United Nations Intl 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 kindergarten and elementary 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 school has two campuses: the one in Queens is from kindergarten to eighth grade, and the Queens students can automatically transfer to the Manhattan campus for high school.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 131 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
131 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
United Nations Intl School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
John Nichols
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Sorrentini
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

This school is a hidden gem! They have handled the challenges of the pandemic exceptionally well, creating a hybrid learning model that is working. I am very grateful for everything the administration must have gone through to make that happen. The tuition does not come easily, so the decision to send my child there was a big one. Many years in, I can say I have never regretted it. It has consistently been a small and welcoming, learning environment. My daughter enjoys all her subjects, including learning both languages (French and Spanish), and speaks highly of her teachers.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 131 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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