Columbia County Private School

Find Columbia County New York private schools, independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher student ratios.


Columbia Christian Academy 1323 County Road 21 Ghent NY 12075 518-392-2361


Darrow School 110 Darrow Road New Lebanon NY 12125 518-794-6000

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School 330 County Road 21C Ghent NY 12075 518-672-7092

Mountain Road School 5 Abode Rd New Lebanon NY 12125 518-794-8520

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Do Private Schools need to be accredited?

Most states do not require the accreditation of Private Schools. Some states give Private Schools the option of either being accredited or receiving some type of approval or license from the state. In some states, Private Schools are required to be accredited. Depending on the state, either the State Department of Education or an independent entity is the accrediting agency.

Is a Charter School a type of Private School?

Charter Schools are privately run but publicly funded. A Charter School has a charter or agreement with the state or sponsoring school board that allows it to operate with some degree of autonomy. Charter Schools are typically run by non-profit organizations or for-profit companies, but they receive taxpayer funding to cover part of their operating expenses.

Are Private Schools non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses?

Most Private Schools are non-profit organizations. This allows Private Schools to accept contributions that can be treated as tax-deductible. However, there are some Private Schools that operate as for-profit businesses. The for-profit structure of a Private School affords owners greater control over the school than would be the case with a non-profit.