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Private & Independent Schools on Long Island

Private & Independent Schools on Long Island

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



Find a focused learning environment with smaller class sizes for kids on Long Island. Get the full list here.

Thinking about enrolling your child in a private school on Long Island? 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 on Long Island 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 on Long Island—you’re sure to find the perfect independent school for your child in Syosset, Merrick, Port Washington, Hicksville, Farmingdale, Melville, Williston Park, Amityville, Uniondale, Hempstead, Stony Brook, Huntington, Westbury, Commack, Plainview, Mineola, Rockville Centre, Bethpage, Islip, Smithtown, Massapequa, Freeport, Roslyn, Hewlett, Lawrence, Dix Hills, Merrick, Jericho, Hamptons, and Port Jefferson.



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Jump to: 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 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
Multiple Locations,
516-280-2479

Long Island's Catholic elementary schools are 39 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 School is a private school for students in pre-nursery through eighth grade. We provide a supportive learning environment that is as nurturing as it is rigorous. Our students are happy, kind, and respectful leaders and they are prepared for their next journey after East Woods.

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

At Friends Academy, we achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning. Our welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, empowering our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms and the world. Our students learn and live with purpose to achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.

HOLY ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL
1 Division St. , Patchogue
631-475-2641

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.

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.

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WOODBURY NY
90 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury
516-921-3300

Primrose Schools has finally planted its flag on Long Island! Coming this fall, Primrose School of Woodbury NY–a brand new, state-of-the art, accredited early education school, serving children from infancy through pre-K, as well as before- and after-school programs for elementary aged kids.

SAINT MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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.

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL
40 West Nicholai St. , Hicksville
516-931-2211 x203

We provide a caring, nurturing, and loving environment where our students can thrive and flourish academically, emotionally, and spiritually in a safe Christian based school. Ages 2 through eighth grade. All faiths welcome. STREAM, accelerated honor classes, Spanish, extended care, sports, music, clubs, and electives are offered.

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.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Various locations throughout the greater NYC area. ,
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a network of six campuses offering students with learning differences a highly individualized and responsive education. Our unique model serves students through grade 12. Winston Online now allows students to learn from anywhere in the country. Visit winstonprep.edu/apply-now to sign up for a virtual open house.


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