Oldest Private Schools in New York

The average private school in New York was founded around 1960 (2021).
The oldest private school in New York is Alexander Robertson School, founded in 1789. The oldest private schools are listed below.

Oldest Private Schools in New York (2021)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Alexander Robertson School
Alexander Robertson School Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1789
Grades: PK-5
3 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: 6-12
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
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1832
Grades: PK-8
29 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 962-5265
Rank: #77.
St. Marys Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
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 (Roman Catholic)
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 - 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: 9-12
30 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-7900
Rank: #1212.
La Salle Academy
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1848
Grades: 9-12
215 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-8940
Rank: #1313.
St. Mary School
(Roman 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 Lutheran 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
(2)
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 (Roman 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 (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: PK-8
8902 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-8
185 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: 9-12
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(718) 423-8810
Rank: #2222.
St. Margaret Catholic Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: PK-8
6610 80th Street
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 326-0922
Rank: #2323.
Saratoga Central Catholic High School
Saratoga Central Catholic High School Photo
(Roman 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)
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
(6)
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.
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-12
3 Cedar St
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 925-4513
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.
(Roman 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 (Roman 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.
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.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: PK-8
1946 Bathgate Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 583-9432
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