Upper West Side Private Schools

Upper West Side Private Schools

Is your child about to graduate from his or her daycare and preschool?  Well, time to start planning for K-8! There are many Upper West Side private schools. Each with it’s own philosophy and set of values. It can be difficult to sort out which one can be the right fit for your child.

Fortunately, we’ve done most of the heavy work for you. Our guide offers a complete look into all of these Manhattan private schools. Read all about their approach to learning below and find the best match for your kid!

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Upper West Side Private Schools

HudsonWay Immersion School

175 Riverside Boulevard

HudsonWay Immersion School’s innovative approach to learning fosters children’s individual growth, development and creativity, transforming students from pre-K to fifth grade into global citizens of the world. In a comprehensive immersion environment, students receive in depth instruction in a wide breadth of academic subjects including language arts, math, science, and social studies, enabling them to become bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural. Offering full day and after school programs in both Mandarin and Spanish, HudsonWay Immersion School is fully committed to providing its students with a strong education in a culturally diverse setting. With the skills and cultural awareness engendered by HudsonWay’s talented and knowledgeable administration and teaching staff, students receive the valuable tools they need to successfully navigate, impact and change the world.


The Gateway School

211 W. 61st Street

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Founded in 1965, The Gateway School is an independent, co-ed day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities and/or attention deficit. It was among the first schools in the country to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently.

Gateway teaches the skills, strategies, and content necessary for students to realize their potential in school and in life. In a language-rich setting, students experience academic success, recognize their strengths, and develop self-advocacy skills.


Metropolitan Montessori School

325 W. 85th St.

Upper West Side Private Schools

The Metropolitan Montessori School has a pre-school and an elementary school for children ages 3 through 12. The school’s program emphasizes on teaching children the life skills necessary to cope with independence form an early age.

Their signature nine-year program called “An Education for Life” consists on exploring the subjects each child is most interested in. The school welcomes those of different backgrounds to create a community that is warm and inclusive.


The Studio School

117 West 95th Street

Upper West Side Private Schools

The Studio School was founded in 1971 as an independent day school. The school’s curriculum enables students to use their creative abilities in order to make new connections and explore ideas.

The small class sizes allow for instructors to get a clear picture of each student’s academic progress. At The Studio School, learning is viewed as a journey full of discoveries. Their program strives to create children that will develop a strong concept of personal and social responsibility.


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Edgar Catasus is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).
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