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UPDATED March 2018: Choosing the right school is essential to your child's academic growth and development. Use our guide to private schools in Queens, NY to find your child's perfect fit.
ARCHBISHOP MOLLOY HIGH SCHOOL
83-53 Manton St., Briarwood
718-441-2100 x155 or x110
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. Students feel part of a family, and with many school activities and programs, there truly is something for everyone. Molloy continually benchmarks its current academic offerings and use of technology with other higher learning institutions in order to keep evolving as a dynamic school in a rapidly changing world.
BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
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.
Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
Garden School is a coed, nursery to 12th grade, fully-accredited, independent college prep school, offering a realistic educational alternative. Small by design, 310 students participate in a strong, highly enriched program, and thrive in small classes where individual attention cultivates each student's unique identity and awakens intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and scholastic excellence. Garden teaches traditional academic and critical thinking skills using proven, progressive teaching methods. Our comprehensive program includes field trips, extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership opportunities. Private bus transportation, lunch program, and tuition assistance are available.
HIGHLAND SCHOOL (THE)
193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows
Highland is an independent, non-sectarian school serving grades pre-K through eighth in Fresh Meadows. All grades enjoy a well-rounded program, incorporating academics with specialty classes in gym, music, art, and computers. Early morning and after-school hours meet the needs for working parents. The quality education allows students to reach their own levels of success in an enriching and nurturing environment.
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL , MR. ROBERT BOTERO, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-886-7250 x558, or text 718-309-0589
Holy Cross High School is a Catholic college preparatory school located in Queens. In following the educational and spiritual vision of the Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross is dedicated to educating the hearts and minds of young people. In the spring of 2017, Holy Cross High School enhanced its mission by announcing the decision to move to coeducation. Beginning this fall with the class of 2022, and each year after, young women can apply to join.
KEW-FOREST SCHOOL (THE)
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
Established in 1918, The Kew-Forest School is the oldest independent, coed, college preparatory school in Queens for students in pre-K through 12th grade. With more than 230 students, we are small by design, inclusive, and globally representative, with approximately 60 nationalities on campus and 20 languages spoken at home. Our school provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment.
MONSIGNOR MCCLANCY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
71-06 31st Ave., East Elmhurst
718-898-3800 Ext. 1
Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is a Catholic, co-educational, 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. The school incorporates a dynamic Campus Ministry Program with a strong mission and service component. Students are offered a disciplined and nurturing environment, which promotes growth in scholarship, leadership, and outreach. Opportunities are available for college credit and advanced placement, as well as challenging honors courses in all subject areas.
Our Lady of Grace is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual and educational growth. The school strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children from nursery to third grade, inspiring them to pursue lifelong learning. The school has offered high quality education for 50 years and is rooted in the core values of love, spirituality, respect, community, and beauty. Our teachers recognize that children learn in different ways and accommodate all learning styles.
Sappo School is a non-religious, private college-preparatory school. Founded more than twenty years ago, Sappo School believes in a tailored learning approach to education. Students are taught using their individual strengths and interests. Because classes have a maximum of 15 students, teachers are able to get to know students and how they learn best. Focus is on project-based learning. Students learn by doing as well as listening, reading, or watching. Real world projects allow students to develop independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Creativity is enhanced through STEM computer programing courses, visual and performing arts programs.
ST. AGNES ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL
13-20 124th St., College Point
Celebrating 110 years of educating and inspiring young women, St. Agnes Academic High School understands that success for young women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is critical to the future. The Maureen Martin Fritch Health Science Lab provides a world of opportunity in a variety of health fields giving St. Agnes girls the 'edge' when applying to health and nursing programs. This is an exciting time for young women in STEM and St. Agnes is committed to staying ahead of the curve.
ST. KEVIN CATHOLIC ACADEMY
45-50 195th St., Flushing
At SKCA, classrooms are equipped with SMARTBoards™ and students have access to I-Pads and one-to-one Chromebook technology. Our STREAM Lab offers resources that allow students to supplement classroom experiences through problem-solving and project based activities to develop deeper levels of understanding of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts education, and mathematics. We offer Mommy and Me, full- and half-day classes for nursery, full-day pre-K for all program and before- and after-school programs.
ST. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY
39-76 58th St., Woodside
Nursery through eighth grade, including free Universal Pre-K for All. Free after-school academic and recreational programs are offered daily for students in grades sixth-eighth, sponsored on site by Maspeth Town Hall. An extended day program for students in grades nursery through fifth is available for an additional fee. A partnership with Monsignor McClancy High School Regents classes is offered in algebra and Earth science. Title 1 reading and math, SETSS, speech, and OT are available. You may be eligible for tuition assistance!
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. Small class sizes support individualized attention. Modern languages and a strong fine arts program complement a rigorous academic curriculum. With an experienced faculty, supportive parents, and outstanding students, UNIS provides an optimal educational experience for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
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, AD/HD, dyslexia, and auditory and language disorders in grades first-12th. VSS students travel from Long Island and Manhattan to take advantage of the school's comprehensive program. What makes VSS stand out? Differentiated, personalized instruction in small classes (5-to-1 student-teacher ratio); on-site counseling, reading, speech, and occupational therapy (OT); highly-engaged teachers passionate about their mission; emphasis on multi-sensory learning; college and vocational prep, approximately 85 percent of VSS graduates go to college.