2018 Most Diverse Private High Schools in New YorkAbout this List

Explore the most diverse private high schools serving your area based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking based on ethnic and gender diversity statistics and student and parent reviews of ethnic, economic, and cultural diversity. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. The Montfort Academy

    • Private School
    • Mt. Vernon, NY
    • 7-12
    • 18
    11 Most Diverse Private High Schools in New York

    High School Senior: My first year at The Montfort Academy in Katonah honestly surprised me in how much I loved the school. The school did not have the bells and whistles of any other established school but it was special. The people there were incredible in their giving-hearts and the warm welcomes they gave to literally anyone who entered the building. There were no cliques, no popular crowd, everyone was friends with everyone. Since moving down to Mount Vernon, the dynamic of the school changed dramatically, cliques slightly formed and certain people did not talk to other people. But, the activities became more official and organized. The school started becoming more like other schools. The first year was tough because Montfort merged with the recently closed school, Blessed Sacrament. The students from Blessed Sacrament were very different from current Montfort students, so the adjustment was tough. I did not initially like the change because the school I went to in Katonah was almost like a safe haven. In the past two years the administration has worked to make Montfort into what it was meant to be. Watching the change of the school in its transition over the past three years has taught me more than I would have ever learned if the school had only stayed in Katonah. Now the incoming classes have become much more competitive and selective. I was disappointed that I did not have the same experience as my older siblings, but I know I have gotten much more out of the school. Going to school at The Montfort Academy was extremely beneficial to my formation but it is not something that I would want to do over again. It has prepared me for the next stage of my life. I will miss it and the things I've learned will definitely affect the decisions I make for the rest of my life.
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • A
    • 168 Students
    • 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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