Private School Guide - Rye & Rye Brook 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 Sound Shore Moms have come together to give you information and resources all in one place.

The 2023 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.


French-American School of New York (FASNY)

Founded in 1980 as a one-classroom preschool, the French-American School of New York, FASNY is an international and bilingual N-12 day school educating more than 750 students on three campuses in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. FASNY’s bilingual preschool program begins at 3 years old and is play-based with an emphasis on language acquisition. The curriculum is interconnected, between themes and languages and across age groups, following the same structure, adding skills, and increasing challenges as the students go between grade levels. No French is required at any level! Live Locally, Learn Globally at FASNY!

Open House Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 9-11am 
Manor Campus 
111 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538

Contact: 914-250-0401, [email protected]

Greenwich Catholic School

Greenwich Catholic School is unlike any other school in Fairfield and Westchester County. We are a co-educational day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, where students in PreK 3 through Grade 8 learn and thrive.

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. Greenwich Catholic will set your child up for success with unrivaled academics and athletic programs, comparatively low tuition, and a solid track record of getting our graduates into their first-choice high school.

Westchester towns near the Connecticut border provide bussing to GCS. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

PreK 3 – Grade 8
Visit the website here for more information!

Open House:
Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m. – noon

The Harvey School

The Harvey School personalizes an educational journey to be as unique as each individual student in grades 6-12, with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12.

Located on a beautiful 125-acre hilltop campus, students have unlimited opportunities to unlock their potential and chase what fulfills them. At Harvey, helping students become their best selves has everything to do with connecting with their teachers, dreaming big, challenging themselves, and moving out of their comfort zone, resulting in extraordinary personal and intellectual growth. There’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference.

Visit us to learn how Harvey cultivates excellence in every facet of the educational experience.

Grades 6 – Grade 12
(914) 232-3161, ext. 138 | [email protected]

Open House:
Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. – noon
Register here.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School

Immaculate Heart of Mary School offers full day and half day programs for Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 students, as well as religious instruction and sacramental preparation, and morning care and extended day care for Pre-K 3-8th grade. New technology and interactive software prepare our students for the digital world with a 1:1 iPad program for grades K-3 and a 1:1 chromebook program for grades 4-8. Our school’s emphasis on community and service instills catholic values and fosters community leadership.

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] 

Open House: 

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 6 – 8 p.m., Grades 9-12

Thursday, Oct. 26 | 6 – 8 p.m. Grades PK-8

Click here for more information! 

King School

King School unlocks the power of wonder. It begins with students becoming agents in their own learning. When students are exploring, questioning, and making connections — and teachers are creating these moments of discovery — students are truly learning. This is what King students experience at every grade level and in every discipline.

From the wide variety of active, immersive learning experiences to intentional efforts to reach each and every child, King students embrace learning in a diverse community where multiple backgrounds and perspectives are celebrated.

By the time they graduate, students didn’t just learn, they learned how to learn. King graduates leave school full of possibility – ready to succeed and better prepared to better the world. Visit our website to learn more and schedule a campus tour.

Pre-K – Grade 12
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Click here for campus visit information.

Maryel School

Maryel School is a private, non-sectarian, and bilingual English/Spanish day school providing a rigorous education for students in Pre-K3 through 5th Grade. Maryel is a place where rich traditions meet modern outlook in an unparalleled international learning environment, and where its holistic education is focused on discovering and developing the unique talent of each student.

Pre-K3 through 5th Grade

Contact: [email protected]

Visit the website here for more information.

The Masters School

The Masters School is a leading, college-preparatory 5- and 7-day boarding and day school located on a beautiful 96-acre campus in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Masters begins its 146th year with a diverse and talented student body of 693 upper and middle school students, representing 14 states and 30 countries.

Grades 5 – 12
(914) 479.6400 | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Open House:
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.
Register here

Campus Tours:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Montfort Academy

 The Montfort Academy,  established in 2002, is the only classical curriculum, Socratic method high school in the Archdioceses of New York. With a focus on educating the whole person, Montfort offers unique classes in logic, rhetoric, philosophy, civics, theology, and chivalry as well as classical languages and college-level courses, particularly in STEM subjects.  Senior class electives include Advanced Biology; Astrophysics & Astronomy; and Oceanography, Meteorology, & Sustainability.  Montfort‘s small class sizes and exclusive use of the Socratic Method lead to very high, adult-like student engagement.  Montfort students learn to write well, think critically and clearly, and speak confidently in public. 10% of Montfort‘s graduating classes have been accepted into the Ivy League, and 86% gain admission to schools classified as “most competitive” and “more competitive” by US News and World Report.  Furthermore, Montfort graduates earn large average college scholarships including many trustee, presidential and dean scholarships.  As one Rye parent of three alumni sons recently said, “From day one, I knew Montfort was the school to attend.”

 (914) 699-7090
Open House:  October 15th 3pm-6pm and October 24th 6pm-8pm
Contact Mrs. Marla Greco, Director of Admissions, for more information [email protected] 

Oakwood Friends School

Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in America and first in New York state. Our commitment to strong academics, excellent college preparatory program, and great location, just 1-1/2 hours North of NYC in the beautiful Hudson Valley, are just a few of the many reasons to have Oakwood on your list. Oakwood Friends School, guided by Quaker values, educates and prepares young people for lives of conscience, compassion, and accomplishment. Students experience a challenging curriculum within a diverse community dedicated to nurturing the spirit, the scholar, the artist, and the athlete in each person.

RSVP for a virtual open house
Dates: October 15 and November 12, 2023

Time: 10:00 am ET

You may also arrange an in-person tour of campus by contacting the Admissions Office at

(845) 462-4200; [email protected]

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St. Joseph’s School

Experience the Excitement of Saint Joseph School!  We’re a vibrant Catholic school in the heart of Bronxville, igniting young minds from Pre-K to 8th Grade. Our stunning campus is your child’s playground, and for over 70 years, we’ve been a powerhouse of excellence, blending education with unwavering faith. Join our legacy of generations past and present, as we’re all about nurturing young minds and spirits!

Pre-K through 8th Grade

Book your tour by either calling (914) 337-0261 or through our website.

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