Oldest Private Schools in New York

The average private school in New York was founded around 1960 (2022-23).
The oldest private school in New York is Alexander Robertson School, founded in 1789.
Year Founded Range: 1789 1877 Avg. Year Founded: 1851

Oldest Private Schools in New York (2022-23)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Alexander Robertson School
Alexander Robertson School Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1789
Grades: PK-5
3 West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 663-6441
Rank: #22.
Oakwood Friends School
Oakwood Friends School Photo - Autumn colors on campus
(Friends)
Founding Date: 1796
Grades: 5-12
22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 462-4200
Rank: #33.
The Albany Academies
Founding Date: 1813
Grades: NS-12
135-140 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 429-2300
Rank: #44.
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School Photo
All-girls
Founding Date: 1814
Grades: 9-12
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 833-1302
Rank: #55.
New York Institute For Special Education
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1831
Grades: PK-12
999 Pelham Pkwy N
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 519-7000
Rank: #66.
Transfiguration School
Transfiguration School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1832
Grades: PK-8
29 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 962-5265
Rank: #77.
St. Marys Elementary School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1836
Grades: PK-8
2 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 (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1841
Grades: 9-12
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 367-7500
Rank: #99.
Founding Date: 1845
Grades: PK-12
170 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)
(2)
Founding Date: 1846
Grades: PK-8
6950 Ward Road
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 693-9677
Rank: #1111.
Xavier High School
Xavier High School Photo - Members of the Class of 2022 showcasing their college pride on a sunny day on 16th Street.
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1847
Grades: 9-12
30 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-7900
Rank: #1212.
La Salle Academy
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1848
Grades: 9-12
215 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-8940
Rank: #1313.
St. Mary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1849
Grades: PK-8
16 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
(7)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 885-6780
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Trinity Christian School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: NS-8
146 Reserve Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 674-5353
Rank: #1616.
Doane Stuart School
Doane Stuart School Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: NS-12
199 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 465-5222
Rank: #1717.
Founding Date: 1854
Grades: NS-12
9216 Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 836-9800
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Academy Of Mount St Ursula
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: 9-12
330 Bedford Park Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 364-5353
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Visitation Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: PK-8
8902 Ridge Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 680-9452
Rank: #2020.
St. Francis Preparatory School
St. Francis Preparatory School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: 9-12
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(718) 423-8810
Rank: #2121.
St. Margaret Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: PK-8
6610 80th Street
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 326-0922
Rank: #2222.
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: 9-12
845 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 874-4024
Rank: #2323.
Saratoga Central Catholic High School
Saratoga Central Catholic High School Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: 6-12
247 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587-7070
Rank: #2424.
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)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: NS-12
8515 Ridge Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-3308
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(1)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-12
375 Pearl St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-1029
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
The Storm King School
The Storm King School Photo - Campus in winter
(7)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: 8-12
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
(845) 534-9860
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-12
5300 Jamesville Rd
Syracuse, NY 13214
(315) 446-2452
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School Photo - Rye Country Day School was founded in 1869.
(1)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-12
3 Cedar St
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967-1417
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
St. Joseph's School For The Deaf
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: NS-8
1000 Hutchinson River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 828-9000
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.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1871
Grades: PK-6
311 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-12
291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-6360
Rank: #3232.
Friends Academy
Friends Academy Photo - Our 65-acre campus is designed to provide students with both a serene and stimulating backdrop thatenriches their educational experience. Our expansive athletic fields and state-of-the-art theater foster our creative spirit and fuel our competitive edge. At the center of our academic buildings lies our beautiful Quad, which is a gathering point for our entire community.
(Friends)
(11)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: NS-12
270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
(516) 676-0393
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Buffalo Academy Of The Sacred Heart
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 9-12
3860 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.
(2)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 5-12
49 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.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: PK-8
1946 Bathgate Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 583-9432
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