Oldest Private Elementary Schools in New York

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

Oldest Private Elementary Schools in New York (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Alexander Robertson School
    Alexander Robertson School Photo
    (Presbyterian)
    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
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1796
    Grades: 6-1222 Spackenkill Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)462-4200

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

  • Rank: #44.
    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: #55.
    Transfiguration School
    Transfiguration School Photo - Ballet Recital: students perform a French story called, 'Amelie'.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1832
    Grades: NS-829 Mott Street
    New York, NY 10013
    (212)431-8769

  • Rank: #66. Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: PK-12170 Joralemon St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718)250-0221

  • Rank: #77.
    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: #88.
    St Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: PK-816 Gibson Street
    Canandaigua, NY 14424
    (585)394-4300

  • Rank: #99.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: NS-8146 Reserve Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14224
    (716)674-5353

  • Rank: #1010. Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: NS-12199 Washington Avenue
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518)465-5222

  • Rank: #1111. Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: NS-129216 Seventh Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718)836-9800

  • Rank: #1212.
    Visitation Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: NS-88902 Ridge Blvd
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718)680-9452

  • Rank: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    St Margaret School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-86610 80th Street
    Middle Village, NY 11379
    (718)326-0922

  • Rank: #1515.
    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: #1616. Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: NS-128515 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718)238-3308

  • Rank: #1717.
    Brooklyn Friends School
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-12375 Pearl St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718)852-1029

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19. Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-125300 Jamesville Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    (315)446-2452

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.
    Rye Country Day School
    Rye Country Day School Photo
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-12Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914)925-4513

  • Rank: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    Friends Academy
    Friends Academy Photo - Friends Academy is located on an inviting 65-acre campus in the heart of Long Island's North Shore.
    Alternative School (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: NS-12270 Duck Pond Road
    Locust Valley, NY 11560
    (516)676-0393

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    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: #23-2423.-24.
    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: NS-81946 Bathgate Ave
    Bronx, NY 10457
    (718)583-9432

  • Rank: #2525. Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-533 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10023

  • Rank: #2626.
    Immaculate Heart Central School
    Immaculate Heart Central School Photo - IHC Primary School students reunite on the first day of school. The Primary School includes grades K-3, as well as the St. John Bosco Pre-School program, which offers programs for 3 and 4 year olds, as well as the area's first Junior Kindergarten for young 5-year olds and mature 4-year olds.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: PK-121316 Ives Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315)221-3785

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    The Allen-Stevenson School
    The Allen-Stevenson School Photo
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: K-9132 E 78th St
    New York, NY 10075
    (212)288-6710

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    Bishop Dunn Memorial
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-850 Gidney Ave
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845)569-3499

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    Houghton Academy
    Houghton Academy Photo - Friends
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: 6-129790 Thayer St
    Houghton, NY 14744
    (585)567-8115

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Academy of the Holy Names
    Academy of the Holy Names Photo - Academy of the Holy Names, Albany NY - Transforming young women from intuitive learners to innovative thinkers, empowering generations of courageous, faith-filled women to be skillful builders of a better world.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: 6-121075 New Scotland Rd
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518)438-7895

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Staten Island Academy
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-12715 Todt Hill Rd
    Staten Island, NY 10304
    (718)303-7806

  • Rank: #32-3332.-33. Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-12181 Lincoln Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718)789-6060

  • Rank: #32-3332.-33.
    Villa Maria Academy
    Villa Maria Academy Photo - Villa kindergartners enjoy springtime in the front garden.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-83335 Country Club Rd
    Bronx, NY 10465
    (718)824-3260

  • Rank: #34-3634.-36.
    The Browning School
    The Browning School Photo
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: K-1252 E 62nd St
    New York, NY 10065
    (212)838-6280

  • Rank: #34-3634.-36.
    The Epiphany School
    The Epiphany School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: NS-8234 East 22nd Street
    New York, NY 10010
    (212)473-4128

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