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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 April 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.

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17 Eastern Parkway, 5th floor , Brooklyn

German School Brooklyn (founded 2014) is the first English-German bilingual school in New York City. GSB is dedicated to making bilingual education attainable to all Brooklyn families. GSB enrolls students without prior knowledge of German. Currently offering education for Lower and Middle School. High School set to open in 2021.

342 Smith St., Brooklyn

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.

126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn

MUSE Academy offers in-person, arts-enriched education with small classes and enhanced safety protocols five days-a-week. We have a limited number of slots remaining for pre-K 3 through first grade this year. It's not too late to enroll your child in a school that offers inquiry-based learning including music, movement, and Spanish.

969 Lake Ave., Greenwich

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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