a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12

Accreditations and Affiliations

IDEAL holds an Absolute Charter, Grades K-12, from New York State and is accredited, Grades K-12, by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York also granted IDEAL its certificate of High School Registration in June 2018. The school is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York, the Guild of Independent Schools of New York City (GISNY), and The Heads Network. IDEAL registered with the College Board in September 2017 as a Level II School to receive students’ scores for AP, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT and to administer AP, PSAT/NMSQT. Additionally, the Level II code allows us to participate in AP Course Audit, to request College Board accommodations for students with disabilities, and to receive SAT and ACT publications. Our membership in One Schoolhouse increases students’ access to electives and AP classes. 

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