Top New York Private Schools

For the 2021 school year, there are 2,004 top private schools in New York, serving 470,858 students.
The average private school tuition is $13,296 for elementary schools and $25,260 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The average acceptance rate is 78% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 29% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
65% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Jewish).

Top New York Private Schools by County (2021)

  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 35 Schools
    4,746 Students
    21% Minority
  • 6 Schools
    402 Students
    10% Minority
  • 97 Schools
    31,764 Students
    74% Minority
  • 15 Schools
    1,897 Students
    19% Minority
  • 6 Schools
    433 Students
    14% Minority
  • 10 Schools
    580 Students
    13% Minority
  • 13 Schools
    681 Students
    13% Minority
  • 9 Schools
    1,209 Students
    12% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    195 Students
    18% Minority
  • 7 Schools
    715 Students
    10% Minority
  • 4 Schools
    450 Students
    14% Minority
  • 7 Schools
    448 Students
    7% Minority
  • 2 Schools
    23 Students
    81% Minority
  • 45 Schools
    6,058 Students
    26% Minority
  • 94 Schools
    21,025 Students
    21% Minority
  • 8 Schools
    685 Students
    18% Minority
  • 5 Schools
    312 Students
    3% Minority
  • 6 Schools
    570 Students
    7% Minority
  • 2 Schools
    77 Students
    5% Minority
  • 2 Schools
    120 Students
    8% Minority
  • 7 Schools
    1,326 Students
    17% Minority
  • 383 Schools
    113,941 Students
    20% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    133 Students
    3% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    374 Students
    12% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    273 Students
    6% Minority
  • 66 Schools
    10,184 Students
    24% Minority
  • 5 Schools
    433 Students
    7% Minority
  • 145 Schools
    39,484 Students
    23% Minority
  • 225 Schools
    62,271 Students
    34% Minority
  • 17 Schools
    2,039 Students
    9% Minority
  • 13 Schools
    1,579 Students
    19% Minority
  • 37 Schools
    5,515 Students
    23% Minority
  • 6 Schools
    349 Students
    7% Minority
  • 43 Schools
    19,398 Students
    12% Minority
  • 2 Schools
    30 Students
    5% Minority
  • 4 Schools
    387 Students
    5% Minority
  • 6 Schools
    329 Students
    13% Minority
  • 11 Schools
    841 Students
    24% Minority
  • 210 Schools
    52,890 Students
    44% Minority
  • 16 Schools
    2,839 Students
    25% Minority
  • 51 Schools
    13,895 Students
    23% Minority
  • 77 Schools
    22,907 Students
    9% Minority
  • 11 Schools
    798 Students
    15% Minority
  • 16 Schools
    1,890 Students
    11% Minority
  • 14 Schools
    2,151 Students
    30% Minority
  • 1 Schools
    7 Students
    - Minority
  • 4 Schools
    242 Students
    18% Minority
  • 8 Schools
    643 Students
    13% Minority
  • 95 Schools
    18,132 Students
    33% Minority
  • 7 Schools
    817 Students
    11% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    108 Students
    3% Minority
  • 9 Schools
    656 Students
    24% Minority
  • 17 Schools
    1,706 Students
    15% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    533 Students
    7% Minority
  • 3 Schools
    38 Students
    3% Minority
  • 5 Schools
    177 Students
    4% Minority
  • 118 Schools
    27,764 Students
    36% Minority
  • 4 Schools
    224 Students
    2% Minority
  • 20 Schools
    533 Students
    4% Minority
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