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Education Guide

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

Archbishop Stepinac High SchoolBrunswick SchoolEF AcademyFordham PrepFrench-American School of New YorkThe Harvey SchoolIona PreparatoryThe Leffell SchoolThe Long Ridge SchoolMaria Regina High SchoolThe Montfort AcademyMount Saint Michael AcademySacred Heart High SchoolThe Ursuline School

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 collegiate-blended learning platforms and inquiry-based learning pedagogy to equip students with skills to become globally competitive. Highlights include The Honors Academy Program, Entrepreneurship Program, Finance Lab with Bloomberg Terminals, College Link Program, AP Capstone Diploma Program, and award-winning STEAM program. Classroom work also revolves around the real-world application of academic concepts and ideas, enabling students to seek original solutions to existing local, national, and global problems. Annually, they are awarded National AP Scholar and National Merit Scholar recognitions. Stepinac also boasts a championship sports program, an award-winning arts program, and a diverse range of extracurricular activities. From robotics to stocks to horticulture and mock trial, there is something for everyone! New features: more state-of-the-art classrooms of the future, a 2,250 square-foot STEAM center, and a Wall Street Lab Classroom.

Archbishop Stepinac High School
950 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains

For 120 years, Brunswick has been defined and distinguished by its founder’s commitment to “ably and generously prepare boys for life” and by the founding Board Chairman’s clarion call to “Courage, Honor, Truth.” Based on a deep belief in the tremendous potential of boys, Brunswick’s educational experience emphasizes rigorous traditional learning, self-discipline, and character development. Brunswick is dedicated to building in students the habits-of-mind that will nourish and fortify them for the rest of their lives, offering rigorous academics, as well as comprehensive athletics and arts, drama, and music, and an extensive language program. With an average class size of 12, the Upper, Middle, and Lower/Pre School are set on three campuses over 162 aces in Greenwich, CT. Students in each major division also travel to the school’s 650-acre campus in Randolph, VT, for seminal, wilderness-education, and applied-classroom learning experiences.

Brunswick School
100 Maher Ave

EF Academy’s mission is to open the world through education. At our private high school welcoming day and boarding students from 60+ countries, students will engage in a learning experience that asks them to explore diverse perspectives through a process of collaboration with students from all over the world, analysis, and reflection aimed at developing the skills necessary to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing their generation. Our campus is located 45 minutes from Manhattan and sits on 97 acres of natural wooded area and recreational trails. With a 1:8 faculty-to-student ratio and an average of 13 students per classroom, we strive to create a future that knows no borders. By offering academic pathways in the US High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs, students are able to experience a unique twist on the high school experience that transforms their perspective to be greater than their nearby surroundings. Here, we empower the next generation of global changemakers.

EF Academy
582 Columbus Ave

Fordham Preparatory School is a Catholic, Jesuit, all-boys, independent high school located in the Bronx. Founded in 1841, its mission is to form leaders committed to faith, scholarship, and service. Students benefi­t from a rigorous academic curriculum and matriculate to the nation’s top colleges and universities. The school also offers 18 varsity sports and 70 co-curricular activities. Fordham Prep is located on the historic Rose Hill Campus, adjacent to Fordham University, easily accessible by Metro North.

Fordham Prep
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY

For some families, an international environment may be a top priority. Students at the French-American School of New York are offered the opportunity to participate in either the French-American Program or the International Program, which begins in grade one. Regardless of program choice, at FASNY, the innovative approach is the same, based on values of respect, empathy, and positivity, centered on learning, continuous progress, and the well-being of students. The pedagogical approach is thoughtful, age-appropriate, organized, and focused on academic excellence and student development.

French-American School of New York
320 E Boston Post Rd

The Harvey School personalizes an educational journey to be as unique as each individual student in grades 6 to 12. Located on a beautiful 125-acre hilltop campus, students have unlimited opportunities to unlock their potential and chase what fulfills them. At Harvey, helping students become their best selves has everything to do with connecting with their teachers, dreaming big, trying new things, and moving out of their comfort zone, resulting in extraordinary personal and intellectual growth. There is nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference.

The Harvey School
260 Jay St

For more than 100 years, Iona Preparatory has been among the premier primary and secondary schools in the metropolitan area. Nestled on 37 acres in New Rochelle, NY, Iona Prep is Westchester’s only all-boys, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade Catholic school. We nurture and empower young men by teaching faith, building community, serving others, and pursuing excellence. Go to to schedule a “Gael-for-a-Day” experience so your son can discover the Iona Prep difference!

Iona Preparatory
255 Wilmot Rd
New Rochelle

The Leffell School, a K through 12 independent Jewish school, produces graduates who excel as leaders in the modern world, while fully immersed in their Jewish and American communities. Students representing a wide range of academic abilities, learning styles, interests, and talents thrive in the classroom, in the makerspaces, on the playing field, and on the stage. Dedicated educators nurture the development of individual identity, build ethical character, and foster the discovery and pursuit of passions. Known for its welcoming and inclusive community, the Leffell School attracts students from families across the tri-state area who are diverse in their Jewish affiliations and socioeconomic circumstances.

The Leffell School
Lower School (K-5)
30 Dellwood Rd
White Plains

Upper School (6-12)
555 W Hartsdale Ave

Deeply committed to its long-held mission, “Celebrating childhood, preparing for the future,” The Long Ridge School is an independent school for ages 2 to grade 5. Set 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. They encourage every child to explore, experience, and investigate in a joyful and academically challenging environment.

The Long Ridge School
478 Erskine Rd
Stamford, CT

Maria Regina High School is a Catholic school where young women are encouraged to achieve academic excellence, empowered to become compassionate leaders, and enriched with the Spirit to live a life of Charity, Truth and Service. Celebrating 65 years of excellence, MRHS is committed to the values of Scholarship, Service, and Spirit, challenging students intellectually, spiritually and athletically, and develops young women so that they can make a significant contribution to their community and society.

Maria Regina High School
500 W Hartsdale Ave

The Montfort Academy is the only classical curriculum and Socratic method school in the Archdioceses of New York. With a focus on educating the whole person, including in faith, Montfort offers classes in logic, rhetoric, astronomy, and philosophy as well as classical languages and more traditional offerings. Montfort’s exclusive use of the Socratic Method, including in the sciences and labs, results in small class sizes and very high student participation creating confident public speakers. Montfort continues to be the most diverse private school in Westchester County and places 10% of its graduating classes in the Ivy League, with 30% gaining admission to the top 1% of colleges in the country. Of particular pride to the school is the large average scholarships awarded to its students from colleges and universities, including many trustee, presidential, and dean’s list scholarships. As one alumni parent from Rye recently said, “From day one, I knew Montfort was the school to attend.” 

The Montfort Academy
125 E Birch St
Mount Vernon

Mount Saint Michael is the only all-boys, grades 6 through 12, school in New York City. Students receive an excellent education at a fraction of the cost of other private schools. Private bus service is provided throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Mount Vernon, and Yonkers. Along with its Chromebook Program that equips each student with a Chromebook device, the newly renovated school features a 22-acre campus, a Sports Complex with turf field, library, locker room, café, weight room/fitness center, classrooms, computer labs, and baseball field with batting cages. Mount Saint Michael also includes an active Campus Ministry with a Retreat and Christian Service Program. Summer Camps, and an After School Program are offered and tuition aid and scholarships are available as well. Interested? Contact Admissions Director Thomas Fraher at 718.515.6400, ext 228. Learn more at

Mount Saint Michael Academy
4300 Murdock Ave
Bronx, NY

Sacred Heart High School is a college preparatory, co-ed high school founded by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in 1923 and has educated students from Westchester, the Bronx, and Northern Manhattan for nearly 100 years. SHHS is Middle States accredited and follows New York State Regents guidelines. The school’s Catholic focused mission is rooted in service and academic rigor, enabling students to develop lifelong relationships while preparing for college and professional service. All faiths are welcome!

Sacred Heart High School
34 Convent Ave

The Ursuline School now offers a dedicated Lab for Financial Markets and Literacy. Students use a Bloomberg terminal and a combination of media, team projects, and real-world case studies to learn about a range of finance topics, from personal financial planning to the inner workings of global markets. They are completing their Bloomberg certification before graduating from high school. The inaugural class was excited to celebrate at the Nasdaq Closing Bell ceremony in Times Square.

The Ursuline School
1354 North Ave
New Rochelle

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