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

High School Transition

The High School Transition Process

Our Upper School Head and Assistant Upper School Head work closely with students in Grades 7 and 8 and their families to help them choose the most appropriate High School options and, for those students who are applying to a new High School, to help them navigate the steps of applying to New York City’s independent and public schools.

The following list indicates High Schools to which eighth grade IDEAL students have been accepted in recent years. An asterisk indicates schools to which our students have matriculated and the number of asterisks indicates the number of students that have matriculated. 

*Academy for Software Engineering
*All Hallows High School
*Bard Early College High School 
*The Beacon School
*Birch Wathen Lenox 
*The Calhoun School
Cardinal Hayes High School
*Cardinal Spellman 
*The Cathedral School
Columbia Secondary School
**Cooke School
Edward R. Murrow High School
*Frank McCourt High School 
*Frederick Douglass Academy
*Grace Church School
*Greens Farms Academy
*Harrison High School
Harvest Collegiate High School
High Mowing Academy
*High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College
*The High School of Fashion Industries
Hudson High School of Learning Technologies
***LaGuardia High School for The Performing Arts
Le Salle Academy 
****Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Loyola School
The Masters School
Montfort Academy 
NYC LAB School
NYC Museum School
**Park East High School
*The Quad Preparatory School
**Rudolf Steiner School
Rye Country Day School 
St. Raymond High School for Boys
The Stanwich School
Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School
Talent Unlimited High School
Theatre Arts at Repertory Company High School
University Heights Secondary School 
The Winston Preparatory School
Young Women’s Leadership School

See our College and Postsecondary Acceptance List here.