Alexander Robertson School

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Alexander Robertson School, established in 1789, is a co-educational independent school serving students in Junior-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 71 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Alexander Robertson School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1789

Student Body

Total Students
71 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
58%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Alexander Robertson School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Dark blue and white

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Alyssa Shapiro

School Notes

  • ARS combines a traditional daily structure of scheduled academics and enrichment classes presented within an innovative, creative and fun teaching framework. We emphasize excellence in academics while placing equal emphasis on exposing children to the arts, ethics and physical education. We teach children to think critically, explore their creativity, and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Alexander Robertson School cost?
Alexander Robertson School's tuition is approximately $35,000 for private students and $700 for summer students.
What is Alexander Robertson School's ranking?
Alexander Robertson School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Alexander Robertson School?
The application deadline for Alexander Robertson School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
ARS is truly the hidden gem of the upper west side. My son has been attending ARS since kindergarten. He is truly thriving. The teachers are brilliant and passionate about teaching. My son feels loved by everyone. The head of School, Brinton is the best!!! I am so happy to be a part of such a loving family. I recommend it to everyone. The only downside is that it only goes to the 5th grade.
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5  
My children have been attending ARS since 2018 and we are so grateful to have discovered this wonderful school. ARS has the most talented, dedicated teachers I've encountered. The small class sizes allow for plenty of individualized attention, which has been such an advantage for my children. They come home happy and excited every day about what they've learned and their relationships with their classmates. ARS provides a very safe and nurturing environment for them which puts me at such ease. I love that the academics are so strong and the programs are robust. The Head of School is so impressive and simply wonderful. She's helped to create a very close-knit, loving, inclusive nature in the school. She has also handled Covid so well and was able to keep the school open every day for in-person learning in the 2020-2021 school year, with no Covid cases in the school and no closures. The administration is equally excellent, and ARS has such a diverse and charming group of kids and parents. My children both attend the after-school program, which has tons of offerings and amazing leaders. They also have a summer camp that allows the kids to spend much of their day in Central Park and has creative and academic components as well. I really cannot say enough positive things about this school! My family is lucky to have found ARS, and my children are thriving in every way.
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5  
A gem of a school! Our child is happy and thriving. We feel she is in a safe environment where curiosity is encouraged and learning feels organic by design.The administration is knowledgeable, nurturing, and very hands-on. They work with families to meet each child's needs. The new Head of School is a great leader with an open door policy who continues to cultivate an environment of inclusivity, respect, and love of learning. Teachers are encouraged and given autonomy to teach the curriculum using their talents. Weekly assemblies further strengthen community bonds and parent involvement. Best kept secret on the Upper Westside!
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5  
I love the head of school and director of academics. They are so skilled and you will want to stay for them alone!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 71 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $42,852 for elementary schools and $48,288 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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