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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 Academy Fordham PrepFrench-American School of New York German International School NY The Harvey School Iona PreparatoryThe Leffell SchoolThe Long Ridge SchoolThe Nurtury Montessori SchoolThe Ursuline SchoolThe Windward School Winston Preparatory Connecticut Rochester Institute of Technology Scarsdale Adult SchoolPremium Prep College Counseling

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

Archbishop Stepinac High 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 
914.946.4800 
www.stepinac.org 

Brunswick School

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 
Greenwich, CT 
203.625.5800 
www.brunswickschool.org 

EF Academy 

EF Academy is a private day and boarding high school in Thornwood that provides an immersive education with hands-on learning alongside classmates from 60+ nationalities. Students receive personalized advising to choose courses that best fit their interests and discover top-choice universities that will challenge them academically while suiting them personally. 92% of students are successfully placed in their first- or second-choice university. Upon graduation, all students satisfy the high school diploma, but can also opt to take the IB Diploma (track or certificates) or AP classes. EF Academy is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Learn more 

EF Academy 
582 Columbus Ave 
Thornwood 
914.495.6056 
www.efacademy.org

Fordham Prep

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  
718.367.7500 
www.fordhamprep.org

French-American School of New York 

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. No previous knowledge of French is required. 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. Live Locally, Learn Globally!  

French-American School of New York 
320 E Boston Post Rd 
Mamaroneck 
914.640.0401 
www.fasny.org

German International School NY 

GISNY is a bilingual school, equipping students with more than just facts. We cultivate the invaluable skill of critical thinking, as we bring together expats and locals on a shared journey towards greater possibilities. Internationally minded and German-inspired, we offer a distinctive mix of outdoor, nature-based programs and interconnected curricula. Your child will actively participate in mindful experimentation, cultivate collaborative skills, and enhance their emotional intelligence. 

German International School NY 
50 Partridge Rd 
White Plains 
914.948.6513 
www.gisny.org

The Harvey School

The Harvey School personalizes an educational journey to be as unique as each individual student in grades 6 to 12. “Rigor with Heart” exemplifies Harvey’s college-preparatory program, where students thrive in academics, the arts, and athletics. Harvey’s diverse and welcoming community includes students from over 100 zip codes in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with five-day boarding in grades 9 to 12 as well as international students from eight countries. Students feel confident challenging themselves to become their best selves at Harvey. 

The Harvey School 
260 Jay St 
Katonah 
914.232.3161 
www.harveyschool.org

Iona Preparatory  

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Gael! Continued growth on the campuses of Iona Preparatory in New Rochelle, NY, Westchester’s only PK-12, all-boys, Catholic school, has ushered in the arrival of new electives, from Broadcast Journalism and Sports Marketing to Financial Literacy and Intro to Philosophy. A new 21,000 square-foot fine arts center expansion has brought a 409-seat theater, additional classroom space, and a workshop for engineering students. Is your son #IonaPrepared? 

Iona Preparatory  
Lower School (PK-8) 
173 Stratton Rd 
New Rochelle 
914.633.7744 

Upper School (9-12) 
255 Wilmot Rd 
New Rochelle 
914.632.0714 
www.IonaPrep.org/Discover 

The Leffell School

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 
914.948.3111 

Upper School (6-12) 
555 W Hartsdale Ave 
Hartsdale 
914.948.8333 
www.leffellschool.org

The Long Ridge School

Deeply committed to its long-held mission, “Celebrating childhood, preparing for the future,”The Long Ridge School is an independent school for age 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 
203.322.7693 
www.longridgeschool.org

The Nurtury Montessori School

As Westchester¹s highest quality full-time (7:30 am to 6:30 pm) and year-round Montessori School, The Nurtury Montessori School caters to the working parent while running an authentic full-day Montessori Program. The Nurtury’s highly trained Montessori professional staff focus on the needs of each individual child in uniquely small class sizes. This allows a smooth and successful transition from home life to school life. In addition to the Montessori curriculum, the Nurtury offers Infant Massage, Itsy Bitsy Yoga, Spanish Lessons, Music Together, Piano Lessons, and outstanding outdoor activity spaces, which allow for nature exploration and free play twice a day. 

The Nurtury Montessori School
Locations: New Rochelle, Larchmont, and Rye Brook 
914.632.6200 
info@thenurtury-montessori.com 
www.thenurtury-montessori.com

The Ursuline School

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 
914.636.3950 
www.ursulinenewrochelle.org

The Windward School 

Founded in 1926, The Windward School embodies its vision of a world where every child with a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia is empowered to achieve unlimited success. Windward’s proven instructional program helps students understand their learning disability, build self-esteem, and develop self-advocacy skills. Giving students the skills they need to thrive both inside and outside the classroom allows 98% of Windward students to return with confidence to mainstream educational settings. 

The Windward School 
1275 Mamaroneck Ave 
White Plains 
914.949.6968 
www.thewindwardschool.org

Winston Preparatory Connecticut

Winston Preparatory Connecticut describes itself as “A Place to Be Understood.” Choosing the right school for your child with a learning difference is essential. Winston Preparatory Connecticut is a leading school for students with learning differences, located in Norwalk, CT, a part of Winston Prep’s national network of schools. The school offers a highly individualized learning environment for students grades 4 to 12 with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). At Winston Prep, emphasis is put on discovering who each student is, what their strengths and learning needs are, and based on their learning profile, designing an individualized curriculum that is grounded in continuous assessment and ongoing evaluation by a team of expert faculty and staff. The feedback from Winston Prep Connecticut’s parents is often that, for the first time, their child is being understood. While their child is learning and excelling, parents are comforted by the fact that they have found a community where their child belongs and thrives. Learn more about Winston Prep Connecticut and sign up for an open house: www.winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/connecticut.  

Winston Preparatory Connecticut 
57 W Rocks Rd 
Norwalk, CT 
203.229.0465 
www.winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/connecticut

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITIES 

Rochester Institute of Technology 

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a university where you rise to the occasion. A top 100 national university, RIT offers undergraduate, graduate and PhDs that prepare students today for the challenges of tomorrow, including career paths not yet mapped out; a leading research program; and an internationally recognized college emphasizing education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The hallmark of an RIT education is cooperative education, or co-op. Nationally ranked (#5), our co-op program is built into most programs, available in all majors, and designed for students to deploy their skills in authentic, real-world settings. Known for creativity and innovation, RIT shapes the future and improves the world. 

Rochester Institute of Technology 
One Lomb Memorial Dr 
Rochester, NY 
585.475.2411 
www.rit.edu

LIFELONG LEARNING 

Scarsdale Adult School

Scarsdale Adult School (SAS) is an award-winning source of affordable, quality education taught by a hand-selected cadre of high-caliber instructors. Throughout the year, SAS offers an unparalleled breadth of intellectually stimulating in-person and online courses, lectures, and cultural activities, along with skill-enhancing and recreational classes. Established in 1938, SAS is open to all adults regardless of residency and serves a growing community of lifelong learners locally, regionally, and internationally.  

Scarsdale Adult School
PO Box 205 
Scarsdale, NY 
914.723.2325 
www.ScardsdaleAdultSchool.org

SUPPORT SERVICES 

Premium Prep College Counseling

Premium Prep is one of the foremost college counseling firms in the country. Over the course of more than 25 years, Premium Prep has helped thousands of students and families, including those in the Westchester area, successfully navigate the increasingly complex college admissions landscape. Their counselors are dedicated career professionals, recognized experts in the field with years (usually decades) of experience and proven track records of success. Premium Prep provides the highest quality support possible for all aspects of the college process. Premium Prep’s students are supremely poised to identify and gain access to the schools where they will thrive. To help start your admissions process on the right foot, consider taking advantage of our free program, which is packed with helpful resources: free Mini-Program.

Premium Prep College Counseling
800.560.8760 
info@premiumprep.com 
www.premiumprep.com

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