Top New York Private Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 2,101 top private schools in New York, serving 499,224 students.
- The average private school tuition is $12,424 for elementary schools and $24,045 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 78% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 28% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
Rippowam Cisqua School Photo - Rippowam Cisqua School (Upper Campus): Middle school students seek structured opportunities for adventure and discovery, while still yearning to play freely. A specialized curriculum for ninth graders accelerates their academic and leadership skills. Our new multimillion-dollar Upper Campus, built specifically for students age 11-15, provides the best environment to navigate this dynamic period of academic and emotional development.
Winston Preparatory School NY Photo - Winston Prep students participate annually in an all-school Art Show.
Pine Street School Photo - At Pine Street School, students collaborate across all areas of the curriculum, in two languages - English and either Spanish or Mandarin. Native speakers work alongside non-native speakers with expert teachers supporting. Literacy is central to their work and incorporated into everything they do. Classrooms support project-based inquiry and highly individualized learning for each student.
Professional Children's School Photo - At Professional Children's School, you don't have to choose between a great education and your dreams.
Green Meadow Waldorf School Photo - Green Meadow is one of the oldest and largest Waldorf schools in North America, offering programs from Parent & Child Classes through Grade 12.
Garden School Photo - Garden School is a co-ed, nursery to grade 12, fully-accredited, independent college prep school in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Top New York Private Schools by County (2018-19)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 35 Schools5,038 Students20% Minority
- 6 Schools416 Students10% Minority
- 99 Schools33,694 Students72% Minority
- 17 Schools2,329 Students14% Minority
- 5 Schools411 Students14% Minority
- 10 Schools611 Students14% Minority
- 12 Schools671 Students13% Minority
- 8 Schools1,240 Students11% Minority
- 3 Schools195 Students18% Minority
- 7 Schools721 Students12% Minority
- 3 Schools420 Students14% Minority
- 7 Schools480 Students7% Minority
- 3 Schools122 Students97% Minority
- 44 Schools6,201 Students24% Minority
- 99 Schools22,155 Students19% Minority
- 9 Schools748 Students17% Minority
- 5 Schools283 Students3% Minority
- 6 Schools596 Students8% Minority
- 2 Schools77 Students5% Minority
- 2 Schools135 Students1% Minority
- 7 Schools1,557 Students30% Minority
- 401 Schools115,090 Students20% Minority
- 3 Schools133 Students3% Minority
- 3 Schools357 Students10% Minority
- 3 Schools292 Students8% Minority
- 71 Schools11,110 Students23% Minority
- 4 Schools319 Students7% Minority
- 150 Schools43,048 Students24% Minority
- 226 Schools61,260 Students35% Minority
- 18 Schools2,373 Students13% Minority
- 13 Schools1,666 Students18% Minority
- 39 Schools5,920 Students19% Minority
- 8 Schools483 Students9% Minority
- 41 Schools18,893 Students12% Minority
- 2 Schools19 Students5% Minority
- 4 Schools382 Students4% Minority
- 6 Schools265 Students14% Minority
- 11 Schools1,046 Students19% Minority
- 219 Schools54,990 Students47% Minority
- 16 Schools3,110 Students20% Minority
- 54 Schools14,977 Students18% Minority
- 78 Schools25,947 Students6% Minority
- 11 Schools824 Students15% Minority
- 18 Schools1,879 Students8% Minority
- 14 Schools2,236 Students27% Minority
- 1 Schools10 Students40% Minority
- 5 Schools255 Students15% Minority
- 8 Schools695 Students11% Minority
- 97 Schools19,720 Students30% Minority
- 8 Schools834 Students15% Minority
- 3 Schools122 Students4% Minority
- 9 Schools643 Students27% Minority
- 16 Schools1,710 Students14% Minority
- 3 Schools479 Students5% Minority
- 4 Schools73 Students3% Minority
- 5 Schools179 Students4% Minority
- 122 Schools29,250 Students34% Minority
- 4 Schools235 Students2% Minority
- 19 Schools514 Students4% Minority
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