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Our History

 Our beloved subject, John Lyon…by instinct of charity, (the Divine Providence foregoing) hath purposed in his mind a certain Grammar School…of new to erect, found and forever establish for the perpetual education, teaching and instruction of Children and Youth…giving a very good example to all others to imitate the like hereafter, and also to the common profit of all our subjects.

-Elizabeth I, Royal Charter granted to John Lyon, 19th February 1572

Harrow School in the UK is one of the world’s most respected private educational institutions. Founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, it has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, an outstanding holistic education, and a focus on developing in its students character, resilience and a resolve to be of service to others.


Amongst Harrow School’s alumni are some of the most influential figures in world history, including the poet Lord Byron, Sir Winston Churchill, first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, King Hussein of Jordan, the physicist Lord Rayleigh and numerous influencers, inventors, artists and Nobel Laureates.

Drawing on this extraordinary legacy and combining it with the experience and vibrancy of the Amity Education Group, Harrow New York brings a unique offering to the US educational landscape. Further developing the increasing global reach of the Harrow Family of Schools, it is the first Harrow-branded School to open in the US.

Harrow New York is a vibrant and innovative School, embedded in its community and looking outward to equip its students to thrive in a fast-changing world, yet with the confidence that comes from being firmly rooted in the Values and traditions of the School first founded in 1572.