International Schools in New York City

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in New York with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in New York. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, German, or other education system.

For more international schools in the United States of America, go to our full article on "International Schools in the USA".

International Schools in New York City

United Nations International School (UNIS)
Address: 24-50 FDR Drive
New York, NY 10010-4046 United States of America
Tel: (212) 684-7400
Tuition Rates: $27,430 - 30,535 per year

UNIS offers education primarily for students from families of the United Nations from kindergarten through 12th grade. UN-affiliated families represent about 55% of the student body with the 45% coming from other families living in the New York City area. The curriculum is in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and is designed to reflect the guiding principles of the UN Charter, which are enshrined in the constitution of the School.

British International School of New York (BIS-NY)
Address: 20 Waterside Plaza
New York, NY 10010, United States
Tel: 1 212-481-2700
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An IBO World School, it offers a distinctive curriculum combining the inquiry based approach of the IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programme, with the content and rigor of the English National Curriculum. Classes range from nursery to grade 8. Uniforms are required.

The Masters School
Address: 49 Clinton Ave
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel: (914) 479-6400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A coed day and boarding school from fifth through twelfth grade students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. There is a middle and upper school.

Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE)
Address: 34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria, NY, United States 11106
Tel: (1) 718 361 5275
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Provides a world-class education and the International Baccalaureate Program.

The Dwight School
Address: 291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-3002 USA
Tel: 212.724.6360
Tuition Rates: $12,900 - 38,000 per year

The Dwight School is an authorized IB school offering all three programs - PYP, MYP, and DP - from age three through grade twelve. Dwight ranks highly on low faculty/student ratio. It is part of a network of schools with campuses in London, Canada, and Seoul. It is accredited by the NYSAIS, the CoIS, MSA, and the New York Board of Regents. The Dwight School has two campuses on the Upper West Side.

Town House International School (THIS)
Address: 1209 Park Ave
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (212) 427-6930
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Multicultural program which accepts ages 2-6 for our Preschool Programs. There is also an after-school program. It is a member of the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York, the Parents League Association and the Educational Record Bureau (ERB).

College of Staten Island High School for International Studies (CSIHSIS)
Address: 100 Essex Drive
Staten Island, NY 10314 USA
Tel: (718) 370-6900
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school incorporates an international curriculum as well as preparing students. The school is meant to be a small school under the "small-schools model" the Bloomberg administration has implemented elsewhere in New York City.

Convent of the Sacred Heart
Address: 1 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128S
Tel: (212) 722-4745
Tuition Rates: $20,25 - 39,265 per year

This international and religious school consists of a lower, middle, and upper school. Part of the Sacred Heart network, there is an exchange program to transfer between schools.

International High School at Prospect Heights
Address: 883 Classon Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Tel: 718-230-6333
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Caters to recent immigrant students with English language assistance.

Nord Anglia International School New York
Address: 44 E 2nd St,
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 600-2010
Tuition Rates: $15000 - $43650 per year

Nord Anglia International School New York is located in the East Village of Manhattan. Their students, ages 2-14, learn through the English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum. Their ongoing collaboration with the internationally renowned Juilliard School of the Performing Arts and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has resulted in a cutting edge performing arts and STEAM programs that helps students succeed in their education.

French International Schools in New York

Lyceum Kennedy
Manhattan Address: 225 East 43rd Street
New York, NY, 10017
Tel: (212) 681-1877
Ardsley Address: 1 Cross Road
Ardsley, NY 10502-2002
Tel: (914) 479-0722
Tuition Rates: $14,910 - 28,900 per year

Bilingual and bicultural education at this French American school. The school provides a rigorous French curriculum which allows students to transfer easily into any French school in France or any other country in the world. It is also registered by the New York State Board of Regents. The Nursery through Kindergarten programs are regulated by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and listed on the official roster of the French Schools in Foreign Countries (AEFE).

Lycée Français de New York (LFNY)
Address: 505 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
Tel: 212-369-1400
Tuition Rates: $27,600 per year

French language school founded in 1935 and offers grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students earn the French Baccalauréat in Grade 12, they may qualify for New York State High School Diploma in Grade 11, and there is an OIB option of French Baccalauréat available. Accredited by the NAIS, NYSAIS, AFSA, the New York State Board of Regents, and the French Ministry of National Education.

French-American School of New York (FASNY)
Address: 525 Fenimore Road
Mamaroneck NY-10543 USA
Tel: 914-250.0400
Tuition Rates: $23,100 - 26,900 per year

An independent, coeducational day school from nursery through Grade 12 with a bilingual, bicultural academic program in French and English. Accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, New York State Department of Education, and by NYSAIS.

German International Schools in New York

Education First EF International Academy (EFIA)
Address: Tarrytown, New York
Tel: 0211 688 57 350
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private boarding and day school offering high school programmes, starting from 9th grade through 12th grade. EF International Academy is based in Germany, but has multiple campuses including this location in New York. It is an IB World School, authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme.

Deutsche Schule New York
Address: 50 Partridge Rd.
White Plains NY 10605
Tel: 914 948 6513
Tuition Rates: $18,375 per year

College preparatory institution with courses from pre-school to 12th grade. Instruction is bilingual (German/English) and it confers both the German Abitur and the New York State High School Diploma on its graduates.