Saturday, July 20, 2019


Carmel Academy Inspires Students With New Engineering Program

Carmel Academy has been chosen by The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) to launch an innovative STEM engineering program designed specifically for middle school grades.

The new, yearlong course expands on Carmel Academy’s current STEM curriculum, integrating hands-on,

Parhi Family Leaves Lasting Legacy at Bi-Cultural

In the fast-paced school-environment, it is hard to imagine anything written in stone, but under the leadership of the Parhi family, Bi-Cultural has created an inspiring artistic display of four large-scale stone mosaic art pieces, with prayer and spirituality as their centerpiece.


WTA Opens School September 1

During the first week of September, as many families were enjoying (or enduring) their last week of summer vacation, Westchester Torah Academy opened its doors for the new school year.

“We made this decision because we thought it made sense,” said Rabbi Rami Strosberg, Head of School. “But

A Musical Erev Shabbos at Riverdale Y Summer Camp

Riverdale Y summer campers enjoy Shabbos candle lighting and kiddush with live music, on the parents’ visiting day at the Y’s newly renovated play deck.

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

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