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New York City has plenty of organizations devoted to the education of children, special needs, religious instruction, and the development of academic, motor, social, and other important skills. But The Partnership for Inner-City Education is a unique program whose mission is grounded in Catholic values. A 501(c)3 organization, the Partnership focuses its attention on Catholic [...]

Summary from POV website: "American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Please contact shamir@shamirkhan.com directly to obtain a discount code for NYC Private Schools Blog readers (or if your need a scholarship to attend for free). If you a school administrator, please [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Below please find a PARTIAL list of confirmed speakers & moderators. There are a number of other speakers who have committed, but we are awaiting final confirmation and will publish their [...]

We are recommending the American Promise Documentary, which opens at the IFC Center & Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on October 18th, 2013 in NYC. Here is the film summary: The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper [...]

Current high school and middle school students have a chance to enter a unique and fun scholarship contest. The Voyage To Discovery Essay Scholarship contest asks students to write and submit an essay on “an African-American individual or group who made a significant contribution to U.S. maritime history.” If you like history, this is the [...]

Epiphany Lutheran School is a part of the ministry of Epiphany Lutheran Church on Lincoln Place in Brooklyn. The elementary school got its start in 1961 under the leadership of Rev. William Henry Schiemann, the fourth pastor of Epiphany. The junior high school was built in 1976 and the high school in 1978. Pastor Schiemann [...]

Horace Mann, the NYC private school in Riverdale, received some unwanted publicity this past week. So far, articles have been published in The New York Times and Gothamist about an assembly that occurred on Tuesday at the school. Visiting poets and professors Denise Duhamel, M.F.A. (Associate Professor at Florida International University) and Maureen Seaton, M.F.A. [...]

St. Gregory The Great School is a Catholic parish school serving nursery school through eighth grade. The school is located in Brooklyn, NYC and has been in steady operation since 1912. St. Gregory has a stable faculty staff, and the average tenure for its lay teachers is nine years. However, it is unique for a [...]

Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Music School is a unique concept in childhood education. The concept is based on the philosophy that art is an intrinsic part of a person's character and personality, therefore the artist within should be developed. The school offers programs in music, dance, and the performing arts without regard for a student's age, income, previous [...]

Located on Tilden Avenue in Brooklyn is a preparatory school with early childhood and elementary school programs. The school is Phyl's Academy Prep. The school was founded in 1979 by a registered nurse. In 1988, Phyl's Academy opened its first branch outside of New York in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Admission in the early childhood program [...]

The La Salle School at St. Gabriel's is a Catholic elementary school following the LaSallian tradition and educating young people from nursery school through eighth grade. The school is staffed by De La Salle Christian Brothers, Sisters of Saint Joseph, and lay teachers. This NYC private school is situated in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of [...]

20 Private Schools In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, like Manhattan, is full of excellent private schools. Instead of just listing and linking to the Brooklyn private schools we've written about on NYC Private Schools Blog, we are going to narrow the list to 20 schools and write a brief synopsis of them. You can still go and read the full post at [...]

Located in South Bronx is St. John Chrysostom School, a Catholic parish school rooted in and committed to the tradition of non-violence since 1914. Serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, St. John Chrysostom is dedicated to the best academic program for students of the school and offer a challenging curriculum. Grades are based on a combination [...]

No, I am not Chinese. But I really related to Amy Chua and three ways her and many other Chinese mothers’ parent. The WSJ Online recently ran Ms. Chua’s essay entitled, Why Chinese Mothers are Superior. Like Ms. Chua, many African American mothers have historic styles of parenting too. I can really identify with three [...]

Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn is the Clara Muhammad School Of Masjid Khalifah, a school dedicated to developing moral excellence in its students from the moment they enter its doors. Clara Muhammad School Of Masjid Khalifah provides a curriculum filled with academic rigor and serves a predominantly African-American Muslim community. The school got its [...]

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School is a co-ed Brooklyn high school that provides a Lasallian Education, which has been defined as education of the total person. The tenets of Lasallian Education are: Every person is unique and should be respected Develop a spirit of community Provide a quality education Instill Christian virtues and values Manifest [...]

Located at 5 West 93rd Street in Manhattan, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is a serious grammar and prep school that focuses strongly on the liberal arts, particularly music, drama and art.  English, language arts, foreign language instruction, mathematics, the sciences, current and historical social studies, physical education, technology, and the fine arts are all included [...]

St. Charles Borromeo School

St. Charles Borromeo School is located at 214 West 142nd Street in New York City. The school is a private K - 8 and offers among its tuition base free PreK - 4 years olds 9am to 11:30am. Testing is at scheduled times. Children K - 6 who pass the testing receive an application of [...]

St. Aloysius School is located at 223 West 132nd Street, NYC, and offers excellent education to inner city, under-served children who are at risk of not meeting their potential. The school serves children from age 3 to age 14 and offers financial support and services to alumni in high school. The curriculum at St. Aloysius [...]

Great Oaks Elementary School is located at 4718 Farragut Road (between East 47th Street and Schenectady Avenue) 264 East 53rd Street, (between Church Avenue and Linden Blvd.) in Brooklyn, NY. The school accepts children ages 5-13. The school's first priority is to assist students in helping them to complete homework assignments and to provide tutors in [...]