Westchester Schools and Education Guide

Westchester Schools and Education Guide

April 6, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED April 2017: A list of public and private schools and preschools in Westchester County, including White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Peekskill, and Rye, for your students. Plus a guide to private tutors, after-school homework help programs, and academic enrichment for kids to help do well in school.

Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

DANCE & THEATER ARTS STUDIOS
145 Palisade St., #376, Dobbs Ferry
914-231-9179
Email janettabetz@optimum.net

A process-oriented performing arts school where students learn how to achieve excellence through self-discipline and the mastery of technique. Experience the joy of achievement through our unique programs of dance, voice, and acting classes at affordable prices. Get prepared for success before you step out on stage at open mic night or in musical shows and plays, with the training and confidence you'll gain in a positive learning environment. Come nurture and explore your inner artist (ages 3-adult) and register for a class today!

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive Smart Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

FASHION ARTS STUDIO OF WESTCHESTER
168A Irving Ave., Port Chester
917-995-3191

The Fashion Arts Studio is the premier design studio in Westchester with classes for kids including design and illustration, and technical classes including sewing, draping, and pattern-making. Taught in a small-class studio format, students will think they’ve been transported to a loft in Chelsea. Fashion Arts Studio also offers three birthday party themes: A Fashion Drawing Party, a Fashion Tote-Making Party, and a Fashion T-Shirt Decorating Party.

HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
914-723-1169
Email hb@hbms.org

HBMS inspires and develops each student’s potential through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community. The Music School offers a comprehensive music program of individualized instruction, ensembles, and group classes in both classical music and jazz idioms in combination with a sequential musicianship curriculum. Children ages 12 months and older begin with group lessons that are fun, engaging, and lay the framework for more formal study. Older students can enjoy a program of individual lessons, ensembles, and musicianship classes.

HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
914-479-5419

The House of Sports Tots Academy has a full schedule of classes for your little ones’ sports enjoyment! Children ages 18 months-4 years can partake in a variety of sports programing including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and tumbling. Classes are offered seven days a week, early morning to early evening, to fit all parents’ schedules. For more information, call or visit our website.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Eastchester
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-6100
Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-946-7800
Yorktown Heights
335 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights
914-245-8882
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800


Huntington Learning Center’s tips for parents at mid-year report card time: The new year is upon us, which means it’s time for mid-year report cards, which can stir up stress for children struggling with school. Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that the mid-year report card should be used as a tool to identify issues and seek help to address them during the remainder of the school year. Since 1977, Huntington has helped students develop the skills, confidence, and motivation they need to succeed. Call 1-800-CAN-LEARN (226-5327) or visit huntingtonhelps.com for more information.

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichments, and sports for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade, until 6:30pm. The Little School provides a high quality full-day or half-day preschool program, as well as their own Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC. New this year is our Little School Pre-K Academy, a transitional 4’s program for families that would like to give their child “the gift of time."

MATHNASIUM
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-725-MATH (6284)
Email scarsdale@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium makes math make sense! The goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Using sophisticated techniques to determine what a student does and does not know, they tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors, who provide instruction-and lots of encouragement. At Mathnasium, the mission is simple—to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for pre-K through third grade, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, scuba certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

It's not too late to join Studio B Dance Center this winter. Their brand new, beautiful facility has three studios, all with one-way viewing windows, two waiting rooms, and free WiFi. Convenient sibling classes allows for parents to bring multiple children to dance at the same time. The Studio is open seven days a week and hosts birthday parties for boys and girls ages two and older. Studio B also has creative programs for children ages 3-10 during school holiday breaks. Call today for a free dance class.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com

Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
sylvan4202@msn.com


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and test prep, and STEM classes in robotics and coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction using curriculum aligned with common core standards and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
914-606-7400

The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and health care. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues, and instruction. Visit us online for more information.

Preschool Alternatives

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.

KIDS IN SPORTS- WESTCHESTER
Archway Plaza , 365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale
914-358-9732

Kids In Sports is the most dynamic specialized sports program for children ages 12 months-12 years. Offering benefits that go beyond the game, we instruct children in multi-sport classes including basketball, baseball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball focusing on sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and communication. Our classes are designed to offer a combined learning experiencing energizing the mind and body of your children. With bountiful options to choose from, Kids In Sports offers everything from multi and sport specific classes to camps, after-school programs, preschool alternatives, and the most elaborate birthday parties!

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.

Preschools

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for children ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate, and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5 meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.

ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700
All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500


All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996, All Aboard provides a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards. Degreed and certified staff, nutritious meals, and many enrichment programs round out this quality educational program. Best of Westchester in Childcare 2014.

AMERICAN GYMNASTICS
317 Railroad Ave., Bedford Hills
914-241-1997
Email amerigym@aol.com

Our programs are for children of all ages, at all levels, with all kinds of dreams…Olympic and otherwise. Everyone from babies to boys and girls who are part of our award-winning competitive team program, receives gymnastics instruction from certified professionals, who collectively have more than 100 years of coaching experience. The year ends with a HUGE Class Exhibition. It’s fun and a great opportunity for all of our gymnasts to show-off their skills. American Gymnastics is also the home of our Gym-Care Nursery School. We encourage children to reach for the stars!

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Ann and Andy, family-owned and -operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We have an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. Come see how much we care, and become part of our family.

CHILDREN’S PLACE AT THE JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL
317 North St., White Plains
914-597-4055

Our inclusive preschool offers a variety of enriching experiences that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and interests, promote well-being, and encourage pride and mastery in each child. Activities develop creativity, language, reasoning, social competence, and early readiness. Curriculum based on NYS Common Core with iPad and Smart Board technology. Children’s Place is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services and offers full and half days for ages 3-5. Hours are 8:45am–2:45pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. We are staffed by experienced teachers and administrators. Parent references available.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717

Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Through rich and welcoming surroundings, complemented with consistent routines and exploratory play opportunities, we inspire children to grow at their own pace, realizing their full potential. Come feel the warm sense of community here at Early Childhood Program of Congregation Kol Ami.

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GIS)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities with an interest in German language and German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures into its vibrant bilingual, pre-k through 12th grade independent day school. Since 1980, the strength of GISNY’s bilingual college preparatory curriculum and the diversity of its international community have nurtured and inspired inquisitive thinkers and developed thoughtful, open-minded, socially responsible, global citizens. GISNY sits on over 20 acres in the heart of Westchester County and offers children plenty of outdoor exploration time. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur.

GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

The Goddard School® teachers nurture the healthy development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, and encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School® offers families the benefit of on-site owners and education directors who provide dependable management and open communication. Corporate quality assurance, accredited professional development, and an individualized program for each child are just a few of the ways that Goddard is defining childcare.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
for camps only: symonsc@jccmw.org


The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its Nursery School for children ages 2-5. Three-, 4-, and 5-year-olds enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities for an extended after-school programming, all under one roof!

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850
Email apardes@jcch.org

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-k. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on the nature-filled grounds. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Both morning programs and afternoon enrichment specialty classes are available. Enrollment for fall 2016 is ongoing. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit.

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichment, and sports for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade, until 6:30pm. The Little School provides a high quality full-day or half-day preschool program, as well as their own Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichment, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.

MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
914-723-3001
Email mazeltots@sstte.org

Scarsdale Synagogue’s Early Childhood Program, Mazel Tots® provides a warm, stimulating environment, encouraging children's growth socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We feature developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun, and friendly. We offer varied experiences including sports, games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, and art. Spiritual growth is enriched by learning about Jewish holidays and values. We have two playgrounds, a garden and a fully equipped indoor play space. Our program serves newborns through children kindergarten-bound. For information, contact Jody Glassman, 914-723-3001, mazeltots@sstte.org or our website: bit.ly/1UmKCXg.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth-grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628

Prospect Academy of Westchester (former Country Day Nursery School) is a bilingual, Montessori-based educational center in White Plains for children ages 3-5. We offer programs in Russian, German, and Italian languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculums, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastic, yoga, karate, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay and Play Extended Hours until 4pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.

THE NURTURY
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at North: 1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
914-632-6200
Nurtury at Flandreau: 130 Flandreau Drive New Rochelle 914-632-6200

info@thenurtury-montessori.com


Email bbnanny@gmail.com

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare. Our vision for the Nurtury is of a "gentler, kinder" world. The Nurtury will be a sanctuary of peace, empathy, and gentleness, even in our increasingly fast-paced society. Please call today for a tour. 914-632-6200.

TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment. We believe that the way your child will learn and grow will help them have the happiest possible year.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543


WJC’s Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center (ECC) accepts preschoolers ages 2-5, and offers a co-teach model pre-kindergarten. Our school supports children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth–all in the context of a caring environment. Children receive a solid Jewish foundation including holiday celebrations and community and classroom Shabbat experiences. Structured days offered in newly renovated classrooms and redesigned nature–inspired playground. Small teacher-to-student ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Nature, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Fenom Fitness, and Science.

Private Schools

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for children ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate, and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5 meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. We offer a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enabling them to follow their own natural curiosity and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum which is infused with the arts, nature, and play. Winter Information Session Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10am. Registration required please at admissions@bluerockschool.org.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
646-794-2885
Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland (list only the location for the book)
Rockland only:
Sacred Heart School
60 Washington Ave., Suffern,
St. Anthony School
34 West Nyack Road, Nanuet
St. Gregory Barbarigo School
29 Cinder Road, Garnerville
St. Margaret School
34 North Magnolia St., Pearl River
St. Paul School
365 Kings Highway, Valley Cottage


Beginning in pre-K, Catholic schools help students reach their full potential by developing the personal values and academic abilities they need to succeed in school and in life. Respect, courtesy, and service to others are always part of the curriculum in our academically excellent, nurturing school communities. More than 98 percent of our high school seniors go on to college or other post-secondary education. Catholic schools are affordable, with scholarships and financial assistance available for eligible families. Click or call to find a school, book a tour and apply online.

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Do you want a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, including Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in kindergarten-seventh grade. We offer a professional teaching staff supported by a parent coop administration. Private or group bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.

FOR KIDS ONLY
577 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor
914-923-1889
Email wjmbowl@aol.com

Operating since 1996, For Kids Only offers flexible programs for children ages 3 months-12 years. We are excited to announce the opening of our infant and toddler program in September 2016. Our center runs daily from 7am-6pm. We offer before- and after-school care (grades K-seventh). Before school, we serve breakfast and keep the children engaged until their respective buses arrive. After-school, children in grades K–seventh have snack, interact, receive homework help, use our outdoor playground, and enjoy free-choice activities. We also offer afternoon Kung-Fu classes. Ask about our drop-in program.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck,
Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
914-250-0521
Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
914-250-0469
Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck
914-250-0451
Camps:
French-American School of New York (FASNY)
French Summer Camps
914-413-3665
Nursery to Fifth Grade Day Camp: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Fifth-Eighth Grade Sleepaway Camp: Catskills
fasny.org/camps


Email camps@fasny.org

The French-American School of New York, a coeducational day school for children, nursery through 12th grade, offers a dual curriculum in French and English, combining the strengths of both the French educational system and the best U.S. independent schools. Bilingualism is at the core of the FASNY experience with students graduating with the French Baccalaureate and a high school diploma. Give your child the ability to play, write, read, sing, act, raise questions, and make friends in two languages!

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GIS)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities with an interest in German language and German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures into its vibrant bilingual, pre-k through 12th grade independent day school. Since 1980, the strength of GISNY’s bilingual college preparatory curriculum and the diversity of its international community have nurtured and inspired inquisitive thinkers and developed thoughtful, open-minded, socially responsible, global citizens. GISNY sits on over 20 acres in the heart of Westchester County and offers children plenty of outdoor exploration time. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur.

GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

The Goddard School® teachers nurture the healthy development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, and encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School® offers families the benefit of on-site owners and education directors who provide dependable management and open communication. Corporate quality assurance, accredited professional development, and an individualized program for each child are just a few of the ways that Goddard is defining childcare.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514
For open house:
gmws.org/admissionseventschedule


Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge offers Parent and Child classes for babies and toddlers up to age 3; serves children from nursery-12th grade; and also runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with approximately 400 students. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges and fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Visit gmws.org to see how we are transforming education.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL K – 12
173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Lower School (Grades kindergarten-eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle,914-633-7744
Upper School (Grades ninth-12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, 914-632-0714


Your son can get an early start on excellence in a caring environment that builds moral character and provides a seamless academic experience at Westchester’s only all-boys, K-12 Catholic school. During Catholic Schools Week, learn about the Iona Preparatory Lower School (grades K-fifth) admissions process from administrators, teachers, and students on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7pm or for coffee Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9am. Students entering grades sixth-eighth are invited with their parents to our upperclassmen session on Feb. 1 at 7pm to ask questions! Visit ionaprep.org/infosessions to RSVP.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth-grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle’s Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international, K-12 coed school that attracts students from 40 different countries, and teaches French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, and Japanese. T-D has pioneered international and thematic education for decades, recently focusing on Italy, Argentina, and Alaska. Call or visit online to learn about T-D and its 40 sister schools worldwide.

WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL (THE)
1 North Greenwich Road, Armonk
914-967-2530


Email wdsinfo@optonline.net

Since 2000, The Westfield Day School is a therapeutic school for sixth-12th grades, designed to help students overcome academic and emotional issues. The academic program at Westfield is unique in its ability to link emotional and learning support for its students.

Religious Schools

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Do you want a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, including Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in kindergarten-seventh grade. We offer a professional teaching staff supported by a parent coop administration. Private or group bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL K – 12
173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Lower School (Grades kindergarten-eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle,914-633-7744
Upper School (Grades ninth-12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, 914-632-0714


Your son can get an early start on excellence in a caring environment that builds moral character and provides a seamless academic experience at Westchester’s only all-boys, K-12 Catholic school. During Catholic Schools Week, learn about the Iona Preparatory Lower School (grades K-fifth) admissions process from administrators, teachers, and students on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7pm or for coffee Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9am. Students entering grades sixth-eighth are invited with their parents to our upperclassmen session on Feb. 1 at 7pm to ask questions! Visit ionaprep.org/infosessions to RSVP.

Special Education

BAKSHI LAW
Offices in the Financial District, Long Island, and Westchester ,
917-244-6133
Email lara.bakshi@gmail.com

Bakshi Law specializes in special education law. We represent parents and children with disabilities, acquire correct classification under IDEA, ensure proper implementation of IEP, ascertain correct placement for children, and tuition reimbursement. We attend CSE meetings, resolution meetings, and suspension hearings, and all disciplinary hearings for special needs and general education students. Bakshi Law’s attorneys are passionate about your child’s education and offer assistance on a sliding scale for parents experiencing financial difficulties.