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      Peekskill High School
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      Croton Harmon High School
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      Hendrick Hudson High School
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      Lakeland Administrative Building
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      Putnam Valley High School
  • Peekskill City School District offers a wide range of educational opportunities in a diverse, interactive environment. The goals of our seven-member Board of Education focus on achievement, a safe environment, and strong fiscal management. Peekskill uses the Princeton Plan in which children are assigned to elementary schools based on grade: children in pre-kindergarten attend Uriah Hill School; kindergarten and first grade attend the Woodside School; grades two and three attend the Oakside School; and, grades four and five attend the Hillcrest School. Special initiatives for grades K-5 includes an English-Spanish Dual-Language program and an Enrichment Program which offers all students the opportunity for academic enrichment. The District has strong arts and music programs with community involvement.

    Peekskill Middle School (grades 6-8) is located in a new state-of-the-art building. Each grade has its own dedicated space, or “house,” within the building. The Middle School is technologically advanced and has a professional performance auditorium, double gymnasium, and competition-sized swimming pool. Peekskill High School (grades 9-12) offers many enhanced programs. Ninth and tenth graders learn in small learning teams. PHS’ Freshman Academy ensures all incoming freshmen are offered the educational foundation to prepare students for their high school, college and career ventures. Numerous AP and college-level courses are offered. An innovative internship program is offered to seniors. A modern planetarium is part of a strong science curriculum, including a program of independent mentored research. Peekskill High School Summit Academy provides an alternative learning program focused on individualized attention, differentiation and social/emotional learning.

    Peekskill School District Office
    1031 Elm Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
    Superintendent - Dr. David Fine
    (914) 737-3300

    Peekskill High School
    1073 Elm Street
    (914) 737-0201

    Peekskill Middle School
    212 Ringgold Street
    (914) 737-4542

    Oakside Elementary School
    200 Decatur Ave
    (914) 737-1591

    Woodside Elementary School
    612 Depew Street
    (914) 739-0093

    Hillcrest Elementary School
    4 Horton Drive
    (914) 739-2284


    The Croton-Harmon School District has received both state and federal distinctions for its outstanding overall programs and facilities. For instance, the Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School and Pierre Van-Cortlandt Middle School have been designed as national “Schools of Excellence.” The high school was honored by the New York State Board of Regents for its educational initiatives and innovations, in conjunction with the Compact for Learning Program.

    An average class size of 20 students enables Croton students to receive personalized attention. The Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School has a Social Action Club consisting of more than 20 students dedicated to improving the quality of life for people and animals who are in need in the community and abroad.

    Croton-Harmon Schools District Office
    10 Gerstein Street, Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520
    Superintendent - Edward Fuhrman

    Croton Harmon High School
    36 Old Post Road S.

    Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School
    3 Glen Place

    Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School
    8 Gerstein Street


    The Hendrick Hudson School District includes Montrose, Buchanan, Verplanck and part of Peekskill and Croton on Hudson. It has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. See below.

    The Hendrick Hudson School District strives to have a “a dynamic, innovative and supportive educational community" to ensure that "each student is an engaged, passionate learner who achieves his or her maximum potential and contributes to society.”

    Students receive instruction in computers, art, music and technology, in addition to a core curriculum. Special education, an elementary enrichment student program and vocational education through BOCES are also available. College level courses for high school students include foreign languages, social studies, science, English, math, and art. Students have the opportunity to study in the fields of engineering and the biomedical sciences at the high school. Science research skills and application of sciences, technology and math are a focal point of the district.

    Many interscholastic sports and extracurricular activities at the high school level and intramural sports at the middle school level are also offered.

    Hendrick Hudson Central School District Office
    61 Trolley Road, Montrose, NY  10548
    (914) 257-5100
    Superintendent - Joseph E. Hochreiter

    Hendrick Hudson High School                              
    2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose, NY
    (914) 257-5800

    Blue Mountain Middle School
    7 Furnace Woods Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY
    (914) 257-5700

    Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School            
    160 Westchester Ave., Buchanan, NY
    (914) 257-5400

    Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School                   
    57 Trolley Road, Montrose, NY
    (914) 257-5500

    Furnace Woods Elementary School                      
    239 Watch Hill Rd, Cortlandt Manor, NY
    (914) 257-5600


    The Lakeland Central School District is the largest suburban school district in Westchester County, encompassing six towns and a part of neighboring Putnam County. The district is comprised of five elementary schools serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade, one middle school serving students in sixth through eighth grade, and two high schools serving students in ninth through twelfth grade.  The total student population is approximately 5,900 students.

    In Lakeland’s five elementary schools (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Lincoln-Titus, Thomas Jefferson and Van Cortlandtville), small classes give students a solid start to lifelong learning beginning with a full-day kindergarten program. All schools provide a standards-based core curriculum at every grade level, grounded in solid pedagogy, and differentiated for a diverse student body. All schools provide weekly art, music, physical education and media classes, and outside organizations provide a range of after-school activities.

    The Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School utilizes a team approach to teaching, a model widely adopted and well-suited to learners of this age group.  A comprehensive curriculum that includes the core subjects (English language arts, math, science and social studies) is supplemented by classes in art, music, technology, consumer studies, computer technology and foreign language. Students participate in a wide range of after-school clubs and activities including Drama Club, Science Club, Midnight Run, Destination Imagination and the National Junior Honor Society. The middle school has been designated a national “School to Watch” in recognition of its outstanding educational programs.

    The district’s two high schools (Lakeland High School and Walter Panas High School) provide quality education for students in grades nine through twelve. In addition to a full range of academic courses, the high schools offer: twenty Advanced Placement courses, a robust music and art program, forensic science, robotics, college-level courses in English and business, a career experience program for high school seniors, and the opportunity to participate in an online learning environment. The district’s high schools are well represented with active theater arts programs. Students can also take advantage of a science research program and work with nationally and internationally renowned experts.

    To prepare learners for college and career readiness, the Lakeland Central School District embraces technology as a means to achieve academic success and acquire the 21st Century skills necessary in today’s global economy.  Every classroom has access to with computers and SMART Boards as well as a separate technology lab.  All buildings are equipped with high speed fiber optic and wireless Internet access. Laptops, tablet devices and video conferencing capability are used daily in all schools.

    Students also participate in numerous after-school activities and clubs including Future Business Leaders of America, student government, musical theater, chorus, orchestra, jazz band, community service and leadership organizations, and a nationally-renowned Debate team. Student musicians have been recognized throughout the area as well as in statewide competitions. District students take an active role in their local communities and often participate in activities ranging from blood and food drives to raising money for local animal shelters and disaster relief.

    More than 80 interscholastic sport programs are offered for girls and boys in grades seven through twelve.  The interscholastic athletic teams excel both on the field and in the classroom earning statewide recognition as Scholar Athletes. Historically, the district's teams have also won state, league and sectional championships.

    Lakeland Central School District Office
    1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588
    (914) 245-1700
    Superintendent - Dr. George E. Stone

    Lakeland High School
    1349 E. Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588
    (914) 528-0600

    Walter Panas High School
    300 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
    (914) 739-2823                 

    Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School               
    3401 Old Yorktown Rd.,Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
    (914) 245-1885

    Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
    3477 Kamhi Drive, Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
    (914) 245-7444

    George Washington Elementary School               
    3634 Lexington Ave., Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
    (914) 528-2021

    Lincoln-Titus Elementary School
    10 Lincoln Ave., Crompond, NY 10517
    (914) 528-2519

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School                  
    3636 Gomer St.,Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
    (914) 245-4802

    Van Cortlandtville Elementary School                 
    3100 East Main St., Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
    (914) 528-1354


    The Putnam Valley School District is a supportive community with extensive parental involvement and has an active PTA/PTSA. The district supports academic excellence and has a well-rounded extra-curricular program. Its three schools serve approximately 1,800 students, and its 300 teachers and staff members are known for their dedication, expertise and commitment to the students.

    Putnam Valley also boasts a state-of-the-art high school, wireless Internet access in all classrooms and buildings, and a one-to-one laptop program for all students. The district's award winning technology program is leading the way through the 21st Century, giving students cutting-edge training in new areas of study for the future.
    Putnam Valley Central Schools District Office
    146 Peekskill Hollow Road
    Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    Superintendent - Dr. Fran Wills
    Email - fwills@pvcsd.org
    (845) 528-8143

    Putnam Valley Elementary School
    171 Oscawana Lake Road
    Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    (845) 528-8092

    Putnam Valley Middle School
    142 Peekskill Hollow Road
    Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    (845) 528-8101

    Putnam Valley High School
    146 Peekskill Hollow Road
    Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    (845) 526-7847

  • Other Educational Institutions:

    The Manitou School
    1656 Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516

    The Manitou School was originally established in 2014 with 50 students attending from preschool through fourth grade. It offers a full-immersion Spanish and English bilingual program, uses progressive teaching methods, and features a warm, engaging environment where children can learn and grow.  Now located at the Plumbush House in Cold Spring, New York, the scenic campus contains more than 14,000 square feet of overall space with its building and grounds providing multiple spaces for children to learn and explore.

    In keeping with the Algonquin meaning of the world “manitou,” to honor and respect the innate spirit that exists in all things, the school “nurtures and respects the unique spirit within each child.” Its mission is “to develop children’s intellectual curiosity and foster their natural quest for knowledge. Through a community of like-minded students, parents, and educators, it provides a setting where children achieve their full potential, becoming engaged citizens in our local and global community.

    The Manitou School expects to expand the school curriculum up to the eighth grade in the near future. For more information, please visit above website or call directly.


    Putnam/Northern Westchester Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
    200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    (914) 245-2700

    The Board of Cooperative Educational Services, commonly known as BOCES, is a consortium of 18 school districts that work together to provide a wide array of programs and services for children and adults. Programs are offered at its main Yorktown Heights campus located on BOCES Drive, as well as campuses on Fox Meadow Road in Yorktown, the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent and in local school buildings.  BOCES services include career and technical education, special education, other student programs, professional development for teachers and administrators and curriculum writing. Other support services are developed as needs in the districts it serves arise.

    Tech Center students choose from more than 40 hands-on courses, many leading to industry certification and licensing. These include business and information systems, communications and film, engineering, health, the art, traditional trades and human and public services. BOCES not only serves high school students but offers adults training opportunities, including literacy in English as a second language and internship opportunities.

    BOCES also provides nationally recognized programs that meet the special needs of students with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and other disorders.  Its teacher and administrator trainings keep the schools it serves highly effective and fully prepared to meet the demands of ongoing educational reform initiatives.


    Westchester Community College
    Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension
    27 N. Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
    (914) 606-7300

    In addition to its main campus in Valhalla, Westchester Community College has its Center for the Digital Arts in downtown Peekskill.  This Center offers a variety of digital arts and filmmaking curricula, as well as general education courses during the day and evening.  In addition, this site has non-credit adult computer training, studio arts, ESL and a pre-college digital arts program for children.


    Fordham Westchester
    400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY 10604

    Fordham University is committed to education in Westchester that develops the skills of community service providers, business and government leaders and tomorrow’s teachers. As a Jesuit university, our mission is to educate both hearts and minds, confronting real world issues and working toward change that will increase social wellness, promote justice, and protect human rights and the environment.

    Fordham Westchester offers degree and certificate programs in the following areas at our conveniently located, state-of-the-art campus located at 400 Westchester Avenue in West Harrison, New York.

    Gabelli School of Business: Executive MBA programs; Traditional MBA programs; and Executive Education Certificate programs

    Graduate School of Social Service: Master of Social Work and MSW Continuing Education Credit courses

    Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies

    Features more than 20 majors to support their intellectual and career goals in BA/BS degree completion programs including: Business, Communications, Computer Systems, Economics, History, Organizational Leadership, Political Science, Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical/Pre-Health program, Professional Studies in New Media, Digital and Social Media Certificate program, and Intensive Experience in Healthcare Innovation Certificate program.


  • Area Private Schools:


    Archbishop Stepinac High School

    9510 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

    (914) 946-4800


    Our Montessori Schools

    2300 Crompound Rd, Yorktown



    Hackley School 

    293 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown



    Saint Ann’s Parish School

    16 Eastern Ave. Ossining

    (914) 941-2556


    St. Augustine’s School

    Eagle Park Rte 9, Ossining



    St. Columbanus School

    122 Oregon Rd, Cortlandt Manor 


    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School

    1375 Main St., Shrub Oak


    John F. Kennedy High School

    Route 138, Somers


    Maria Regina High School

    500 W. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale


    Masters School (co-ed since 1996)

    49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry



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