Long Island is known for great schools from Manhasset to Montauk, and some of the best happen to be private and parochial schools. They offer parents and students alike a much different educational environment; some are focused on providing a more thorough study of subjects, while others seek to enlighten the spirit as well as the mind. Here’s the best private school, as chosen by Best of Long Island voters.
2018: Long Islanders Voted Our Lady of Mercy Best Private School on Long Island
Our Lady of Mercy
520 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville
For 55 years, Our Lady of Mercy has been educating children from nursery school through eighth grade. The administration, faculty, support staff, and parents of the school are committed to creating a learning environment where all children are challenged to not only attain their personal goals but are encouraged to exceed them. Faith, academics and knowledge stand at the forefront of Our Lady of Mercy’s programs and students are encouraged to practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, to believe in oneself, and to strive for peace and justice in daily life. Our Lady of Mercy stays up to date with the latest technology for teachers and students and offers a number of after-school activities including CYO sports, clubs and music.