Private & Independent Schools in Westchester County

Private & Independent Schools in Westchester County

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UPDATED July 2019: Private education has a long and distinguished history in Westchester County. This directory, expertly compiled by NYMetroParents, lists Westchester’s pre-eminent private schools. If you are looking for independent school facilities, you will find top-notch choices here, in towns including Mount Vernon, Armonk, New Rochelle, Larchmont, White Plains, and Mamaroneck. These private educational institutions offer alternatives to public schools. The independent schools of Westchester County boast a wide range of features. Some of these private educational facilities offer a bilingual curriculum, while others pride themselves on encouraging independent thinking. Some of these independent educational programs are designed to help students overcome academic difficulties through carefully designed classes.

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CHAPEL SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM (THE)
172 White Plains Road, Bronxville
914-337-3202
Email info@thechapelschool.org

The Chapel School (Est. 1947) welcomes a wonderfully diverse community, where we engage learners, encourage explorers, and empower leaders from Preschool 2s through eighth grade. Children at The Chapel School experience nurturing teachers in small class sizes, with expanding extra-curricular activities, social emotional literacy, and service learning programs.




Campuses in Larchmont and Mamaroneck,
914-434-9909
Nursery to third grade: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Fourth-eighth grade: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck


Email camps@fasny.org

Open your child to the world. FASNY is a coeducational, international, and bilingual day school for children in nursery through 12th grade. We offer the best of American, French, and international curricula, culminating in outstanding college placements and a choice of degrees: IB, French Baccalaureate, and NY High School diploma.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GISNY)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

Bilingual education opens a world of opportunities. German International School New York is an independent, pre-K through 12th, college preparatory program. No German knowledge required for pre-K and kindergarten.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514
For open house:

gmws.org/admissionseventschedule


Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge offers Parent and Child classes for babies and toddlers age 3 and younger, serves children from nursery-12th grade, and runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with approximately 375 students.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202
Camps:
Hudson Country Montessori Camp
Camp Director, Ms. Megen Perkins
campdirectorny@hudsoncountry.org


Inspiring and promoting innate curiosity and love of learning through our progressive Montessori pedagogy. We help children grow into respectful, socially-adept and compassionate leaders. Our curriculum is designed to empower students to become independent, creative thinkers and confident achievers. Toddlers (18 months) through eighth grade. Schedule a private tour today!

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL K–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth- 12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714


Westchester’s only all-boys, K-12th Catholic school has been preparing young men for success for more than 100 years. Rigorous academics with three levels of study, personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement, unique Christian service and leadership opportunities, and championship athletics, provide students with the foundation for success.

KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496 x350

King School, a pre-K-12th grade school educating students from 30 towns, prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth grade school. Celebrating 40 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including music, Spanish, yoga, capoeira, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

RIPPOWAM CISQUA SCHOOL
325 W. Patent Road, Mount Kisco, 914-244-1200 and 439 Cantitoe St., Bedford 914-244-1250


Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in prekindergarten through ninth grade students. Parents are drawn to Rippowam Cisqua School because of its unique ability to stretch, challenge, and lift young minds. Strong student-teacher relationships are supported by small class sizes, flexible learning spaces, and an immersive curriculum that integrates academics, arts, athletics, wellness, and innovation. By cultivating their imagination through play, exploration, and discovery, students engage in joyful learning experiences that spark their intellectual curiosity and personal growth. Graduates emerge as independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders.

SOUNDVIEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL
370 Underhill Ave. , Yorktown Heights
914-962-2780

Soundview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school for grades sixth-12th, situated on a 13-acre pastoral campus in Yorktown Heights. Small class sizes embody the school’s belief that students best develop academic skills, self-esteem, and leadership when teachers can get to know the learning style and interests of each student. College acceptances include Bard, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Haverford, NYU, Oberlin, RISD, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, and Williams.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle's Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international, kindergarten-12th, coed school that attracts students from 40 different countries, and teaches French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, and Japanese.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-302-3900
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Whitby School was founded 60 years ago on the principle that each child must be seen, valued, and understood for achievement to happen with heart. Our school has come a long way since then, but that core belief is still what drives us every day. Is your standard for education as high as ours? Come say hello. Located in back country Greenwich, CT, Whitby is an independent school for students 18 months-eighth grade. Visit whitbyschool.org to register for a fall admissions event or to schedule a personal tour.


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