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New York Schools: A-M

This page contains schools whose names begin with A through M. As you begin your search for the right school for your child, look at as many schools as you can. Make a list of all the schools which interest you. Once you have done that, you can begin to shorten the list and visit the schools which seem to be the best match.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Founded in 1983, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School offers an inclusive Jewish education which embraces all branches of the faith and is affiliated with no one synagogue or movement. The school has three campuses on the upper West Side.

Academy of Saint Joseph, Brentwood
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: K-8, 9-12
School Type: Coeducational K-8; Girls 9-12; day school
Comments: The Academy of St. Joseph was founded in 1856 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It offers a solid college prep curriculum. If you live in the Suffolk County area and seek a Catholic education for your daughter, ASJ should be on your list.

The Albany Academies, Albany
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Single sex PK-8; Coeducational 9-12, day school
Comments: The Albany Academies is the name for The Albany Academy and the Albany Academy for Girls which merged in 2007. The lower and middle schools offer single sex classes while the high school is coeducational.

Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Albertus Magnus High School offers Rockland County families who seek a Catholic education for their sons and daughters a rigorous college prep program at an affordable cost. The school also offers a strong athletics program.

Alfred Montessori School, Alfred
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
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.

Allendale Columbia School, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Allendale Columbia School offers a solid college preparation for children of families in the greater Rochester area. Virtually all the school's graduates go on to college. The school has a dynamic strategic plan in place to ensure its continued success in the future.

Aquinas Institute, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Aquinas was founded in 1902. Run by the Basilian Fathers, the school offers Catholic families in the Rochester area a Catholic education rooted in solid core values and academics.

Archbishop Molloy High School, Briarwood
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Archbishop Molloy High School offers families in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood the Marist tradition of academic excellence in college prep. This, combined with a great sports program and affordable tuition, make this school a must see for families seeking a Catholic education.

Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Archbishop Stepinac High School offers boys from the White Plains area a solid academic, college preparation combined with the best Catholic traditions. Award winning sports programs.

The Beekman School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: If you have a child who acts or dances professionally, Beekman has programs which will allow her to balance her academics with professional duties.

Bank Street School for Children, New York, NY
Religious Affiliation: Nonsectarian
Type of School: Coed, day school
Grades: N-8
Comments: A demonstration school of the Bank Street College, the School for Children embraces the philosophy and ideals of the progressive movement.

Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Berkeley Carroll traces its roots to the Berkeley Institute, one of New York's oldest schools founded in 1886. It merged with The Carroll Street School in 1982 to create the present day school which serves families largely from the Park Slope area of Brooklyn.

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School is run by the Maryknoll Fathers. It offers a sound academic education imbued with traditional Catholic values. Extensive sports program including hockey.

The Birch Wathen Lenox School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Birch Wathen Lenox School came into being with the merger of Birch Wathen with The Lenox School. If you live on the East Side, the location and strong academics are two prime considerations for looking further at BWL.

Bishop Maginn High School, Albany
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Maginn High School is the diocesan high school for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. 98% of its graduates matriculate at major colleges and universities.

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.

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.

The Blue School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-2
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Blue School is located in the Village. Founded in 2006 it's a new school as far as Manhattan is concerned but has its roots in an established community theater group. The school is progressive offering a blend of approaches with plenty of parental involvement.

The Brearley School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: The Brearley School was founded in 1884. This prestigious girls school offers serious college preparatory studies as well as a host of extracurricular activities and sports. A highly selective school, Brearley graduates matriculate to the very best colleges and universities at home and abroad.

Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Brooklyn Friends School was founded in 1867. It is one of the most diverse schools in the U.S. It has a superb college preparatory curriculum.

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.

The Browning School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Boys, day

Comments: Browning is an old Manhattan boys' school which has been in operation since its founding in 1888. The school features a traditional approach with solid academics focusing on college prep.

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.

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Buffalo
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: The Academy was founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1877, a time when girls were taught homemaking skills and little else. The Order knew that girls were capable of much more, and, as their Foundress' assured them, "God did provide." 400 girls enjoy a balanced Catholic education at BASH.

The Calhoun School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1896 The Calhoun School has been a leader in progressive education. While much has changed since those early years, the school still wholeheartedly believes in the development of the whole child in accord with the best practices of the progressive education movement.

Cardinal O'Hara High School, Tonawanda
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded by Franciscan friars in 1961 Cardinal O'Hara High School is now a fully accredited Catholic high school.

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.

Canisius High School, Buffalo
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Founded in 1870 Canisius High School has been providing a Jesuit education for young men in the Buffalo area for over 130 years.

Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: A Marianist school for young men founded in 1930, Chaminade today educates 1600 students with a solid academic program which makes it one of Nassau County's great Catholic high schools.

The Chapin School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, Day school

Comments: A fixture in Manhattan since 1901, Chapin is the epitome of what a great girls' day school can be.

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.

Christian Brothers Academy, Albany
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Boys, Day school

Comments: Founded in 1859 Christian Brothers Academy offers solid academics as well as military training.

Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1900 CBA requires community service in addition to the usual credits in order to graduate. Its sports programs enjoy a fine reputation.

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.

Collegiate School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: America's oldest independent school was founded in 1628. If you are considering a Manhattan boys' school, Collegiate is one of the best schools in the country. It has rigorous academics taught by a strong faculty.

Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Columbia Grammar is one of the oldest private schools in New York. It also has one of the finest academic and college prep programs available as evidenced by the strong course offerings and equally impressive matriculations. This is a selective school. Offer the right stuff.

Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Girls, Day school

Comments: Take a look at the top colleges CSH's grads go to. Then you will understand why this is a serious college prep institution. Solid academics. Conservative Catholic values. Selective admissions.

The Dalton School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, Day school

Comments: This is one of the original progressive schools. Founded by Helen Parkhurst, Dalton remains true to her missions and philosophy. This is a very selective school. Only 14% of applicants were accepted in 2008.

Darrow School, New Lebanon
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, boarding/day school

Comments: A leader in the concept of hands on learning the Darrow School offers small classes in a small school setting. It also offers support for ADD/ADHD students.

Devereux New York Center, Red Hook
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 2-12
School Type: Coed, boarding school

Comments: Devereux New York is part of the Devereux group of facilities which provide "clinical and educational services for children who are dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities/mental retardation and psychiatric/behavioral disorders."

The Doane Stuart School, Albany
Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, Day school

Comments: Doane Stuart School is the result of the merger of Kenwood Academy of the Sacred Heart and St. Agnes School. The school is the only independent school in the Albany area offering nursey through 12th grade.

Dominican Academy, New York
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9 - 12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: A Catholic education in the Dominican tradition is what the Academy offers. The traditional core curriculum has been updated with the latest technology. Dominican grads all go on to college.

Dwight School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: coed, day school

Comments: Dwight offers an unusual amalgam of internationalism and civic awareness. The school is the only New York City school to offer the International Baccalaureate at all three levels. It instills a sense of civic responsibility in all its students. Dwight is a selective school.

Emma Willard School, Troy
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9 - 12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day school

Comments: A grand old girls' school as vibrant today as when it was first founded in 1814, EWS offers a solid college prep education replete with all the extras which make a girls' school so special. Convenient to the New York capital district.

Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: coed, day school

Comments: This fine school attracts far more applicants than it has places to offer. The progressive education, community service and high standards are some of the reasons why Ethical Culture is so appealing.

Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: College prep academics with a Catholic emphasis on values and tradition. FHA sends its graduates to many fine Catholic colleges.

Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: The solid academics of a Jesuit education will prepare your son for college level work. If you are thinking about a single sex school in the greater New York area, put this school on your list.

Friends Academy, Locust Valley
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: This is the kind of school every parent dreams of having around the corner. Friends' students matriculate to top colleges. If you live in northern Nassau County, this school needs to be on your list.

Friends Seminary, New York
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1785 Friends Seminary has instilled Quaker values in its young charges for over 223 years. The school offers a rich and varied academic program.

The Garden School, Jackson Heights
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: This very affordable private school is situated in the midst of one of the most diverse areas in Queens. Solid academics and programs are some of the reasons this school holds several coveted accreditations. If you live in the Jackson Heights area, this school should be on your list.

The German School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: The school offers instruction only in German. As such it is aimed at German speaking students. It prepares high school graduates for the German school leaving exam as well as the New York State regents exams.

The Gow School, South Wales
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, boarding school

Comments: The Gow School is one of the country's leading college preparatory schools for boys with language-based learning differences.

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.

Greece Montessori School, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Greece Montessori School is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: One of our children attended a Waldorf school. It is a very special education. Two small points: explore the tenets of anthrosophy thoroughly before you commit to a Waldorf school. Computers are not important in this educational philosophy either.

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.

Hackley School, Tarrytown
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Hackley School was founded in 1899. It offers a traditional day school for grades PK-12 as well as a 5 day boarding program for grades 9-12.

Happy Montessori School, Port Washington
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Happy Montessori School offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

The Harley School, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: A small school with just 500 students in 14 grades, The Harley School offers many creative programs. 100% of its graduates go to college.

Harmony Heights School, Oyster Bay
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, residential/day school

Comments: Harmony Heights offers therapeutic programs for emotionally troubled girls.

The Harvey School, Katonah
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coed, boarding/day school

Comments: The Harvey School is a country day school with a 5 day residential component located close to New York City and adjacent suburbs.

The Hewitt School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: You won't find any computer labs in this school. But laptops are everywhere. That succinctly sums up one of the many attractive features of this Manhattan girls' school.

Holy Cross High School, Flushing
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Solid academics in the best Holy Cross tradition is what this fine boys' high school offers. If you live in Queens and want your son to experience a traditional Catholic education, put this school 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 Diocesan High School, Hicksville
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Long Island's largest Catholic high school offers a solid academic grounding in the Catholic tradition. Fully accredited.

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.

Hoosac School, Hoosick
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: 8-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school
Comments: The Hoosac School is located northeast of Albany in a rural setting. In addition to the usual college prep program the school also has a program for students with mild learning differences.

Horace Mann School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: This is a big school which has been around since 1877. Get you child into the lower school and watch her emerge 12 years later ready for life, and, of course, college. This is one of New York's top day schools.

Houghton Academy, Houghton
Religious affiliation: Christian
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Houghton was founded in 1883. While much has changed in 125 years, Houghton stays the course when it comes to core values and its Christian emphasis in education. Rural western New York location.

Hudson Country Montessori School, New Rochelle
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Hudson Country Montessori School teaches children in multi-age classrooms with teacher-guided learning. The school has a second campus in Danbury, Connecticut.

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.

Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Since 1916 Iona Prep has offered young men in the Westchester area a Catholic education in the Christian Brothers tradition.

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.

Ithaca Montessori School, Ithaca
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Ithaca Montessori School is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills. It benefits from its proximity to institutions of higher learning.

John Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Serving the Westchester county communities for the past 80 years Kennedy High offers solid academics, championship athletics and Roman Catholic values and traditions.

Keio Academy of New York, Purchase
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Keio Academy follows a Japanese curriculum serving the needs of the Japanese community in the metropolitan New York area.

Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Kellenberg Memorial High School on Long Island is owned and operated by the Marianists. So you can be assured of your child receiving a solid academic education integrated with Roman Catholic traditions and values.

The Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, NY
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Founded in 1918 Kew-Forest School is a country day school with a college preparatory emphasis. It is a small school with just 300 students across the 12 grades.

The Kildonan School, Amenia
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 2-12
School Type: Coed, day/boarding school

Comments: Kildonan has been a leader in teaching children with dyslexia since 1969. The school is north of New York City in rural Dutchess County.

Knox School, Saint James
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: coed, day school

Comments: Established in 1904 Knox School offers a high quality college prep education in a small school setting. Country setting on Long Island. Equestrian program and crew.

La Scuola D'Italia, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: La Scuola D'Italia was founded in 1977 to serve the Italian community in New York. It offers a bilingual and bi-curricular program.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy, Woodmere
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Lawrence Woodmere Academy is the south shore's premier country day school. Technology is an integral part of the school's academic program.

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.

Lexington School for the Deaf, New York City
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Lexington has been serving the hard of hearing and deaf communities since 1864. It offers a full range of programs and services.

Le Lycee Francais de New York, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Lycee has been offering a traditional French education since 1935. Graduates earn the French Baccalaureate.

Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: The School has been a leader in progressive education since 1921 when it was founded by Elisabeth Irwin.

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.

Loyola School, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school

Comments: Rigorous Jesuit education for young men and women. Upper East Side location.

Mandell School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Founded in 1939 Mandell offers a nurturing, warm home-like experience for toddlers through middle school children. The school is located on the upper West Side.

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.

Manlius Pebble School, DeWitt
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Comprehensive college prep program in upper school. Lower school features strong arts component including Suzuki method. Suburban Syracuse location.

Maplebrook School, Amenia
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Since 1945 Maplebrook has specialized in teaching students with learning differences and ADD. Close proximity to metropolitan New York area.

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: Since 1936 the Sisters of St. Joseph have offer a college preparatory program for young women. Strong community service component in addition to traditional Roman Catholic education.

Marymount School of New York, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: N-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: A Sacred Heart School offering a solid college preparatory program for young women. Girls have the opportunity to study abroad at Sacred Heart schools in London, Paris and Rome.

The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 5-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Rigorous college preparatory program offering 14 AP courses. The school uses Harkness tables to facilitate interactive learning.

McQuaid Jesuit School, Brighton
"Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Offering a Jesuit education for young men in the Rochester area. Extensive athletics.

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.

Millbrook School, Millbrook
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Small college preparatory boarding school located 2 hours north of New York City. Strong community service and environmental awareness components.

Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Diocesan high school serving the Staten Island community. Traditional Roman Catholic education for young men.

Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

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 Children's School, Massapequa
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori Children's School offers the finest enriched learning experience for preschool and primary children. The school is located on the south shore of Long Island.

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.

Montessori School of Rochester, Brighton
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-3
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori of Rochester offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Montessori School of Schenectady, Burnt Hills
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori School of Schenectady offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

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.

Mount Saint Michael Academy, Bronx
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: The Academy offers a Marist education with a solid college preparatory curriculum.

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