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
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
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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Daniel Madden
Admissions Associate Allison Block


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


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
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Trinity School
    Grades: KG-12 | 999 students
    0.2 miles
    139 W 91st St
    New York, NY 10024
  • Dobbs Ferry
    Grades: 5-12 | 658 students
    16.5 miles
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 610 students
    0.4 miles
    433 W End Ave
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
     Winston Preparatory School NY
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 235 students
    3.5 miles
    126 West 17th Street
    New York, NY 10011
  • New York
    Grades: KG-12 | 646 students
    0.5 miles
    260 W 78th St
    New York, NY 10024

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
July 25, 2017
A table comparison of the three popular early childhood education approaches.
July 25, 2017
How do I know how this school compares with the others I am considering? Has anybody ranked private schools?
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $19,103 for elementary schools and $35,348 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).