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Education 101

When it comes to finding first-rate schools, Westchester’s A+ education resources will help you make the smart move.

German International School

50 Partridge Rd, White Plains
914.948.6513; www.gisny.org

German International School New York is an independent, Pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory school. Its English-German, bilingual curriculum and international community of children cultivates students of exceptional character who are open to a world of opportunity. It is the only school in the New York area where graduates earn the NY State Diploma and the German International Abitur.  German language knowledge is required for students in 1st grade and above. Private tours are available upon request.

The Harvey School

260 Jay St, Katonah
914.232.3161; www.harveyschool.org

Harvey is a coeducational college preparatory school for students in grades 6 to 12, enrolling talented and motivated students in a supportive learning environment. With an average class size of 10, teachers get to know their students well. Honors and AP classes are available. Harvey offers a wide array of extracurricular options in performing arts, interscholastic sports, and community service. The school also features an international student program and an optional five-day boarding program. Harvey is a small school with big opportunities and endless possibilities.   

Hudson Country Montessori School

340 Quaker Ridge Rd, New Rochelle
914.636.6202; www.hudsoncountry.org

The Hudson Country Montessori School is a private school serving toddlers (18 months) through 8th grade. Children are guided through the Montessori curriculum at their own pace under the supervision of certified Montessori teachers. Self-correcting manipulatives differentiate instruction and achieve specific objectives. The environment fosters concentration, self-reliance, and freedom of movement so children can work individually or cooperatively while pursuing a solid academic foundation. Extended day programs (7:30 am to 6 pm) are available.

Kennedy Catholic High School

54 NY-138, Somers
914.232.5061; www.kennedycatholic.org

Kennedy Catholic High School is Northern Westchester’s premiere college-preparatory high school serving young men and women from the surrounding region. Kennedy Catholic follows a rigorous Regents curriculum while also training students in the sound doctrine of Catholic faith—a combination that makes students well-prepared not only for college, but also for a successful life. Kennedy Catholic offers a full spectrum of academics, fine arts, and athletics that equip students with the exceptional strengths colleges value.


Our Montessori School in Yorktown and Carmel

PO Box 72, Yorktown Heights

914.962.9466; www.ourmontessorischool.com

Our Montessori School in Yorktown and Carmel provides a highly individualized experience for children from 18 months through sixth grade. The teachers celebrate children’s natural love of learning, helping them develop confidence through many small successes. Besides reading, writing, math, history, and science, classes can include art, dance, music, physical education, French, Latin, drama, and chess. Flexible schedules, extended hours, and monthly Parents’ Night Out are available. Visit www.ourmontessorischool.com or call 914.962.9466 to schedule a tour.

Villa Maria School

161 Sky Meadow Dr, Stamford, CT

203.322.5886; www.villamariaedu.org

With over 44 years of success in inspiring students with learning disabilities, Villa Maria School provides a robust academic program. Their students learn in an average 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio, allowing for a great deal of personalized and individualized curriculum design and classroom instruction. With a full class schedule of academics, visual and performing arts, PE, social skills, and electives, the school helps each student thrive and develop confidence.


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