Turning school into the experience of a lifetime since 1884.


Staten Island Academy is an independent Pre-K3 through Grade 12 school with a 140-year strong reputation for nurturing young people of high character. 

Co-educational and non-religious, the Academy is governed by an independent board of trustees and has been the only independent school on Staten Island since 1884. We are supported by a close-knit, intentional community of more than 300 families, 75 educators and staff, and more than 3,000 alums nationwide.  

Our dedicated faculty instills our students with self-confidence that allows them to dare to dream. Through small classes, more than 100 course offerings, and a teaching dynamic that fosters curiosity and self-belief, we empower our students to arrive at unexpected answers, ask unfamiliar questions, and seek fresh ways of thinking. 

Our transformative approach to learning ensures that every student graduates as an engaged citizen and a thoughtful leader.