Hutchinson Elementary School is a K-5 school in the Pelham School District with about 350 students.
It appears…More aptly named, given its proximity to the Hutchinson River Parkway, but it actually began as The Pelhamville School, which opened in 1866, and is named (like the parkway) after Anne Hutchinson.
Hutchinson was born in England and became a noted female religious thinker in the American colonies. Her radical views on the role of clergy in worship—she believed God connected with individuals outside of church hierarchy—eventually caused her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
After time in Rhode Island and her husband's death, Hutchinson moved to the Pelham Bay Colony.
The current school structure was built in 1914.
The school touts the curriculum at Hutchinson as one devoted to creative and critical thought. "We will motivate our students to be problem solvers, who can work both independently and collaboratively," the district says on the school's website.
The principal is Carla Tarazi, appointed in 2006.
The school's PTA co-presidents are Ericka Connor and Candice Ripoll.
A century ago, this school opened its doors with the name Pelham High School and served students K-12. But once the…More current PMHS entered the community, this institution became the Siwanoy School and now caters to grades K-5.
Despite the reduced number of grades, Siwanoy's lofty mission has remined the same: to cultivate a diverse, open and academically challenging environment.
To foster a balanced and heterogeneous class setting, the faculty here accounts for students' gender, learning styles, social and emotional issues, academic profile, parent input and special needs when determining class assignments.
In addition to the major discipline courses, students in grades two through five participate in Encore classes, which include, art, music, research, study skills and chorus. Students are also exposed to a number of creative, athletic and academic extra-curricular activities including, intramurals, 24-Game Club, Magic Mailbox and Peer Mediators.
The PTA and the school jointly publish the Siwanoy Express—the school's weekly newsletter—which informs parents about the latest school news and events.
Though the Pelham Memorial High School has been around since 1930, it wasn't until 2005 that the area's sixth,…More seventh and eighth graders got a building to call their own.
Pelham Middle School eases the transition from elementary to high school by offering its students a rigorous academic program, within an intimate and supportive class setting. About 24 teachers make up the major discipline area classes and team-teaching helps foster a close rapport between students and teachers.
At PMS, students engage in a host of enriching subjects including the Renaissance, foreign language (Spanish, French, Latin or Italian), art and cross-discipline studies, such as design and engineering in science, math and technology.
Students are exposed to multiple uses of technology when they study biotechnology and digital music (among other topics) in the school's new technology suite and have a chance to pursue their passions outside of the classroom when they choose from a hosts of extra-curricular clubs and sports to join.