Upper West Side School Earns # 1 Positions in Local, National Rankings

Niche.com recently published its annual rankings of the best schools and districts around the country, and an Upper West Side private school has earned quite a few impressive positions including the sixth best high school in the country, the best private high school in New York City, and the best K-12 private school in the country.

According to a recent press release, “Niche’s rankings combine user input — ratings from current students, alumni, and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities and more.”


The recipient of the positions mentioned above is none other than the Trinity School, located at 139 West 91st Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues).

Trinity School UWS

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“Though famously expensive, Trinity is no doubt a great school,” wrote one of the reviewers on Niche.com. “It is very academically challenging and all of its students are very intelligent. The students that started together in preschool/kindergarten tend to form cliques that carry into high school. However, everyone is generally friendly and the atmosphere is not toxically competitive. This school is not for everyone but if you can advocate for yourself and are diligent, there’s no doubt you’ll thrive.”

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If you’re looking to enroll your child at Trinity, best wishes. In a 2011 New York Times story, it was reported that “” At the time, the acceptance rate to Harvard was 6.2%.


According to a 2010 ranking by Forbes — which named Trinity the number one high school in America, roughly 41% of the school’s graduates went on to study at an Ivy League or equally prestigious college.

Tuition for Trinity School K-8 is currently over $58,000, though Trinity “welcomes financial aid applications from all families for whom full tuition would prove difficult to provide,” according to its website.

Some famous alumni of Trinity School include Humphrey Bogart, Yo-Yo Ma, John McEnroe, Oliver Stone, Truman Capote and Katrina vanden Heuvel.

To view all of Trinity’s local and national rankings, click here.

Patch was first to report about Trinity’s recent rankings.

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