Religiously-Affiliated Schools

Catholic Schools

A number of Catholic schools admit children as young as three years of age. Many of these schools continue through grade eight or high school. Catholic schools usually have smaller classes than public schools and are often thought to be more like independent schools.

Catholic schools require some testing as part of the application process. Some pre-schools and kindergartens ask for private testing. The Test for Admission to Catholic H.S. (TACHS test) is required for high school admission.

If you choose to enroll your child in a parochial school, it takes time and "foot work" to find the school that meets the needs of your child. As in all school searches, consider opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom, teaching styles employed, and opportunity for interaction with teachers.

You can browse Parochial/Religious schools on the Archdiocese of New York website.

You may request the following two print resources from the The Archdiocese of New York

1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-317-3236 (fax)

  • Catholic Schools: Character, Compassion, Values. Directory of Schools and Services. Archdiocese of New York.
  • "Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS)." Archdiocese of New York, 2005.