Good Shepherd School

Good Shepherd School is dedicated to providing a quality education that prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive and culturally aware individuals, who can use all the academic disciplines and the latest technology for personal and professional success and service to others in the 21st century.
Good Shepherd School has and continues to serve as a spiritual anchor to all who have passed through its doors.
The school is located at the most northern tip of Manhattan across the street from beautiful Inwood Park.
We offer a Catholic education to students in grades pre-kindergarten (3 years old) to eighth grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1925

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Good Shepherd School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,200
Tuition NotesOne Child - $5,200 Two Children - $9,115 Three Children - $12,998
Admissions DirectorMeghan Ginley
Admissions AssociateHilda Kennedy


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Dance, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Harry Potter Club, Homework Help, Robotics Club, Student Council, Tutoring, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts Club, Choir, Dance Club, Theater Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga Club

School Notes

Good Shepherd School has been an academic anchor of Inwood, NYC since 1925. Our graduates and alumni remain closely tied to GSS and continue to support our school and our students.
  • Good Shepherd School follows a blended learning Common Core curriculum and offers a wide variety of extracurriculars and athletics.
  • Dodgeball, basketball, baseball, and track clubs are very popular with our students, and on a given day after-school, you will find students from the Theater Program rehearsing a play or musical onstage.
  • Students also take part in clubs like Harry Potter Club, Homework Help, Arts & Crafts, Tutoring, Yearbook, and Student Council.
  • Our school has out-performed other charter and private schools on both ELA and Math State Tests.
  • We take pride in our academic resources and facilities, featuring: SmartTVs in every classroom, interactive Chromebook program, newly upgraded computer labs, library, gymnasium, and fine arts room.
  • At graduation, Good Shepherd School students are well-positioned to succeed in high school. Our graduates have mastered core academic skills and are problem-solvers, critical thinkers, innovators, multi-taskers, and collaborators.  Our administration, faculty, and counseling staff are actively involved in the high school selection and enrollment process.  Whether meeting one-on-one with families to determine what high school is the "best fit" for a student, to writing letters of recommendation, we are committed to helping our students take the next step in their academic careers.
  • Here are some of the schools our students have been accepted to, with scholarships: Academy of Mount St. Ursula, All Hallows, Archbishop Stepinac, Cardinal Hayes, Cardinal Spellman, Fordham Prep, High School of American Studies Lehman College, La Salle, Mount Saint Michael, Notre Dame, Regis High School, Saint Jean Baptiste, Saint Vincent Ferrer, and Xavier High School.
  • At Good Shepherd School, we celebrate our Catholic faith together.  Each morning, the entire school gathers in the auditorium for morning prayer.
  • The school community ends the week every Friday afternoon by celebrating Mass with family, friends, and parishioners of Church of the Good Shepherd. Students receive age-appropriate religious education on a daily basis. 
  • Students in 2nd Grade prepare for and receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Students in 7th and 8th Grade prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Through service projects, students put their faith into action to benefit those in need.  Recent projects have included: Pennies for Patients benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Lenten Offering benefitting the Church of Good Shepherd`s weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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