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2023 Best Elementary Schools in the New York City Area

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  1. #2 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Riverdale Country School

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    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    66 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am parent whose children attend Riverdale Country School. The River Campus is such a warm and welcoming space for the younger children. At the Lower School, they create an environment where....

    Read 66 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,273,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Horace Mann School

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    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    146 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The school is excellent in every regard except for the student culture. Everyone is extremely nice and there haven't been any problems with bullying, but it comes at the cost of near complete....

    Read 146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,802,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    The Pingry School

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    Private School,

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ,

    K-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The Pingry School is a special school that serves the students ranging all the way from K-12, with its magical way of learning at its lower school campus while raising confident, and inquisitive...A school that is diverse like no other - we often remark - Pingry is the best possible confluence of cultures, people, and POVs. The credit goes to its Board of Trustees, Head of School, DEI&B team,...We are grateful for Pingry for everything it has been, is and will be!.

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,197,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Convent of the Sacred Heart

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    94 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Girls at Sacred Heart are friendly and supportive. There are some cliques that form but the majority of people are welcoming. Sacred Heart has also worked to increase diversity over the past several....

    Read 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 699,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  5. #10 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    The Nightingale-Bamford School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The Nightingale-Bamford School was the BEST decision! Our daughter started Kindergarten two years ago during the middle of the pandemic and we felt SO blessed and grateful for the BEST decision. Nightingale's leadership, core values and strong... read and learn and demonstrates tremendous pride which is the greatest gift. We can understand why she loves going to school since the teachers are so committed and joyful. We also appreciate as....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 692,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  6. #11 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Dalton School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love my teachers and have great friends, so I'd say overall Dalton's been pretty good to me. If you take advantage of the lab structure it can really help you succeed and make you both a better....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,322,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  7. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Dwight-Englewood School

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    Private School,

    ENGLEWOOD, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    63 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I've been here since the seventh grade. I'm gonna be totally honest, it's an incredibly expensive school and my family is a high donor. Unlike in my previous school, teachers are connected. It's not....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 947,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  8. #15 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    The Chapin School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We love how nurturing Chapin has been for our daughter. She's finishing up third grade and absolutely adores the school, her teachers, and her classmates. She particularly appreciates library time...Suffice it to say, we love Chapin and are so pleased to have our daughter attending school there!.

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 814,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #17 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Kent Place School

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    Private School,

    SUMMIT, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    61 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Academically excellent, great leadership opportunities, and supportive staff. The school should have much higher rankings given how well it prepares well rounded and intelligent future leaders. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal already listed Kent Place School as one of the...The school has excellent academical cuticulum, strong STEM resources, and abundant student activities. At KPS learning with purpose, leading with ethics, thriving in community, and investing in one...KPS has a long history. Since 1894, KPS has dedicated to empowering girls. The results have been spectacular. KPS has sent students to many top institutions in the world..

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  10. #18 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Friends Academy

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    Private School,

    LOCUST VALLEY, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    90 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have a rising Kindergartener, who finished his first year at Friends in Pre-K. As a parent, and an educational professional, I personally could not have designed a better experience for my son,....

    Read 90 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 706,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  11. #19 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    The Browning School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

    50 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My son was accepted at all the top schools in the city, and he chose Browning hands down. A large part of his rationality is how rigorous the curriculum is, but the biggest influence is how much fun....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 399,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  12. #20 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Hackley School

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    Private School,

    TARRYTOWN, NY,

    K-12,

    75 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I began attending Hackley in the sixth grade and remained there through the end of my high school career. With such great academic resources at your disposal, it's hard to not garner great college...Very grateful for the great opportunities the school afforded me both in and out of the classroom, particularly through travel, which was covered by my hefty financial aid. I would make sure families....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 855,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  13. #21 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Saint Ann's School

    Private School,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says More than just a school: above all, a home. Fourteen floors of chaotically creative people, students, teachers and faculty alike. From the age of six I was taught to constantly question and challenge....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,085,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  14. #22 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    BASIS Independent Brooklyn

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    39 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I can’t say enough good things about BASIS Independent Brooklyn! Our 4 year old is in the PK-1 program at their new school location (405 Gold Street) and he’s blossoming!Caring and awesome teachers. Very thorough communication from the admin. A rock solid parent community! A great curriculum that offers a diversity of skills-building challenges (literacy, math,...We met some amazing friends through this school and our son is so happy to go to school every day! In Pre-K 1 (3’s program), our son is already doing sight words and he’s staring to read simple....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 869,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  15. #23 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Rutgers Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    SOMERSET, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My son is now an Alumni of RPS. He began his journey at prep at age 3 (Pre K3) and graduated class of 2020. He is an RPS lifer! The school offered him a great academic program in addition to a...My son is now a sophomore at Johns Hopkins. His transition from high school to college was smooth thanks to RPS. He is an outstanding student with a passion for science, majoring in Molecular and....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 640,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  16. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

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    Private School,

    MONTCLAIR, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    117 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says MKA's innovative teaching approach provides many different ways for students to understand content. They use advanced SmartBoard technologies, utilize group-led discussions, and emphasize community....

    Read 117 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,052,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  17. #25 Best Private K-12 Schools in New York City Area.

    Poly Prep Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    101 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Overall, going to Poly Prep Country Day School has been an interesting experience. The teachers are very kind and passionate about teaching students, always willing to go the extra mile to help teach....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,156,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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