2022 Private School Guide! - Rivertowns Moms
2021 Private School Guide

Choosing the right school for our children is a big decision and we know that it can feel overwhelming.

As you consider the learning environment, teaching style and school philosophies that best suit your child, Northern Westchester, Rivertowns, Rye & Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Soundshore Moms have come together to give you information and resources all in one place.

The 2022 Private School Guide is a list of schools in the New York and Connecticut areas that includes what each school offers and when to attend an Open House so that you can ask questions and take an in person or virtual look.



The Cedar School

The Cedar School is a co-ed day school serving high school students, grades 9-12, with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. 

With small class sizes and an academically rigorous college-preparatory program, The Cedar School engages students with specialized instruction and a multisensory curriculum to ensure our students learn all day, every day. 

In addition to core academics, The Cedar School offers electives such as art, photography, psychology, and computer science in addition to experiential learning opportunities such as the annual internship program. The curriculum is designed to enable students to become independent learners and effective self-advocates. 

Located in Greenwich, CT, Cedar serves the greater Fairfield, Westchester, and New York area. 
Grades 9-12

203-808-5005 | [email protected]

EF Academy International High School

  EF Academy is an international high school, offering day and boarding options for grades 9-12. Students live and learn with peers from 60+ nationalities and are offered pathways in the US High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs. Through diversified instruction, we empower the next generation of Global Changemakers. EF Academy International High School New York Campus (Grade 9-12) 582 Columbus Ave, Thornwood, New York 10594

Donna Rosenberg, Admissions Coordinator [email protected] 626-507-9223

Or contact us here

French-American School of New York (FASNY)

  Founded in 1980 as a one-classroom preschool, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) has offered the best in bilingual education for local families and expatriate students for more than forty years. In those 40+ years, FASNY has evolved to become an international and bilingual N-12 day school educating more than 700 students on three campuses in Mamaroneck and Larchmont, New York. It is the only school in the New York metropolitan area accredited to offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and the French baccalaureate and now offers an International Program for grades 1-8 with no previous French required.

Virtual Open Houses

Pre and Lower School – November 30, 6pm

Middle and High School – November 29, 6pm

914-250-0401, [email protected] Or Click here for admission and more information

Green Meadow Waldorf School

If you are looking for a private school for your children, look no further! Nestled on 11 acres in the heart of Rockland County, Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) offers a curriculum that engenders in its young people the academic, social, artistic, and practical abilities that will enable them to become self-reliant and generous individuals capable of meeting whatever challenges they face in the future.

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High School
Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Middle School
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.

Lower School
Thursday, January 19, 5:00 p.m.

All School – A Walk Through the Grades
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
845-356-2514 x.302
[email protected]


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Greenwich Catholic School

Greenwich Catholic School is unlike any other school in Fairfield and Westchester County. We do more than educate your child. We help mold them into strong, confident leaders who think critically, act compassionately, and are prepared to be responsible global citizens. Each child at Greenwich Catholic is known, cared for, and supported by every member of our strong community. With unrivaled academics and athletics, comparatively low tuition, and a solid track record of getting our graduates into their first choice high school, Greenwich Catholic sets each student up for success.

We are a co-educational day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, where students in PreK 3 through Grade 8 learn and thrive. Westchester towns near the Connecticut border provide bussing to GCS. Please contact us for more information.

RSVP for our Fall Open House on October 2nd at 1PM Or visit GCSCT Website to learn more about our school.

Hackley School

At Hackley, students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 experience joy in the classroom and make life-long connections with each other and with our dedicated faculty. Robust extracurricular programming on our 285-acre campus and our 5-day boarding program create unique opportunities for each student to learn and grow beyond the boundaries of the school day. Hackley graduates have the knowledge and confidence to pursue their passions, and the drive to make a difference.

The Harvey School

  Located on a beautiful 125-acre hilltop campus in Katonah, New York, The Harvey School provides a college-preparatory program that cultivates academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, and service to others, with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12. There’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference.

Join us for The Harvey School Open House Sat. Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn how your child can become their best self at Harvey, for students in grades 6-12 in Katonah, NY.

Visit Webpage for more Open House info

Immaculate Heart of Mary School

  Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a private, Catholic learning facility focused on maintaining a standard of excellence in education  while meeting the needs of our contemporary students. Our mission is to nurture the growth and development of the whole child from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade within the framework and foundation of a Catholic infused environment. We offer full day and half day programs for the PK students, morning care and extended day programs for all students, religious instruction and sacramental preparation.

Contact Info: (914)723-5608 [email protected]

Visit Website here

Iona Preparatory School

For more than 100 years, Iona Preparatory has been education for higher expectations for the boys and young men of the metropolitan area. Nestled on 37 acres of suburban green in New Rochelle, N.Y., and spread across two collegiate-style campuses, Iona Prep is Westchester’s only all-boys, prekindergarten through 12th grade Catholic school.  Rigorous academics with three levels of study, a personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement program, unique Christian service and leadership opportunities locally, nationally and internationally, championship athletics, and an array of activities provide students—starting as early as age 4—with the foundation for success in college and in life.

CONTACT: Director of Admissions Barbara Robertson P’05,’08 (914) 632-0714; [email protected] 

For Open House info visit https://ionaprep.org/openhouse/

The Leffell School

  The Leffell School, a K through 12 independent Jewish school, produces graduates who excel as leaders in the modern world, while fully immersed in their Jewish and American communities. Students representing a wide range of academic abilities, learning styles, interests, and talents thrive in the classroom, in the makerspaces, on the playing field, and on the stage. Our dedicated educators nurture the development of individual identity, build ethical character, and foster the discovery and pursuit of passions. Known for its welcoming and inclusive community, the Leffell School attracts students from families across the tri-state area who are diverse in their Jewish affiliations and socioeconomic circumstances.

Learn more at our High School Open House on Sunday, October 23 at 9:30 a.m. and our Lower School Open House for Young Families on Sunday, November 13 at 10 a.m.

Contact information: [email protected] leffellschool.org/

Maria Regina High School

Maria Regina High School is a Catholic school where young women are encouraged to achieve academic excellence, empowered to be compassionate leaders, and enriched with the Spirit to live a life of Charity, Truth, and Service to others. As Maria Regina celebrates 65 years of educating young women, the School continues to challenge students intellectually, spiritually, athletically, and artistically. By embracing its students’ diverse personal, cultural and intellectual backgrounds, Maria Regina develops young women who are prepared to make a significant contribution to their community and society.
Pleae click here to register for the Open House.
Open House- Saturday, October 22, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

500 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530 914-761-3300 ext. 3202 mariaregina.org

The Montfort Academy

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Montfort Academy is the only classical curriculum and Socratic method school in the Archdioceses of New York. With a focus on educating the whole person, including in faith, Montfort offers unique classes in logic, rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy and chivalry as well as classical languages and more traditional offerings including college level laboratory sciences. Montfort’s exclusive use of the Socratic Method, including in the sciences and labs, results in small class sizes and very high student participation creating confident public speakers.  10% of Montfort’s graduating classes are accepted into the Ivy League, and 30% gain admission to the top 1% of colleges in the country. Of particular pride to the school is the large average scholarships awarded including many trustee, presidential and dean scholarships its graduates receive from colleges and universities.  As one Rye parent of three alumni sons recently said, “From day one, I knew Montfort was the school to attend.”

The Montfort Academy 125 East Birch Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10552 (914) 699-7090
Fall Open Houses:  October 16th and October 25th
Contact Mrs. Marla Greco, Director of Admissions, for more information [email protected] 

Riverdale Country School

Since its founding in 1907, Riverdale Country School has been a center of academic excellence, great critical thinking, curiosity, open discourse, and innovation. It’s a playground for collective learning.  Our students engage with a curriculum they can apply beyond their academic studies and enjoy numerous opportunities to experience the world beyond our campuses. Through a program of interdisciplinary learning, students develop keen skills of analysis and synthesis. 

We value the day-to-day experience of our students while also preparing them for the next phase of their educational journey. Our graduates attend liberal arts colleges and universities as well as engineering schools, and art, music, and theatre conservatories.  A love of learning is evident in our small classes, libraries, labs, and makerspaces. Riverdale is a place where real joy comes from growing up in a welcoming and supportive community.
Prospective families are invited to attend one of our upcoming open house events to learn more about Riverdale Country School
For information about events and tours, visit riverdale.edu/admission now!

Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational, college preparatory school serving 900+ students from Westchester and Fairfield Counties and New York City. Providing an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches, RCDS offers a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. 

The School promotes moral responsibility and strength of character within a respectful, diverse, and nurturing learning community. Rye Country Day students are engaged, passionate learners, who exemplify the School’s commitment to teaching empathy, critical thinking, active citizenship, and service. The RCDS motto, Not for Self, but for Service, guides teachers, students, and families and stresses the core belief in the potential of each individual to have a positive, lasting impact. 

Open House:

Sunday, October 30, 2022

PreK-Grade 6: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with an optional tour from 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

Grades 7-12: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. with an optional tour from 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Sacred Heart Greenwich


Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart Greenwich is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school (Preschool – Grade 12) that offers a rigorous academic program that challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond.

Preschool – Grade 12

Please contact the Admissions Office for more information at
[email protected] or 203.532.3534

Upper School – October 20 | 5:30 PM
K-12 – October 29 | 9:00 AM
Barat Center – November 18 | 9:30 AM

The Windward School

The Windward School is a premier independent day school for children with dyslexia or other language-based learning disability. WIth two campuses in White Plains and one campus on the Upper East Side of New York City, Windward remediates a student’s dyslexia or LBLD in preparation for a return to a mainstream school environment.

The Windward School
To attend a virtual information session call the Admissions Office at (914) 949-6968
[email protected]
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