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Private and Independent Schools In Brooklyn

Private and Independent Schools In Brooklyn

Brooklyn has a variety of private schools; find the best one for your child.

UPDATED January 2023: Looking for a private school in Brooklyn? Look no further than our list of the top private schools in Park Slope, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Dumbo, Bay Ridge, or Flatbush.

Thinking about enrolling your child in a private school in Brooklyn? Also known as independent schools, private schools are funded by tuition and donations as opposed to being funded by taxpayer dollars. As such, private schools tend to have a little more flexibility when it comes to the curriculum (and some private schools in Brooklyn may not follow the Regents exam program). When applying to a private school, such as an international school, your child may need to take an entrance exam or admissions test and go through an interview process. Though tuition is a factor when attending a private school, many offer needs-based financial aid. Learn more about the private schools in Brooklyn—you’re sure to find the perfect independent school for your child in Dumbo, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Sheepshead Bay, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Marine Park, Flatbush, and beyond.

Watch the Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Queens School Showcase today to "tour" schools, meet directors, and find the perfect school for your child!

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423 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
732- 924-5432
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We are a child-centric haven that utilizes language immersion, creating a path for happy, diverse, open-minded thinkers. We have an integrated curriculum that seamlessly weaves together the acquisition of social, emotional, and academic skills, learning of co-constructed content, and building of community in dual languages.

185 Court St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
718-858-5100 ​
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Nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a diverse community committed to educational excellence serving students age 2-eighth grade. Our programs are rooted in the Montessori philosophy, a 100-year-old framework based on child development and rooted in a joy of learning.

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Your child deserves a Catholic School education. More than ever, educating the minds and hearts of our children is vitally important. We invite you to visit with a Catholic school near you to learn about faith based and value centered education with a track record of academic excellence.

2739 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
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Cortelyou Academy is a private school, providing an enriched and rigorous academic curriculum that caters to the needs of students who can benefit from a smaller classroom setting and personalized attention. Our educational programming surpasses NYS curricula standards by immersing students into challenging assignments and high order thinking.

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
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Our kindergarten-fourth curriculum is aligned with New York State Common Core Standards. It is designed to engage children in the learning process, provide them with a sense of accomplishment, help them understand the value of learning, and prepare them for Middle School.

9901 Shore Road , Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Fontbonne Hall, the Lab School for Girls, a Catholic, all-girl, private high school is not just for future scientists, doctors, or engineers but instead for all expansive thinkers, creative problem solvers, and potential pioneers. FH offers a hybrid learning model consisting of synchronous learning every day, and a fully remote option. 

40 Brevoort Place, Brooklyn
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German School Brooklyn (GSB) is an independent international lower, middle, and upper school with a bilingual curriculum. GSB admits students without knowledge of German and offers financial assistance. GSB is now an official IB MYP and IB DP candidate! A whole child education for future global citizens. Enrolling kindergarten-10th grade.

342 Smith St., Brooklyn

Hannah Senesh, a kindergarten-eighth Jewish community day school in Brooklyn, is home to a diverse and joyful student body who achieve their highest academic potential while developing lifelong skills. They learn to lead with a strong sense of self, a connection to community, and a drive to do good.

Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan,
Opening soon:
Park Slope KinderCare
Cobble Hill KinderCare

For 50 years, KinderCare Learning Centers—America’s largest, most accredited childcare provider—has been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow, and build confidence for life. New centers are opening soon in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Visit us at or call 833-905-3276 to learn more.

237 Park Place, Prospect Heights

Since 1977, MDS has followed a Montessori philosophy to guide and inspire a joy of learning both in and outside of the classroom. We are an inclusive preschool program that values diversity, excellence in early childhood education, and continuous learning. Hours are 8am-3pm with extended day available.

126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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MUSE Academy offers exceptional faculty with advanced degrees, small class sizes, and daily classes in music, dance, visual arts, and Spanish. MUSE's literacy, math, and science curricula draw upon on most successful programs in the world. Attend an upcoming virtual open house or contact their admissions team at [email protected] or 929-400-1751.

701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
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Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics designed to meet the common core standards and a vibrant arts and extracurricular program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism.

8902 Ridge Blvd., Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
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At Visitation, we know the importance of educating girls in our society and the positive impact they will make on the world. Visitation provides rigorous, differentiated instruction in core subjects and offers physical education, music, visual arts, and French. Students take the Living Environment, Earth Science, and Algebra 1 Regents.

969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
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Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a coeducational independent school for children 18 months through eighth grade. Whitby offers a Montessori curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in grades first-eighth. These two programs form the foundation for an educational continuum where students thrive and learn to think creatively and critically.

And you can always browse more of our education resources in Brooklyn, including preschools, Catholic schools, and special education schools.

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