Top 20 Best New York Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 204 private schools serving 54,532 students in New York, NY (there are 360 public schools, serving 157,767 public students). 26% of all K-12 students in New York, NY are educated in private schools (compared to the NY state average of 15%).
The best top ranked private schools in New York, NY include The IDEAL School of Manhattan, Lycee Francais de New York and Allen-Stevenson School.
The average tuition cost is $40,284, which is higher than the New York private school average tuition cost of $21,140.
39% of private schools in New York, NY are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked New York Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Allen-Stevenson School
Allen-Stevenson School Photo
All-boys
132 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075
(212) 288-6710
Grades: K-8
| 386 students
Avenues The World School
Avenues The World School Photo - Avenues New York
(2)
259 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(646) 664-0800
Grades: NS-12
| 1,958 students
795 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10025
(929) 930-4798
Grades: PK-12
| 302 students
George Jackson Academy
George Jackson Academy Photo - George Jackson Academy, an all boys school for grades 6-8, is located at 104 St. Marks Place (between 1st Ave. & Ave. A) New York, NY 10009. Accessible via the F, L, R, W and 6 trains.
All-boys
(21)
104 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-6789
Grades: 6-8
| 79 students
The IDEAL School of Manhattan
The IDEAL School of Manhattan Photo - Upper School students and teachers at a convocation.
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
5 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
(212) 769-1699
Grades: K-12
| 176 students
Lycee Francais de New York
Lycee Francais de New York Photo
(1)
505 E 75th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 369-1400
Grades: NS-12
| 1,192 students
Morningside Immersion School
Morningside Immersion School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(14)
70 W 93rd St
New York, NY 10025
(212) 316-0313
Grades: NS-2
| 45 students
Pine Street School
Pine Street School Photo - Pine Street Schools starts at age 2 with a program that nurtures strong literacy, numeracy and social skills. Small student-teacher ratios allow us to provide an individualized experience that supports full development and social skills. Our 2s begin learning English and Spanish or Mandarin in a dual language setting.
(11)
25 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
(347) 237-7606
Grades: NS-8
| 324 students
132 W 60th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 582-3116
Grades: 6-12
| 160 students
School of the Blessed Sacrament
School of the Blessed Sacrament Photo - Two historic campuses, one amazing school! The School of the Blessed Sacrament celebrates learning and inspires student creativity and ingenuity. Our rigorous curriculum integrates STREAM (science, technology, engineering, religion, arts, music). Our students are bold problem solvers and critical thinkers while encouraging collaboration and the development of resiliency and independence. At The SBS Sacrament, learning is not a spectator sport.
(Catholic)
(12)
147 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 724-7561
Grades: NS-8
| 356 students
THINK Global School
THINK Global School Photo - THINK Global School is comprised of 41 high school students who hail from all over the world. It's an opportunity to live next to and learn from a truly global student body.
Special Program Emphasis
1460 Broadway, #4027
New York, NY 10036
(646) 808-0675
Grades: 10-12
| 60 students
Transfiguration School
Transfiguration School Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
29 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 962-5265
Grades: PK-8
| 339 students
11 E 26th Street, 17th floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 524-9000
Grades: NS-12
| 200 students
Battery Park Montessori
Battery Park Montessori Photo - Our small student-teacher ratios provide rich opportunities for personalized learning and one-one-one support from Montessori-certified teachers with years of experience in child development.
Montessori School
(4)
21 South End Avenue
New York, NY 10280
(212) 235-2320
Grades: NS-K
| 100 students
20 Waterside Plaza
New York, NY 10010
(212) 481-2700
Grades: NS-12
| 295 students
157 Columbus Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10023
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 59 students
New Amsterdam School
New Amsterdam School Photo - 5-Day Pre-K
Waldorf School
(3)
62 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
(212) 533-1820
Grades: NS-K
| 60 students
222 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
(212) 663-3921
Grades: K-12
| 15 students
The Studio School
The Studio School Photo
(18)
117 West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 678-2416
Grades: NS-8
| 110 students
Aaron High School
Special Education School
(1)
42 E 30th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 867-5443
Grades: K-12
| 212 students
20 W End Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 246-7717
Grades: PK-12
| 940 students
Abraham Joshua Heschel School
(Jewish)
30 W End Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 784-1234
Grades: PK-12
| 935 students
ACADEMICS WEST
ACADEMICS WEST Photo
Special Education School
(1)
37 west 65th street, Floor 5
New York, NY 10023
(917) 603-5567
Grades: K-12
| 72 students
Academy Of St. Joseph
Academy Of St. Joseph Photo
(Catholic)
(9)
111 Washington Place
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-5420
Grades: NS-8
| 105 students
Alexander Robertson School
Alexander Robertson School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(4)
3 West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 663-6441
Grades: PK-5
| 71 students
Ascension School
Ascension School Photo - Front of Ascension School, 220 W. 108th Street, New York, NY 10025
(Catholic)
(1)
220 W 108th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 222-5161
Grades: PK-8
| 259 students
610 W 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 875-4433
Grades: NS-8
| students
Birch Wathen Lenox School
Birch Wathen Lenox School Photo - The Birch Wathen Lenox School
(10)
210 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 861-0404
Grades: K-12
| 383 students
The Brearley School
All-girls
610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 570-8514
Grades: K-12
| 741 students
The Browning School
The Browning School Photo
All-boys
(12)
52 E 62nd St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 838-6280
Grades: K-12
| 421 students
The Buckley School
All-boys
113 E 73rd St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 535-8787
Grades: K-9
| 366 students
Calhoun School
Calhoun School Photo - Upper School 9th Grade Active Physics
(9)
433 W End Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 497-5000
Grades: PK-12
| 668 students
Cathedral High School
Cathedral High School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
116 E 97th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 688-1545
Grades: 9-12
| 499 students
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
(212) 316-7500
Grades: K-8
| 291 students
The Chaplin School
All-girls
100 E End Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-2335
Grades: K-12
| 780 students
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New York, New York Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
90 5th Avenue (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10011
(866) 664-2070
Grades: 5-8
| 37 students
461 W 131st St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 281-7174
Grades: K-8
| 218 students
11 Madison Square North 17th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 935-5000
Grades: NS
| students
Po Box 200 302 W 124th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 662-9442
Grades: PK-6
| 87 students
450 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 326-9522
Grades: 6-12
| students
2116 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 222-7798
Grades: PK-10
| 30 students
202 W 97th St
New York, NY 10025
(212) 749-1240
Grades: PK-8
| 336 students
Ivdu School (Closed 2013)
Special Education School (Jewish)
11 Broadway 13th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 613-8397
Grades: K
| 50 students
435 E 11th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-2537
Grades: PK-8
| 156 students
204 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2472
Grades: 8
| 16 students
Nazareth Nursery (Closed 2014)
Montessori School (Catholic)
216 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-1881
Grades: NS-PK
| 64 students
323 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
(212) 289-6730
Grades: K-8
| 169 students
219 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 473-0320
Grades: PK-8
| 160 students
Rice High School (Closed 2010)
All-boys (Catholic)
74 W 124th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 369-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 290 students
555 W End Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-9100
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
223 W 132nd Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 283-0921
Grades: PK-8
| 215 students
185 E 7th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-5210
Grades: NS-8
| 239 students
508 W 153rd Street
New York, NY 10031
(212) 926-0252
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
138 W 90th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-5410
Grades: PK-10
| 233 students
37 Saint James Place
New York, NY 10038
(212) 267-9289
Grades: PK-8
| 229 students
168 Morningside Ave
New York, NY 10027
(212) 662-1736
Grades: K-9
| 149 students
433 W 204th St
New York, NY 10034
(212) 569-3400
Grades: PK-8
| 259 students
St. Matthew Lutheran School (Closed 2004)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
200 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10034
(212) 567-2699
Grades: PK-8
| 151 students
425 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 563-2547
Grades: 9-12
| 204 students
114 E 118th St
New York, NY 10035
(212) 534-0619
Grades: PK-8
| 243 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in New York, NY?
The top ranked private schools in New York, NY include The IDEAL School of Manhattan, Lycee Francais de New York and Allen-Stevenson School.
How many private schools are located in New York, NY?
204 private schools are located in New York, NY.
How much do private schools cost in New York, NY?
The average tuition cost is $40,284, which is higher than the New York private school average tuition cost of $21,140.
How diverse are private schools in New York, NY?
New York, NY private schools are approximately 39% minority students, which is lower than the New York private school average of 40%.
What percentage of students in New York, NY go to private school?
26% of all K-12 students in New York, NY are educated in private schools (compared to the NY state average of 15%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in New York, NY?
39% of private schools in New York, NY are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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