Offering busy parents an afternoon reprieve since 1986, Playful Wonders After School program ensures that kids ages 5…More to 10 years old have a safe, fun and stimulating place to go once the final school bell rings.
Throughout the school year, Playful Wonders opens its doors at the Siwanoy School from 3pm to 6pm. It also provides transportation from the Pelham schools to the center. Students can expect homework help, art projects, nutritious snacks and indoor and outdoor activities.
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.
Huguenot Nursery School 901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham, NY10803 Even though the Huguenot Nursery School identifies as non-sectarian, its Judeo-Christian heritage still finds its way…More into the classroom in the form of a pre-snack prayer and occasional chapel services. Founded in 1992 by the Huguenot Memorial Church, this school fosters an open, creative and hands-on environment for kids ages two to four years old. Children are encouraged to move freely through the classroom and to choose the materials that suit their projects and needs best.
When the Siwanoy School could no longer accommodate the area's grammar and secondary school students, the Pelham…More Memorial High School opened it doors to grades nine through 12 in 1922.
Students here engage in a rigorous academic program and have achieved numerous national awards that speak to the curriculum's standards. In the last two years, PMHS nabbed 24 Latin National Exam Awards, High School Women's Art Exhibit Award--Best in Show and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal Yearbook award, among many other noteworthy achievements.
PMHS offers more than 110 courses, which includes four foreign languages (French, Italian, Spanish and Latin) and students can take their studies outside of the classroom and into the numerous specialized labs: The Bio-Tech Lab, Foreign Language Media Lab, Broadcast Media Studio, and Macintosh Lab.
Students seeking one-on-one guidance can head to the tutoring center, writing mentor program and counseling services.
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.