The Smith School

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.

School News

  • 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 ...moreYork City.In 1990 founder and Smith School Director Karen Smith had seen many students struggle with their academics in the city`s public and private schools. "I felt there was a need for misplaced students who weren`t receiving the services they needed to be successful," Smith said. Her solution was to create a school that takes into account each individual student`s distinct needs and learning styles. The school`s approach is to empower good teachers "to awaken the latent potential of all our students to succeed academically, to grow emotionally, and to overcome with success the various challenges each day brings." hide

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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 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedindividualized education, learning differences
Year Founded1990
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Smith School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaniel Madden
Admissions AssociateAllison Block


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


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 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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