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New York Private Elementary Schools

Data and information on private elementary schools in New York State.

Alfred Montessori School, Alfred
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Alfred Montessori School offers parents in the Alfred area a Montessori education for their toddlers. The school also offers an after school program for children through age 12.

Bishop's Academy at Holy Family, Syracuse
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-6
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Catholic elementary school supported by the largest parish in the Diocese of Syracuse.

Blessed Sacrament School, Syracuse
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Blessed Sacrament School has been serving the Syracuse area since 1931. Its graduates go on to other Catholic middle and high schools in the area.

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn Heights
Religious affiliation: None
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: BMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the National Association of Independent Schools. That's unusual and speaks to the school's seriousness of purpose.

The Brooklyn School, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: None
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: For parents looking for a Waldorf education in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn School is new and exciting. It even offers Chinese for primary age children.

Brown School, Schenectady
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1893 by Helen Brown to serve children of General Electric employees, Brown School holds fast to the individualized approach to education which was a hallmark of Miss Brown's beliefs.

The Buckley School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-9
School Type: Boys, day

Comments: Established in 1913 The Buckley School has had only six headmasters in its almost 100 year history. That says volumes about the solid contributions each head has made to the Buckley way of teaching and developing boys.

The Cathedral School, New York
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine Cathedral had its origins as the residential choir school for the cathedral beginning in 1901. It has morphed over the years from a boys' boarding school to the coeducational day school it currently is today.

Chemung Valley Montessori School, Big Flats
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, Day school

Comments: An established Montessori school with over 30 years experience educating the Montessori way, CYMS serves the western New York and Pennsylvania areas.

Children's Country Day School, New Windsor
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Grades: PK-4
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Multi-age classes and a literature-based approach to learning are featurez of this PK-4 school's approach.

Christ The King School, Albany
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Christ the King School has served the Albany area for over 40 years.

City and Country School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, Day school

Comments: If you are looking for a progressive day school in the West Village, City and Country should be on your list. Founded in 1914 by Caroline Pratt, CCS develops students who are keen to discover themselves and the worlds around them.

Grace Church School, New York
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: My late wife Nancy attended Grace Church School. So I have always held the school in high esteem. It provides its students with a solid foundation for academic work at the high school level. But most importantly it places great importance on developing the whole child.

The Green Vale School, Glen Head
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-9
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1923 The Green Vale School is solidly committed to N-9 education. It has an excellent track record as tribute to its mission and core beliefs. If you seek a school on Long Island's north shore, put this one on your list.

Holy Family School, Norwich
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Small Catholic elementary school serving 5 parishes in the Chenango county area of Syracuse.

Holy Name School, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Traditional Catholic education in a Middle States accredited school.

Holy Trinity School, Utica
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: A fixture in the Utica Catholic education community since the 1950's.

Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic parochial school located in a famous college town.

The Jewish Academy, East Northport
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: K-3
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: The Academy gives its students a solid academic foundation integrated with a Jewish education. Convenient north shore Long Island location.

Les Enfants Montessori School, Astoria
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-K
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Les Enfants Montessori has been providing Montessori education to the Astoria area since 1980.

Love of Learning Montessori School, Centerport
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Love of Learning Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society. Convenient Suffolk County, Long Island location.

Manhattan Country School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Since 1966 Manhattan Country School has been offering top-notch academics combined with a culture of learning by doing. The school has a farm in the Catskills.

The Melrose School, Brewster
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Melrose graduates matriculate to some of the most prestigious schools in the northeastern states.

The Montessori Center of Nyack, Nyack
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Montessori preschool serving suburban Westchester county/

Montessori Children's Room, Armonk
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Montessori certified teachers guide the learning at this suburban Montessori school.

Montessori Day School of Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Montessori programs offered in two Brooklyn locations.

Montessori School of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Morning and afternoon sessions available in a beautifully renovated Victorian house.

Montessori School of Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Certified Montessori teachers guide the learning at this Brooklyn Montessori school.

The Montessori School of New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. This school has been in operation since 1968.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Buffalo
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Mount Saint Joseph Academy exists because of the devotion of its parents. Originally founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph the Academy became a parent-owned and operated school in 2007.

Northern Chatauqua Catholic School, Dunkirk
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Small Roman Catholic day school with a wide variety of academic electives and activities.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Lindenhurst
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Our Lady of Perpetual Help is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Serving the western Suffolk County area of Long Island.

Our Lady of the Hamptons, Southampton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Accredited Roman Catholic elementary/middle school serving eastern Long Island's south fork.

Rippowam Cisqua School, Bedford
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-9
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: 2 campuses serving this school which was founded in 1917. Graduates go on to the finest schools such as Choate, Exeter and Andover, to name but a few.

Philosophy Day School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Philosophy Day School was founded in 1994 by a group of parents who participate in the School of Philosophy's teachings and programs. The school is currently adding a grade yearly until it reaches 6th grade.

The River School, Nyack
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Small elementary school.

Saint Anthony's School, Nanuet
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school operated by the Dominican Sisters in suburban Rockland County, New York.

Saint Bartholomew School, Yonkers
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Roman Catholic elementary/middle school accredited by the Middle States Association.

Saint Bernard's School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-9
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: St. Bernard's is one of a handful of boys' schools in New York City. The school teaches its students the value of hard work, good citizenship and an appreciation of diversity. This is a selective school.

Saint Christopher's Parochial School, Baldwin
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school serving suburban Nassau County, Long Island.

Saint Clement's Regional Catholic School, Saratoga Springs
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school serving the Saratoga Springs area.

Saint Denis/Saint Columba School, Hopewell Junction
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school operated by the Dominican Sisters.

Saint Dominic High School, Oyster Bay
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: St. Dominic's is the oldest high school in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School, Wantagh
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: The largest elementary school in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Saint Eugene School, Yonkers
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school serving the Yonkers area.

Saint Frances Cabrini School, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school serving Brooklyn.

Saint Helen School, Howard Beach
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Catholic elementary school accredited by the Middle States Association.

Saint Joseph's School, Endicott
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Catholic elementary school serving Broome County.

Saint Mary's Elementary School, Lancaster
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Catholic elementary school serving the Lancaster area.

Saint Mary's Elementary School, Manhasset
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Catholic parochial school serving the Manhassett community on Long Island's north shore.

Saint Mary's Star of the Sea School, Lawrence
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Accredited by the Middle States Association since 1994. Serving the Five Towns area.

Saint Patrick's School, Owego
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Elementary school serving the Owego area.

Saint Pius Tenth School, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Elementary school serving the Rochester area. 85% of faculty and staff have advanced degrees.

Saint Teresa of Avila School, Albany
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Roman Catholic day elementary/middle school serving the Albany area.

Saint Teresa of Avila School, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Catholic elementary/middle school. Accredited by the Middle States Association.

Saint Thomas Church Choir School, New York
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: 3-9
School Type: Boys, boarding school
Comments: Founded in 1919 St. Thomas Church Choir School is the only church affiliated boarding choir school in the United States. Boys sing regular services and concerts at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue. One of the finest choral ensembles of its kind in the world.

Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Jewish day school whose graduates are accepted at the best public and private high schools in the New York area.

Southtowns Catholic Schools, North Evans
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Catholic elementary school serving the towns of Evans and Lakeview in western New York.

The Speyer Legacy School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Speyer Legacy School offers the finest accelerated and enriched learning experience for advanced preschool and primary children.

The Town School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Town School is committed to elementary education. It uses a blend of the traditional methods and approaches as well as the innovative learning strategies which have proven themselves effective. Town sends its graduates on to the best high schools throughout the country.

Transfiguration School, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: A lower East Side institution since 1832, Transfiguration is a diverse community offering a high quality Catholic education in the Maryknoll Sisters' tradition.

Tuxedo Park School, Tuxedo Park
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-9
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: One of the oldest schools specializing in pre-secondary education. Tuxedo Park School serves Orange and Rockland Counties in New York and Bergen and Passaic Counties in north New Jersey.

Twin Parks Montessori Schools, New York, NY
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Twin Parks is actually two Montessori schools: Park West Montessori School and Riverside Montessori School. Accredited by the Middle States Association on Elementary Schools.

Webster Montessori School, Webster
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Accredited by AMI and the New York Board of Regents. Traditional Montessori education for children ages 18 months through 12.

Westbury Friends School, Westbury
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Traditional Quaker values. Small school. Central Nassau County location.

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