Long Island is known for great schools from Manhasset to Montauk, and some of the best happen to be private and parochial schools. They offer parents and students alike a much different educational environment; some are focused on providing a more thorough study of subjects, while others seek to enlighten the spirit as well as the mind. Here’s the best private school, as chosen by Best of Long Island voters.
2021: Long Islanders Voted Miss Sue’s Nursery School Best Private School!
Miss Sue’s Nursery School
1191 Old Country Rd, Plainview
(516) 938-0894 – misssuesnurseryschool.com
Preschool or nursery school can set up the foundation for your child’s education. For over 60 years, Long Island residents have entrusted Miss Sue’s Nursery School to teach and care for their youngsters and give them the basis for their education. The school’s mission first and foremost is to enrich the development of your child from day one, socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. The kind and caring staff addresses the needs of each individual child, ensuring that each student gets a personalized program all while in a safe and nurturing environment. Students that graduate from Miss Sue’s Nursery School leave for public school with a great amount of confidence and independence as they continue their schooling.
2020: Long Islanders Voted East Woods School Best Private School on Long Island!
East Woods School
31 Yellow Cote Rd, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-4400 – eastwoods.org
Since 1946, East Woods School has been molding confident, motivated and kind leaders. The faculty cultivates confidence through the philosophy that making mistakes presents the best opportunity to learn and grow. From a young age, they are taught to be fearless in the face of failure and are encouraged to raise their hand and ask questions. East Woods School offers a STEAM-based curriculum where students can immerse themselves in science, technology, math, foreign languages, history, literature, athletics and the arts (musical, performing, visual and industrial). Students are also provided with numerous public speaking and performing opportunities from their years in the Early Childhood Center to the eighth grade. Students understand that their education is a journey, and not a number on a test.
2019: Long Islanders Voted Our Lady of Mercy Best Private School on Long Island!
Our Lady of Mercy
520 South Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville
(516) 433 7040 – www.olmshicks.org
Located in Hicksville, NY, Our Lady of Mercy combines a proven comprehensive curriculum with successful traditional and modern methods of educational advances to provide its students with a strong qualitative educational experience. In 2017, Our Lady of Mercy School celebrated its 55th year as a Catholic elementary school. They serve students from nursery school all the way through eighth grade. Our Lady of Mercy is a school where academic excellence is encouraged and accomplished. They believe that each child is unique with individual abilities, experiences, and needs. Their teachers are exemplary and are committed to creating a learning environment, where all children are challenged to attain and exceed their goals.
2018: Long Islanders Voted Our Lady of Mercy Best Private School on Long Island
Our Lady of Mercy
520 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville
For 55 years, Our Lady of Mercy has been educating children from nursery school through eighth grade. The administration, faculty, support staff, and parents of the school are committed to creating a learning environment where all children are challenged to not only attain their personal goals but are encouraged to exceed them. Faith, academics and knowledge stand at the forefront of Our Lady of Mercy’s programs and students are encouraged to practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, to believe in oneself, and to strive for peace and justice in daily life. Our Lady of Mercy stays up to date with the latest technology for teachers and students and offers a number of after-school activities including CYO sports, clubs and music.