Oldest Private Schools in New York

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  • The average private school in New York was founded around 1959 (2020-21).
  • The oldest private school in New York is Alexander Robertson School, founded in 1789.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in New York (2020-21)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11. Founding Date: 1789
    Grades: PK-53 West 95th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 663-2844

  • Rank: #22.
    Oakwood Friends School
    Oakwood Friends School Photo - Oakwood's Graduation Tree
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1796
    Grades: 6-1222 Spackenkill Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845) 462-4200

  • Rank: #33.
    The Albany Academies
    Founding Date: 1813
    Grades: NS-12135-140 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 429-2300

  • Rank: #44.
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1814
    Grades: 9-12285 Pawling Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 833-1302

  • Rank: #55.
    New York Institute For Special Education
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1831
    Grades: PK-12999 Pelham Pkwy N
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718) 519-7000

  • Rank: #66.
    Transfiguration School
    Transfiguration School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1832
    Grades: PK-829 Mott Street
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 962-5265

  • Rank: #77.
    St Marys Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1836
    Grades: PK-82 Saint Marys Hl
    Lancaster, NY 14086
    (716) 683-2112

  • Rank: #88.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1841
    Grades: 9-12441 E. Fordham Road
    Bronx, NY 10458
    (718) 367-7500

  • Rank: #99. Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: PK-12170 Joralemon St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 250-0221

  • Rank: #1010.
    St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School Photo - Our students work in chapel families to encourage our family atmosphere and to learn about Jesus from one another.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1846
    Grades: PK-86950 Ward Road
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120
    (716) 693-9677

  • Rank: #1111.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1847
    Grades: 9-1230 W 16th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 924-7900

  • Rank: #1212.
    La Salle Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: 9-12215 East 6th Street
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 475-8940

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: PK-816 Gibson Street
    Canandaigua, NY 14424
    (585) 394-4300

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Founded in 1851, and in this building since 1909, Buffalo Seminary is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our campus includes 5 faculty and student residences in adjacent restored historic homes, and Larkin Field, a 5-minute walk away on a leafy parkway.
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: 9-12205 Bidwell Parkway
    Buffalo, NY 14222
    (716) 885-6780

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: NS-8146 Reserve Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14224
    (716) 674-5353

  • Rank: #1616. Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: NS-12199 Washington Avenue
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518) 465-5222

  • Rank: #1717. Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: NS-129216 Seventh Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 836-9800

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Academy Of Mount St Ursula
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: 9-12330 Bedford Park Blvd
    Bronx, NY 10458
    (718) 364-5353

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Visitation Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: PK-88902 Ridge Blvd
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718) 680-9452

  • Rank: #2020.
    St. Brigid School
    St. Brigid School Photo - St. Brigid School offers a unique handbell ringing program. Students grades 3-8 receive in-class handbell instruction. Students who are excelling in handbell ringing can try out to be a member of the after-school ringers. St. Brigid Ringers travel to out-of-state handbell festivals to perform.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: NS-8185 E 7th Street
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 677-5210

  • Rank: #2121.
    St. Francis Preparatory School
    St. Francis Preparatory School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: 9-126100 Francis Lewis Blvd
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    (718) 423-8810

  • Rank: #2222.
    St Margaret Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-86610 80th Street
    Middle Village, NY 11379
    (718) 326-0922

  • Rank: #2323.
    Holy Angels Academy
    Holy Angels Academy Photo - Donations by the seniors
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1861
    Grades: 9-1224 Shoshone St
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    (716) 834-7120

  • Rank: #2424.
    Saratoga Central Catholic High School
    Saratoga Central Catholic High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: 6-12247 Broadway
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 587-7070

  • Rank: #2525. Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: NS-128515 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718) 238-3308

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Brooklyn Friends School
    Brooklyn Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-12375 Pearl St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 852-1029

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27. Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: 8-12314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
    (845) 534-9860

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29. Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-125300 Jamesville Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    (315) 446-2452

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Rye Country Day School
    Rye Country Day School Photo - Rye Country Day School was founded in 1869.
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-123 Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 925-4513

  • Rank: #3030.
    Nazareth Elementary School
    Nazareth Elementary School Photo - Faith, Love & Learning Thrive at Nazareth Elementary! This photo of our entire student body and dedicated staff was taken during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: PK-6311 Flower City Park
    Rochester, NY 14615
    (585) 458-3786

  • Rank: #3131.
    Dwight School
    Dwight School Photo - Located steps away from Central Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Dwight has been igniting the spark of genius in every child since 1872.
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-12291 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 724-6360

  • Rank: #3232.
    Friends Academy
    Friends Academy Photo - Friends Academy is located on an inviting 65-acre campus in the heart of Long Island's North Shore.
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: NS-12270 Duck Pond Road
    Locust Valley, NY 11560
    (516) 676-0393

  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Buffalo Academy Of The Sacred Heart
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: 9-123860 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14226
    (716) 834-2101

  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    The Masters School
    The Masters School Photo - The Masters School, located on a sprawling, 96-acre campus near the Hudson river, was founded in 1877.
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: 5-1249 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
    (914) 479-6420

  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    St Joseph School
    St Joseph School Photo - All students in grades 5-8 learn to play an instrument in the award-winning St. Joseph School Band.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-81946 Bathgate Ave
    Bronx, NY 10457
    (718) 583-9432

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