The IDEAL School of Manhattan

  • The Ideal School of Manhattan is an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.
  • We strive to develop students who are intellectually curious, independent, and creative; are self-confident, have self-respect, and are willing to take risks; possess a sense of social responsibility toward their school and the community at large and are prepared to be responsible, productive citizens, and ethical and compassionate human beings.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2006

Student Body

Total Students201 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The IDEAL School of Manhattan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Spanish, AP Statistics, English Honors
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Logo polo shirt required for all except high school)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$44,935
Tuition NotesThe tuition for The IDEAL School’s Standard Program is $44,935. The Zenith Program is $73,150 and the Dylan Program is $135,850.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant$30,000
Acceptance Rate
41%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLori Murphy
Admissions AssociateAlexa Arata

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Baking, Fashion, Glee Club, Joke Club, Ultimate Star Wars, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Music, Studio Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Golf, Volleyball

School Notes

  • The Ideal School Of Manhattan is an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.
  • We strive to develop students who are intellectually curious, independent, and creative; are self-confident, have self-respect, and are willing to take risks; possess a sense of social responsibility toward their school and the community at large and are prepared to be responsible, productive citizens, and ethical and compassionate human beings.

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I have had wonderful experiences at The Ideal School. My son with Autism now speaks, jokes around, ask questions and even makes suggestions on daily activities. The teachers are always willing to assist with class work and homework. And the school reflects often on their curriculum and student assistance. I couldn`t be happier.
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