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Education in Westchester County

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Westchester County, New York , in the United States, contains 40 public school districts , [1] 118 private schools and 14 colleges/universities. According to the 2018 rankings provided by the education website Niche , taking into account public comments, 28 of the top 100 school districts in New York State were located in Westchester County. [2]


  • 1 Public school districts
  • 2 Private schools
  • 3 Colleges, universities and vocational schools
  • 4 Weekend supplementary schools
  • 5 Organizations
  • 6 References

Public school districts[ edit ]

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Westchester County Public School Districts

Most school district boundaries do not follow municipal boundaries, but the six city school districts in the county have the same boundaries as their cities.

  • Ardsley Union Free School District
  • Bedford Central School District
  • Blind Brook-Rye School District
  • Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
  • Bronxville Union Free School District
  • Byram Hills Central School District
  • Chappaqua Central School District
  • Croton Harmon Union Free School District
  • Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
  • Eastchester Union Free School District
  • Edgemont Union Free School District
  • Elmsford Union Free School District
  • Greenburgh Central School District
  • Harrison Central School District
  • Hastings Central School District
  • Hendrick Hudson Central School District
  • Irvington Union Free School District
  • Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
  • Lakeland Central School District
  • Mamaroneck Union Free School District
  • Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • Mount Vernon City School District
  • The City School District of New Rochelle
  • North Salem Central School District
  • Ossining Union Free School District
  • Peekskill City School District
  • Pelham Union Free School District
  • Pleasantville Union Free School District
  • Pocantico Hills Central School District
  • Port Chester Rye Union Free School District
  • Rye City School District
  • Rye Neck Union Free School District
  • Scarsdale Union Free School District
  • Somers Central School District
  • Tarrytown Union Free School District
  • Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Valhalla Union Free School District
  • White Plains Public School District
  • Yonkers Public Schools
  • Yorktown Central School District

This list excludes Special Act Grade Organization districts, which overlap the districts listed above.

Private schools[ edit ]

High Schools
  • Archbishop Stepinac High School , White Plains
  • Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School , New Rochelle
  • Daytop Village Secondary School , Hartsdale
  • French-American School of New York senior high, Scarsdale
  • German School of New York , White Plains
  • Hackley School , Tarrytown
  • Hallen Center, New Rochelle
  • The Harvey School , Katonah
  • Iona Preparatory School (Upper School), New Rochelle
  • John F. Kennedy Catholic High School , Somers
  • The Karafin School , Inc., Somers
  • Keio Academy of New York , Purchase
  • Maria Regina High School , Hartsdale
  • The Masters School , Dobbs Ferry
  • The Montfort Academy , Mt. Vernon
  • New York School for the Deaf , White Plains
  • Rye Country Day School , Rye
  • Sacred Heart High School , Yonkers
  • Salesian High School , New Rochelle
  • School of the Holy Child , Rye
  • Solomon Schechter School of Westchester , Hartsdale
  • Soundview Preparatory School , Yorktown Heights
  • Thornton Donovan School , New Rochelle
  • The Ursuline School , New Rochelle
  • Westchester Hebrew High School , Mamaroneck
  • Yeshiva Farm Settlement School, Mount Kisco
  • Yeshivath Ohr Hameir, Peekskill
Elementary, Junior High and Special Schools
  • Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel, White Plains
  • Annunciation School, Crestwood
  • Bedford Christian School, Bedford
  • Bereshith Cultural School, Mount Vernon
  • Berjan School, Mamaroneck
  • Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, New Rochelle (closed)
  • Cardinal McCloskey School, Ossining
  • The Caring Place, New Rochelle
  • The Chapel School, Bronxville
  • Christ the King School, Yonkers
  • The Clear View School , Briarcliff Manor
  • Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School, Port Chester
  • Eyes & Ears World, Inc., Yonkers
  • Ferncliff Manor, Yonkers
  • French-American School of New York , campuses in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and Scarsdale
  • The Garden Road School, Crompond
  • German School of New York , White Plains
  • Hackley School, Tarrytown
  • Hallen Center, New Rochelle
  • Harvey School, Katonah
  • Hawthorne Country Day School, Hawthorne
  • Holy Family School, New Rochelle (closed)
  • Holy Name School, New Rochelle
  • Holy Name of Jesus School, Valhalla
  • Hudson Country Montessori School, New Rochelle
  • Immaculate Conception School, Irvington
  • Immaculate Conception School, Tuckahoe
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Scarsdale
  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Mount Vernon
  • Iona Preparatory School (Lower School), New Rochelle
  • Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, North Salem
  • Leake & Watts Children’s Home School, Yonkers
  • Martin Luther King Child Development Ctr., New Rochelle
  • Milestone School, Fleetwood
  • Mohawk Country Home School, White Plains
  • Mount Tom Day School, New Rochelle
  • The Northern Westchester Chinese School, Yorktown
  • Oakview Prep of SDA, Yonkers
  • Orchard School – Andrus Child Home, Yonkers
  • Our Lady of Assumption School, Peekskill
  • Our Lady of Fatima School, Scarsdale
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Elmsford
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham Manor
  • Our Lady of Sorrows School, White Plains
  • Our Lady of Victory School, Mount Vernon
  • Our Montessori School Yorktown, Heights
  • Resurrection School, Rye
  • Ridgeway Nursery School & Kindergarten, White Plains
  • Rippowam Cisqua School, Bedford
  • Rye Country Day School, Rye
  • Sacred Heart, Yonkers
  • Sacred Heart School, Hartsdale
  • Sacred Heart / Mt. Carmel School – Arts, Mount Vernon
  • Solomon Schechter School of Westchester , White Plains
  • SS John & Paul School, Larchmont
  • SS Peter & Paul School, Mount Vernon
  • St. Ann School, Yonkers
  • St. Ann School, Ossining
  • St. Anthony School, West Harrison
  • St. Anthony School, Yonkers
  • St. Augustine School, Ossining
  • St. Bartholomew School, Yonkers
  • St. Casimir School, Yonkers
  • St. Columbanus School, Cortlandt Manor
  • St. Elizabeth Ann School, Shrub Oak
  • St. Eugene School, Yonkers
  • St. Gregory the Great School, Harrison
  • St. John the Baptist School, Yonkers
  • St. Joseph School, Bronxville
  • St. Joseph’s School, Croton Falls
  • St. Jude Habilitation Institute, Tarrytown
  • St. Mark Lutheran School, Yonkers
  • St. Mary School, Yonkers
  • St. Patrick School, Bedford Village
  • St. Patrick School, Yorktown Heights
  • St. Paul the Apostle, Yonkers
  • St. Peter School, Yonkers
  • St. Ursula’s Learning Center, Mount Vernon
  • Transfiguration School, Tarrytown
  • Transitional Learning Center, New Rochelle
  • UCP of Westchester, New Rochelle
  • Westchester Area School, New Rochelle
  • Westchester Day School, Mamaroneck
  • Westchester Exceptional Children School, Purdys
  • Westchester School for Special Children, Yonkers
  • Yeshiva Day School of Lincoln Park, Yonkers
  • Yonkers Christian Academy, Yonkers

Colleges, universities and vocational schools[ edit ]

  • Berkeley College , White Plains, New York
  • Concordia College , Bronxville, New York
  • College of New Rochelle , New Rochelle, New York
  • Fordham University , West Harrison, New York
  • Iona College , New Rochelle, New York
  • Long Island University , Westchester Graduate Campus, Purchase, New York
  • Manhattanville College , Purchase, New York
  • Mercy College , Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Monroe College , New Rochelle, New York
  • New York Medical College , Valhalla, New York
  • Pace University , Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor, and White Plains, New York
  • Purchase College , State University of New York , Purchase, New York
  • St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie , Yonkers, New York
  • Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary , Crestwood, Yonkers, New York
  • Sarah Lawrence College , Yonkers, New York
  • Westchester Community College , Valhalla, New York

Weekend supplementary schools[ edit ]

The Japanese Weekend School of New York , a Japanese weekend supplementary school , holds classes at Port Chester Middle School in Port Chester . [3]

Organizations[ edit ]

The Japanese Educational Institute of New York (JEI; ニューヨーク日本人教育審議会 Nyūyōku Nihonjin Kyōiku Shingi Kai), a nonprofit organization that operates two Japanese day schools and two weekend school systems in the New York City area, [4] has its headquarters in Rye . [5]

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ http://www3.westchestergov.com/schools-and-colleges
  2. ^ Joe Lombardi (September 5, 2017). “New Rankings: 28 Westchester School Districts Among Top 100 In NY” . Yonkers Daily Voice. Retrieved September 6, 2017.

  3. ^ ” ウエストチェスター校 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine ..” Japanese Weekend School of New York . Retrieved on July 8, 2013. “借用校: Port Chester Middle School 住所: 113 Bowman Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573”
  4. ^ ” 学校案内 ” ( Archive ). Japanese Educational Institute of New York (ニューヨーク日本人教育審議会). Retrieved on April 15, 2015. The names of the weekend schools as stated on the pages should be “The Japanese Weekend School of New York” and “The Japanese Weekend School of New Jersey” – note that the Japanese names between the day and weekend schools are different.
  5. ^ ” 連絡先 ” ( Archive ). Japanese Educational Institute of New York (ニューヨーク日本人教育審議会). Retrieved on April 15, 2015. “150 Purchase Street, Suite 7, Rye , NY 10580 USA”
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Schools in Westchester County, New York
high schools
  • Gorton
  • Lincoln
  • Palisade Preparatory
  • Riverside
  • Roosevelt
  • Saunders
  • Yonkers
  • Ardsley
  • Blind Brook
  • Briarcliff
  • Bronxville
  • Byram Hills
  • Croton-Harmon
  • Dobbs Ferry
  • Eastchester
  • Edgemont
  • Fox Lane
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Harrison
  • Hastings
  • Hendrick Hudson
  • Horace Greeley
  • Irvington
  • John Jay
  • Lakeland
  • Mamaroneck
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Rochelle
  • Ossining
  • Peekskill
  • Pelham
  • Pleasantville
  • Port Chester
  • Rochambeau
  • Rye Neck
  • Rye
  • Scarsdale
  • Somers
  • Tuckahoe
  • Valhalla
  • Walter Panas
  • Westlake
  • White Plains
  • Woodlands
  • Yorktown
Secular private
  • Daytop Village
  • French-American
  • German
  • Hackley
  • Harvey
  • Keio
  • Lyceum Kennedy
  • Masters
  • New York School for the Deaf
  • Rye Country Day
  • Soundview Preparatory
  • Thornton-Donovan
  • Archbishop Stepinac
  • Iona Preparatory
  • John F. Kennedy Catholic
  • Holy Child
  • Maria Regina
  • Montfort
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Our Lady of Victory (closed)
  • Sacred Heart
  • Salesian
  • Solomon Schecter
  • Ursuline
  • Westchester Hebrew
  • Yonkers Montessori
This list is incomplete.

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        • A message for Attendance Awareness

          County Executive George Latimer, Ossining UFSD Superintendent Ray Sanchez and Student Advocacy recorded a PSA earlier in the school year regarding the importance of excellent attendance. Please listen:

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          The New York State Education Department is requiring that school districts develop an AIS policy for the 2016/2017 school year. This policy must include a second measure and must be uniformly applied to all grade levels. Please see attached for more details.

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        A Message from the Superintendent

        October 30, 2018


        Dear Community Members,


        Given the current disparity in the level of support for the Capital Project, the Board of Education at its October 25th meeting, decided to put the project under consideration on hold – as is, to be revisited the summer of 2019. It is my opinion that moving forward without a consensus of support for the project will not likely result in a positive outcome and it is best to refocus our efforts in the short term.


        I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who served on committees, attended meetings, completed surveys, shared ideas and expressed their opinions.  Three years of time and effort was invested by many.  This work will provide a solid springboard for future consideration, and any needed repairs will be addressed within our annual budget.


        Sincerely yours,

        Carol Conklin-Spillane


        A Message from the Board of Education

        Pocantico Hills Board of Education Begins Executive Search

        Dear Community Members:

        The Pocantico Hills Board of Education has begun the process of searching for a Superintendent of Schools. We are committed to seeking your input into this process, and to keeping you apprised of progress along the way.

        As a first step, we will involve diverse groups of community members to help us formulate a desired profile of the next school leader. While the Board of Education has the responsibility for selecting and appointing the Superintendent, we consider input and feedback from stakeholder groups an essential component in guiding our search and making our final selection. 

        We have engaged Bob Christmann, lead consultant at NY State Leadership Group, to support our District throughout this process. Mr. Christmann will be leading and facilitating each of the input sessions.

        Please review the list of engagements below, organized by stakeholder group, and feel free to attend the one that is most appropriate for you. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions. However, please keep in mind Mr. Christmann will tailor each session to the specific needs of each group. Additionally, we will arrange an online survey for community members to provide additional guidance (details forthcoming).

        If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, or wish to provide further input, you are welcome to call Mr. Christmann directly: 716-777-0451. Also, you can also contact the Board of Education at any time via: boe@pocanticohills.org .

        The sessions will be held in the School Library, and are as follows:

        • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
          • 6:30-7:30 pm: Parents/Guardians of Students
          • 7:30-8:30 pm: Any Community Member (District Resident)
        • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
          • 6:45-7:30pm: Pocantico Hills Foundation and PTA Members
          • 7:30-8:15pm: Parents with Pocantico Students in Partner High Schools
        • Monday, November 5, 2018
          • 6:30-7:15 pm: Any Community Member (District Resident)
          • 7:30-8:15 pm: Parents/Guardians of Students


        Al Pacile, President, Pocantico Hills Board of Education

        What Is Your Mood? Check Out Our Middle School Mood Meter

        The ability to recognize, understand, label, express and when necessary, regulate our emotions is critical to our emotional health and success in school.  Understanding these skills using the RULER approach provides our students with an opportunity to utilize the Mood Meter—an important component to the Anchors of Emotional Intelligence.  Our Mood Meter Mondays allow students to utilize this resource to self-identify their emotion prior to lunch.  This provides one data point to assess our students’ emotional well-being and our overall culture and climate at Pocantico at the beginning of each week.  

        Link to our Middle School Mood Meter can be found here.   

        Pocantico Hills School Core Values – Kindness, Respect and Perseverance

        As part of our successful transition back to school, our 8th grade students were charged with creating a school-wide character pledge that reflects our core values—kindness, respect and perseverance.  Their successful work was chronicled throughout the week and captured on video  Pocantico Character .  Our Pocantico Character Pledge is recited each morning following the Pledge of Allegiance as a school community.  Again, a special thank you to the class of 2019 and Mr. Murray, Mrs. Carruth and Mrs. Hongell, who facilitated this important work with our students.

         As a student of character at Pocantico Hills …

        I pledge to not give up when obstacles are in the way.  I will persevere.

        I will listen to others and use careful words.  I will be respectful. 

        I will smile and greet people in the hallways.  I will be kind.   

        Our Mission

        The Pocantico Hills School staff believes that each student is a complex and unique person. We are committed to helping our children realize their complete personal potential – academic, creative, physical and emotional. We will ask the students to stretch themselves and help them to discover the rewards of working hard.

        We will treat the students with respect and understanding and encourage them to be caring and contributing members of society, students who are thoughtful, honest, fair, kind and self-disciplined.

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        Here at Pocantico Hills

        • Third-graders pose for a photo at the New York Botanical Garden.

          Third-graders went on a field trip to the New York Botanical Garden in November.

        • Students stand in front of one of the train show exhibits.

          The highlight of the day was a tour of the annual Holiday Train Show.

        • Students create mandalas from natural materials.

          Students made mandalas from natural materials.

        • Students explored the garden's conservatory.

          They explored rain forests, deserts and other environments in the garden’s conservatory.

        • Children pose in front of silver Christmas trees.

          The train show featured model trains and trolleys moving through magical landscapes of historic New York buildings.

        • Costumed students walking in a Halloween parade.

          The weather was perfect for the students’ Halloween parade Oct. 31.

        • A teacher dressed as a Play-Doh container walks with students.

          Some teachers dressed up too, including as Play-Doh, M&M’s and a rain cloud.

        • Students walking in the Halloween parade.

          Inflatable costumes were popular this year, as were unicorns, the Incredibles characters, princesses and superheroes.

        • Students pose for a class photo on Halloween.

          Children had parties in their classrooms after the parade.

        • Children hold up carrots they picked from the garden.

          Students picked carrots, squash, corn and other vegetables for the annual Harvest Soup Festival.

        • Gardener Jose Zamora and Chef Kassie Arcate clean carrots in buckets of water.

          Staffers Jose Zamora, who tended the garden, and Kassie Arcate, school chef, helped with harvesting, cleaning, chopping and cooking.

        • Three girls are eating soup in the cafeteria.

          The whole school enjoyed the harvest soup the next day, along with herb butter and carrot leaf pesto they put on rolls.

        • Several boys help carry an Italian zucchini out of the garden.

          The largest vegetable grown in the garden was the Italian zucchini, which required many hands to safely carry it to the chopping table.

        • Two girls are mincing garlic.

          Children picked, washed and peeled the vegetables, and they peeled and grated garlic.

        • Students are eating soup in the cafeteria.

          The school has held the event for about 10 years.

        • A first-grader draws with markers during a Makerspace class.

          The school launched a new Makerspace this year to foster creativity and develop children’s skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

        • A first-grader displays art she created with a Styrofoam ball.

          In their second class, first-graders had a chance to work with any of the supplies they wanted, from Styrofoam balls and felt to markers.

        • A first-grader displays his superhero artwork in the Makerspace.

          The Pocantico Hills Foundation is a sponsor of the Makerspace and raised money to help start the program.

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