Top New York Boarding Schools

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Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac has a beautiful 350 acre campus in upstate New York. Just 3 hours by car or Amtrak from Manhattan or a short ride to Albany, NY for excellent shopping and a variety of cultural events.
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Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac has a beautiful 350 acre campus in upstate New York. Just 3 hours by car or Amtrak from Manhattan or a short ride to Albany, NY for excellent shopping and a variety of cultural events.
The Stony Brook School Photo
THINK Global School Photo - You'll be exposed to a wide array of truly unique customs, like this elephant blessing in Hampi, India.
Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our one-to-one tablet computer program gives each girl instant access to a wealth of information.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
North Country School Photo - North Country School's 200-acre campus is located in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid, New York, a popular resort town and the site of two Winter Olympic Games. Many of our buildings use solar energy and biomass heating to help reduce the school's carbon footprint and to teach and model responsible and sustainable living practices.
EF Academy New York Photo - Students at EF Academy are welcoming and open. With so much diversity here, everyone fits in!
Oakwood Friends School Photo - Art with Friends
Emma Willard School Photo - Emma Girls share a laugh in one of our historic dormitories.
St. Francis High School * Located Near Buffalo, NY* Photo - Friars' Hall
Houghton Academy Photo - Classrooms, offices, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria are all located in the primary school building.
The Masters School Photo - The Masters School was founded in 1877.
New York Military Academy Photo
Northwood School Photo - Northwood School is set on an 88 acre campus, walking distance from the village of Lake Placid, NY and based in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.
Millbrook School Photo - Millbrook's 800-acre campus is expansive yet intimate, traditional yet contemporary. The tranquil setting inspires life-changing ideas, while the energy and resources of nearby New York City are a natural extension of our classrooms. We are in the midst of the bountiful Hudson Valley, yet the commuter rail to NYC is just 5 miles from campus.
The Storm King School Photo - The Storm King School embraces truth, respect, and responsibility.
The Knox School Photo - As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
The Kildonan School Photo - Kildonan using a multisensory approach to learning, which often involves group work.
Darrow School Photo - The athletic program emphasizes teamwork, fitness, and the development of specific skills. All students participate in each of the three seasons. Interscholastic teams compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Leman Manhattan Photo - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School students are prepared to be standouts at their first choice colleges, including Ivy Leagues, top-tier universities and specialized schools across the U.S.

Top New York Boarding Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our one-to-one tablet computer program gives each girl instant access to a wealth of information.
    All-girls 
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 195 students
  • 110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    518-794-6006

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 110 students
  • 582 Columbus Avenue
    ThornwoodNY 10594
    9144956028

    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
  • 285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 358 students
  • Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 163 students
  • 9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    585-567-8115

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 101 students
  • 425 Morse Hill Rd.
    AmeniaNY 12501
    845-373-2012

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 2-12, PG (day) | 80 students
  • 541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    6316861600

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 146 students
  • 1 Morris Street
    New YorkNY 10004
    212-232-0266

    Grades: 9-12 | 750 students
  • 49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs FerryNY 10522
    914-479-6420

    Grades: 9-12 | 499 students
  • 131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    845-677-8261

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 310 students
  • 78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    845-534-3710

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 90 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 65 students
  • 92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-3382

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 175 students
  • 22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 165 students
  • 18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    631-907-5400

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 368 students
  • 4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    716-627-1200

    Grades: 9-12 | 520 students
  • 1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    631-751-1800

    Grades: 7-12 | 386 students
  • 314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall on HudsonNY 12520
    845-458-7542

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 180 students
  • 1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    646-504-6924

    Grades: 10-12 | 57 students
  • Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day) | 300 students
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