Private Schools in Greater Rochester, NY
Rochesterians have dozens of options for educating their kids. This is our private education highlight page.
View our Special Edition Rochester Private School Newsletter sent in November 2019.
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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.”
St. Ambrose Academy (formerly St. John Neumann School)
St. Ambrose Academy 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
Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy School is the only college preparatory, faith-based private school exclusively for young women in grades 6 through 12 in the Rochester region. Mercy builds life-changing competence, confidence, and compassion that prepares and inspires young women to achieve the highest level of success in college, in career, and in the community. This is accomplished through Mercy’s strong academic and extra-curricular offerings and supportive advocacy of a caring faculty. In addition, Mercy students are instilled with a solid moral compass which prepares them to excel and lead within a global society. We are proud to offer $1.4 million in financial assistance to 40% of our student population. Mercy’s Class of 2017 merited over $20 million in college scholarships, and are attending nationally-renowned institutions including Boston College, Brown, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, Yale and many other prestigious schools.
St. Lawrence School (PreK-5th Grade)Full & Half Day PreK 3 & 4
At St. Lawrence School our 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.
St. Agnes School
Looking for an exceptional Elementary School or Preschool for your child? St. Agnes School in Avon, NY educates the whole child from 3 years old to 6th grade by combining high-quality education and faith-based values while partnering with families and the community. Our small class sizes and individualized attention create a safe environment where children learn respect for others and themselves, value the importance of service, and strive for academic excellence beyond common core. For over 140 years, St. Agnes School has continued to offer education with heart and soul. Learn more by calling (585) 226 – 8500 or at www.stagnesavon.org.