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Cathedral School in Manhattan is a unique kind of independent school. With an early childhood program and an upper school, the K-4 lower school program is excellent at taking students from the former and preparing them for the latter. Here's what the Cathedral Lower School program has to offer. First, the school has a very [...]

In the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, NYC is a private school focused on delivering quality education with a low tuition price tag. The school is Garden School. Garden School is an independent school with a preschool option, a lower division, and an upper division. The lower division begins in first grade and runs through [...]

Phyl's Academy Preparatory School is an early childhood and elementary school program located in Brooklyn. The elementary school is designed to take children from first grade through sixth in preparation for middle school and high school. Students in elementary school take frequent field trips and engage in stimulating and extensive investigation and discovery projects. Faculty [...]

Phyl's Academy Preparatory School, based in Brooklyn, is an independent school with a nurturing environment designed to turn young children into lifelong learners. The school offers a preschool and an elementary school. The early childhood program at Phyl's Academy Preparatory School consists of a Universal Pre-K program and a kindergarten program. Faculty use hands-on activities [...]

In Brooklyn, the Bay Ridge Preparatory School is an independent coeducational college preparatory school with a lower school program, a middle school program, and a high school. The high school is the pinnacle of the rigorous academic program that prepares students for college and for life. Designed for students in grades 9 through 12, Bay [...]

Located in Manhattan, Cathedral School is an independent school with programs from nursery school through eighth grade. The early childhood program at Cathedral School consists of nursery school and preschool. Starting at age three, faculty take students and help wean them away from parents for the first time, assisting them to develop their independence. Teachers [...]

ISAAGNY Board 2012-13

The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a not-for-profit organization that strives to further a spirit of cooperation among Member Schools by coordinating admissions practices and procedures in order to help ensure an orderly, fair, and professional admissions process and thereby serve the educational purposes of the Member Schools. There are [...]

Heads of independent schools across America have united to call on President Obama and national policy leaders to "do everything necessary to stem this tide of senseless gun violence." This group, "Heads of Schools Against Gun Violence" (HOSAGV) has launched a website, Heads of Schools Against Gun Violence, established Twitter (@HOSAGV) and Facebook accounts, and [...]

Focus On The Parents League

For almost 100 years The Parents League of New York has been an educational source for parents looking for an independent school to which to enroll their child for the best education they could hope for. Since then, the league has grown and expanded its offerings to parents all over New York City. We believe [...]

The NAIS Parent Guide

The National Association of Independent Schools is an industry association for private schools and other independent schools. It has different levels of membership for schools that join. Here are the membership levels in a nutshell: Full Membership - Reserved for independent non-profit schools that are fully accredited from an accreditation program approved by NAIS. Provisional [...]

The British International School of New York is located on 23rd Street in Manhattan overlooking the East River. The campus itself is a great learning center for students ages 3 through 14. An independent school unaffiliated with any religious sect or denomination, BIS provides an on-site swimming pool, two playgrounds, several flexible-use educational spaces, state-of-the-art [...]

Focus On The Goddard School

The Goddard School has built a reputation nationally as an on-the-move private school. It is actually a franchised business model, which makes it a bit unique among private schools. Its focus isn't wholly local nor is it a non-profit or affiliated with a religious denomination. Some people might be critical of an educational system based [...]

Scheduled to open grades N-9 in New York City in Fall 2012, Avenues: The World School, strives to be a global school. Eventually, the school will be N-12, with the first graduating class in 2016. With its headquarters in NYC, over twenty campuses are planned over the next decade in cities such as: Latin and [...]

Deep in Flushing, Queens is a college preparatory school providing curricula for grades 6 through 12. Its name is The Windsor School. The Windsor School, established in 1969, has become a school of distinction in New York City. Its math team recently won first place in the 2011 New York State Mathematics League Team competition. [...]

If you're looking for a traditional nursery school, then you can't get any more traditional than St. Thomas More Play Group in Manhattan. Established in 1972, this Upper East Side nonsectarian nursery school caters to children ages 2 through 5. St. Thomas More Play Group strives to make the first day - and the first [...]

Park Avenue Methodist Day School offers a stimulating and fun program for young children in New York City. Park Avenue Methodist has been in steady operation since 1954. It is located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. Separated by age, the student body is limited to 80 in order to maintain a smaller class size. [...]

Montessori Day School Of Brooklyn has been educating young children in Brooklyn, NYC for over 25 years. Located in a diverse community, the school serves childres ages 2 through 6. Montessori Day School Of Brooklyn is an independent school using hands-on classrooms in a stimulating environment with high teacher-student ratios. There are six classrooms at [...]

Founded in 1980, The Madison Playgroup is an independent nonsectarian preschool in New York city. Based on the premise that a child's first experience with education should be a happy one, The Madison Playgroup attempts to maintain a positive and playful attitude for its students. Faculty build self-confidence and optimism by giving the students an [...]

The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School was founded in 1949 to serve as a ministry of the church by the same name. Serving an ethnically, economically, and religiously diverse community, the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School seeks to provide a kindergarten and nursery school that offers age appropriate education and helps children develop [...]

Jack and Jill went up a hill to get an education. The Jack and Jill School is an independent non-sectarian school located at St. George's Church in New York City and admits children ages 2 1/2 years to five years old. They have been providing a solid service to the community since 1949. What makes [...]

The Episcopal School in the City of New York provides early childhood education in a nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to be independent, responsible, and centered on learning. This nonsectarian school is located in Manhattan. It is not governed by any particular church, nor is it subsidized by any particular church. Founded in 1961 by [...]