Top 10 Best New York Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 51 private schools with special program emphasis serving 13,814 students in New York.
The top ranked with special program emphasis private schools in New York include Dwight School, French-American School of New York and Big Apple Academy.
The average tuition cost is $28,628, which is higher than the New York private school average tuition cost of $21,158.
27% of private schools with special program emphasis in New York are religiously affiliated (most commonly Jewish and Catholic).
Special education schools primarily serve specific student groups such as those that may be hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, health impaired, orthopedically impaired, cognitive delays/impairments, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-handicapped, visually handicapped, or deaf and blind.

Top Ranked New York Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Big Apple Academy
Big Apple Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
2937 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 333-0300
Grades: K-8
| 1,115 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
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
My Spectrum School
My Spectrum School Photo - Pretend Doctor at My Spectrum School
Special Program Emphasis
11 Sintsink Dr. East
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883-8035
Grades: PK-3
| 31 students
Pine Street School, A Green Ivy International School
Pine Street School, A Green Ivy International 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.
Special Program Emphasis
(11)
25 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
(347) 237-7606
Grades: NS-8
| 324 students
Saint Therese Classical Academy and Chesterton Academy
Saint Therese Classical Academy and Chesterton Academy Photo - Our friends from Korea!
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
(3)
3348 State Route 208 Building 2
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
(845) 610-5288
Grades: K-12
| 79 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
Longview School
Longview School Photo - Our youngest student, 4 year old Maizie, is sanding their collaborative woodworking project.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
571 North Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 259-8259
Grades: 5-12
| 24 students
The Art of Words Community School
The Art of Words Community School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
52 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(516) 668-1024
Grades: PK-5
| 156 students
Bais Rochel School
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
7 Israel Zupnick Dr
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 783-5820
Grades: PK-12
| 4,482 students
Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts
Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(8)
267 Van Ness Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 728-1925
Grades: K-12
| 110 students
Dwight School
Dwight School Photo - Located steps away from Central Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Dwight has been igniting the spark of genius in every child since 1872.
Special Program Emphasis
291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-6360
Grades: PK-12
| 955 students
Educational Institute Oholei Torah-oholei Menachem
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
667 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 778-3340
Grades: K-12
| 1,644 students
French-American School of New York
French-American School of New York Photo - FASNY's track record of 100% college acceptance and 100% baccalaureate success places us among the top French-American schools in North America, while our International Baccalaureate Program has been ranked among the best in the United States.
Special Program Emphasis
320 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 250-0401
Grades: NS-12
| 748 students
German-American School Manhattan (GSM)
German-American School Manhattan (GSM) Photo - International Pre- & Lower School GSM uses small classes to make a big impact. Expertly trained educators teach in their native language, while the intimate group settings allow for dedicated student-teacher interaction. A new location was added this year to offer full German immersion Preschool for learners ages 3 and 4.
Special Program Emphasis
74 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
(646) 869-1152
Grades: NS-5
| 96 students
International School Of Brooklyn
International School Of Brooklyn Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
477 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 369-3023
Grades: NS-8
| 377 students
Little River Community School
Special Program Emphasis
1227 County Route 25
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-9474
Grades: K-12
| 33 students
St. Thomas Choir School
St. Thomas Choir School Photo - The core of our program is music. Boys arrive with potential and interest and leave on a level equal to students entering university. Being an important part of a renowned ensemble changes a boy's self-concept. It is one thing to tell a boy he can be world-class someday. It is quite another to teach him he already is.
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
(3)
202 W 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-3311
Grades: 3-8
| 13 students
Acorn School
Special Program Emphasis
2911 Lucas Tpke
Accord, NY 12404
(845) 443-1541
Grades: Inquire with school
| 13 students
Akwesasne Freedom School
Special Program Emphasis
31 Village Rd
Hogansburg, NY 13655
(518) 358-2073
Grades: PK-8
| 61 students
Alternative School For Math & Science
Alternative School For Math & Science Photo - The Purple Team competes for the win during the balloon race on Field Day.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
291 E 1st St
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-0011
Grades: 6-8
| 110 students
Aurora Waldorf School
Aurora Waldorf School Photo - Social emotional learning is integrated into the school day.
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
525 West Falls Road
West Falls, NY 14170
(716) 655-2029
Grades: PK-8
| 170 students
Bais Shifra Miriam
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
70-b Highview Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 356-0061
Grades: PK-12
| 267 students
Beit Rabban Day School
Beit Rabban Day School Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
176 West 105th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 595-1386
Grades: NS-8
| 134 students
Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Of God Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
450 Wilkinson Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 422-8127
Grades: K-12
| 70 students
Brooklyn Free School
Special Program Emphasis
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(929) 234-6565
Grades: PK-12
| 80 students
Congregation Yeshous Moshe Viznitz
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis
49 S Main St
Spring Valley, NY 10977
(845) 579-6363
Grades: PK-6
| 273 students
Darul Uloom Al Madania
Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
(6)
182 Sobieski St
Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 892-2606
Grades: PK-11
| 280 students
Fei Tian Academy Of The Arts
Special Program Emphasis (Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
140 Galley Hill Rd
Cuddebackville, NY 12729
(845) 754-4226
Grades: 7-12
| 169 students
The Free School
The Free School Photo - Thisis us!
Special Program Emphasis
8 Elm St
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 434-3072
Grades: K-8
| 28 students
Friends Of Refugees Of Eastern Europe
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
1383 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 467-0860
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
German School Brooklyn
German School Brooklyn Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
760 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(516) 266-9301
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Hudson Valley Sudbury School
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
84 Zena Rd
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 679-1002
Grades: K-12
| 69 students
HudsonWay Immersion School
HudsonWay Immersion School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
525 W 52nd
New York, NY 10019
(212) 787-8088
Grades: NS-6
| n/a students
Ithaca Waldorf School
Special Program Emphasis
20 Nelson Rd
Ithaca, NY 14851
(607) 256-2020
Grades: PK-8
| 57 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools with special program emphasis in New York?
The top ranked private schools with special program emphasis in New York include Dwight School, French-American School of New York and Big Apple Academy.
How many private schools with special program emphasis are located in New York?
51 private schools with special program emphasis are located in New York.
How much do private schools with special program emphasis cost in New York?
The average tuition cost is $28,628, which is higher than the New York private school average tuition cost of $21,158.
How diverse are private schools with special program emphasis in New York?
New York private schools with special program emphasis are approximately 21% minority students, which is lower than the New York private school average of 40%.
What percentage of private schools with special program emphasis are religiously affiliated in New York?
27% of private schools with special program emphasis in New York are religiously affiliated (most commonly Jewish and Catholic).

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