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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 44 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
individualized education, learning differences
Year Founded
1990
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
44 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Smith School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
96%
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Daniel Madden
Admissions Associate
Allison Block

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

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 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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 44 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $36,193 for elementary schools and $42,889 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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