The Sterling School was founded in 1999 to meet the needs of Dyslexic and Language Based Learning Disabled children using research-based methodology.
The Sterling School provides educational opportunities for children diagnosed with Language Learning Disorders.
They can attend a school where the curriculum and methodology are based on the latest clinical research.
Our educational program is designed to promote individual academic growth and foster self-esteem through success.

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 2-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyselxia/Langauge Based Learning Disorders
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Sterling School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
9 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
90% parents recoup tuition dollars using an educational attorney
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ruth Arberman

School Notes

  • Students must have a psycho-educational evaluation which diagnoses them with either Dyslexia or a language based learning disability. All students are of average or above average intelligence

School Reviews

My daughter entered Sterling School at age 11 almost entirely illiterate, not knowing how to read or even sound out certain vowels and consonants properly, not knowing how to spell even the simplest words, and not understanding context of many passages she had someone read to her. She left Sterling School at age 13 reading fluently and knowing how to sound out difficult words by breaking them down. She can now break down extremely difficult words better than me! "Effective teachers" is an understatement. The teachers and administration at Sterling School completely understand the individual needs of each student and have successful strategies to bring them up to levels that allow them to function successfully in life. I cannot say enough good things about Ruth and her amazing team!Ruth has drawn together a staff of loyal and committed teachers and support staff that have successfully brought together struggling children from throughout the city's school system into proud graduates. The transformation is amazing to watch. I was unaware of Sterling School at the time I was looking for a school for my daughter. The school was recommended to me and I had trouble finding much information on the staff or student success. I took the chance. I have never regretted the decision one bit. Ruth and her staff goes above and beyond and I cannot recommend this school enough. The small setting only enhances the environment and Ruth knows and understand each and every student. The attention and success we have had at Sterling School has been truly life changing. If you are considering this school, please do so without hesitation!
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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $22,278 for elementary schools and $22,437 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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