Manhattan Day School

At Manhattan Day School, academic rigor is met and matched by all that is pedagogically creative and dynamic.
Innovative approaches to secular and Judaic studies coexist harmoniously. Growth is wed to commitment, with teachers, children, and parents empowering each other to succeed.
Bolstered by an atmosphere of loving communal support, individualized academic attention thrives.
Every student, regardless of strength or weakness, talent or need, is considered a valued member of the Manhattan Day School (MDS) community And every student is taught at an individual level that makes the best learning possible.
Our philosophy and approach are to treat your children as if they were our children and to extend our embrace to your entire family.
And because we believe our responsibility begins in the beautiful dreams you have for your daughters and sons, we are committed to passing on to them the spiritual underpinnings that bring the full spectrum of Torah values to life.
Our goal is for each child to graduate from Manhattan Day School as a mensch, with a story to tell of success, and each with a lifelong love of learning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 526 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Manhattan Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language based Learning Disabilities
Year Founded
1943

Student Body

Total Students
526 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Manhattan Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cindy Sherman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 526 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $36,970 for elementary schools and $43,059 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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