Our Schools

Our Schools

Our Schools

Independent Schools are not-for-profit college preparatory schools, each governed by a board of trustees and funded by tuition, endowment, and annual giving. They are selective schools, offering high-quality education, including a rich variety of sports, arts, and extra-curricular opportunities. Substantial financial aid attracts a diverse student body.

The schools in the Greater New York area are day schools ranging in size from 200 to 1200 students in grades K-8 and K-12. They can be coed or single-sex. Student-faculty ratios are excellent, with teaching sections averaging 16-18 students.

Independent schools prefer applicants who have a Masters degree in a major subject area and considerable classroom experience. They are also interested in candidates with a BA or BS Degree who have strong undergraduate preparation and a demonstrated interest in working with young people. Certification is not required, except for primary grade head teachers who need either a Masters or Certification in Early Childhood Education, and also for psychologists/learning specialists who may need appropriate state licensure.

Each school has a published policy of Equal Opportunity in admissions and hiring.