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Best Private Schools in the New York Suburbs

Are you looking to enroll your child in a private school in the New York suburbs? Lucky for us, there are many top ranking private schools in the New York suburbs. In fact, some of the best private schools in the country are located in the New York suburbs. We looked at private school rankings and local school reputation. Here are the best private schools in the New York suburbs of Westchester County (NY), Fairfield County (CT) and New Jersey.

Best Private Schools in Westchester County

Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational independent day school located in Rye, NY. Year after year, Rye Country Day School is one of the best private schools in the New York suburbs of Westchester County and the NY metro area.

It is ranked #1 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private High School in Westchester County and it is ranked #13 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in the New York City Metro area. Check out our interview with Rye Country Day School’s headmaster, Scott Nelson.

Rye Country Day School, 3 Cedar Street, Rye, NY

Rye Country Day School

Hackley School

Hackley is a K-12 co-educational, college-preparatory day and five-day boarding school located in the Westchester County village of Tarrytown, just 30 minutes from NYC.

Hackley School is one of the best private schools in Westchester County. Hackley School is ranked #3 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

Hackley School, 293 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown, NY

The Masters School

The Masters School is a Grades 5-12 co-educational, college-preparatory day and boarding school located in Westchester County’s Dobbs Ferry, NY.

The Masters School is ranked #4 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

The Masters School, 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Horace Mann

Horace Mann is a Nursery-Grade 12 co-educational, college-preparatory day school. Although not technically located in Westchester County, we are including Horace Mann on our list of best private schools in Westchester since it draws a lot of students from the New York suburbs of Westchester County and Fairfield County.

Horace Mann is a highly regarded school. In fact it is considered one of the best private schools in the United States, Horace Mann is ranked #6 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in America.

Horace Mann, 231 West 246th Street, Bronx, NY

French-American School of New York

French-American School of New York is an international and bilingual, co-ed Nursery (3 years old) – Grade 12 day school in Westchester County, New York.

French-American School of New York is ranked #2 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

French-American School of New York, 320 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY

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Best Private Schools in Southern Fairfield County (Connecticut)

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy is an independent PK-12 college-preparatory day school for girls in Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich Academy is one of the best private schools in the New York suburbs of Connecticut.

It is ranked #2 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut. Greenwich Academy is considered the sister school of the all boys private school, Brunswick School.

Greenwich Academy, 200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Brunswick School

Brunswick School is a PK–12 private, college-preparatory day school for boys in Greenwich, Connecticut. Brunswick Schools is one of the best private schools in the New York suburbs of Connecticut.

It is ranked #3 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut. Brunswick School is considered the brother school of all girls Greenwich Academy.

Brunswick School, 100 Maher Avenue, Greenwich, CT

King School

King School is a co-educational independent PK to Grade 12 school located in Stamford, CT that serves students from over 37 neighboring New York suburban communities of Fairfield County and Westchester County communities including New Canaan, Greenwich, Rowayton, Darien and Bedford.

King School is one of the best private schools in Connecticut. It is ranked #5 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

King School, 1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

Sacred Heart Greenwich

Sacred Heart Greenwich is a private, independent Catholic all-girls school from PK through twelfth grade located in Greenwich, CT.  Their Preschool and PK programs are co-ed. Sacred Heart is one of the best private schools in Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Greenwich is ranked #7 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Greenwich, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Country Day School

The Greenwich Country Day School is a Nursery to Grade 12, co-educational, independent day school in Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich Country Day School School is a highly regarded private school in the New York suburbs.

Greenwich Country Day School, 401 Old Church Road, Greenwich, CT

Greens Farms Academy

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK to Grade 12 independent preparatory co-educational day school in the Greens Farms section of Westport, Connecticut, drawing students from numerous suburban towns across Fairfield County.

Greens Farms Academy is one of the best private schools in Connecticut. It is ranked #6 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Greens Farms Academy, 35 Beachside Avenue, Westport, CT

Pierrepont School

Pierrepont School is a small, independent, co-educational K-12 school based in Westport, Connecticut. Pierrepont is one of the best private schools in Connecticut. It is ranked #4 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Pierrepont School, 1 Sylvan Road North, Westport, CT

Whitby School

Whitby School is a private, co-educational school in Greenwich, CT for students 18 months-Grade 8. Whitby is redefining rigor through a revolutionary blend of International Baccalaureate & Montessori. It is a highly regarded private school in the New York suburbs of Fairfield County.

Whitby School, 969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT

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Best Private Schools in New Jersey

Pingry School

The Pingry School is a K-12, co-educational, independent day school located in New Jersey’s Somerset County in Short Hills and Basking Ridge. Pingry School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey.

It is ranked #1 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

The Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ (Middle School and Upper School) and 50 Country Day Drive, Short Hills, NJ (Lower School)

Dwight-Englewood School

The Dwight-Englewood School is a PK-12 independent coeducational college-preparatory day school. It is a private school located in the New York suburbs of Englewood, New Jersey. Dwight-Englewood School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey.

It is ranked #3 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private High Schools in Bergen County.

Dwight-Englewood School, 315 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ

Kent Place School

Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12th grade non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school located in Summit, NJ. Its preschool is a coeducational program. Kent Place School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #5 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ

Newark Academy

Newark Academy is a coeducational, private day school in Livingston, NJ for students sixth through twelfth grades. Newark Academy is one of the best private high schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #4 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private High Schools in New Jersey.

Newark Academy, 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Delbarton School

Delbarton School is a catholic, all-boys school for students Grades 7-12 located in Morristown, NJ. Delbarton School is one of the best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey and the United States. It is ranked #4 in Niche.com 2024 Best Catholic High Schools in America and ranked #1 in Niche.com 2024 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey.

Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ

The Elisabeth Morrow School

The Elisabeth Morrow School is a private, coeducational day school located in Englewood, New Jersey for students Pre-K to Grade 8. It is a highly regarded school in the New York suburbs.

The Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, NJ

Montclair Kimberley Academy

Montclair-Kimberley Academy is a PK-12 independent coeducational college-preparatory day school, located in Montclair, New Jersey. Montclair-Kimberley Academy is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #13 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Montclair Kimberley Academy, 224 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ (PK-3), 201 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ (Grades 4-8) and 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair, NJ (Grades 9-12)

Rutgers Preparatory School

Rutgers Preparatory School is a PK-12 independent coeducational college-preparatory day school, located in Somerset, New Jersey. Rutgers Preparatory School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #2 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School

The Wardlaw+Hartridge is a PK-12 independent coeducational college-preparatory day school, located in Edison, New Jersey. Wardlaw+Hartridge is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #4 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Private High Schools in Middlesex County, NJ.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Avenue, Edison, NJ

Ranney School

Ranney School is an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school for students age 3 to Grade 12, located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Ranney School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #12 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Private High Schools in Monmouth County, NJ.

Ranney School, 235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ

Gill St. Bernard’s School

Gill St.Bernard’s School is an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school for students age 3 to Grade 12, located in New Jersey’s Somerset County in Gladstone. Gill St.Bernard’s School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #15 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Gill St.Bernard’s School, St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone, NJ

Princeton Day School

Princeton Day School is an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school for students PK to Grade 12, located in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton Day School is one of the best private schools in New Jersey. It is ranked #8 in Niche.com 2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton, NJ

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