Back to Private Schools: Upper West Side Private School Calendar

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Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group

Manhattan is home of some of the world's finest private schools. The Upper West Side of Manhattan is where many are located. Below are some of the finest private schools on the Upper West Side of Manhattan offering a diversity of culture and academics.

The Calhoon School West End Avenue

The Calhoon School - West End Avenue

The Calhoun School is a progressive, independent, college preparatory school located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side. Founded in 1896, Calhoun has grown into a two-building coeducational institution with 670 students, ranging from three-year-olds to twelfth graders.

                                                The former Claremont Academy- Stephen Gaynor School

The Stephan Gaynor School West 89th and West 90th Street

The Stephen Gaynor School, a non profit organization, provides a unique educational experience for children ages 5-14 with learning differences in a nurturing environment where children are helped to reach their academic potential. At Stephen Gaynor the pattern of academic failure is broken and children are taught to become successful learners with unlimited potential.

The historic Claremont Riding Academy building was supposed to be converted to condos, the units were supposed to give the feeling of a barn. The market turned and the condo developers sold the building for $12 million to the Stephen Gaynor School, which is located behind Claremont on 90th Street. The developers bought the building for $14 million in 2007.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School

Abraham Joshua Heschel School

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School was founded in 1983, a new model of Jewish day school was created. An independent school offering a pluralistic approach to Jewish learning in addition to secular studies. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun recently purchased the building at 270 West 89th Street from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School for $20 million. The trade symbolizes growth for two Jewish institutions on the Upper West Side. B'nai Jeshurun had rented space in the building from Heschel for its Hebrew School since 1984, when B'nai Jeshurun sold the building to Heschel.

                              Trinity School 139 West 91st StreetTrinity School 139 West 91st Street

Trinity School 139 West 91st Street

Founded in 1709 as a charity school supported by Anglican missionaries, the school had its first classes meet in Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street.  Its first schoolhouse was built on the church grounds in 1749, and it is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the city of New York. The school stretches nearly the length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Ethical Culture School -33 Central Park west

Ethical Culture School - 33 Central Park West

The Fieldston Ethical Culture school is committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECF offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

Founded in 1872, The Dwight School is a PreK-12 private international school located on Manhattan ’s Upper West Side. In 1996, Dwight became the second school in North America to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program from kindergarten through grade 12. With the opening of Woodside Preschool in the fall of 2005, Dwight became the first school to offer the IB Primary Years Program for children ages 2-4. Dwight continues to be a pioneer in international education and today nearly 40 countries are represented in its student body.

Columbia Grammar and preparatory School

Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School - 5 West 93rd Street

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is one of the oldest institutions in America, with a long and notable tradition of excellence as a college preparatory school. Facilities include a state-of-the-art theater to computer and science labs, five art studios, including filmmaking and photography and library for children and programs PK through 12.

West Side Montessori school

West Side Montessori School - 309 west 92nd Street

West Side Montessori School (WSMS) is an independent early childhood Montessori school serving 209 students, ages 2.10 through 6. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the American Montessori Society, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Many private schools have long waiting lists and have admission requirements/procedures similar to colleges and universities. Most private schools require mandatory testing from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as well as interviews, school tours, and references. The best time to contact schools for brochures, applications, and procedures is after Labor Day and ERB testing forms should be completed in early October.


For more information about Manhattan private schools:


PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Educational Records Bureau http://www.erbtest.org/ 212-873-9180
Parents League of NY http://www.parentsleague.org/ 212-737-738

 

 

 

 

The Archdiocese of New York   http://www.adnyeducation.org/ 1-212-691-3381

Abacus Guide                         http://www.abacusguide.com/

 

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courtesy of:

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group

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Mitchell,

Our favorite in the batch is Montessori.  Ron and I read every book by Maria Montessori, and we were delighted how far ahead of her time she ways.  What a delightful learning system. A

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Alexandra, Thanks, i agree. Montessori schools are great. 

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Mitchell our schools in the country sure don't look like these.  I hope everyone have a great school year.

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Hey, Mitch!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.   Have a great Sunday!

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What a great list of schools. I shudder to think what parents are paying to get such an education for their kids.

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Hi Jennifer, Are you referring to the buildings or the curriculum?

Pat, Thanks for the feature in last week's favorites

Hi Tammie, Thanks,  I've sold apartments for clients in order to keep their kids in some of these schols.

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