The Geneva School of Manhattan

The Geneva School of Manhattan is a preschool to high school coeducational school offering a classical Christian education since 1996. Since its beginning, the School has provided a rich and rigorous curriculum within the framework of Christian beliefs.
Our academic approach blends the enduring elements of classical learning with the eternal message of Scripture. We inspire students to love learning, pursue excellence, and become leaders in scholarship, virtue, and faith.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-11
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Geneva School of Manhattan ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-11
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
365 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Geneva School of Manhattan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Latin, AP Physics, Calculus AB
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Boys uniform: Khaki pants and sweater for Lower School, khaki pants and blazer for Upper School. Girls uniform: jumpers for Lower School, skirt and blazer for Upper School

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandy Kallen
Admissions Associate
Jason Lenderink


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Team, Gymnastics Club, Newspaper Club, Speech and Debate Team, STEM Classes, Upper School Drama, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Geneva Conservatory of Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, The Geneva School of Manhattan offers a unique classical Christian curriculum that fosters lifelong love of learning. It blends the enduring elements of classical learning and the eternal message of Scripture within the context of a supportive, vibrant community. Our students are known for their critical thinking, beautiful artistry, sharp writing, and informed debating. By nourishing the whole child-mind, soul, and heart-we seek to cultivate abundant growth in each student, both at Geneva School and far beyond.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Geneva School of Manhattan cost?
The Geneva School of Manhattan's tuition is approximately $28,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Geneva School of Manhattan?
The acceptance rate of The Geneva School of Manhattan is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. The Geneva School of Manhattan's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New York with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Geneva School of Manhattan offer?
The Geneva School of Manhattan offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Geneva School of Manhattan's ranking?
The Geneva School of Manhattan ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Geneva School of Manhattan?
The application deadline for The Geneva School of Manhattan is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
This is my freshman year of high school and my first year at Geneva school. Although it has been only a single trimester, I already feel completely integrated and accepted into this wonderful community of incredible people. The community is tight knit and everybody knows each other, guaranteeing that every day I come to school I know that I am arriving to a group of friends. My classmates and teachers are not only incredibly kind, but also extremely smart and hardworking, which is an incredible and I believe, necessary thing that I didn't find at my previous schools. The academics feature many classes, a diversity that keeps me always engaged. We learn other languages, ancient history, read great books and conduct complex experiments in chemistry to name a few. The teachers are very evidently experienced in everything they teach and are passionate about ensuring our success. Another thing I should mention is the athletic program featuring volleyball, basketball, soccer and cross country. I am a player on the varsity basketball team and am massively impressed by my fellow teammates who are very skilled but also, crucially, not toxically competitive. We won our first game of the basketball season on Dec.14, increasing our across-sport record to 26 wins so far this year! I already see myself growing through the teachers' belief in me and the support of my classmates. Choosing Geneva school has been one of the best decisions of my life, I have found the perfect community for growth here and I highly recommend this school for everyone!
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We moved internationally to NY & were recommended Geneva because of its Classical Christian Model of education. We have been at the school for just over a year and our kids love it. We are so happy with the teachers - their enthusiasm, passion and personal attention to each child and their needs are exceptional. We have 4 kids at this school and whether it`s the way the little ones are encouraged to learn through methods that incorporate classical literature or art or whether it`s the amazing leadership opportunities that our older kids are exposed to - we love this school so much. Each of our kids has improved academically, and when any of them have struggled, the teachers have been more than willing to help where needed. The kids do all the normal subjects but I also love that they do logic and learn chess - helping them to think out of the box. We also LOVE the school community. It is so embracing of new parents & there are so many opportunities for parents to be involved.
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This is our second year in The Geneva School and we couldn't be happier (joined in 2nd grade). We transferred from another private school in Manhattan and what struck me most is how authentic and genuine everyone is - from the teachers to the administration and parent community. You truly feel like you're part of a family. As well, the curriculum is the first rate - my child is thriving here, learning things that I certainly didn't when I was in the same grade. Their approach to learning is such that my child comes home excited about what they learned and I can actively see them grow and develop. I could not recommend Geneva more highly - it exceeds on every level.
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I have boys in both the lower and upper schools at Geneva and I'm thrilled with the quality of the education they are receiving. They are academically challenged and are developing a deep love of learning as well as a spiritual maturity that is wonderful to see. Each of my boys has different personalities and learning styles and they all are thriving at Geneva. Their teachers have a passion for what they do and inspire the students. They genuinely care about the students and are accessible and dedicated. The community at Geneva is so warm and welcoming. My boys also study violin at the Geneva Conservatory of Music which is phenomenal. I highly recommend Geneva.
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Although my children benefited from many facets of the school during their years at Geneva School, by far the BEST thing about the school is the teachers. They love their students, they delight in imparting lessons, and they embody their own lifelong quest for learning. I could not be more excited that the school is starting a high school. This is great news for NYC families!
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As a parent of two young students (Lower School) at Geneva School, I cannot say enough about the quality of education they are receiving. Daily, I am in awe of the new things they learn and discover, and experience at school. They are already challenging ME with their math facts, chess skills, French language skills, and knowledge of grammar, music, art, and the Bible. They are clearly growing academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our kids have wildly different personalities and strengths and this has been an excellent fit for both of them. The support and partnership we have felt from the faculty, staff, administration, and other parents have been an integral part of our experience at the School. The School has successfully and safely provided an in-person learning environment during the pandemic that has made all the difference for our children's development. We are so grateful and highly recommend Geneva School!
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Our family has been mightily blessed at Geneva School! Our son started Kindergarten this fall and absolutely LOVES his teacher and his classmates. He is very excited to go to school every day! In fact, he thinks Ms. Kang is the best teacher he has ever had! She is smart, kind, makes his class incredibly fun, and he always feels safe at school. As a parent and health care provider, this has given me the peace of mind to go to work every day and fight for my patients. We love the small class size and supportive school community. I am so impressed by Geneva's staff and faculty, they genuinely care about their students and are always available to help. We are so grateful that Geneva has worked so hard to keep our kids in school during this pandemic. At my son's age, having in-person school is vital to his social, emotional, mental, and educational development. You will not go wrong by sending your child to Geneva! It has been a small beacon of hope in the challenging times we live in.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-11
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $42,852 for elementary schools and $48,288 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).

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