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Public, Private Schools, & Special Education Guide for Kids in Westchester County

Public, Private Schools, & Special Education Guide for Kids in Westchester County

Find the educational program or service your child needs to succeed in school.



From private schools to academic enrichment classes, find the best school for your child in Westchester County. Research schools online.

We know ensuring your child receives a quality education is important to you, but choosing which school is best for them can be an overwhelming task. Maybe you’re enrolling your young child in school for the first time or are looking for a school that’s a better fit for their learning style. Perhaps you’re searching for a school that caters to your child’s special education needs. Or are you trying to decide between a private school or Catholic school? The good news is there are plenty of top schools in Westchester County to choose from. And, you’ll find the best school options in Westchester below, including preschools, private schools, Catholic and religious schools, charter schools, and schools with special education services in White Plains, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Larchmont, Rye, Mount Kisco, Armonk, Chappaqua, Irvington, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, and beyond.



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Day Care & Child Care

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

Family-owned and operated since 1973! We offer a variety of fun activities for children 3 months-12 years. We are NYSOCFS licensed. We offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, age-appropriate field trips, 25 play areas, and 13 classrooms. Covid safety regulations are followed.

BABY CUBS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
2433 Palmer Ave. , New Rochelle
914-654-4999
Email babycubsdaycare@gmail.com

Baby Cubs Daycare and Learning Center opens its doors to new and curious young minds. In our spacious facilities, children have multiple opportunities to engage in fun childcare and learning programs. We also offer exciting summer programs. Your childs health and safety are our top priority.

MOMMYBITES NANNY BOARDS
1501 Broadway 12th floor, New York
Email mommybites@mommybites.com

Mommybites is a community that connects expectant, new, and young moms to resources, education, expert parenting tips, fun family activities, job opportunities, childcare, and each other.

THE NURTURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
914-632-6200
431 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
130 Flandreau Drive, New Rochelle

Email info@thenurtury-montessori.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 are 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.

Parochial & Religious Schools

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
1011 First Ave., New York
646-794-6885
Email parent.support@archny.org

Thinking of changing schools? Consider a Catholic education. Online admissions for 202122 are open. Apply before April 15, 2021 and save $100 per child in registration fees. Explore our Westchester or Rockland schools. Book a phone or online visit at catholicschoolsny.org/admissions or call 646-794-6885 for more information.

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL PK–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth-12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714

There is no better investment in your son’s personal and professional success than an Iona Preparatory education. The 105-year-old school offers a well-rounded program that promotes the harmonious growth of the whole person, fosters higher-order thinking, and prepares students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for lifelong learning. Education for higher expectations.

MARIA REGINA HIGH SCHOOL
500 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-761-3300

Maria Regina High School is a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school for girls founded by the Sisters of the Resurrection. Located in Hartsdale, MRHS offers Advanced Placement, college credit, and honors courses. Students are challenged to develop their intellectual potential through individualized academic programs, strong athletics, extracurricular and service opportunities in a spiritual atmosphere.

WOODLOT CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL, LLC
25 Oakland Ave., Tuckahoe
914-779-0368

Woodlot Christian Preschool is dedicated to helping children develop healthy relationships with their friends, family, and God. Our curriculum helps children develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten. Using a multi-sensory approach to teaching, we prepare children in literacy, math, science, the arts, and physical health.

Preschools

A-GAME ACADEMICS LITTLE LEARNERS PRE-SCHOOL ACADEMY
856 Main St., New Rochelle
914-278-9477

A-Game Academics Little Learners Pre-School Academy offers a solid basis for kindergarten readiness and a developed and proven curriculum. In a new state-of-the art classroom and facility, children will learn to write, learn math and phonics-as well as science, sports, art and technology.

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404

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.

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 variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the health department. We offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips.

BABY CUBS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
2433 Palmer Ave. , New Rochelle
914-654-4999
Email babycubsdaycare@gmail.com

Baby Cubs Daycare and Learning Center opens its doors to new and curious young minds. In our spacious facilities, children have multiple opportunities to engage in fun childcare and learning programs. We also offer exciting summer programs. Your childs health and safety are our top priority.

CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL
43 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry
914-693-0026
Email dfchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

Christian Pre-School - nurturing families and faith in the Rivertowns for more than four decades. We offer children ages 2-4 a loving, nurturing environment in which to play, laugh, learn, and grow, celebrating social, emotional, and academic successes of each child. All are welcome to join the Christian Pre-School family!

EASTER SEALS PROJECT EXPLORE
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. Vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available.

 

317 North St., White Plains
914-597-4054
Email mtomkiel@setonchildrens.org

At Elizabeth Seton Children's School, we believe early learning is critical for success. Children's Place, with our inclusive SCIS program, offers enriching education for children ages 3-5. Through play, attention to literacy, school readiness and social relationships, we prepare each student for kindergarten. We offer flexible scheduling and private-pay tuition.

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 in the Scarsdale public schools, and preschool (ages 2-5). The Little School provides Breakfast Club, extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC. 

THE NURTURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
914-632-6200
431 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
130 Flandreau Drive, New Rochelle

Email info@thenurtury-montessori.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 are 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.

SHAMES JCC ON THE HUDSON
371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
914-366-7898
Email info@shamesjcc.org

Providing in-person programs for 2s, 3s, and 4s with a focus on outdoor learning, an emergent curriculum, and COVID-19 safety.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a coeducational independent school for children 18 months through eighth grade. Whitby offers a Montessori curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in grades first-eighth. These two programs form the foundation for an educational continuum where students thrive and learn to think creatively and critically.

WOODLOT CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL, LLC
25 Oakland Ave., Tuckahoe
914-779-0368

Woodlot Christian Preschool is dedicated to helping children develop healthy relationships with their friends, family, and God. Our curriculum helps children develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten. Using a multi-sensory approach to teaching, we prepare children in literacy, math, science, the arts, and physical health.

Private Schools

THE CHAPEL SCHOOL
172 White Plains Road, Bronxville
914-337-3202
Email info@thechapelschool.org, directorofsummercamps@thechapelschool.org

Website

The Chapel School (est. 1947) is safely open for a wonderfully diverse community, where we engage learners, encourage explorers, and empower leaders from Preschool 2s-eighth grade. Children at The Chapel School experience challenging academics with nurturing teachers who know them as special, individual members of small classes. The Chapel School offers excellent music, arts, drama, and athletics programs, a focus on social emotional literacy and service learning. Average graduating classes of 22 students from 2016-2021 together earned more than $1.3 Million in merit scholarships at top area private high schools.

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

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Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle’s Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international, kindergarten-12th, 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.

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

Blue Rock School offers a unique hands-on progressive education. Our creative academic curriculum is infused with the arts, nature, and play from kindergarten through eighth grade. By nurturing children's love of learning, developing their skills, and encouraging critical thinking we prepare them for a changing world.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
914-250-0401
Email admissions@fasny.org

Founded in 1980, FASNY is an international and bilingual N-12 day school educating more than 700 students on three campuses in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. No French required! It is the only school in the New York metropolitan area accredited to offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and the French baccalaureate.

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

GISNY, an independent pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school, offers a German-English bilingual education with an emphasis on the sciences. Our program is taught in-person with creative solutions to utilize the outdoors of our 20-acre campus. Our successful model enables us to provide full in-person learning without compromising academics.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514

Green Meadow Waldorf School offers a beautiful 11-acre campus, busing from Westchester/NYC, and outdoor learning spaces. Our focus this year prioritizes our core values: diversity, equity, and inclusion; COVID-19 safety protocols and a healthy campus; strong daily rhythms; deep relationships; and place-based education for the whole person.

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL PK–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth-12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714

There is no better investment in your son’s personal and professional success than an Iona Preparatory education. The 105-year-old school offers a well-rounded program that promotes the harmonious growth of the whole person, fosters higher-order thinking, and prepares students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for lifelong learning. Education for higher expectations.

KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496

King School opens minds and sparks courageous thinking. Our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence, as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.

MARIA REGINA HIGH SCHOOL
500 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-761-3300

Maria Regina High School is a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school for girls founded by the Sisters of the Resurrection. Located in Hartsdale, MRHS offers Advanced Placement, college credit, and honors courses.  Students are challenged to develop their intellectual potential through individualized academic programs, strong athletics, extracurricular and service opportunities in a spiritual atmosphere.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a coeducational independent school for children 18 months through eighth grade. Whitby offers a Montessori curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in grades first-eighth. These two programs form the foundation for an educational continuum where students thrive and learn to think creatively and critically.




Seven schools located in New York City, Long Island, NY, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, in addition to a fully online school accessible anywhere in the U.S.,
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a network of six campuses offering students with learning differences a highly individualized and responsive education. Our unique model serves students through 12th grade. Winston Online now allows students to learn from anywhere in the country. Visit winstonprep.edu/admissions to sign up for a virtual open house.

Public Schools

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
1011 First Ave., New York
646-794-6885
Email parent.support@archny.org

Thinking of changing schools? Consider a Catholic education. Online admissions for 202122 are open. Apply before April 15, 2021 and save $100 per child in registration fees. Explore our Westchester or Rockland schools. Book a phone or online visit at catholicschoolsny.org/admissions or call 646-794-6885 for more information.

Special Education

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., ADHD-CCSP
Serving New York and Nationwide,
Email cindy@ptscoaching.com

Website

Cindy Goldrich specializes in parenting children and teens with ADHD. She helps parents reduce arguing, stress, and chaos to help children reach their true potential. Cindy conducts a parent workshop series to help parents develop the tools to create a calm, more compliant environment. Specific strategies are developed to establish workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve children’s problem solving, self-advocacy, and communication skills. Additional services include school support, staff development, and presentations. Coaching is available in person on Long Island and Manhattan or via phone.

ANNE CUNNINGHAM, EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE
203-417-6004
Email annec@advocate4students.com

Anne Cunningham, Educational Advocate, (advocate4students.com) has been successfully supporting students for almost ten years in Westchester, Putnam, Orange Counties, parts of Connecticut, and Manhattan. She interacts on behalf of students with all disabilities or educational concerns. Anne can be reached at annec@advocate4students.com.  

EASTER SEALS PROJECT EXPLORE
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. Vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available.

 

317 North St., White Plains
914-597-4054
Email mtomkiel@setonchildrens.org

“Inspired Learning Creates Endless Possibilities.” Children’s Place Preschool works hand-in-hand with our SCIS program, offering an enriching education for children ages 3-5. Through play and focus on literacy, school readiness, and social relationships, we work to prepare every student for kindergarten. We offer flexible scheduling and private-pay tuition rates.

THE GLENHOLME SCHOOL — DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington
860-868-7377

The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational special needs boarding and day school for ages 10-21 in middle school, high school, postgraduate, and transitional living for career development. The comprehensive learning environment supports students with Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety, and learning differences.

GREEN CHIMNEYS
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226

Green Chimneys School is an accredited special education program for students kindergarten-12th who benefit from a highly structured and supportive setting. An enriched curriculum for individualized academic, behavioral, and emotional support features an innovative nature-based approach that integrates animal-assisted activities, horticulture, and outdoor exploration into therapeutic treatment and education programs.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
1-800-CAN-LEARN
Eastchester, Scarsdale, Yorktown


Huntington is the premier tutoring and test prep provider, including SAT/ACT and state tests, for kindergarten to 12th grades. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results. Founded in 1977, Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible. Tutoring is available in-center and online.

MLM ADVOCACY
914-308-0751

The mission of MLM Advocacy is to help families understand and access all the special education services that their child is entitled to. With expertise, compassion, and knowledge of educational law, Monica Mandell helps to navigate this process. The goal is to develop the framework for a master plan for academic success.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email info@ottospecht.org

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We offer kindergarten-high school, High School Practical Life Skills, and Transitional Life Skills programs.

PARALLEL LEARNING
228 Park Ave. S., Upper East Side, Manhattan
914-251-4158

Parallel will guide you in building a clear understanding of who your child is as a learner so that they can empower themselves and can reach their fullest potential. We offer a range of services, from evaluations and testing, personalized education plans, school placement consultation, and skills interventions and remediation.

THE WESTCHESTER SCHOOL
45 Park Ave., Yonkers
914-376-4300
Email jremeny@westchesterschool.org

With the new addition of our North Salem Campus, the Westchester School provides educational and therapeutic services to more than 300 students from Long Island to Eldred, NY. The program provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Psychological Counseling in accordance with each student’s Individualized Education Plan.




Seven schools located in New York City, Long Island, NY, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, in addition to a fully online school accessible anywhere in the U.S.,
631-779-2400
Email liadmissions@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School is a network of six campuses offering students with learning differences a highly individualized and responsive education. Our unique model serves students through 12th grade. Winston Online now allows students to learn from anywhere in the country. Visit winstonprep.edu/admissions to sign up for a virtual open house.


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