Smith School (the)

Tel: (212)879-6354
  • The Smith School is a fully accredited, co-educational, independent day school offering mainstream and remediation classes for grades 6-12.
  • We provide a challenging program in an intimate, small school setting using multi-sensory teaching methods and individual learning styles to optimize academic success.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Support and Nurture at Smith School - 04/01/2016 - The Smith School is one of a kind. On West 86th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, everything from its location on the upper levels of the Jewish Cultural Center (accessible only by stairs or a single aging elevator) to its array of services for 50...more
  • The Smith School: Making a Difference - 09/17/2015 - The Smith School describes itself as a "Small School with a Big Heart." This month it is celebrating its 25th year of making a difference for special students in New York City.In 1990 founder and Smith School Director Karen Smith had seen many students struggl...more

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported individualized education, learning differences
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 48 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Smith School (the) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
96%
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $45,000
Tuition Notes Grades 7 & 8 is $45,000 Grades 9, 10, 11 is $47,000 Grades 12 is $47,500 *Extended day program available for an additional $12,000
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Daniel Madden
Admissions Associate Allison Block

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Indoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Ultimate FrisbeeIndoor SoccerIntramural Sports Only,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Design Club, Chess Club, Coding & Web Design Club, Debate/Philosophy Club, Drama, Film Club, Minecraft Club, Music Club, Peer Tutoring Club, Yearbook Chess Club, Drama, Film Club, Minecraft Club, Music Club, Yearbook, Art & Design Club,
Coding & Web Design Club,
Debate/Philosophy Club,
Peer Tutoring Club,

School Notes

  • Rolling Admissions
  • Coeducational/Grades 6-12
  • Individualized Programs
  • College Preparatory
  • Small Class Size
  • Teacher:Student Ratio 1:5
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