Top 10 Best Rochester Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 48 private schools serving 7,826 students in Rochester, NY (there are 109 public schools, serving 56,652 public students). 12% of all K-12 students in Rochester, NY are educated in private schools (compared to the NY state average of 15%).
The best top ranked private schools in Rochester, NY include The Harley School, Allendale Columbia School and Aquinas Institute.
The average acceptance rate is 92%, which is higher than the New York private school average acceptance rate of 79%.
58% of private schools in Rochester, NY are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked Rochester Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Hillel Community Day School
Hillel Community Day School Photo
(Jewish)
191 Fairfield Dr
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 271-6877
Grades: PK-8
| 64 students
Allendale Columbia School
Allendale Columbia School Photo - Allendale Columbia School has been a leading independent school in Rochester since 1890.
(6)
519 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 381-4560
Grades: NS-12
| 356 students
Aquinas Institute
(Catholic)
1127 Dewey Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
(585) 254-2020
Grades: 6-12
| 705 students
Archangel School
Archangel School Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
2400 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 247-1112
Grades: PK-12
| students
The Harley School
The Harley School Photo - Class outside at The Harley School.
1981 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 277-1103
Grades: PK-12
| 511 students
Holy Cross School
(Catholic)
(2)
4488 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 663-6533
Grades: PK-6
| 271 students
Mary Cariola Childrens Center
Special Education School
1000 Elmwood Ave Ste 100
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 244-0570
Grades: PK-12
| 337 students
Mcquaid Jesuit
All-boys (Catholic)
(3)
1800 Clinton Avenue S
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 473-1130
Grades: 6-12
| 794 students
Nazareth Elementary School
Nazareth Elementary School Photo - Faith, Love & Learning Thrive at Nazareth Elementary! This photo of our entire student body and dedicated staff was taken during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2023.
(Catholic)
311 Flower City Park
Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 458-3786
Grades: PK-6
| 129 students
Our Lady Of Mercy School For Young Women
Our Lady Of Mercy School For Young Women Photo - Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is the only college preparatory, faith-based private school, exclusively for young women in the Rochester region. We build life-changing competence, confidence, and compassion that prepares and inspires young women to achieve the highest level of success in college, in career, and in the community.
All-girls (Catholic)
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 288-7120
Grades: 6-12
| 799 students
Rochester Christian School
Rochester Christian School Photo - Open Houses
(Calvinist)
(1)
260 Embury Road
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 671-4910
Grades: PK-8
| 183 students
Trinity Montessori School
Montessori School
100 Golden Flyer Dr
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 586-1044
Grades: PK-6
| 344 students
Asbury Day Care Center
Daycare / Preschool
1050 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-2920
Grades: PK-K
| 19 students
Bay Knoll Sda School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
2639 Ridge Road East
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 467-2722
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
2505 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 586-3140
Grades: K-8
| 80 students
The Children's Center Of Brighton #2
Daycare / Preschool
2541 Lac De Ville Blvd
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 442-7400
Grades: K
| 66 students
The Children's School @ URMC
The Children's School @ URMC Photo - Infant Classroom
Daycare / Preschool
55 Castleman Rd
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 273-3677
Grades: NS-PK
| students
Crestwood Childrens Center
Special Education School
2075 Scottsville Rd
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 429-2844
Grades: PK-8
| 87 students
Derech Hatorah-rochester
(Jewish)
125 Kings Hwy S
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 266-2920
Grades: K-8
| 107 students
Destiny Christian School & Preschool
(Christian)
1876 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 473-1680
Grades: PK-12
| 161 students
Greece Christian School
(Assembly of God)
750 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 723-1165
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
Greece Montessori School
Montessori School
(5)
300 Chesterton Road
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 227-4830
Grades: PK-K
| 40 students
Hamidiye Academy
(Islamic)
853 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 301-4148
Grades: 5-7
| 14 students
Hillside Children's Center -andrews Trahey Campus
Special Education School
1183 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 256-7628
Grades: 4-12
| 75 students
Hope Hall School
(1)
1612 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 426-0210
Grades: 3-12
| 134 students
Montessori School Of Rochester
Montessori School
(1)
220 Idlewood Road
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 256-2520
Grades: PK-3
| 115 students
Nativity Preparatory Academy
(Catholic)
15 Whalin St
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 271-1630
Grades: 5-8
| 56 students
The Norman Howard School
Special Education School
275 Pinnacle Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-8010
Grades: 5-12
| 95 students
Northside Christian Academy
(Church of Christ)
640 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 266-3140
Grades: PK-3
| 24 students
Northstar Christian Academy
(Baptist)
332 Spencerport Rd
Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 429-5530
Grades: K-12
| 265 students
Ora Academy
All-girls (Jewish)
600 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-8711
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
Penfield KinderCare
Penfield KinderCare Photo - Lobby
Daycare / Preschool
1606 Penfield Rd.
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 586-3940
Grades: NS-PK
| students
Pinnacle Lutheran School
Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
250 Pinnacle Rd
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-6500
Grades: K
| 8 students
Rich Beginnings Child Care Center
Daycare / Preschool
601 Edgewood Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 244-3650
Grades: PK-K
| 76 students
Rit - Margaret's House
Daycare / Preschool
112 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-5176
Grades: PK-K
| 41 students
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Rochester, New York Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
420 Lexington Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
(585) 254-8180
Grades: K-7
| 115 students
64 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 663-1220
Grades: K-6
| 122 students
1125 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(716) 359-1230
Grades: K-12
| 104 students
899 Jay Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 328-4800
Grades: PK-6
| 191 students
985 Ebner Dr,
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 872-4950
Grades: 3-12
| 21 students
1161 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-2639
Grades: PK-6
| 40 students
901 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 467-9201
Grades: NS-6
| 187 students
150 Lettington Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 235-2391
Grades: PK-6
| 138 students
545 Humboldt Street
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 654-9437
Grades: PK-6
| 129 students
2376 Ridge Road West
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 225-3450
Grades: PK-6
| 201 students
400 Rogers Parkway
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 266-0413
Grades: PK-6
| 179 students
841 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 235-4140
Grades: PK-6
| 180 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Rochester, NY?
The top ranked private schools in Rochester, NY include The Harley School, Allendale Columbia School and Aquinas Institute.
How many private schools are located in Rochester, NY?
48 private schools are located in Rochester, NY.
How diverse are private schools in Rochester, NY?
Rochester, NY private schools are approximately 28% minority students, which is lower than the New York private school average of 40%.
What percentage of students in Rochester, NY go to private school?
12% of all K-12 students in Rochester, NY are educated in private schools (compared to the NY state average of 15%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Rochester, NY?
58% of private schools in Rochester, NY are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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