Oldest Private High Schools in New York

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The average private high school in New York was founded around 1953 (2021).
The oldest private high school in New York is Oakwood Friends School, founded in 1796.
The oldest private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private High Schools in New York (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    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: #22.
    The Albany Academies
    Founding Date: 1813
    Grades: NS-12135-140 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 429-2300

  • Rank: #33.
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1814
    Grades: 9-12285 Pawling Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 833-1302

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

  • Rank: #77.
    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: #88.
    La Salle Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: 9-12215 East 6th Street
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 475-8940

  • Rank: #99.
    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: #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.
    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: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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: #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: #17-1817.- 18.
    Brooklyn Friends School
    Brooklyn Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-12375 Pearl St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 852-1029

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18. Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: 8-12314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
    (845) 534-9860

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20. Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-125300 Jamesville Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    (315) 446-2452

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    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: #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 - 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)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: NS-12270 Duck Pond Road
    Locust Valley, NY 11560
    (516) 676-0393

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    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: #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: #2525.
    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) 788-4670

  • Rank: #2626.
    Houghton Academy
    Houghton Academy Photo - Friends
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: 6-129790 Thayer St
    Houghton, NY 14744
    (585) 567-8115

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    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: #27-2827.- 28.
    Staten Island Academy
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-12715 Todt Hill Rd
    Staten Island, NY 10304
    (718) 303-7806

  • Rank: #2929. Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-12181 Lincoln Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 534-6060

  • Rank: #3030.
    The Browning School
    The Browning School Photo - Today`s Boys, Tomorrow`s Men
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: K-1252 E 62nd St
    New York, NY 10065
    (212) 838-6280

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: 8-1214 Pine Valley Rd
    Hoosick, NY 12089
    (518) 686-7331

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    New York Military Academy
    New York Military Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: 8-1278 Academy Ave
    Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
    (845) 534-3710

  • Rank: #3333. Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: NS-12519 Allens Creek Road
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 381-4560

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Nichols School
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: 5-121250 Amherst St
    Buffalo, NY 14216
    (716) 332-6300

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    The Spence School
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: K-1222 E 91st St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 289-5940

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