Private Schools, Independent Schools, and Religious Schools on Long Island

Private Schools, Independent Schools, and Religious Schools on Long Island

Browse our private and independent schools guide to find the right fit for your child in Nassau or Suffolk county.


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UPDATED August 2019: A private school education allows for more focused learning with smaller class sizes, challenging curriculum, a nurturing environment for kids to thrive, and intellectual minds to help students reach their potential to help them excel into adulthood. Find a private school or independent school for your child throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, with schools that focus on helping children with special needs, religious schools, and others with technological components embedded into the education. Schools are located in Baldwin, Bellmore, Great Neck, Hicksville, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Roslyn, and Syosset in Nassau County and Commack, East Islip, East Northport, Patchogue, Port Washington, Riverhead, and Woodbury in Suffolk County.

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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.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks is an early childhood learning center focusing on education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, preschool classes, and childcare. As a New York state-accredited special education program for more than 36 years, we provide special instruction, ABA, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, psychological and diagnostic services.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
Multiple Locations,
516-280-2479

Long Island's Catholic elementary schools are 43 unique and beautiful schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties that educate the whole child in the spirit of service and compassion. Coupled with God's love, we strive to inspire each child to grow spiritually and academically in a diverse and challenging world.

EAST WOODS SCHOOL
31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay
516-922-4400

East Woods, in Oyster Bay, is a private school for age 2-eighth grade. We are a friendly community of students, faculty, and parents that feels more like one big family. We have been inspiring confidence, excellence, and kindness since 1946. We develop confident, motivated, and kind leaders.

FRIENDS ACADEMY
270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
516-676-0393

Strong minds, kind hearts. Friends Academy is a premier private school committed to the guiding principles of peace, integrity, community equality, and service. These values have guided our school for 140 years. Our superior academic program and commitment to an exciting learning environment are among the many reasons we are one of the most sought after independent schools on Long Island. With small class sizes, excellent faculty, and inclusive spirit, our students emerge with the skills they need for college and life.

FUSION ACADEMY WOODBURY
260 Crossways Park Drive, Suite A, Woodbury
516-364-5414

Fusion Academy Woodbury is a revolutionary, accredited, private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential. With one teacher and one student per classroom, Fusion teachers are able to personalize curriculum and teaching to students’ individual strengths and learning styles.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Green Vale is Long Island’s premier and largest coed, independent elementary school for pre-nursery through eighth grade. A program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level.

HOLY ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL
1 Division St. , Patchogue
631-475-2641
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Since 1923, Holy Angels Regional School has illuminated hearts and minds of students through academic excellence and the values of Catholic faith. Our mission is to provide each student the opportunity to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically in a safe and caring environment.

HOLY CHILD ACADEMY
25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-626-9300

Holy Child Academy is Long Island's only premier, independent Catholic elementary and middle school for children of all faiths-toddler through eighth grade. Our creative educators help each child develop a joy for learning by seamlessly integrating our humanities and science curriculum with technology, fine arts, music, theater, and athletics.

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL
17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville
516-938-3846 x329

Making a difference one child at a time. Students come from 31 Catholic parishes, 34 Long Island school districts to be a part of this one great school. Our nurturing yet challenging program educates the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit.

LOVE OF LEARNING MONTESSORI SCHOOL
105 Prospect Road , Centerport
631-629-5599

An AMS member school, Love of Learning Montessori has for 20 years provided an authentic hands-on education for children ages 3 through sixth grade. Exploration in our woods and on our beach is actively encouraged. Love of Learning-where we love to learn, and learn to love. Financial aid is available.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES
76 Park Blvd., Malverne
516-599-7328

Nourishing hearts, minds, and souls. It’s more than religion classes. Our faith comes alive when we live it. OLL provides an opportunity for each child to grow in knowledge, friendship, and love of the Lord while aspiring to reach their full potential spiritually, academically, and socially.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

Our Lady of Mercy School strives in the spirit of service and love to inspire our students to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. Our goal is to enable all students to meet the challenges of the future through a strong faith-based academic program enhanced by extracurricular activities. A variety of early childhood classes, full-day kindergarten through eighth grade, before- and after-care programs are available. Weekday, evening, and weekend tours are available by appointment.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
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A wide range of academic and social experiences for toddlers– kindergarten preparing students for future endeavors. Extensive curriculum includes classes in science in our STEAM Science Center, computers, balanced literacy, Math, music and art, physical education, and library-all on our 15-acre campus. Before- and after-care and lunch available.

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown
631-265-3334

Smithtown Christian School was founded in 1978. Its student body is comprised of more than 400 students from preschool through 12th grade, and draws from numerous churches and more than 40 school districts. The mission of Smithtown Christian School is to teach with excellence in the classroom and through life-on-life influence to produce exceptional young Christian leaders with a heart for God, a mind for truth, and a passion to change the world. The curriculum at SCS is designed to prepare students for college and exceeds NYS requirements for graduation.

TEMPLE SINAI OF ROSLYN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
516-621-8016
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Finally, a religious school your children will love! Temple Sinai of Roslyn's programs, including the flexible Torah Explorers for children in grades kindergarten-second, deliver the perfect combination of Jewish learning and fun! We even have options for children with special needs. Offerings are varied, creative, and relevant to today's students.

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY (THE)
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434


The Waldorf School of Garden City, accredited by NYSAIS and AWSNA, educates nursery through 12th grade children to meet the world with purpose, gratitude, and respect. Our curriculum awakens students to the experience of knowledge, strengthening their sense of moral responsibility, and empowering them to act with courage and conviction.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
30 Deforest Road , Dix Hills
212-719-5598 x2213
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Winston Preparatory School is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades third through 12th with learning differences. Our unique model of education for the individual provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy.


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