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Are you looking for the right school for your child? NYParenting.com presents a selection of Independent Schools, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Academies and Preschools throughout New York City and the metro area!

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Manhattan
AltSchool

AltSchool

  • Pre-K–Grade 8
  • East Village
    1 Avenue B
    New York, NY 10009
    Union Square
    90 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
  • (866) 664-2070
  • Contact: Nafisa Basir
  • Offering a personalized, whole-child education to prepare students for their future by developing self-awareness, nurturing their innate capabilities, and fostering collaboration skills.
  • http://www.altschool.com
Blue School

The Blue School

Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Friends School

  • 375 Pearl Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (718) 852-1029
  • Contact: Joan Martin x209
  • Since 1867, providing a college preparatory program serving students from Preschool through 12th grade. An independent Quaker school located in the thriving Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood.
  • http://www.brooklynfriends.org
City School of the Arts

City School of the Arts

  • Grades 6–8
  • 25 Pine Street
    New York, NY 10005
  • (404) 964-9294
  • Contact: Hanna Campbell, Founding Director of Operations
  • An arts-based 6th–8th grade charter school in Lower Manhattan. We are public and free and we encourage you to join our waiting list.
  • http://www.cityschoolofthearts.org
Ecole Internationale de New York

Ecole Internationale de New York

  • Preschool–Grade 8
  • 111 East 22nd St.
    New York, NY 10010
  • (646) 410-2238
  • Contact: Mireille Desalm, Admissions Coordinator
  • The international French-American school in the heart of Gramercy and Madison Square Park offering the best of the French education and the American spirit.
  • http://www.einy.org
Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Waldorf School

  • Nursery–Grade 12
  • 307 Hungry Hollow Road
    Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
  • (845) 356-2514
  • Ask us about bus service from NYC
  • Striving to create a social, cultural, and learning environment that recognizes the child’s spiritual freedom and growth, Green Meadow nurtures the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of the growing child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • http://www.gmws.org
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

  • Grades K–2
  • 147 St. Nicholas Avenue
    New York, NY 10026
  • (212) 866-1099
  • Contact: Lisa Blair
  • An academically rigorous K–5 curriculum including intensive instruction in the Hebrew language. A diverse student body develops a strong sense of social and civic responsibility across the curriculum.
  • http://www.harlemhebrewcharter.org
Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School

Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School

  • Pre-K3–Grade 12
  • 225 East 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10017
  • (212) 681-7929, (646) 484-6467
  • Fax: (212) 681-1299
  • Contact: Kanae Sueishi
  • 日本語習得と日本文化の継承を基本に全日制、補習校、サマースクールと大きく三つのプログラムがあります.
  • http://www.lyceumkennedy.org
Pine Street School

Pine Street School

Wetherby-Pembridge School

Wetherby-Pembridge School

  • Ages 3–11
  • 7 E 96th Street
    New York, NY 10128
  • (212) 328-9529
  • Contact: Admissions
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11, soon to be located on the Upper East Side, with a bespoke curriculum model, combining the rigorous British National Curriculum with New York’s progressive student-centered teaching approach.
  • http://www.wetherby-pembridge.org
Battery Park Montessori

Battery Park Montessori

British International School

British International School

  • Age 2–4
  • 20 Waterside Plaza
    New York, NY 10010
  • (212) 481-2700
  • Contact: info@bis-ny.org
  • A uniquely portable blend of the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate, BIS-NY offers an unparalleled global education in a stunning waterside setting at 23rd Street.
  • http://www.bis-ny.org/
Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School

  • Grades 9–12
  • 350 East 56th Street
    New York, NY 10022
  • (212) 688-1545
  • Contact: Johanna Velez, Director of Admissions
  • A Catholic College Preparatory school in the heart of Manhattan, welcoming young woman of all faiths and cultures. The school is a community of students, teachers, staff, parents and alumnae committed to achieving excellence in education.
  • http://www.cathedralhs.org
Dwight School

Dwight School

  • Preschool–Grade 12
  • 291 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • (212) 724-6360
  • Contact: admiswbr>sions@dwightwbr>.edu
  • Founded in 1872, Dwight is a leading private international school dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child — one student at a time.
  • https://www.dwight.edu
Evolution Enrichment Preschool

Evolution Enrichment Preschool

  • 38 Delancey Street
    New York, NY 10002
  • (212) 375-9500
  • Contact: Elena Alexeeva
  • An independent private preschool with play-based progressive curriculum where children are learning by having a voice and a choice to become well-rounded and responsible individuals.
  • http://www.evolutionenrichment.com
Green School Brooklyn

The Green School Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Heights
    82 Willow Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (631) 237-1148
  • Contact: info@the-green-school.org
  • Children learn sustainable living and work hands-on with animals while fostering creativity, independence and a love of learning. Young minds discover through nature, science, art projects made of repurposed materials & baking organic goodies.
  • http://www.the-green-school.org
Lyceum Kennedy French American School

Lyceum Kennedy French American School

  • Pre-K3–Grade 12
  • 225 East 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10017
  • (212) 681-1877, (646) 484-6467
  • Contact: Léocadie Eustache
  • An independent school that provides students with an outstanding bilingual and bi-cultural education based on the principles of self-expression and differentiated pedagogy.
  • http://www.lyceumkennedy.org
Mary Louis Academy

The Mary Louis Academy

  • Grades 9–12
  • 176-21 Wexford Terrace
    Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
  • (718) 297-2120
  • Contact: S. Filippa Luciano CSJ
  • A High School for young women valuing faith and service with dedicated teachers, challenging academics, outstanding facilities, and friends for life. The TMLA experience produces stellar college acceptances and confident graduates who know how to lead.
  • http://www.tmla.org
Riverside Church Weekday School

The Weekday School at Riverside Church

  • Ages 2–5
  • 490 Riverside Drive
    New York, NY 10027
  • (212) 870-6743
  • Contact: Director of Admissions Carla Buranelli-Secor
  • A progressive, play-based, independent early childhood school serving families with children ages two through five. A diverse community fostering sharing, understanding, and respect while focusing on the social, emotional and physical development of each child.
  • http://www.wds.nyc.org

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Brooklyn
AltSchool

AltSchool

  • Pre-K–Grade 8
  • 212 Hicks Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (866) 664-2070
  • Contact: Nafisa Basir
  • Offering a personalized, whole-child education to prepare students for their future by developing self-awareness, nurturing their innate capabilities, and fostering collaboration skills.
  • http://www.altschool.com
Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Friends School

  • 375 Pearl Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (718) 852-1029
  • Contact: Joan Martin x209
  • Since 1867, providing a college preparatory program serving students from Preschool through 12th grade. An independent Quaker school located in the thriving Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood.
  • http://www.brooklynfriends.org
Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center

  • Ages 2–5
  • 274 Garfield Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • (718) 499-6208
  • Contact: Jacqueline Israel
  • A progressive preschool that nurtures childrens’ natural curiosity, critical thinking and self-esteem through an emergent curriculum developed by direct observation of childrens’ play and interactions with the world around them.
  • http://congregationbethelohim.org/ecc
LePort Montessori School Brooklyn

LePort Montessori School Brooklyn

  • Age 12 weeks–Grade 8
  • 292 Court Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • (718) 340-3550
  • Contact: Ryan Puzycki
  • Located in a newly renovated landmark building amidst the beautiful brownstones of Cobble Hill. Carefully crafted with the developmental needs of children in mind, classrooms offer children calm, peaceful environments to explore the rich Montessori learning materials.
  • http://www.leportschools.com/brooklyn
Stuyvesant Heights Montessori

Stuyvesant Heights Montessori

  • Ages 2–5
  • 644 McDonough Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11233
  • (347) 295-1100
  • Contact: info@stuyvesantheightsmontessori.com
  • Committed to maintaining its leadership in Montessori education, our mission as educators and parents is to foster independent, confident, academically prepared, and socially responsible citizens, who will be lifelong learners and problem solvers.
  • http://www.stuyvesantheightsmontessori.com
The Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School

The Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School

  • Ages 2–4
  • 54 South Second Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • (718) 782-4181
  • Contact: Rachel Scobie
  • Founded on the belief that a good early childhood program should provide children and their families with a bridge between the worlds of home and school, WNNS provides a school experience that is carefully structured, yet also allows the children to explore the school world at their own pace and in their own way.
  • http://www.wnns.org
Bay Ridge Prep

Bay Ridge Prep

  • Grades K–12
  • 8101 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
  • (718) 833-9090
  • Contact: admissions@bayridgeprep.org
  • An Independent K-12 College Preparatory School. With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, the school provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.
  • http://www.bayridgeprep.org
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School

  • Twos–Grade 8
  • 185 Court Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (718) 858-5100 x120
  • Contact: admissions@bhmsny.org
  • Based upon the Montessori Method the curriculum inspires independence, confidence, curiosity, leadership and collaboration in our students, preparing them with the critical thinking and problem solving skills essential for success in our rapidly changing world.
  • http://www.bhmsny.org
Green School Brooklyn

The Green School Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Heights
    82 Willow Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (631) 237-1148
  • Contact: info@the-green-school.org
  • Children learn sustainable living and work hands-on with animals while fostering creativity, independence and a love of learning. Young minds discover through nature, science, art projects made of repurposed materials & baking organic goodies.
  • http://www.the-green-school.org
Rivendell School

Rivendell School

  • Ages 2–6
  • 277 Third Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • (718) 499-5667
  • Contact: Shelly Wolf Scott
  • A Montessori pre-primary inclusion school providing toddler, half day and extended day programs. Beautiful Montessori classrooms, an excellent student/teacher ratio, and a warm, cooperative atmosphere where children learn to work and play.
  • http://www.rivendellnyc.org
The Co-op School

The Co-op School

  • Age 2–Grade 3 (Grade 5 in 2017)
  • 40 Brevoort Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
  • (718) 576-6470
  • Contact: Meredith Gray, Director
  • Our focus on inquiry-based learning, where children ask questions and find their own answers, builds confidence and a love of learning. The Co-op School’s Core Values: Compassion, Uniqueness, Innovation, Community Action and Joy.
  • http://thecoopschool.org
Williamsburg Northside Schools

Williamsburg Northside Schools

  • Pre-K–Grade 12
  • Infant & Toddler Center
    70 Havemeyer Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 313-0052
  • Preschool
    152 N 5th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 599-7300
  • Lower School
    299 N 7th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 599-9600
  • This progressive school has 3 age-appropriate campuses, an outstanding faculty and programs driven by student inquiry. A Middle School will open in 2018. Now enrolling nursery to 5th grade.
  • http://www.willnorth.org

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Queens
Garden School

Garden School

  • Nursery–Grade 12
  • 33-16 79th Street
    Jackson Heights, NY 11372
  • (718) 335-6363
  • Contact: info@gardenschool.org
  • A coed, fully-accredited, independent school in Jackson Heights offering an excellent and affordable Nursery–Grade 12 education. Small classes allow for a personalized approach.
  • http://www.gardenschool.org
Mary Louis Academy

The Mary Louis Academy

  • Grades 9–12
  • 176-21 Wexford Terrace
    Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
  • (718) 297-2120
  • Contact: S. Filippa Luciano CSJ
  • A High School for young women valuing faith and service with dedicated teachers, challenging academics, outstanding facilities, and friends for life. The TMLA experience produces stellar college acceptances and confident graduates who know how to lead.
  • http://www.tmla.org

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NYC
Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Waldorf School

  • Nursery–Grade 12
  • 307 Hungry Hollow Road
    Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
  • (845) 356-2514
  • Ask us about bus service from NYC
  • Striving to create a social, cultural, and learning environment that recognizes the child’s spiritual freedom and growth, Green Meadow nurtures the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of the growing child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • http://www.gmws.org

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