Monday, May 20, 2019


Westchester Summer Day: What a Great Summer!

As another amazing summer of WSD comes to a close, the counselors reflected on a truly a memorable eight weeks. The final four days were no exception; color war hit grades K-6 on Monday and Tuesday and the children participated in special activities such as swim, gaga, knockout, relay races, newcomb and dodgeball. Whether wearing red,

Carmel Academy Receives Major Grant For Intergenerational Program

Carmel Academy is excited to announce that it has received a generous grant by the Better Together program that will promote intergenerational relationships between the school’s students and Greenwich seniors.

The grant will be used to establish a monthly book club, where Carmel Academy’s seventh

Carmel Academy Set To Open Transitional Kindergarten Program

Carmel Academy is expanding its early childhood division this September with a transitional kindergarten program. Early childhood educator Julie Thaler is returning to Carmel Academy to spearhead the new program as the lead teacher.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Julie Thaler to our faculty,” said

Schechter Westchester to Participate in Character Day 2015

Character Day 2015, which will this year be held on September 18th, is a day that calls upon participants to introspect and examine their character, while engaging in dialogue with peers about how to improve character.

“We wanted to have one day where we had one discussion where people were focused on

Bi-Cultural’s Israel Experience, From the Perspective of an Eighth Grader

As a student of Bi-Cultural Day School, I have looked forward to the eighth-grade Israel Experience trip for eight years. Then finally, after such a long wait, my grade and I traveled to Israel. I had visited Israel many times before with my own family, but there is something special about going to a foreign country with your own

Bi-Cultural’s Michal Smart Wins National Education Award

Michal Smart, director of Jewish studies at Bi-Cultural Day School, has recently won an Excellence in Jewish Education award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation selected 33 educators across North America to receive awards for excellence in Jewish education. A

WTA Midor L’Dor Program Connects Children with Grandparents and Special Guests

At the end of May, the Westchester Torah Academy hosted an incredibly successful family-focused program on its campus. The program, Midor L’dor, meaning “from generation to generation,” was established in WTA’s inaugural year as a way to recognize grandparents and other special visitors.

Cracking the Code at Bi-Cultural

Ed Miranti, a middle-school math teacher at Bi-Cultural Day School, started the year off with a bang, and some code. Since the beginning of the school year, Miranti has been integrating coding—designing and writing computer programming source code—into his sixth-grade math curriculum. He created a set of unit projects meant to

Bi-Cultural Day School Awarded Jewish Innovation Prize

Out of 62 schools, Bi-Cultural Day School emerged as one of two winners of the 2015 Jewish Education Innovation Challenge, and received a $50,000 grant. The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge is a yearlong process, in which schools were evaluated on the basis of disrupting complacency within Jewish education and exhibiting

Stein Yeshiva Celebrates

It was an amazing week at Stein Yeshiva as the children celebrated the end of the year with their graduation parties.

The Threes celebrated how they have grown over the year. Each child took home a portfolio of documentations of their work, complete with art

SAR HS Students Hear from Notable Author and Emmy Award Historian

SAR High School students participated in a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience in early May, when they heard from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCollough who recently authored a new book, The Wright Brothers, and from Ken Burns, a noteworthy historical documentarian, whose films have won thirteen Emmy Awards and two Oscar

SAR Staff Celebrates Siyum Tanach With Entire School

SAR’s third annual siyum tanach was held on the day before Shavuot, wherein the entire school gathered on the stairs with over 150 of SAR’s faculty in all disciplines. The siyum tanach was undertaken in the merit of a full refuah shleimah for a staff member. Rabbi Binyamin Krauss addressed the students and faculty,

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