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

Private Schools

Archbishop Stepinac High School
950 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains
914.946.4800
www.stepinac.org

Ranked among the nation’s top 50 Catholic High Schools, Archbishop Stepinac High School is known as the standard bearer in curriculum innovation. We provide young men with a highly competitive academic program that leverages our collegiate blended learning platforms and project-based learning pedagogy to equip students with skills to become globally competitive. Every Crusader sees it as his responsibility to serve society by envisioning the world differently from how it currently exists. Among Stepinac’s groundbreaking initiatives: a first-of-its-kind all-digital textbook library with the same lab platforms used at the university level; the Honors Academy, a three-year personal learning program in finance, law, health sciences, or engineering for academically top-achieving students; and the non-traditional, 21st century learning spaces — modeled after Columbia University’s classrooms — that create a singular, one-of-a-kind learning experience. (New for 2021: Entrepreneurship Program!) Visit www.Stepinac.org today.

Iona Preparatory Lower School
173 Stratton Rd
New Rochelle
914.633.7744
www.IonaPrep.org

 Westchester’s only all-boys, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade Catholic school has been preparing young men for success for more than 100 years. Rigorous academics with three levels of study provide students with the foundation for success in college and in life. Such IONA PREParation includes a personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement program; unique Christian service and leadership opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally; and championship athletics and an array of activities. During the pandemic, Iona Prep reopened with a plan that minimizes risk and maximizes in-seat instruction. The LoHud Sports Tom Whelan 2020 Private School of the Year, Iona Prep recently became only the fifth school in Westchester to implement the AP Capstone Diploma program and will soon roll out a new bus route for the Upper West Side in New York City.

Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School
54 NY-138
Somers
914.232.5061
www.kennedycatholic.org

Kennedy Catholic Prep is Westchester’s premiere college-preparatory high school serving young men and women from all of Westchester. Kennedy Catholic follows a rigorous Advanced Regents curriculum with a full spectrum of academics, fine arts, and athletics that equip students with the exceptional strengths colleges value 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 utilizes 21st century technology including a fully managed and secure Apple iPad program in conjunction with newly installed Smart T.V. technology in all classrooms to allow teachers to instruct untethered from all areas of the classroom and remotely.

The Long Ridge School
478 Erskine Rd
Stamford, CT
203.322.7693
www.longridgeschool.org

The Long Ridge School is an independent school, age 2 to grade 5, on a spectacular campus tucked away in the North Stamford woods. It is a small elementary school by design, where children stay children longer and thrive in an environment created specifically for them. Their teachers ensure gold-standard academic programs with a modern, collaborative, problem-solving approach. The Long Ridge School has a diverse and globally inclusive community, where children are known and valued as unique individuals and learning is an active, joyful experience.

The Ursuline School
1354 North Ave
914.636.3950
New Rochelle
www.ursulinenewrochelle.org

At The Ursuline School, an exceptional all-girls college preparatory school in New Rochelle, learning for the 21st Century has not slowed even during this unusual year. The school has welcomed its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence, Adria Armbrister, PhD, to share her international expertise in economic development, global health, and ethnic equality. Funded by an E.E. Ford Foundation grant, the program allows Dr. Armbrister to work with girls studying global problems and solutions through Ursuline’s signature Global Scholars program and across the curriculum. She will be a key leader in this year’s symposium on Global Health Equity. Also new this year, the Innovation Hub, home to engineering, robotics, and fashion technology courses. Visit www.ursulinenewrochelle.org today.

Colleges

Dean College
99 Main Street
Franklin, MA
508.541.1508
www.dean.edu

Dean College, conveniently located between Boston and Providence, is a private residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community, for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference. Dean serves 1,200 full-time undergraduates and offers over 50 combined bachelor’s and associate degree programs and specializations. Students can choose from programs in the School of the Arts, the School of Business, the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, and the School of Liberal Arts.


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