Best Private Schools in the New York Suburbs

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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, 3 Cedar Street, Rye, NY

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 United States. It is ranked #1 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private High School in Westchester County and it is ranked #10 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in America. Check out our interview with Rye Country Day School’s headmaster, Scott Nelson.

Hackley School, 293 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown, NY

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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 #2 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

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

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 2021 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

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

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 #3 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in America.

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

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 #3 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private High School in Westchester County.

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Best Private Schools in Southern Fairfield County (Connecticut)

Greenwich Academy, 200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT

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 #1 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut. Greenwich Academy is considered the sister school of all boys Brunswick School.

Brunswick School, 100 Maher Avenue, Greenwich, CT

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 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut. Brunswick School is considered the brother school of all girls Greenwich Academy.

King School, 1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

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 #2 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Greenwich, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT

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. It is ranked #7 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

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

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.

Greens Farms Academy, 35 Beachside Avenue, Westport, CT

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 #4 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Pierrepont School, 1 Sylvan Road North, Westport, CT

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 #6 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in Connecticut.

Whitby School, 969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT

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.

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Best Private 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)

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 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

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

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

Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ

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 #3 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Newark Academy, 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ

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 #3 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private High Schools in New Jersey.

Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ

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 #2 in Niche.com 2021 Best Catholic High Schools in America and ranked #1 in Niche.com 2021 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey.

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

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.

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)

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 #5 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ

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 #4 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

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

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 #6 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Private High Schools in Middlesex County, NJ.

Ranney School, 235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ

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 #7 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Private High Schools in Monmouth County, NJ.

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

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 #8 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton, NJ

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 #9 in Niche.com 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in New Jersey.

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