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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.

Find a focused learning environment with smaller class sizes for kids in Queens. Get the full list here.

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.

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83-53 Manton St., Briarwood
718-441-2100 x155, 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.

2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn

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.

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.

354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
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. Zoom classes are offered for toddler and nursery children.

138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing

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. 

33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights

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.

65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

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.

119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills

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 grade 12.

336 Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere
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.

8402 60th Ave., Middle Village
917-627-5679 917-745-0955
Email littleblossomsofvillage@gmail.com

Little Blossoms of Middle Village provides a hands-on, exploratory approach to learning. We offer early drop-off and after-care. In our brand new facility we have a creative monthly curriculum that focuses on motor skills, speech/language development, math, science, and social studies.

71-06 31st Ave. E., East Elmhurst
718-898-3800 x2
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.

1340 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
516-627 0184

St. Mary's Elementary School students flourish in an environment characterized by academic excellence, inspired faith, and creative learning as they grow in mind and spirit. With small classes, skilled teachers, the latest technology, and exciting extracurricular activities, we inspire excitement for learning while integrating Catholic values into our daily curriculum.

173-53 Croyden Road, Jamaica Estates
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.

322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington

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.

37-02 Main St., Flushing
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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