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Private & Independent Schools in Queens

Private & Independent Schools in Queens

Browse our private and independent schools guide to find the right fit for your child in Queens.



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Thinking about enrolling your child in a private school in Queens? 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 Queens 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 Queens—you’re sure to find the perfect independent school for your child in Flushing, Astoria, Long Island City, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Ridgewood, Fresh Meadows, Middle Village, Glendale, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Woodside, and more.

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: ACADEMY FOR YOUNG MINDS
11-20 46th Road , Long Island City
646-670-5999
Email info@aymschool.org

AYM is an independent private school for mid-high functioning school-age children on the autism spectrum. Led by Board-Certified Behavior Analysts®, we focus on social and functional language skills and provide personalized, rigorous curriculum using the principles of applied behavior analysis.

ARCHBISHOP MOLLOY HIGH SCHOOL
83-53 Manton St., Briarwood
718-441-2100 x155, x140, x110
Email admissions@molloyhs.org, Basketball and Baseball: mmccleary@molloyhs.org Theater: swinters@molloyhs.org STEM: eboral@molloyhs.org

Archbishop Molloy High School promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, personal growth, and faith. Rooted in a tradition of high standards in academics, athletics, and service to others, students are challenged to excel by our top-tier faculty, dedicated coaching staff, and competitive curriculum.

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.

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.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School offers children, 18 months to 6 years, a well-balanced and enriched curriculum which includes traditional subjects, art, and music. They are located on an estate-like setting with an outdoor playground and nature walks. Classrooms are fully equipped and spacious.

FLUSHING YMCA PRE-K (CODE QAJR)
138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing
718-551-9356
Email lrothstein@ymcanyc.org

Our quality Pre-K is offered five days-a-week, open to children throughout NYC. Children are taught by a multi-lingual staff of licensed, certified teachers. The curriculum offers enriching activities that develop children’s intellectual, social, and emotional learning skills in a safe, nurturing environment. Private playground, nutritious lunches, family events. 

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

Garden School was founded in 1923 to meet the need for a high-quality, individualized, and independent school in Jackson Heights, Queens. We believe every child has potential and we believe it is a school's job to spark, acknowledge, and promote the passions and interests of children.

HOLY CROSS GREEK AMERICAN DAY SCHOOL OF WHITESTONE
12-03 150th St., Whitestone, Queens
718-767-2955
Email info@holycrossgreekchurch.com

We are a day school for children between the ages of 3 and 6 (preschool to first grade). Our commitment is to foster the natural curiosity, intelligence, and creativity of children through excellence in education. Small class size and our individual nurturing environment create a second home for all students.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997

Email dinam@ivydayschool.com

Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities.

THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
718-268-4667

Our families and staff represent more than 70 nationalities and speak more than 30 languages. You will find that our community nurtures lifelong learners, our educators inspire young people, and our students support each other. We offer on-site, hybrid, and remote learning for students in preschool through 12th grade.

KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
718-281-2338

This September we will offer free 3-K and UPK classes! Our educational program is grounded in the Department of Education monthly unit studies and is play and project based. We will be offering toddler classes for age 2. We have a roof-top playground, indoor play space, and a dance room!

LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACADEMY
336 Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere
516-374-9000
Email admissions@lawrencewoodmere.org

Lawrence Woodmere Academy “LWA” is a coeducational, non-religious, college preparatory school with a more than 100-year history of academic excellence. LWA comprises pre-school through 12th grade students. The school culture is marked by global perspective within a school community, with a mission distilled into three core values: truth, integrity, and service.

LITTLE BLOSSOMS OF MIDDLE VILLAGE
8402 60th Ave., Middle Village
917-627-5679 917-745-0955
Email littleblossomsofmiddlevillage@gmail.com

Little Blossoms of Middle Village is a place for kids to learn and grow! A hands-on, exploratory approach to learning is provided. We offer early drop-off and after-school. In our brand new facility we have a creative monthly curriculum that focuses on motor skills, speech/language development, math, science, and social studies. 

MONSIGNOR MCCLANCY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
71-06 31st Ave., East Elmhurst
718-898-3800 x0
Email admissions@msgrmcclancy.info

Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school conducted in the educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, providing a quality education for young men and women, fully interweaving gospel values and Catholic teachings with core curriculum. Opportunities available for college credit and advanced placement.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251

noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com

Noah's Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person's gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster the love of learning. Please call for further information about all of our programs, including UPK.

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
173-53 Croyden Road, Jamaica Estates
718-658-6166
Email rsorrentini@unis.org

The United Nations International School, Queens campus, provides an intimate learning environment promoting academic achievement, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Inspired by the ideals of the United Nations, students become active and thoughtful global citizens. Modern languages and a strong fine arts program complement a rigorous academic curriculum.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Vincent Smith School is Long Island's premier prep school serving students with learning issues such as school anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia, and auditory and language disorders in grades first-12th. VSS students come from all over Long Island and NYC to take advantage of the school's unique programs and individualized curriculum.

WINDSOR SCHOOL (THE)
37-02 Main St., Flushing
718-359-8300
Email admin@thewindsorschool.com

A small private middle and senior high school offering in-person instruction five days a week for all students. An average class size of 10 students per class providing proper social distancing. Our administration and guidance department provide students one-to-one counseling and college advisement. Generous scholarship and financial assistance available.


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