Here are the 5 best private high schools in New York City


Want to make sure that little Chip gets into the best college so that he gets the best job and meets the best girl? Well in addition to signing him up for the right extracurriculars, it’s also important that you get him admitted to one of the best high schools in the country.

Niche, a website that ranks schools based on a number of variables including average SATs scores, student-teacher ratio and number of students attending “top colleges,” just came out with their annual ranking and no surprise, quite a few of the schools are in New York City. In case you’re planning for high school (you know, when your kid is pre-school), here are the top five private high schools in New York.

1) Collegiate School: Typical that the best school in the city is for boys only. Collegiate is on the Upper West Side and carries its students from Kindergarden through high school. The school prides itself on providing emotional support for its student that is just as strong as its academic program.

2) Horace Mann School: Last year, Horace Mann graced the number one slot on the list. Perhaps its reputation was marred slightly by the accusations of 60 former students who claim they were sexually abused by their teachers.

3) The Chapin School: This all-girls school on the Upper East Side, claims it “prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence.” Despite its claims to diversity, however, it only gets a B+ rating from Niche in Student Culture and Diversity. 

4) Riverdale Country School: The most expensive school in our ranking of private school tuitions, Riverdale excels at academics and athletics. The school is currently building a new classroom building and a $25 million Aquatics Center with a six-lane pool.

5) Regis High School: In a refreshing change from the other schools on this list, Regis offers a tuition-free education for the boys who attend. The Upper East Side school is run by Jesuits and “special consideration” is given in admissions to students who could not afford a typical private Catholic education.