Private Schools

Allendale Columbia
At Allendale Columbia, our students develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning. They are motivated to accept challenges, to take risks, and to think independently. Their talents are discovered and developed in a safe, nurturing atmosphere. Our students excel academically in an environment that emphasizes structure and disciplined work habits. Their social and athletic development is strengthened by positive reinforcement and a strong sense of community. As a result, they excel both in and out of the classroom. Allendale Columbia students acquire the wisdom, confidence and curiosity that will help them succeed well beyond their years at our campus.

Aquinas Institute
Aquinas is a Catholic, coeducational junior high and high school that has been a Rochester tradition since 1902. The resources and facilities at Aquinas offer students state-of-the-art technology in a traditional and historical setting. With the latest in computer technology, a new fine art center and a new athletic complex, the campus at Aquinas is ever-changing to meet our students’ needs.  Aquinas students are offered numerous opportunities to grow educationally, socially and spiritually. Aquinas graduates are prepared for college and beyond!

Bishop Kearney

Vision: Bishop Kearney High School is a vibrant community dedicated to providing an environment in which high academic expectations, spirituality, and a strong sense of Catholic community enhance the education of the whole person.  Mission: The mission of Bishop Kearney High School is to empower young men and women to reach their full potential – academically, spiritually, and socially – by providing a college preparatory, values-based Catholic education in a student-centered family atmosphere, in keeping with the tradition of the Christian Brothers and the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Charles Finney
Mission: The Charles Finney School educates kindergarten through twelfth grade students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically in a Christian, college-preparatory environment that fosters growth in character, compassion, wisdom, and creativity. Vision: The Charles Finney School is a Christian school educating and fostering excellence in character and academic achievement, equipping each student for the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose.

Cobblestone School
Cobblestone School is a leader in child-centered education. It is a model of current best teaching practices to promote each student’s unique intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The school leaves intact and fosters each child’s innate love of learning and curiosity about the world. Small classes allow the teachers to challenge each child to grow into his or her potential while participating as an active member of a learning community. Cobblestone School nurtures life-long habits of mind and heart to develop in each student the inner resources for success in academic pursuits and in life.

Hillel School
Hillel Community Day School’s mission, as a community day school, is to offer the highest quality general and Jewish education possible for children of the Greater Rochester Jewish community. Emphasis is on providing a foundation that will give students the basis for going forward as knowledgeable and committed Jews. Hillel Community Day School is sincerely committed to imbuing its students with a traditional, ethical and moral outlook on life and developing in them positive feelings and attitudes towards the values of Judaism.

McQuaid Jesuit High School (Boys)
“McQuaid Jesuit is committed to fostering the harmonious development of a young man’s God-given talents: spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and aesthetically. While preparing him for further education, his life’s work and social interaction, McQuaid Jesuit reaches beyond these goals to produce a growing love of learning and enthusiasm for life that will enable him to meet ever-changing challenges. All involved with McQuaid work to achieve this development by personal concern for each student, competitive educational programs, distinctive Jesuit spirit and a formative sense of community. This is done in the hope that its academically select graduates will become “Men for Others,” dedicated to serving God and humanity and guided by a profound sense of justice.”

Our Lady of Mercy High School (Girls)
Our Lady of Mercy High School is the largest all-women’s Catholic secondary school in the Rochester, New York area. Established in 1928, by the Sisters of Mercy of Rochester, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the University of the State of New York, Mercy’s goal is to foster spiritual, personal and social growth as well as intellectual development in its students. Young women at Mercy are encouraged to become independent, to acquire a broad vision and to heighten their concern for all persons. Mercy High School’s mission is to bring together young women from diverse ethnic, racial and economic situations. Beginning in grade seven and continuing through grade twelve, our young women are given an education designed to emphasize the positive roles of women in today’s society.

Montessori School
At the Montessori School of Rochester (MSR), we offer an alternative to day care, public school or private school ages 16 months through grade 3. Our program is based on the educational principles put forth by Dr. Montessori 100 years ago based on years of observation of the universal characteristics of children at different stages of development. We offer the children a “prepared environment” rich in opportunities to construct learning experiences at their own pace. They will develop their senses, their awareness of the world around them, their ability to care for themselves, for their environment, and for others. Most importantly, their natural drives toward independence, movement and self-mastery will be nurtured, and their spirit will be celebrated.

Norman Howard
The Norman Howard School (NHS) fosters the academic growth of students with learning disabilities while promoting their development as respectful, responsible, resilient citizens. The school advances the understanding of learning disabilities and serves as a resource for the community. The Norman Howard School (NHS) is an independent day school for students with learning disabilities. Located at 275 Pinnacle Rd. in Henrietta, the Norman Howard School provides individualized instruction to students with learning disabilities in grades 5 – 12. Students from 40 different school districts in ten counties attend NHS.

Rochester School for the Deaf
RSD’s team of professionals focuses on providing a strong foundation for the educational, social, and emotional growth of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth to age 21. Our educators and evaluators work closely with families, school districts, and social service practitioners to assure the success of every student we serve. Rochester School for the Deaf is entrusted, empowered, and funded to provide and enhance the educational and life growth experiences in an optimal environment for children and students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Trinity Montessori School
The mission of Trinity Montessori School, Inc. is to educate the whole child in an enriched environment in accordance with the American Montessori philosophy. Out goal is the development of each child’s full potential as a peaceful world citizen with a lifelong love of learning.

Rochester Area Private Schools The Greater Rochester Association of Private Schools is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of private education. Our organization is focused on serving as a valuable community resource and providing support to our members. This is a link to a list of more Private Schools.

Archangel School

206 West Avenue, East Rochester, NY 14445 (585) 218-0407

Archangel School is a private Catholic school based in Rochester, NY. We welcome students of all ages, from Pre-K to high school seniors. Archangel was founded in 1992 on the principles established by Vatican II for the education of children in the Catholic Faith. The school is certified by the NYS Board of Regents. We are very proud to maintain a low pupil to teacher ratio in our classrooms, insuring individualized attention for our students. We are a family-oriented school where parent involvement is welcomed. Our teachers are first and foremost concerned with the education of the whole child, creating a curriculum that is balanced, nurturing, and rooted in faith. Our curriculum is Christ centered, and we proudly celebrate Christmas and Easter!
Saint Kateri School (Previously Christ the King)

Principal Sister Kay Lurz 445 Kings Highway S. Rochester, NY 14617-4138 585-467-8730 585-467-5392 (fax)

St. Kateri School is a Middle States Accredited School educating Pre-K-6 students. We strive to develop each child’s relationship with God, providing an excellent academic education INFUSED WITH THE GOSPEL VALUES. As a Catholic school we can teach our students how to respect each other as well as the underlying reason, WHY we respect each person. An additional focus is also placed on our students’ accountability to them selves and others, as well as service to our community.
Corpus Christi

546 Oxford Street, Rochester, NY, 14607-0146 Tel: (585)473-3937

Corpus Christi School is a Catholic elementary school, part of the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY. We were founded in 1888 and have a long history of quality education blended with the teachings of Jesus. Through the talent and sharing of dedicated teachers, every effort is made to educate the whole child intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We offer computer instruction, art, music, and physical education. We also offer social work services for our students and their families. We have a Pre-K program for 3 and 4 year old, and grades K through 6.
Derech Hatorah Rochester

125 Kings Highway S. Rochester, NY 14617 • Phone: (585) 266-2920 • Fax: (585) 486-1089

Derech HaTorah of Rochester (DHR) is committed to providing a Torah education for all Jewish children. A seamless fusion of curricula has been developed to educate the whole child. DHR teaches a superior, scholastic curriculum that meets and exceeds New York State Education Department standards.The intellectual and moral development of every student is maximized in a warm, nurturing learning environment. Each student is viewed as an individual, having multiple capacities, interests and intelligences. Thus, our educational philosophy reflects the wisdom of Proverbs: Chanoch l’naar al pi darko (educate each child according to his nature).

Destiny School

1876 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 P – 473-1680 ext 251 E –

“Destiny Christian School is called to train up leaders for the 21st century while providing a Christ-Centered Worldview education. We invite you to come discover the rich education and strong spiritual foundation that Destiny Christian School will provide for your child!” Destiny is a private Christian School, Kindergarten through 12th Grade, located in Brighton NY whose motto is “Reaching Destiny one step at a time”. We believe that it is just as important to develop a child’s ability to hear from and trust God as it is to be well-equipped academically. Destiny Christian School follows New York State standards as well as including Bible, weekly chapels, electives, Spanish, art, music and a sports program.
Greece Christian School

750 Long Pond Rd. Rochester, NY 14612. Phone – 723-1165 Fax 723-8241 Email:

The Greece Christian School has been established where Jesus Christ has the pre-eminence (Col.1:18) for the purpose of providing a quality education to the Christian community. By “quality education,” we mean creating an atmosphere/ environment in which the fundamental principles of learning may be developed to their fullest potential. Students will develop habits, skills, and attitudes which will allow for great achievement. We seek to develop positive citizens who respect themselves and others, who know how to relate to others, who accept responsibility, who possess a sound mind and spiritual values, and who are using their own individual talents, gifts, and abilities to serve the Kingdom of God.
Hillel Community Day School

191 Fairfield Drive | Rochester | NY | 14620 | Phone: 585.271.6877 | Fax: 585.473.8039

Hillel offers an exceptional education that enriches children intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Our challenging curriculum develops students not only to excel academically, but also to make positive choices in a complex society. Our private school is a perfect fit for children who are intellectually curious and excited to learn, and for families who want to see their children thrive in a nurturing Jewish community.
Holy Cross School

Principal Mrs. Mary Martell 4488 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY 14612-0146 Phone: 585-663-6533/Fax: 585-663-2601/

Holy Cross School, historically rooted in Holy Cross Parish, serving all area parishes and the Charlotte Community, provides quality Catholic education to students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6. A dedicated faculty and a comprehensive academic program foster spiritual intellectual, and social development. This ministry is accomplished in a loving, caring atmosphere, respecting the needs and honoring the strengths of each student. Proudly standing beside the Charlotte Lighthouse, Holy Cross School strives to be a beacon of hope reflecting Christ in a multi-cultural community.
Hope Hall School

1612 Buffalo Rd. | Rochester, NY 14624 | 585-426-0210

Established in 1994, Hope Hall provides an opportunity for “at-risk” or “educationally stranded” children to become successful lifelong learners. Serving students in grades 3 through 12 from 19 school districts in the Greater Rochester Area, Hope Hall’s nurturing, non-threatening, creative atmosphere encourages students to take risks in learning and helps them reverse the cycle of academic failure. Hope Hall’s collaborative approach to learning connects faculty, staff and families as team members in a community of learning. Students previously considered to be educationally “at risk” experience academic success, not only at Hope Hall, but also in high school and beyond.
Northstar Christian Academy

332 Spencerport Road Rochester, NY 14606 Phone: 585-429-5530 Fax: 585-429-7913 email:

Northstar Christian Academy is a ministry of First Bible Baptist Church of Rochester, New York. We believe that NCA is an extension of the home in that the parents, having the primary responsibility for educating their children, have asked NCA to partner with them in fulfilling that purpose.
The Mission of Northstar Christian Academy is to: -glorify God -establish the scriptures as the final, absolute authority -provide a distinctly Christian environment for the student body -teach traditional course offerings from a biblical worldview -promote excellence in the realm of the spiritual, academic, social and physical components of life -encourage the student body to be conformed to the image of Christ, holy, self-disciplined and responsible -prepare disciples of Jesus Christ for Christian service, encouraging the student(s) to seek God’s purpose for them in this life

Ora Academy

139 Winton Road South | Rochester, New York 14610 | (585) 271-8711

Ora Academy, located in Rochester, New York, is Upstate New York’s high school for young Jewish women. Founded in 1996, Ora Academy continues to serve students and their families from Rochester and across the country. Our rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies, along with our warm, inclusive atmosphere and full range of extracurricular programming, provide our students with core values, academic excellence, and lifelong friendships. This develops a strong commitment to Torah, community and Israel, and prepares Ora graduates to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Pinnacle Lutheran PK-K 250 Pinnacle Road, Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 334-1392
Rochester seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy PK-12 3800 Scottsville Rd | Scottsville, NY 14546
Seton Catholic PK-6 165 Rhinecliff Drive | Rochester, NY 14618 (585) 473-6604
St Andrew Elementary PK-6 901 Portland Ave | Rochester, NY 14621 (585) 467-9201
St Boniface Elementary PK-6 15 Whalin St | Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 271-6370
St John Neumann PK-6 31 Empire Boulevard | Rochester, NY 14609 (585) 288-0580
St Lawrence Elementary PK-6 1000 North Greece Road | Rochester, NY 14626 (585) 225-3870
St Margaret Mary PK-6 400 Rogers Pkwy | Rochester, NY 14617 (585) 266-0413
St. Pius Pk-6 3000 Chili Avenue | Rochester, NY 14624 (585) 247-5650
Talmudical Institute All Boys 9-12 769 Park Ave | Rochester, NY 14607 (585) 473-2810
The Norman Howard 7-12 275 Pinnacle Road | Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 334-8010
Westfall Academy (Islamic) PK-4 727 Westfall Road | Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 442-0120
Trinity Montessori PK-6 100 Golden Flyer Drive | Rochester, NY 14618 (585) 586-1044
St John of Rochester PK-6 10 Wickford Way | Fairport, NY 14450 (585) 248-8836
Lake Ontario Baptist Academy PK-12 1425 Walker Lake Ontario Rd | Hilton, NY, 14468 (585)964-3470
St. Paul Lutheran PK-8 158 East Ave | Hilton, NY 14468 (585) 392-4000
Southeast Christian Academy PK-12 1850 Fairport Nine Mile Pt Rd | Penfield, NY 14526 (585) 388-0850
St Joseph Elementary PK-12 39 Gebhardt Rd | Penfield, NY 14526 (585) 586-696

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