Cascadilla School 116 Summit Avenue Ithaca NY 14850 607-272-3110
Covenant Love Community School 1768 Dryden Road Freeville NY 13068 607-347-4413
Immaculate Conception School 320 West Buffalo Street Ithaca NY 14850 607-273-2707
Ithaca Montessori School 12 Ascot Place Ithaca NY 14850 607-266-0788
Ithaca Waldorf School PO Box 7126 Ithaca NY 14851 607-273-5184
Namaste Montessori School 1608 Trumansburg Road Ithaca NY 14850 607-272-0515
The Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca 120 East King Road Ithaca NY 14850 607-277-7335
A private school is an independent educational institution which does not receive funding from public sources or the government. Families who send their children to private schools including parochial, religious, or boarding schools must pay tuition. Some private schools offer scholarships for qualified students with financial needs.
Most private schools are Christian or Catholic schools, but they may also be non-religious charter schools, as well as preparatory (prep schools) schools, or private K-12, middle schools and high schools. These schools are not required to meet the accreditation standards of public schools and instead operate under various accreditation guidelines. Charter schools, in particular, are often focused on meeting the needs of a specific group of students, and their curricula may differ substantially from that of nearby public schools in the same local area.