Here are some facts and other details about eight popular private schools located outside of Rye.
525 Fenimore Road
914-250-0400 or 0401
Founded in 1980, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) is located on three rented campuses in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale. It is an independent, coeducational day school serving over 870 students in Nursery through Grade 12.
FASNY offers a rigorous bilingual, bicultural academic program in French and English. The school’s academic program is challenging, adhering to both traditional American and official French curricula. This dual curriculum highlights the best of both the French and American education systems.
About 85% of the faculty earned advanced degrees. Students are awarded a FASNY diploma; all of those who took the French Baccalaureate exam passed last spring.
The school proposes to construct a new campus for its Nursery (Nursery to Kindergarten), Lower School (Grades 1 to 5), Middle School (Grades 6 to 8), and High School (Grades 9 to 12), including the 84-acre open space Greens to Green Conservancy at FASNY, on the 130-acre site of the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains.
257 Stanwich Road
The Stanwich School is a caring community that offers a balanced, rigorous education, infused with values emphasizing Judeo-Christian principles and traditions, which inspire students to be their best, help others be their best and make God’s world a better place.
The school’s objective is to build strong academic skills; develop physical capacities and interests; Introduce the visual and performing arts; promote awareness of and service to others; Instill values that build character; provide opportunities for parent participation.
Student Population: 84 percent from Greenwich, 10 percent from other Fairfield County towns; and 6 percent from Westchester.
969 Lake Ave
A leader in education since 1958, Whitby’s innovative Montessori and International Baccalaureate program readies students within a global community of learners to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Highly trained and energetic teachers provide individualized attention that maximizes learning. Students age 18 months – grade 8 enthusiastically engage in learning, are inspired by their own discoveries and find there is no limit to what they can achieve.
Whitby families and faculty hail from 40 countries and speak more than 15 languages, bringing to life cross-cultural learning. Whitby students graduate with proficiency in at least two languages and find success in future pursuits.
This fall, the school welcomes incoming Head of School Bryan Nixon, an international independent school leader for more than 17 years. The school, with over 380 students ages 18 months through grade 8, is located on a 25-acre campus in Greenwich.
49 Clinton Avenue
The Masters School is a co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school for students in grade 5 through 12. Just 35 minutes from New York City, the school is located on a majestic 96-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River.
In the Middle School, teachers form close, positive relationships with their students and challenge them to build vital reading, writing, and computational skills. The innovative theme-based, interdisciplinary curriculum engages student’s minds while building academic confidence as well as a love for learning.
In fifth grade, students join in a highly interactive coeducational learning experience. In grades six to eight all academic subjects are taught in single gender classrooms, providing an optimum learning environment where teachers can choose materials and strategies that fit the differing interests in learning styles of boys and girls. In the Upper School, students experience the intellectually challenging Harkness discussion-based curriculum that encourages critical, creative, and independent thinking.
Upper and Middle School students participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including competitive athletic teams, recreational sports, excellent visual and performing arts, and a school-wide community service program that has been a guiding principal since the founding of the school in 1877.
100 Maher Avenue
Founded in 1902, Brunswick is an independent college-preparatory day school for boys in pre-kindergarten though 12th grade.
The Upper School grades 9-12 have a coordinate program with Greenwich Academy, a neighboring girls’ school. In a community of challenging academics, rigorous athletics, comprehensive arts, drama and music programs, there are 34 varsity and sub-varsity sports, 36 extracurricular opportunities, and a renowned language program.
Brunswick believes wholeheartedly in the potential of each and every one of the boys in our charge and endeavor to teach them to lead their lives as men who practice always the attributes of our school motto, “Courage, Honor, Truth.”
Convent of the Sacred Heart
1177 King Street
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, founded in 1848, is an independent, Catholic, day school for young women, from preschool through grade 12. True to its international heritage, the school provides students with experiences of diversity and welcomes students of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds and religious beliefs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart, steeped in a solid academic tradition, educates women to have independence of judgment, personal freedom and strength of character so that they can become leaders with broad intellectual and spiritual horizons.
The school, situated on 118 acres in Greenwich, has expanded its technology offerings this year including online courses in macroeconomics and differential equations.
The Harvey School
260 Jay Street
Located on a wooded, 100-acre campus in Katonah, The Harvey School is a coeducational college-preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12. Founded in 1916, the school’s mission is to help students through academic challenge, faculty support and out-of-class activities.
AP courses in biology, American history, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English, European history, Latin, and Spanish are available. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, and three Internet-accessible labs are available for student use.
Basketball, cross-country, dance, football, ice hockey, and soccer are among the sports offered at Harvey. An optional five-day residential program is available for students in grades 9 through 12.
During his more than 20-year tenure at The Harvey School, Headmaster Barry W. Fenstermacher has brought life and meaning to the mission of the school, advancing it in countless ways. Hackley
293 Benedict Avenue
Hackley School is an independent, college-preparatory, non-sectarian, day and boarding school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In 1899, Mrs. Caleb Brewster Hackley, a leading supporter of the Unitarian movement, decided to give her summer mansion in Tarrytown, for the purpose of creating a college preparatory boarding school for boys.
The school would welcome students of diverse religious, economic, ethnic, and national origin within an ethos shaped by the school’s Latin motto, Iuncti Iuvamus, which translates as, “United, We Help One Another.”
Hackley Hall, as Mrs. Hackley’s mansion had become known, was quickly outgrown by the needs of the new school. Mrs. Hackley funded the purchase of a beautiful estate not far from Hackley Hall, which provided the grounds for the Hackley School that we know today. Construction began, and the first new buildings were in use by 1902.
Over the main entrance was engraved the phrase that has represented the Hackley spirit for over a century — “Enter Here To Be And Find A Friend.” What brings us together on this hilltop is not just oustanding academics, but also friendship, and the belief that “character is higher than intellect.” The 2012-2013 enrollment of 840 includes 398 in the Upper School. The Class of 2012 graduated 97 students.
Hackley recently joined a select group of international schools as part of an organization called Round Square. Round Square rests upon six pillars or ideals: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Leadership and Service.
As part of its membership, Hackley students and faculty will be attending the next global conference being held in September 2012 in South Africa. Hackley has also recently created a new Department of Community Studies which unites Global Education, Sustainability, Community Service and Diversity into one unified academic department.
In addition, Hackley’s Goodhue Memorial Hall recently earned Gold LEED certification for its sustainability.
Athletics success includes NYSAISAA championships in Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Lacrosse, and Boys’ Track and Field, as well as eight league titles and a Division III Squash championship.