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 TypeAlternative 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedindividualized education, learning differences
Year Founded1990

Student Body

Total Students48 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeSmith School (the) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
96%
Average Class Size5 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$45,000
Tuition NotesGrades 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 DirectorDaniel Madden
Admissions AssociateAllison Block

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsIndoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Ultimate FrisbeeIndoor SoccerIntramural Sports Only,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art & Design Club, Film Club, Music Clu

School Notes

  • Rolling Admissions
  • Coeducational/Grades 6-12
  • Individualized Programs
  • College Preparatory
  • Small Class Size
  • Teacher:Student Ratio 1:5
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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $21,135 for elementary schools and $37,789 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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