United Nations International School

  • UNIS is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and operating a United Nations International School, including a prekindergarten, elementary school, and secondary school which will fit the specific needs of children of the different nationalities comprising the United Nations.
  • The school is open to families from the United Nations and families outside it, and both international and New York families. UNIS is accredited by the European Council of International Schools.
  • The secondary program culminates in the International Baccalaureate, and the school's internationally recognized academic standards enable its students to transfer to international and national schools and to be eligible for admission to universities in the United States and other countries.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1947
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,557 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade United Nations International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers189 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,745
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorJohn Nichols

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Indoor Soccer, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Indoor SoccerRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting

School Notes

  • UNIS is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and operating a United Nations International School, including a prekindergarten, elementary school, and secondary school which will fit the specific needs of children of the different nationalities comprising the United Nations. The school is open to families from the United Nations and families outside it, and both international and New York families.  UNIS is accredited by the European Council of International Schools. The secondary program culminates in the International Baccalaureate, and the school's internationally recognized academic standards enable its students to transfer to international and national schools and to be eligible for admission to universities in the United States and other countries.
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  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 957 students
    3.5 miles
    291 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 724-6360
    3.5 PK-12
    957
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 1317 students
    3.3 miles
    108 E 89th St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 423-5200
    3.3 K-12
    1317
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 728 students
    3.4 miles
    433 W End Ave
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 497-6500
    3.4 PK-12
    728
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    3.7 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    3.7 PK-12
    1240
  • New York
    Grades: K-9 | 372 students
    2.5 miles
    113 E 73rd St
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 535-8787
    2.5 K-9
    372

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