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Private & Independent Schools in Manhattan

Private & Independent Schools in Manhattan

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ACADEMY OF THOUGHT AND INDUSTRY
917-338-2820
Email manhattan@thoughtandindustry.com

The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) in Manhattan joins a network of middle and high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, and St. Louis. ATI is an autonomous learning community that offers hands-on work, self-directed projects, and entrepreneurial endeavors among expert mentors and ambitious peers.


BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email admissions@bis-ny.org

With a stunning campus full of light, and a proven, portable curriculum which both stretches and supports every student across a breadth of subject areas, BIS-NY offers a supportive and truly balanced approach to education. For children 3 years and older.


BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-627-1910

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for secondary schools and beyond.


CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email info@cathedralschoolny.org

At The Cathedral School our nursery through eighth grade program encourages children to become bold and compassionate thinkers. We offer a challenging curriculum that engages students in becoming independent and joyful learners. Our small class size allows for individual attention where every child's voice is heard.


DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, New York
212-724-6360
Email admissions@dwight.edu

Dwight is a leading nursery-12th grade private school dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child. Founded in 1872, Dwight has one of the lowest student-teacher ratios among NYC independent schools and was the first in the Americas to offer the full International Baccalaureate curriculum for ages 3-18.


ÉCOLE (THE)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238, for open houses 646-582-9941
Email bonjour@theecole.org

The Ecole is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City's Flatiron District. Students at The Ecole have been onsite, learning live from teachers in the classroom since Sept. 1. There are still seats available in some grades so apply now!


GATEWAY SCHOOL (THE)
211 W. 61st St., 6th floor, New York
212-777-5966
Email admissions@gatewayschool.org

The Gateway School is an independent day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities or attention deficits. It was among the first schools to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently. At Gateway, students recognize their strengths and develop self-advocacy skills.


GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Founded in 1992, Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month early childhood program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide developmentally appropriate academic instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and social groups, music, art, science, technology, sports, and physical fitness.


GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Green Vale is Long Island's premier and largest coed, independent elementary school for pre-nursery through eighth grade. A program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level.


HUDSONWAY IMMERSION SCHOOL
525 W. 52nd St., New York
212·787·8088
Email info@hwis.org

HWIS offers a choice of on-site, five days-per-week or remote learning for 2020-2021. Our preschool, elementary, and middle school program is a full immersion environment in two languages: English/Mandarin or English/Spanish. HWIS students achieve high academic standards, bilingual proficiency, and are admitted to top tier independent schools. Financial aid available.


IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email JKemp@theidealschool.org

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York's only K-21 independent inclusion school. In our diverse and nurturing community and our robust academic program, IDEAL students strive for excellence for themselves and their peers, possessing the self-awareness to advocate for themselves and others, and understanding that only in community are we IDEAL.


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

The International Academy of New York is a multi-cultural, diverse, independent school for ages 2 through 5th Grade. At the core of the school's curriculum is an exceptional Chinese/Spanish bilingual program, daily instruction in the arts, and a focus on excellence in literacy and math. Visit ianyc.org to learn more.


KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496

King School opens minds and sparks courageous thinking. Our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence, as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.


MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL (THE)
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place , Manhattan
212-223-4630

Children enthusiastically explore academic dimensions at their own pace and interest level. Classes are equipped with didactic Montessori materials that encourage absorption of concepts through play, leading children to become well-rounded and confident. Program includes science, music, foreign language, musical theatre, swimming, dance, yoga, chess, cultural events, and robotics.


WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL - IN-PERSON
7 E. 96th St.,
646-213-3400
Ages: 2-14

Email info@wetherbypembridge.org

A British independent school for ages 2-14, our school vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, and celebrate successes. The Team at Wetherby-Pembridge has worked hard to implement thorough safety and hygiene measures and with our small class sizes, we shall be able to welcome back all pupils.


WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a coeducational independent school for children 18 months through eighth grade. Whitby offers a Montessori curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in grades first-eighth. These two programs form the foundation for an educational continuum where students thrive and learn to think creatively and critically.


WINDWARD INSTITUTE (THE)
40 W. Red Oak Lane, White Plains
212 E. 93rd St., Manhattan

The Windward Institute, affiliated with The Windward School, provides professional development based on scientifically-validated research in child development, learning theory, and pedagogy. Courses and workshops address a broad range of topics for mainstream and remedial education settings and are available throughout the year for educators, parents, and non-Windward students.


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