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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.


UPDATED March 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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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.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL
99 Central Park Road, Plainview
516-349-1966

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is the leading Christian preschool in Plainview providing fully licensed year-round daycare, school year, and summer camp programs for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Specific educational offerings include infant day care, toddler programs, nursery, and pre-kindergarten classes. We welcome children and families of all faiths and backgrounds. We offer a spacious and well-equipped Plainview facility with certified teachers. All staff members possess AED and First Aid certification.

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 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.

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.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

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.

WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY (THE)
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434
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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
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

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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