The Big Apple Academy is an independent, coeducational academic institution for students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.
The Big Apple Academy is well known for its enduring tradition of providing academic excellence in a multicultural community with a very diverse population.
The Academy's ultimate goals begin with academics by enriching the lives of students and extend to services provided for continued development and enhancement of our community.
The Big Apple Academy strives to create an informal learning environment where students develop their character, mind, and body.
The greatest asset of our institution is the close-knit relationships between faculty and students.
It is our firm belief that from this relationship, students sharpen their most essential skill sets: thinking critically and analyzing, exploring and practicing through a broad array of human thoughts and accomplishments extending to the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, the arts, and athletics.
The Academy believes that all students well prepared for the future must be inquisitive and self-reliant with the ability to acquire knowledge independently by exercising sound judgment.
Through the intrinsic relationship between the school and the home, the Academy gives the students a sense of the future in the direction toward academic success.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,115 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,200
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Big Apple Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1994
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students
1,115 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Big Apple Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades K-5 $1200/month Grades 6-8 $1400/month
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Yelena Sklyar
Admissions Associate
Olga Fayerman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Afterschool program including homework prep

School Notes

  • The Big Apple Academy is an independent, coeducational academic institution for students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The Big Apple Academy is well known for its enduring tradition of providing academic excellence in a multicultural community with a very diverse population. The Academy's ultimate goals begin with academics by enriching the lives of students and extend to services provided for continued development and enhancement of our community. The Big Apple Academy strives to create an informal learning environment where students develop their character, mind, and body. The greatest asset of our institution is the close-knit relationships between faculty and students. It is our firm belief that from this relationship, students sharpen their most essential skill sets: thinking critically and analyzing, exploring and practicing through a broad array of human thoughts and accomplishments extending to the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, the arts, and athletics. The Academy believes that all students well prepared for the future must be inquisitive and self-reliant with the ability to acquire knowledge independently by exercising sound judgment. Through the intrinsic relationship between the school and the home, the Academy gives the students a sense of the future in the direction toward academic success.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Thanks to the school for wonderful preparation of our child of the 6th grade! We've been with the school for 6 years.
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I would like to have an idea of then annual tuition As part of my information about the school
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,115 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,200
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $22,278 for elementary schools and $22,624 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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