of Historical Bay Ridge, has been providing an excellent educational program since its founding in 1863.
  • As a college preparatory day school, Adelphi Academy offers a rich, comprehensive educational program to students from Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Year.

School News

  • Adelphi Academy’s #GiveALittleBit Campaign Spreads Positivity By Recognizing Selfless Acts! - 05/05/2020 - Immediately following the implementation of its distance learning program, Adelphi began looking for ways to support and encourage the community during this time of crisis. The Academy quickly introduced its ...moreongoing #GiveALittleBit Campaign, through which Adelphi recognizes those who "give a little bit" of themselves to others when help is needed most. hide
  • Adelphians Salute Frontline Heroes With Weekly Thank You Messages! - 04/17/2020 - Adelphi`s weekly #ThankYouThursday social media posts have presented an opportunity for Adelphians to voice their support for frontline heroes battling coronavirus or braving the elements to provide essential services on ...morea weekly basis. These messages have expressed gratitude for nurses, doctors, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, Uber drivers, delivery people, postal workers and grocery store workers, as well as businesses like Starbucks, Whole Foods and Duane Reade. hide
  • Adelphi's Innovative Approach to Distance Learning Keeps Students Engaged! - 04/10/2020 - Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, like so many other local schools during this trying time, has been forced to think differently about education and day-to-day operations in the age of coronavirus.The ...morehistoric Bay Ridge private school, which has spent an incredible 157 years in dedicated service to the education of "the total child," implemented an innovative distance learning program to help stay connected with its students and their families amid the COVID-19 outbreak. hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1863
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students235 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students
Average SAT score1340
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease see website for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorIphigenia Romanos, Head of School

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
DanceGolf,
GymnasticsIndoor Soccer,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Crafts, Band, Bowling, Chess Club, Chorus, Cooking, Creative Writing, Culture Club, Dance Dance Revolution, Drama, Fitness and Weight Training, Girl Scouts, Golf, Karate, Literary Journal, Photography, Publications, School Newspaper, Stage Craft, Student Government, Studio Art, Theatre, Track, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The cornerstone of the Adelphi philosophy goes beyond academics. Adelphi rears diverse young men and women to acquire the skills to become productive valuable members of society and encourages them to reach their maximum potential. Adelphi takes what is especially unique in each student and nurtures their talents with encouragement and devotion. Adelphi's comprehensive and challenging program of studies and activities is designed to broaden the scope of each student`s thinking and to instill an appreciation for learning for the purpose of growing both mind and spirit. The focus of the instructional and support program offered is on the individual student. Every student is given the confidence to feel that whatever they conceive by mind, they can achieve by action. Adelphi is an extraordinary institution made up of extraordinary individuals and is well known for its generation-spanning tradition of academic excellence in private education, provided in a community rich with families from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: K-12 | 387 students
    0.1 miles
    8101 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718)833-9090
    0.1 K-12
    387
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: PK-12 | 917 students
    4.7 miles
    181 Lincoln Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718)534-6060
    4.7 PK-12
    917
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: NS-12
    5.9 miles
    3867 Shore Pkwy
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    (718)891-6100
    5.9 NS-12
    n/a
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: NS-12 | 1120 students
    1 miles
    9216 Seventh Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718)836-9800
    1 NS-12
    1120
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: PK-12 | 859 students
    5.3 miles
    375 Pearl St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718)852-1029
    5.3 PK-12
    859

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Just to note that Chuck Connors, the famed ' Rifleman ' attended Adelphi and was very proud of his tenure. History should not be forgotten .
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My neighbors send their four children to Adelphi Academy and I have heard nothing but good things from them. Exciting events are always held at the school plays, art exhibits, academic ceremonies, etc. and the families are always included. My own children are grown now, but if they were still of age, I would definitely send them to Adelphi.
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Adelphi's Theater Arts Program is incredible! The students work very hard when it comes to the productions and events that we have at Adelphi. We are currently working on our holiday brunch performance, which features an original Happy Holiday Musical Revue! I am so proud of the students and staff who work together to make our performances look and feel like professional theatrical productions!
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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $15,203 for elementary schools and $23,418 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).