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Private and Independent Schools In Brooklyn

Private and Independent Schools In Brooklyn

Brooklyn has a variety of private schools; find the best one for your child.



UPDATED October 2021: Looking for a private school in Brooklyn? Look no further than our list of the top private schools in Park Slope, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Dumbo, Bay Ridge, or Flatbush.

Thinking about enrolling your child in a private school in Brooklyn? Also known as independent schools, private schools are funded by tuition and donations as opposed to being funded by taxpayer dollars. As such, private schools tend to have a little more flexibility when it comes to the curriculum (and some private schools in Brooklyn may not follow the Regents exam program). When applying to a private school, such as an international school, your child may need to take an entrance exam or admissions test and go through an interview process. Though tuition is a factor when attending a private school, many offer needs-based financial aid. Learn more about the private schools in Brooklyn—you’re sure to find the perfect independent school for your child in Dumbo, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Sheepshead Bay, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Marine Park, Flatbush, and beyond.

Watch the Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Queens School Showcase today to "tour" schools, meet directors, and find the perfect school for your child!



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Jump to: BROOKLYN GLOBAL PREP
423 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
732- 924-5432
Email admissions@brooklynglobalprep.com

We are a child-centric haven that utilizes language immersion, creating a path for happy, diverse, open-minded thinkers. We have an integrated curriculum that seamlessly weaves together the acquisition of social, emotional, and academic skills, learning of co-constructed content, and building of community in dual languages.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
718-858-5100 ​
Email admissions@bhmsny.org

Nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a diverse community committed to educational excellence serving students age 2-eighth grade. Our programs are rooted in the Montessori philosophy, a 100-year-old framework based on child development and rooted in a joy of learning.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS - BROOKLYN AND QUEENS
718-965-7380
Email catholicschools@diobrook.org

Your child deserves a Catholic School education. More than ever, educating the minds and hearts of our children is vitally important. We invite you to visit with a Catholic school near you to learn about faith based and value centered education with a track record of academic excellence.

DGK PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email info@dgkschool.org

Our kindergarten-fourth curriculum is aligned with New York State Common Core Standards. It is designed to engage children in the learning process, provide them with a sense of accomplishment, help them understand the value of learning, and prepare them for Middle School.

FONTBONNE HALL - THE LAB SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
9901 Shore Road , Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
718-748-2244

Fontbonne Hall, the Lab School for Girls, a Catholic, all-girl, private high school is not just for future scientists, doctors, or engineers but instead for all expansive thinkers, creative problem solvers, and potential pioneers. FH offers a hybrid learning model consisting of synchronous learning every day, and a fully remote option. 

GERMAN SCHOOL BROOKLYN
40 Brevoort Place, Brooklyn
347-897-8161
Email office@germanschoolbrooklyn.org

German School Brooklyn (GSB) is an independent international lower, middle, and upper school with a bilingual curriculum. GSB admits students without knowledge of German and offers financial assistance. GSB is now an official IB MYP and IB DP candidate! A whole child education for future global citizens. Enrolling kindergarten-10th grade.

HANNAH SENESH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
342 Smith St., Brooklyn
718-858-8663

Hannah Senesh, a kindergarten-eighth Jewish community day school in Brooklyn, is home to a diverse and joyful student body who achieve their highest academic potential while developing lifelong skills. They learn to lead with a strong sense of self, a connection to community, and a drive to do good. hannahsenesh.org.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

Our students experience a solid core curriculum taught in English and also become fluent in Spanish or Chinese language. Our unique approach to language learning is completed through art, music, and cultural exploration delivered in the target language. Join our small international community that values knowledge and understanding of the world.

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan,
833-905-3276
Opening soon:
Park Slope KinderCare
Cobble Hill KinderCare


For 50 years, KinderCare Learning Centers—America’s largest, most accredited childcare provider—has been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow, and build confidence for life. New centers are opening soon in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Visit us at kindercare.com/nyc or call 833-905-3276 to learn more.

MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL OF BROOKLYN
237 Park Place, Prospect Heights
718-398-2322

Since 1977, MDS has followed a Montessori philosophy to guide and inspire a joy of learning both in and outside of the classroom. We are an inclusive preschool program that values diversity, excellence in early childhood education, and continuous learning. Hours are 8am-3pm with extended day available.

MUSE ACADEMY
126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn
929-400-1751
Email admissions@museacademybk.com

MUSE Academy offers exceptional faculty with advanced degrees, small class sizes, and daily classes in music, dance, visual arts, and Spanish. MUSE's literacy, math, and science curricula draw upon on most successful programs in the world. Attend an upcoming virtual open house or contact their admissions team at admissions@museacademybk.com or 929-400-1751.

SCIENCE, LANGUAGE & ARTS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
9 Hanover Place , Downtown Brooklyn
347-894-3768
Early Childhood Campus: 132 4th Place, Carroll Gardens


Science, Language & Arts is an independent nursery to eighth grade school in Brooklyn, focused on the hands-on integration of science with visual arts, language, and math, and committed to providing children with a rich and rigorous multilingual, multicultural, and anti-racist education in French and Mandarin.

VISITATION ACADEMY
8902 Ridge Blvd., Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
718-680-9452
Email office@visitationacademy.net

At Visitation, we know the importance of educating girls in our society and the positive impact they will make on the world. Visitation provides rigorous, differentiated instruction in core subjects and offers physical education, music, visual arts, and French. Students take the Living Environment, Earth Science, and Algebra 1 Regents.

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.


And you can always browse more of our education resources in Brooklyn, including preschools, Catholic schools, and special education schools.

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