Private Schools in Washington Heights
The school year’s quickly coming down to a close but it’s never too early to get started on the fall admissions process. That’s why we’ve compiled a guide to private schools in Washington Heights. Each one of the schools listed below offer different curriculums and approaches to learning according to their religious affiliations. Narrow down your search and find the best match for your child by reading this guide of private schools in Washington Heights.
St. Rose of Lima School
517 W. 164th St.
St. Rosa of Lima School has been part of the Washington Heights community since its inception in 1924. The school serves to those children who are enrolled in grades Pre-K3 through 8. St. Rose of Lima provides students with a Catholic education instilled in the values of love, respect, and integrity. Their curriculum is designed to help each student meet the academic demands necessary to succeed later on in life. The school’s philosophy relies on the importance of serving others through active community service. Teachers at this school take a faith-oriented approach to learning and strive to see each child develop a deep love for God.
St. Elizabeth School
612 W. 187th St.
St. Elizabeth School is a private Catholic school that takes a future-focused approach to learning. The school’s curriculum combines interactive learning with the help of technological tools in order to ensure students can thrive in an increasingly digital world. Their core curriculum offers a special program called “The Essential Learnings”. This program mixes math and social science studies along with arts, languages, choir, and religion courses. The student body at St. Elizabeth is diverse and the school community thrives on being a multicultural entity. Parents are highly involved through the volunteer organization and take an active role in overseeing the development of their children.
Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch School
93 Bennett Avenue
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The Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch School was founded in 1944 by Rabbi Joseph Breuer. The school serves to students in grades PK through 12 and offers an Orthodox Jewish education. The rigorous curriculum focuses on both Jewish and general education studies. The school was established to serve Jewish immigrants who settled in the Washington Heights area after immigrating from Europe. There’s a small teacher to student ratio in the classroom which creates a tight-knight environment amongst students and faculty. Raphael Hirsch School also has a separate post-graduate Talmudic academy.
570 W. 175th St.
The Incarnation School prepares students for high school and college success according to the guidelines set by the Archdiocese of New York. Teachers here are guided by the Catholic values of generosity, honesty, and joy to drive their lessons. The school was founded in 1910 and offers a quality religious education. Their mission is to help each student develop their spiritual self in order to navigate the world with a strong sense of ethics. The classrooms are modern and come equipped with SmartBoard technology. There are many enrichment activities after school available: cooking, chess, lego robotics, and mobile app invention clubs amongst others. There’s something suited for each child’s interests.
Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy
2540 Amsterdam Ave.
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Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy is an Orthodox Jewish prep school for boys in grades from 9 through 12. The academy opened its doors in 1916 and in doing so became the first high school in America to offer a Jewish education. Their core curriculum combines Torah with secular studies. In the mornings, students focus on the Torah and in the afternoons they take the general studies classes. There are plenty of extracurricular activities and sports available including Model UN, Debate, Math, a robotics club, and even a Quidditch team.
Medical Center Nursery School
60 Haven Ave.
The Medical Center Nursery School is an early childhood school that’s affiliated with Columbia University. Early childhood education focuses on helping a child understand his or her own behavior and how it relates to the environment around them. The school also teaches children ages 2 to 6 how to communicate and interact with others. Students at the medical center are of different backgrounds and the caring teachers make them feel like they’re at home. Lessons are centered around the use of each child’s six senses to help them associate concepts and ideas and apply them to their own experiences.
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