Private Schools in Greater Rochester, NY
Rochesterians have dozens of options for educating their kids. This is our private education highlight page. If there is a private school that we have missed, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
The Harley School
Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY, offering an innovative and demanding college preparatory program for approximately 525 day students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12. Across the curriculum, faculty guide students through idea-driven exploration and problem solving, cultivating curiosity, confidence, and joy in learning. Taking a balanced approach to academic disciplines, the arts, and athletics, Harley teaches critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and civic responsibility. Harley's motto, and hope for each student, is "Become What Thou Art.”
Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world – and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit our website at www.allendalecolumbia.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-641-5344 for more information!
St. John Neumann School
St. John Neumann Catholic School is a private, Catholic, coed, elementary school providing academic excellence for students in Preschool through grade 5. We offer Preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, including specialized instruction in physical education and music, with the option of full day wraparound extended care. Additionally, we offer full day Kindergarten, flexible Before and After School Care, a new playground, hot lunch program, and extensive academic enrichment programs including F.I.R.S.T LEGO robotics teams, Odyssey of the Mind teams, Spanish, and CYO Sports. Music, Art, Technology, Physical Education and Library time is part of the K-6 comprehensive curriculum. Financial Aide is available. Explore your options and consider this affordable, neighborhood choice for your family! We invite you to contact our office to arrange for your personal tour. 585-288-0580
The Norman Howard School
Founded in 1980, The Norman Howard School (NHS) is an independent co-educational day school that offers a small, structured and supportive learning environment with full access to the general education curriculum. Our setting provides a quality education program for students with special learning needs in grades 5 – 12, including those with classifications of Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Speech/Language Impairment, or Autism. Candidates for admission benefit from an academic program and do not require significant behavioral and/or communication interventions. NHS is a New York State Education Department approved special education program and is accredited by the New York Association of Independent Schools. For more information please visit our website at www.normanhoward.org or contact us at 585-334-8010 ext. 302.
Nazareth Elementary: Your Children … Our Mission … THEIR Future!
Why choose Nazareth? Families depend on Nazareth’s tradition of excellence – strong academics, emphasis on values, enrichment opportunities, diverse and engaged student population, and a safe, nurturing environment for Pre-K through Grade 6.
“The education at Nazareth is a perfect balance of academic rigor and faith-based development of the whole child.” ~ Nazareth Parent
The best of the Common Core Standards are integrated into our challenging curriculum that motivates, encourages, and excites students about learning. Besides PE, Technology, Library Skills, Art, and Music, we enrich the curriculum with Spanish, Journalism, Xerox Lego League, Creative Dance, Instrumental Music, Choir, and numerous after-school clubs. Our own assessments are used to monitor student growth. There is no NYS Common Core Testing.
For a tour of Nazareth Elementary, or questions, call: 458-3786, X3114.
Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy is a Catholic school for young women of all faiths in grades 6-12 offering a college preparatory academic program. Thanks to the all-girls environment, Mercy students are comfortable in class so learning becomes easy. Our girls display their intelligence, ask more questions, and encourage each other daily. Each student is given the opportunity to grow as confident individuals and acquire the skills they need to achieve lifelong success. Following graduation, nearly 100% of Mercy students pursue higher education. Mercy’s class of 2015 merited $23 million in college scholarships. SAT test scores rank higher than the national average. Over 70% of the student population participates in the athletics program as members of 43 sports teams. Mercy boasts more than 12,000 alumnae, many of whom are actively involved in the school.
St. Lawrence SchoolFull & Half Day PreK 3 & 4
Call (585) 225-3870 for Tour & Registration Info
At St. Lawrence School, our Pre-K through 5th grade students achieve academic excellence and spiritual growth through a small caring community environment with a comprehensive and rigorous educational program, including student centered technology, art, and music, as well as after school care programs. Financial aid is available. Please call to set up a time to visit our school and sit in on one of our classes. We would love for you and your child to be a part of our school community! Visit www.stlawrenceschool.org.