According to Parents League, independent schools are defined by the following:
An independent school is not public school, a charter school or a parochial school. The term private school is often used interchangeably with independent school; however, there is a slight distinction between a private and an independent school. An independent school has its own independent board of trustees, while a private school can be a part of or governed by another entity such as a church or synagogue. Independent schools are not dependent on government or church funds; funding is mainly through tuition. Every independent school has its own unique mission and select students through their own self-defined admissions process.
- Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
- Parents League of New York assists thousands of families applying to independent schools each year through personal school advisory services, school fairs, publications, workshops and programs.
Independent Schools List: