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Bronxville High School Students Receive Awards at Annual Assembly; See Awards and Names of Awardees PDF Print Email


Contributed by the Office of Ann Meyer, Principal, Bronxville High School

Jun. 20, 2018:  Below is the list of the 2018 awards given to Bronxville High School students. 

Innovation: Awarded to a student for innovating and creating something new from what one knows.

Grade 9: Artemas Radik, Rachel Roberts, James P. Swenson, and Kelly Weild

Grade 10: Chris Hutchins, Sabrina Mellinghoff, Sofia Ricciarini, and Victoria Vigarito

Grade 11: Anna Normand and Viktoria Schmuck

Grade 12: Daniel Bettino, Rachel Billings, and Sasha Capasso

Critical Thinking: Awarded to a student for thinking critically, gaining understanding, and having the courage to change one's mind.

Grade 9: George Daher, Liam Heraty, Elaine Neild, and Caroline Palermo

Grade 10: Michael Grieco, Brian Li, Alana McGinness, and Finn Seibold

Grade 11: Jack Kochansky, Alyssa Lee, and Nicole Semenyuk

Grade 12: James Burnell, Caroline Kirby, and Margot Richards

Leadership: Awarded to a student for finding his or her voice, communicating clearly, leading passionately with persistence.

Grade 9: Tim Atkeson, Megan Barker, Liam Heraty, and Safiya Patel

Grade 10: George Cooney, Nate Davis, Grace McSherry, Sabrina Mellinghoff, and Sofia Ricciarini

Grade 11: Catherine Burnell, Samantha Huss, and Bridget Sands

Grade 12: Sarah Billings, Andrew Cargill, and George Daskalakis

Engaged Citizenship: Awarded to a student who collaborates and serves, and engages the world to make it a better place.

Grade 9: Tim Atkeson, Liam Heraty, Emily Plaza, and Amy Xu

Grade 10: Jacqueline Coquillette, Chris Hutchins, and Alexandria Paradise

Grade 11: Gigi Chrappa, Kirsten Ircha, Lauren Lee, and Kevin Leka

Grade 12: Sarah Billings, James Burnell, Audrey Carpenter, and Kaitlin Shinsato


THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHORAL AWARD is given in recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement for outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program and for an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation, and high achievement. Awardee: Evelyn Kluemper

THE SOUSA AWARD recognizes young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation, and other qualities of conduct that school instrumental music programs strive to impart. The Sousa Award is the top nationwide prize in the school band field. Awardee: Zixi Chen

THE JOE RAPOSO SING AWARD was initiated by Mr. Raposo’s family in memory of the highly acclaimed composer. Mr. Raposo’s family lived in Bronxville, with two of his children attending The Bronxville School. Mr. Raposo’s contributions as a composer continue to live on, as well as his memory. The awardee is chosen by the Music and Drama Departments for outstanding achievement in both fields. This year’s student’s talent and personal contributions made it easy to recognize our recipient of the Joseph Raposo Sing Award. Awardee: Hana Eddib

THE NATIONAL SCHOOL ORCHESTRA AWARD is presented in recognition of leadership and excellence in the performance of orchestral and chamber music. Awardee: Sabrina Mellinghoff

THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN ORCHESTRA AWARD is presented in recognition of excellence in both musical performance and musical composition. Awardee: Christopher Hutchins

THE DRAMA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given in recognition of merit, ability, and achievement for outstanding contributions to the success of the school’s drama program. Awardee: Grace Burkee

THE ROBERT JACKSON TECHNICAL THEATRE AWARD recognizes a student who has superior commitment to the execution of the technical theater requirements of theatrical productions. It is named for Robert Jackson, the designer who gave our theater program direction. The award is in recognition of this student’s time, commitment, and dedication to continued excellence. Awardee: Madeline Hanley

THE KATE WELLING MEMORIAL AWARD is presented in memory of Kathryn Welling, a 2002 BHS graduate, to seniors who share Kate’s love of music and her ability to brighten the lives of everyone she encountered. Awardees: Colin McCloskey and Mac Crawford

Organization of American Kodaly Educators 2018 National Honor Choir: Jack Palermo, Hana Eddib, Margaux Frohlich, Evelyn Kluemper, Alice O'Connell, and Caroline Palermo 


THE ART AWARD recognizes the talent and achievement of students in the visual arts. This emerging artist not only produces high-quality work but in sharing her art, enriches the cultural life of the Bronxville community. Awardee: Martha Thomas

THE OCTOBER GROUP award is given for excellence in art, contributed by a group of Bronxville artists known as THE OCTOBER GROUP. Each year they honor two students who have demonstrated artistic growth and development through talent and dedication to the art discipline. Awardees: Margaret Miller and Oskar Thewlis

THE SPENCER MEMORIAL ART AWARD is awarded in memory of Edward Hathaway Spencer, given by his family, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Flannery. Mr. Spencer served the Bronxville community as a school board member and community servant. He was also an avid art enthusiast. This award is presented to a student demonstrating energy, tireless effort, passion, and talent. Awardee: Viktoria Schmuck

THE CYNTHIA GRIGG-FRANK MEMORIAL AWARD honors Cynthia Grigg-Frank, whose tireless energy and creativity graced Bronxville with many years of beauty, especially at graduation. It is awarded to a senior dedicated to the arts and seeking out and promoting a unique artistic vision. Awardee: Sally Reynolds

THE AP STUDIO ART STUDENT ARTIST AWARD is given to an outstanding senior whose vision and authentic voice have been appreciated by his classmates over the past four years. His artistic voice is uniquely his own and an inspiration to others. He has thoughtfully and earnestly compiled a cohesive body of work this year as he explored and developed his independent thesis. Awardee: Xavier Zhang

AP ART HISTORY AWARD is given to an exceptional student of AP Art History whose dedication and scholarship contributes greatly to the class. This student is observant, inquisitive, and versatile and plans to incorporate this knowledge into future studies. Awardee: Celia Kelty

THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART AWARD. This award has been contributed by The Brant Foundation, a local art research study center, which promotes education and appreciation of contemporary art and design. This student has demonstrated passion, energy, and scholarship in art and art history throughout high school. The recipient of this award will have the opportunity to complete an internship at The Brant Foundation and begin pursuing a career in the arts. Awardee: Lucy Rizzo



THE LUCIE MASSEY MEMORIAL AWARD is presented in memory of Lucie Massey, who taught French in Bronxville from 1957 to 1972. She held a PhD from La Sorbonne in Paris and was chairperson of the foreign language department throughout her tenure. She was a demanding teacher with a keen interest in the French language, literature, and culture. This award recognizes an outstanding student in his or her junior year who demonstrates superior achievement, genuine interest, and an appreciation for the study of French language and culture. Awardee: Jack Kochansky

The JOHN ZIDIK MEMORIAL AWARD is an achievement award in Latin presented in memory of John Zidik, a Latin teacher at The Bronxville School. John began his career as a Latin teacher and also served as an assistant principal and acting elementary school principal during his twenty years in The Bronxville School. This award is presented in remembrance of his outstanding teaching ability and dedication to all of his Latin students. Awardee: Sophia Sulimirski

THE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES AWARD is an award given by members of the community to recognize superior achievement, genuine interest, and an appreciation for the study of Spanish language and culture. Awardee: Mia Gradelski

National Language Exams Awards 2018 

Les Résultats du Grand Concours 2017-18 (French National Exam).  Merci à tous et à toutes de votre participation! According to National Headquarters, 74,250 students across the nation enrolled in Le Grand Concours this year. We had 126 Bronxville students participate in the contest from grades 8 to 12. We are pleased to announce that 27 Bronxville students earned a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal with an additional 40 students receiving une Mention d’Honneur.

Name, Test Level, Medal / Certificate

9th Grade

Nicolas Baror 3C Gold

Arianne Wortel 1A Silver

Olivia Conniff 2A Bronze

Evelyn Robert 2A Bronze

Megan Barker 2A Mention d’honneur

Ingemar Hentschel 2A Mention d’honneur

Caroline Hulbert 2A Mention d’honneur

Gabriela McClain 2A Mention d’honneur

Kamil Mutlucan 2A Mention d’honneur

Margaret O’Hare 1A Mention d’honneur

Isabel Overby 2A Mention d’honneur

Toranosuke Ozawa 2A Mention d’honneur

Wyatt Spiegel 1A Mention d’honneur

Eve Sullivan 2A Mention d’honneur

10th grade

Ellyn Paris 5C Gold

Finn Seibold 3A Bronze

Justin Barr 3A Mention d’honneur

Eva Dani 3A Mention d’honneur

Charlotte Dotson 3A Mention d’honneur

James Ferguson 3A Mention d’honneur

Luke Freeman 3A Mention d’honneur

Michael Grieco 3A Mention d’honneur

Arisa Hara 3A Mention d’honneur

Aiden Hiller 3A Mention d’honneur

Alana McGinness 3A Mention d’honneur

Cassidy Mullen 3A Mention d’honneur

Isabelle Phillips 3A Mention d’honneur

Szilvia Szabo 3A Mention d’honneur

11th Grade

Joseph Kochansky 4A Gold

Paul Magaud 4A Silver

Catherine Burnell 4A Bronze

Olivia Doyle 4A Bronze

Peyton Kinon 4A Bronze

Alexander New 4A Bronze

Barrett Dollar 4A Mention d’honneur

Susanna Goodell 4A Mention d’honneur

Alyssa Lee 4A Mention d’honneur

Rachael Peacock 4A Mention d’honneur

Anton Tarazi 4A Mention d’honneur

Abigail Thomas 4A Mention d’honneur

12th Grade

Pilar Layton 1A Gold

William Ramundo 5A Bronze

Andrew Babyak 5A Mention d’honneur

Allison Barker 5A Mention d’honneur

Rachel Billings 5A Mention d’honneur

Hana Eddib 5A Mention d’honneur

Margot Richards 5A Mention d’honneur

National Latin Exam 2018. In March of this year, students from Bronxville High School participated in the 2018 National Latin Exam. These students were joined by over 150,000 others from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Congratulations to the following students, who received awards on the exams.

9th Grade

Gold Medal – Summa Cum Laude

Liam Heraty

Silver Medal – Maxima Cum Laude

George Daher

Annabelle Krause

Michael Randall

Rachel Roberts

Magna Cum Laude Certificate

Peter Curran

Katharine Forst

Liam Sands

Cum Laude Certificate

Jack Pagano

Sophia Sheumack

Charlie Vail

10th Grade

Gold Medal – Summa Cum Laude

Sabrina Mellinghoff

Emily Perry

Silver Medal – Maxima Cum Laude

Theo Liao

Yuka Nakano

Victoria Vigorito

Magna Cum Laude Certificate

Joe Daher

Brian Li

Cum Laude Certificate

John Hodulik

11th Grade

Magna Cum Laude Certificate

Olivia Doyle

Cum Laude Certificate

Thomas Bender

Kunzang Namygal

Lily Vorbach

12th Grade

Cum Laude Certificate

Liam Bishop

2018 National Spanish Language Exam. Thank you for your participation in the 2018 National Spanish Language Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This year, 150,303 students participated in this national contest. Please join me in congratulating the following students, who won various awards for having done exceptionally well in both parts of the exam. We are proud of you!


Timothy Atkeson- Gold

Safiya Patel- Gold

Elaina Poulos- Gold

Arianne Wortel- Gold

Avery Widen- Gold - Level 1


Maya Engenheiro- Silver

Ashley Goldbaum- Silver

Elaine Neild- Silver

Ashley Toal- Silver


Maya Brinster- Bronze

Henry Donohue- Bronze

Melissa Marchetti- Bronze

Elizabeth Marshall- Bronze

Victoria Ruffo- Bronze

Henriette Schmuck- Bronze

Maeve Sullivan- Bronze

Annabelle Krause- Bronze - Level 3

Emily Plaza- Bronze - Level 1

Mykhailo Pustovit- Bronze - Level 1


Mariana Apostolatos- Honor

Isabelle Beit- Honor

Jack Bodell- Honor

Isabella Bouvard- Honor

Ava Chiang- Honor

Rory Christian- Honor

Kyle Dillon- Honor

Nathaniel Kim- Honor

Caroline Mcgrath- Honor

Margaret O’Hare- Honor

Uma Revadigar- Honor

Jessica Sondey- Honor

Ethan Waggoner- Honor

Ziwen Xu- Honor

Kelly Weild- Honor

Catherine Proskoff- Honor - Level 1

Español 3H-10th Grade


Sofia Fenner 

Grace Sperber 


Natalia Morato 


Grace McSherry 


Eve Balseiro 

Charlotte Cagliostro 

Jacqueline Coquillette 

Olivia Martin 

Jack Matthews

Ellyn Paris 

Claire Rich 

Connor Stoltz 

Cassidy Mullen 

11th Grade


Caroline Brashear

Celia Kelty

Honorable Mention Certificates: - Level 4

Hannah Beldotti

Camila Blikstad

Alexandra Brumbaugh

Andrew Goldbaum

Andrew Howson

Samantha Huss

Fiona Jones

Dayan (Zip) Malley

Nicole Semenyuk

Amanda Shkreli

Trent Dillon

Julia Pabafikos- Honor - Level 3

Patricia Hagerty- Honor - Level 3

12th grade

Silver Medal

Chloe Paris

Bronze Medal

Pilar Layton

Sophia Feinberg

Honorable Mention Certificates

Camila Kwok

Delphina Maldonado

Margaux Frohlich

Gabriel Morato

Jack McSherry


THE GERTRUDE & WARING WILLIS MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to the senior student who has demonstrated a commitment to and an aptitude for science. The student chosen has explored the science curriculum at Bronxville with a curiosity that is to be applauded. Awardee: Charlotte Prior

THE RENSSELAER MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE AWARD is given to a junior who excels in math and science and demonstrates potential success in science or technologically oriented profession. Awardee: Jack Kochansky

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE MEDAL is awarded to a junior who has obtained the highest grade point average in STEM coursework. Awardee: Anton Tarazi


THE OSCAR DEY WILLIAMS AWARD recognizes the students who have shown outstanding effort and progress in the field of mathematics during the ninth and tenth grades. Awardees: Ellyn Paris and Nathaniel Davis

THE BERNICE ORSHANSKY AWARD has been donated by the family and friends of Bernice Orshansky in recognition of the outstanding role she played for over twenty years as a mathematics teacher in The Bronxville School. Miss Orshansky was able to develop character, knowledge, and appreciation of mathematics in her students. The award is presented to eleventh-grade students who successfully completed the eleventh-year mathematics course and who have demonstrated appreciation and understanding of that level of math by exhibiting perseverance and acceptance of responsibility for their education. Awardee: Nicole Semenyuk


AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE LEARNING recognizes a student for outstanding achievement in the online environment. This is awarded by OC21, a consortium of schools in Westchester providing online courses. All students participating in online courses within OC21 from schools throughout Westchester are eligible. This year, a Bronxville High School student was awarded for his achievement. Awardee: Michael Burstein 


Athletics in The Bronxville School plays an important role in teaching leadership and team play to our students. Over two-thirds of our students participate in some sport or extra-curricular activity during the course of their enrollment in the high school. While most of the athletic awards are given out at sports awards assemblies held at the end of each season, we honor some students with special awards today.

THE JOHN CHAMBERS ATHLETIC SPIRIT AWARD recognizes outstanding school spirit and athletic growth. Our former superintendent, John Chambers, was an inspiration and champion of the interscholastic program at Bronxville during his ten years as superintendent. Awardees: Mac Crawford, Caroline Kirby, and Sally Reynolds 

DAVID INGALLS MEMORIAL AWARD. The Class of 1970 presents this annual award in memory of David Ingalls to a sophomore boy. The award recipient strives to improve athletically and scholastically. It is the dedication to become a better athlete through hard work and effort that characterizes the winner of this honor. Awardee: Colin Dempsey

THE GREGORY TIDWELL AWARD. This award is presented in recognition of varsity athletic achievement but also includes traits that have been passed on through Bronxville history: sincerity, honesty, and devotion to student activities. Awardee: George Daskalakis

THE BRONXVILLE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE AWARD is presented annually to the outstanding senior athletes who, by their performance, example, and influence as both scholars and competitors, have done the most during their high school careers to excel in the classroom and on the field of competition. Awardees: Hadley Barr and Leo Gretzinger

DICKERSON STREET, a past school board member, had a commitment to student participation in the competitive sports program. The Street Medals are awarded to the athletes who have been outstanding in interscholastic competition throughout their high school careers and have exhibited leadership and citizenship in their activities. This is the highest Bronxville athletic achievement award given at this time. 
Awardees: Andrew Babyak, Alicia Berkery, James Burnell, Laura Holland, Alston Tarry, Katharine Ungvary

ELLEN O’TOOLE D’ARCY TEAM SPORTS AWARD. This sports award goes to a two-sport varsity athlete who has consistently shown self-sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork in each of the sports in which she has participated--irrespective of talent, performance, or wins and losses. This award reflects the type of community and team sacrifice that every small school like ours needs in order to consistently field multiple athletic programs. Awardees: Audrey Carpenter and Grace Randall

THE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS.  The Bronxville High School Physical Education Department presents each year to two students, in the senior class, who demonstrate school spirit, enthusiasm towards competition, and good sportsmanship. Win or lose, these students always put forth their very best effort. Awardees: John "Jack" McSherry and Sarah Billings


THE EASTCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT honors Thomas C. Viafiore with a scholarship for the student who has during the last four years exhibited a pattern of growth and development. Awardee: Jack Carty

THE EASTCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS establishes an annual scholarship to be awarded to a Bronxville High School senior for outstanding community service. Awardee: Grace Burkee and Zandro Salomone

ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL YOUTH AWARD is presented to a student whose outstanding volunteer service best exemplifies the mission of St. Vincent’s--to treat all who come to us in need, with respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence, especially the poor. Awardee: Samantha Huss

THE EASTCHESTER VETERANS ASSOCIATION AND LT. COL. SAM DIRIENZO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2285 are honoring a graduating senior with a $1,000 scholarship. This is given in recognition of those veterans from our community who are presently serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. We wish to recognize their sacrifice and commitment to our country. An important characteristic of this recipient is academic excellence and the earned respect from the school and community alike. Awardee: Griffin Garbarini

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD is the highest award for leadership and service presented in American Scouting. Awardee: Kirsten Ircha

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA EAGLE SCOUT RANK is the highest award for leadership and service presented in American Scouting. Awardees: Clay Layton and Kenneth Taylor

WESTCHESTER/PUTNAM ASSOCIATION OF SUPERINTENDENTS outstanding student recognition. Awardees: Allison Barker and William Ramundo

THE COMMUNITY FUND OF BRONXVILLE, EASTCHESTER, TUCKAHOE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is given to deserving students in honor of Policeman Michael Frey, an Eastchester policeman who was killed in the line of duty, and to celebrate the work of all emergency personnel in the area--police, fire, ambulance, and other workers. This award is given in recognition of service and dedication in support of their peers in school and the community at large. The award is to be used to help further these students’ higher education. Awardees: Andrew Babyak, Sophia Feinberg, and Sally Reynolds

2017 SERIES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE are given by the New York State Education Department to students who demonstrate academic excellence and plan to attend a university of the State of New York. Awardees: Zixi Chen, Isabela Lamadrid, Alex Plaza, and Margot Richards


ATTORNEY GENERAL TRIPLE “C” AWARD recognizes “character, courage,  and commitment.” Awardees: Hannah Weirens, Catherine Wortel, John "Jack’ McSherry

NYS COMPTROLLER THOMAS DiNAPOLI CERTIFICATE is awarded to a senior who has shown academic excellence and the potential for leadership through involvement in activities that improve the school and/or the community. Awardee: Chloe Paris

NYS ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN LEADERSHIP AWARD is given to a senior who has exhibited leadership in either journalism, speech and debate, student government, or another civic-minded club. Awardee: Rachel Billings

NEW YORK STATE SENATOR SHELLEY MAYER AWARD is given to a senior who has been involved in the community through the school. Awardee: Zandro Salomone

U.S. CONGRESSMAN ELIOT ENGEL AWARD is given to two seniors in recognition of their overall leadership abilities within the community of the high school. Awardees: Viena Pentikainen and Hadley Barr


Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors approximately 50,000 students from the million-plus juniors who take the PSAT exam. This year, we are proud to have nine students in the Class of 2017 earn the distinction of Commended Student. This distinction is earned by demonstrating mastery on the PSAT exam given in the fall of the junior year. Laura Holland, Charlotte Prior, William Ramundo, Grace Randall, Margot Richards, Robert Schetlick, Kenneth Taylor


This senior achieved the distinction of being named National Semifinalist. This is: Allison Barker

Recognition of Freshman Transition Leaders for 2017-2018

Sam Abukhadra, James Ackerman, Gabriela Ambos, Ava Austi, Andrew Babyak, Allison Barker, Hadley Barr, Alicia Berkery, Daniel Bettino, Rachel Billings, Mimi Buendia, James Burnell, Andrew Cargill, Audrey Carpenter, Jack Carty, Harry Colvin, Edward Connors, Mac Crawford, George Daskalakis, Aidan Denning, Hanna Eddib, Sophia Feinberg, Fernanda Fraser, Margaux Frolich, Griffin Garbarini, Kathryn Gordon, Olivia Gravier, Laura Holland Caroline Kirby, Claire Kraemer, Isabela Lamadrid, Delphina Maldonado, John Marshall, Edward McCann, Colin McCloskey, John McSherry, Damian Meehan, Margaret Miller, Lily Monahan, Gabriel Morato, Nicholas O’Brien, Chloe Paris, Virginia Pennoyer, Spencer Pettee, Devin Portner, Charlotte Prior, William Ramundo, Grace Randall, Alexis Raviol, Sally Reynolds, Francesca Ribka, Margot Richards, Lucy Rizzo, Olivia Scotti, Mark Sears, Joseph Seminara, Alston Tarry, Martha Thomas, Katharine Ungvary, Hannah Weirens



THE BRONXVILLE ROTARY CLUB is honoring two students who have exemplified their motto of service above self. Robert W. McGrath and Arthur Miller Award for "Service Above Self." Awardees: William Bogatyrenko and Isabela Lamadrid

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (ANNE HUTCHINSON CHAPTER) YOUTH CITIZENSHIP AWARD presents Good Citizenship Medals to students who by their personal acts and attitudes have proven most outstanding citizens and represent values embraced by Anne Hutchinson such as respect for value, diversity, and the promotion of the democratic spirit of freedom of thought. Awardees: Laura Holland and Justin McCarthy

THE JEAN CALVERT GARRY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE AWARD is presented on behalf of the Bronxville Democratic Committee to a senior who has demonstrated character and integrity. The recipient continually seeks the best in herself while seeing the best in others and has shown a commitment to community service. The recipient’s generosity of spirit sets an example for us all. Awardee: Delfina Maldonado

THE JANSEN HOSPICE/ PALLIATIVE CARE - WILLIAM BUNKER SNYDER MEMORIAL AWARD is given in recognition of Mr. Snyder’s exemplary commitment to the Jansen Memorial Hospice. He was described as a quiet, compassionate man. His sense of humor and genuine love for mankind were demonstrated through his tireless efforts as a community servant. We are pleased to join the Jansen Hospice in honoring one of our students who demonstrate exemplary compassion and service to others. Awardee: Fernanda Fraser


THE CORINNA DISTEFANO 2017 OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is in honor of Corinna DiStefano, who was a counselor here in Bronxville from 1966 to 1981. Prior to her death in 2007, she endowed a scholarship for deserving Bronxville High School graduates to pursue higher education at a public university in New York State. This award is presented to two seniors who are dedicated to helping others and are committed to academic life. Awardees: Andrew Rotchford and YiFei Wu

THE JACK MURRAY MEMORIAL AWARD in honor of Jack Murray, a gentleman and educator at Bronxville Schools for over 50 years, honors a student who displays fairness and friendship with grace and dignity. Awardee: Alexander "Sasha" Capasso

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE FRANCES AND H. MAURICE DARLING has established an annual book prize for a sophomore student of the school in memory of their parents, who took an active, committed interest in the school during their many years of residence here in Bronxville. The award is presented to the student who combines an outstanding academic record in world history and shows a genuine interest in issues of present-day peace. Awardee: Alana McGinness

S. JAMES BLOCK AWARD is a scholarship that was established by the family of Mr. S. James Block in honor of their husband and father, S. James Block. Mr. Block was a teacher in the Bronxville School District for many years, serving as the chair of the business department. Mr. Block was also heavily involved in student organizations during his tenure in the Bronxville school system. The award is being presented to a student who has shown school spirit, sportsmanship, and respect for teachers and peers. Awardee: Mac Crawford

THE BRONXVILLE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION /MEG CONNORS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is an annual award that honors the memory of Margaret (Meg) Connors, a graduate of The Bronxville School. The award is given to two Bronxville seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement consistent with their ability and who have displayed responsible citizenship to the school and to the community. This year, we chose to honor two students who have challenged themselves academically and have been most assiduous in meeting the responsibilities of service and good citizenship to the school. Awardees: Rachel Billings and Robert Schetlick

THE NATHAN VERNON MEMORIAL AWARD has been established to celebrate the life of a 1990 Bronxville graduate and the cherished son of our former colleague, Mrs. Linda Vernon. In celebrating his life, we dedicate this award to his memory. Nathan Vernon was a sensitive young man. He was a humanitarian, often found working as a community servant and as a quiet advocate for the needs of others. Awardee: Amelia "Mimi" Buendia

WENDY RUHM MEMORIAL AWARD. The Wendy Sturges Ruhm Theater Arts Award is given in memory of Wendy Ruhm, a member of the Bronxville Class of 1993. Wendy loved theater, music, and the arts. She performed in every theatrical production and choral concert during her high school years. In college, she was a member of a student-run dramatic society that produced their own shows. When she moved to New York, she joined a large musical theater group, where she was actively involved in all aspects of the organization, including stage management, set construction, and program design, and she was a member of the board of directors. This award is given to a junior in recognition of a commitment to and excellence in theater arts. Awardee: Matthew Pytosh

THE BUDINGER FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD is given to a student who has made contributions to the arts both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Awardee: Lucy Rizzo

THE W.M. BURT MEMORIAL AWARD is given to two seniors who have demonstrated a dedication to academics as well as a commitment to the school. Awardees: Daniel Bettino and Margot Richards



A number of colleges and universities offer book prizes or certificates to high schools to acknowledge excellence in academics, general, or subject-specific, and leadership in the classroom and in outside activities, including volunteer service, to members of the junior class.

The entire faculty is asked to submit nominees and there is a committee composed of representatives of each department, the counselors, and administrators, which selects the recipients. We make a serious attempt to choose those candidates best suited to the spirit of the college award based upon the criteria provided and staff nominations. There are so many capable students in this class that we know it is impossible to acknowledge each one today. There is no established connection to the level of competition of the university with the grade point average of the student, except for a few that identify the most capable overall or in individual disciplines such as English, social studies, or science. In specific subject areas, the individual department staff makes those selections.

The American Association of University Women recognizes young women who promote equity for all women and positive societal change. Awardees: In Writing--Grace Burkee; In the Study of English--Allison Barker

The Brown University Book Award is given by the college’s alumni association to a junior selected for outstanding personal qualities and a high degree of academic performance in English expression, both written and spoken. Awardee: Anna Normand

The Columbia University Alumni Club designates a book award to a member of the junior class who demonstrates a dedication toward academic excellence in the pursuit of social studies. Awardee: Abigail Thomas

The Cornell University Book Award is presented to a junior demonstrating excellence in English as well as an interest in related extracurricular activities. Awardee: Isabel Sondey

The Dartmouth Club Book Award is given to two juniors who best demonstrate academic excellence. Awardees: Peyton Kinon and Olivia Doyle

The Denison University Book Award is presented to a junior for academic commitment and an interest in extracurricular activities. Awardee: Elizabeth Parson

The George Washington Book Award recognizes a high school junior who embodies the GW drive and spirit of academic excellence, leadership, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action. Awardee: Jack Parzick

The Harvard Book Prize is sponsored by the Harvard/Radcliffe Club of Westchester and the Harvard Alumni Association. The award is given to a junior who combines excellence in scholarship and high character with achievement in other fields. Awardee: Joseph Kochansky

The Johns Hopkins Book Award is given to a junior who best exhibits the qualities and characteristics that form the core of the Johns Hopkins ethic: A demonstrated desire for intellectual and moral growth, an uncommon interest in, and capacity for, independent and original scholarship, and the strength of character necessary to employ the results of their scholarship for the betterment of society. Awardee: Nina Veru

The Mt. Holyoke Book Award is presented to a junior for exceptional work both inside and outside the classroom. Awardee: Lauren Lee

The Princeton Alumni Club Award is presented to the junior who is at the top of his or her class academically and demonstrates both intellectual leadership and strong character. This student also best exemplifies the spirit behind Princeton’s motto, "In the Nation’s service, and in the service of all humanity." Awardee: Samantha Huss

The Rhodes College Book Award is presented to a tenth-grade student for exemplary community service coupled with a commitment to leadership and helping others. Awardee: Caroline Brashear

The Sage College Book Award is presented to two exceptional juniors who have shown remarkable commitment to, and achievement in, one or more areas of the liberal arts. Awardees: Kunzang Namgyal and Sarah Goodell

The St. Lawrence University Book Award is to a junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service. Awardee: Elena Camacho

The St. Michael’s College Book Award is presented to juniors demonstrating achievement in academics with a commitment to community service. Awardees: Kevin Leka and Eliza Elder

The University of Pennsylvania Book Award is given through its alumni association to a high school junior who best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of Penn's founder, Benjamin Franklin, a scholar, innovator, and community servant. Awardee: Clio Dakolias

The University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award for high achievement and rigor in science classes, high math scores, and positive contributions to the school. Awardee: Paul Magaud

The Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for commitment to and understanding difficult social issues, leadership, and dedication to community action and strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences. Awardee: Timothy Cushman

The George Eastman Young Leaders Award for strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades, and challenging courses and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. Awardee: Susanna Goodell

The Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology for strong interest and achievement in innovation and information technology, exposure to new technologies outside of the school, and leading other students to new approaches to old problems. Awardee: Nicole Semenyuk

The Smith College Book Award - The Westchester Smith Club presents a book award to a member of the junior class who combines academic excellence with participation in extracurricular activities and a commitment to community service and cultural activities. Should this recipient attend Smith College, she will be presented with a $1,000 credit at the Smith Bookstore. Awardee: Alyssa Lee

The Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award recognizes spirit, integrity, and intellectual qualities of a strong leader. Awardees: Patricia Haggerty and Anneke Pulkkinen

The Wellesley in Westchester Alumni Club presents a book award to a junior of exceptional academic achievement, character, and contributions to extracurricular and community life. Awardee: Bridget Sands

The Williams College Book Award is presented to the junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made significant contributions to the school. Awardee: Kirsten Ircha

The College of William and Mary Book Award is presented to the junior who has demonstrated leadership in the classroom, including strong academic achievement as well as leadership in the school. Awardee: Patrick Mooney

The Tulane Book Award is presented to a junior who has demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and public/community service. Awardee: Alexandra Brumbaugh

The Yale Book Award is given to a junior who best demonstrates academic excellence combined with an enthusiasm and spirit in contributing to the extracurricular life of the school. Awardee: Sophia Sulimirski

The LIGHTHOUSE AWARD is given to a member of the junior class, as voted by her classmates, who exemplifies the school’s educational ideals of enthusiasm for learning, pride of accomplishment, self-discipline, self-esteem, and consideration for the ideas and values of others and who, through selfless dedication and service to school and community during her years at Bronxville, has done the most to foster those ideals in others. The Bronxville School Foundation sponsors this award to provide recognition of a very deserving student and to celebrate the qualities of mind, spirit, and service that have helped to make the school and the Foundation so successful. Awardee: Bridget Sands

The SFL AWARD is presented annually to the student who has served as president of the Student Faculty Legislature. Awardee: Griffin Garbarini

THE LOUIS H. BRAUN SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD. This annual award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the school. It honors the man who demonstrated these qualities throughout his service as superintendent of The Bronxville School from 1957 to 1976. During those years, Mr. Braun created a reputation of excellence and demonstrated a genuine love for his profession and his position. Bronxville was fortunate to have Mr. Braun serve for all of those years. This year’s recipient is also recognized for excellence in academics, leadership, and service to The Bronxville School. Awardee: Caroline Kirby

THE PRINCIPAL’S AWARD is given to a member of the senior class for outstanding citizenship, demonstrated through high ideals, high standards of conduct, and contributions to the life of our school.  Awardee: Griffin Garbarini


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School Directory

Overview of Schools in Bronxville

Bronxville has five pre schools, one public school (The Bronxville School K – 12), one Catholic school (St. Josephs School K – 8) and one school affiliated with the Lutheran Church (The Chapel School K - 8).

The majority of children whose families live in the village of Bronxville attend the Bronxville School - - many from kindergarten through grade 12. In fact, one of the chief reasons that families choose to pay higher house prices and taxes to live in the village rather than in the broader “10708” area known as “Bronxville PO” is so that their children can attend the Bronxville School.

Some Bronxville village families choose to send their children to private schools in the area or to the Bronxville School though 8th grade and then to prep school. But, by and large, this group is still in the minority. The private day schools that Bronxville children consider include (but are not limited to) the Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy, Horace Mann, Riverdale Country School and Rye Country Day and The Masters School.

Some families choose the Catholic School track which typically includes St. Josephs (K – 8) and then onto other Catholic schools for high school. Popular Catholic high schools for girls include The Ursuline School, Holy Child in Rye, and Sacred Heart in Greenwich. Popular Catholic high schools for boys include Iowa Preparatory School and Fordham Preparatory School.

Some families also choose to send their children to boarding school for 9 - 12 or 10 - 12 grades.  Popular schools include Exeter, Andover, Hotchkiss, St. Paul's, Taft and Choate.

Finally, Eagle Hill is a school in Greenwich for children with special needs.


Preschools in Bronxville

Bronxville Montessori School

Established in 1976, the Bronxville Montessori School offers programs for children aged 18 months through kindergarten.  They are housed at the West Center Congregational Church.    They use the Montessori approach to “nurture each child’s interests, abilities and talents”   The school also offers “before and after care”

101 Pondfiled Road West
Bronxville, New York 10708

Eliza Corwin Frost ("ECF")

ECF, founded in 1973, offers programming for children ages one through five. ECF's mission is to "provide each child with a strong foundation of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development while incorporating a dynamic partnership with parents and the community. Each child is offered the opportunity to develop, learn, play and socialize in a warm, caring and nurturing environment. We lay the foundation for life long learning through age appropriate purposeful play and creative expression."

Victoria McLaughlin, Director

17 Sagamore Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Admission Inquiries:

Mandy Macmillan-Bell, Director of Admissions

Reformed Church Nursery School

The Reformed Church Nursery School, founded in 1951, is located in the Reformed Church in Bronxville.  It offers programs for children age 2 to pre K.   It endorses a “developmental, play-centered philosophy of education.  Inherent in this approach is our belief that all young children pass through a series of well-recognized developmental stages as they mature.”

6 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

The Chapel School

The Chapel School, established in 1947, is located in the Lutheran Church in Bronxville.  It offers programs for children aged 2 to grade 8.  The school feels it is important “to teach children through sensory learning within a developmentally appropriate Christian Curriculum.  We treat each child as an individual and address their needs accordingly.  Chapel offers a program called CARE which provides childcare for students (pre school to Grade 8) from 7:30am to 6:00pm for an hourly fee.  Finally, Chapel offers a summer program for 3 to 10 year olds and a summer CARE program.

172 While Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center

The Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center was established in 1937.  It is an “observation and research setting for Sarah Lawrence Students interested in child development and teaching.  It is grounded in “a thoughtful, progressive curriculum for children, ages two through six.”

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708


Public School - The Bronxville School

The Bronxville School is known as an excellent public school. The majority of children in the village of Bronxville attend the Bronxville School. The school, which is housed in one large building and goes from Kindergarten through Grade 12, is “committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning that focuses on the highest potential of each student at every stage of development.” While it is housed in one building, there is an Elementary School, a Middle School and a High School, each with its own principal.

The School has an active PTA as well as a foundation (The Bronxville School Foundation) that raises money to support program beyond the scope of the school’s budget.

Bronxville School
177 Pondfield Road


St. Joseph's School in Bronxville

St Joseph`s School

The mission of St. Joseph School, an integral component of the St. Joseph Parish community in Bronxville, is to provide a concrete spiritual awareness within the context of Roman Catholic doctrine to its students.  Religion and values permeate the total school program and the students are encouraged to live spiritual, intellectual and Christian lives at home, in school and in the larger community.

The academic goal of St. Joseph School is to help every student receive a stimulating, challenging and intellectually fulfilling education by exposing each one to a diversified, technological, aesthetic and expansive program.  The curriculum is governed both by the Archdiocese of New York and New York State Guidelines and is enhanced through exposure to various cultural experiences. The current curriculum does follow New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

30 Meadow Avenue,

Bronxville, NY 10708

The Chapel School in Bronxville

The Chapel School

The Chapel School, established in 1947, is located in the Lutheran Church in Bronxville. It offers programs for children aged 2 to grade 8. Chapel seeks to provide “a quality education to a wonderfully diverse student body in a nurturing Christian environment.” Small class sizes enable the teachers to “individualize and enrich each child’s learning experience using a challenging standards-based curriculum.” Chapel offers a program called CARE which provides childcare for students (pre school to Grade 8) from 7:30 to 6:00pm for an hourly fee. Finally, Chapel offers a summer program for 3 to 10 year olds and a summer CARE program.

172 While Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


Special Needs Schools Near Bronxville

Eagle Hill School

Eagle Hill was established in 1975. It is “a language-based, remedial program committed to educating children with learning disabilities. The curriculum is individualized, interdisciplinary, and transitional in nature.” Eagle Hill “helps children gain the self-esteem necessary to initiate, nurture and maintain friendships.”

45 Glenville Road Greenwich,

Windward School

Located in White Plains, the Windward School is an independent, co-ed day school focused exclusively on helping students in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities.

40 West Red Oak Lane in White Plains




Other School Choices Outside Bronxville

Catholic Schools

Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich

Convent of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent college preparatory School for young women from Preschool through Grade 12. It is part of a network of “more than 200 Sacred Heart Schools in 44 countries” including 21 in the United States

1177 King Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Fordham Preparatory School

Fordham Preparatory School is a “four-year, Catholic, college preparatory school.” Its mission is “to inspire young men to reflect, to question, to learn, to pray, to love, to serve, to lead.”

East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

Iona Preparatory School

Iona Preparatory School, founded in 1916, is an independent Catholic school. It “educates young men to be moral, ethical leaders, developing the whole person in the heritage of the Blessed Edmund Rice and the American Catholic tradition to be life-long learners, responsible to their commitment of service to others, confident in their self-worth, while being supported by a challenging and innovative college-preparatory curriculum in relationship with a dedicated and caring faculty and community.”

255 Wilmot Road
New Rochelle, New York 10804

School of the Holy Child

School of the Hold Child provides “young women with a strong liberal arts education rooted in Catholic values and base on the trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.” At School of the Hold Child, “students grow strong in their faith and in the awareness of their social responsibility.”

2225 Westchester Avenue
Rye, New York 10580

The Ursuline School

Founded in 1987 by the Order of St. Ursula, The Ursuline School “is a Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, and moral development of young women.” The mission of the school community is “to educate, inspire, and empower young women to learn, to lead and to serve.”

1354 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10804

Private Schools

Brunswick School

Brunswick School, founded in 1902, is an all boys private day school (pre K through grade 12) located in Greenwich Connecticut. Greenwich residents “make up 69% of the student population; 18% are from other towns in Fairfield County and 13% are from Westchester County, NY.”

100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy, founded in 1827, is an “independent college preparatory day school for highly motivated girls and young women in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.” The Academy “values excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and community service.”

200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School was founded in 1887 as “a coeducational experimental and developmental unit of Teachers College at Columbia University.” Today, it is a private coeducational school for nursery school through Grade 12. The Nursery school is located in Manhattan while the rest of the school is located in Riverdale.

231 West 246th Street
Riverdale, New York 10471

Riverdale Country School

Riverdale Country School is “an independent day school that provides a continuous coeducational program for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.” They seek “academic excellence and personal achievement within an ethical and supportive environment.”

5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, New York

Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School is “a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches.” Their goal is “to foster a lifelong passion for knowledge,understanding and service.”

Cedar Street
Rye, New York 10580


Camps Directory


Badger Sports Club:

Badger Sports Club is a summer day camp. Nestled in the town of Larchmont, NY. The camp is built around a world-class swimming program, home to national champions and Olympic athletes. Of course, you don't have to be a world class swimmer to come to Badger. In fact, you don't even need to know how to swim! But when you leave in August, you just might be a champion!

Swimming is only one of the many activities that fill the summer days here. Other activities include baseball, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, yoga, nature and many more! We offer half-day programs for 3 & 4 year olds, which run from 9am -1pm. For campers 5 years old and up, the day runs from 9am-4pm.

Badger Sports Club



The Chapel School Summer Program

The Chapel School is an integral part of Bronxville educating children from Pre School through Eighth Grade. Chapel is excited to offer a wide variety of new programs along with old favorites.

CARE BEAR Camp (ages 3-6)

Our successful CARE BEAR Camp offers both AM & PM and FULL Day options. Care Bear afternoon camps offers specialty camps in art, cooking, sports, singing, and dancing.

Explorer Camp (ages 7-12)

Explorer Camp will have new exciting programs along with last years’ favorites.  Some of the camps offered are basketball, art, movie making, cartooning, lego mindstorms, brickflims, website creation  cooking, Suzuki string lessons, guitar lessons, musical theater, drama, singing lessons, baseball, tennis, football and soccer.   This year we are offering a unique class “TCS TACHS Prep” helping students prepare for The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools.  Our Adventure Camp allows campers to travel on an awesome trip each day.

Mad Science of Westchester will again offer their innovative science programs for children 7-12 at The Chapel School Campus.

For more information visit our website, and follow the link to our summer brochure or contact:


Eliza Corwin Frost Summer Camp!

Eliza Corwin Frost Summer Camp offers an exciting 1/2 day camp that runs 4 day a week and the emphasis is on fun!!

The camp combines two unparalleled resources: 

*Eliza Corwin Frost's nurturing and knowledgeable teachers 

*Eliza Corwin Frost's unique preschool facility. 

Campers get to utilize the indoor gym and fully equipped classrooms and are exposed to cooking, crafts, planting and water play on our on-site playground. 

Please call or email Mandy Macmillan-Bell for an application at 914-779-4852 or

Click here go to our website.

Tutoring Directory



Ace Tutors Aboard

Ace Tutors Aboard is a tutoring agency, founded by a Cornell University Graduate who is a NYS Certified teacher in Mathematics with over 10 years of teaching experience.

We are dedicated, Ivy League/Top College Graduates and NYS Certified Educators that serve students of every age, any subject at the convenience of your home, for very reasonable rates. Ace Tutors Aboard prides itself in successfully helping students in Westchester County and NY catch up, keep up or excel beyond classroom expectations and NY Common Core standards. In addition to helping your child increase report card grades and standardized test scores, our tutors provide inside tips and tricks with private school or college applications. Find out today and call or email us for a consultation at or (914)336-1368.

Individual and group rates available.

First session FREE


EJG Educational Consulting

Tutoring, Personalized Study Programs,
Test Preparation, Admissions Assistance
4 Pondview Lane
Bronxville Heights, New York

Elena Geba




Magic Carpet Learning

Magic Carpet Learning offers one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math. We are open all year round, including the summer.

96 Kraft Avenue

Bronxville, NY 10708



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