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Bronxville School Foundation Launches Fall Campaign & Welcomes New Board Members

Bronxville School. Photo by L. Barr

By Nancy Marshall, Board Member, Bronxville School Foundation

Oct. 28, 2020: The Bronxville School Foundation has launched its fall fundraising campaign and welcomes nine new board members as well as a new slate of officers.

Since 1991, the nonprofit organization has given more than 11 million dollars in grants to the Bronxville School to enhance the quality of education by funding new curriculum, technology, faculty training, facilities projects, and special materials and equipment. 

The Foundation’s Grants Committee actively engages with the District to identify high priority needs that are beyond what the school’s budget is able to cover. 

Since August, the Foundation has approved four off-cycle grants to support the school’s re-opening and operating plans. These grants, as well as past grants, helped the school open safely and prepare for and sustain live, hybrid, and virtual learning models. 

Each year, the Foundation relies on its fall campaign to help fund these critical grants. Won Giuriceo, Board member and Grants Committee Chair, commented, “The support we receive from school families and community members through our fall fundraising campaign gives us the ability to fund grants that fill the gap between what the school budget provides and transformative education demands. We depend on the generous support of our community each year, and, in the current climate, that support is even more critical and appreciated.”

Newly appointed Chairperson, Lori Beecher, joins Won in encouraging participation in our community drive and also expressed her gratitude to the Foundation’s nine newly appointed Board members for their commitment to the Foundation and the school in these unprecedented times. 

 “This group brings a broad range of talent and experience to our Board and have been engaged members of our school and larger community for many years. They each bring qualities that will serve our Board well, particularly this year as the school navigates the unique challenges of the Covid pandemic,” said Beecher.  

Please join us in welcoming the Foundation’s newest Board members:

Deirdre Doheny

Deirdre Doheny graduated from Fordham University with a BS in psychology and holds an MBA from Iona College and MSEd in Counseling from Fordham University. 

Deirdre’s professional experience ranges from administration at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, consulting at KPMG/Bearing Point, and her work as an inclusive education coordinator/adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. 

Deirdre has volunteered in various roles at the Bronxville School, including as a Class Parent and member of the Character and Community and B*Well committees.  

She served as a catechist at St. Joseph’s Church, where she taught CCD to first and second graders. Deirdre is a past President of the Bronxville Junior League and Board Chair of Bundles of Joy, NY. 

She and her husband Michael, have been Bronxville residents since 2013 and have two children attending the Bronxville School.

Mike Dimitri

Mike Dimitri received a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Mike currently works at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and is their global head of leverage credit trading. Mike serves on the Advisory Board for the Fixed Income Leadership Summit. 

Prior to joining the Bronxville School Foundation, Mike worked with iMentor, an organization that provides mentors to empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school and succeed in college. Mike and his wife, Caroline, moved to Bronxville in 2010. They have children in the Elementary and Middle School at the Bronxville School. 

Wendy Fahy

 

Wendy received a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MS Ed from Bank Street College. 

Prior to moving to Bronxville in 2009, Wendy worked for 16 years as an elementary school teacher, most recently at The Spence School. 

In addition to her educational background, Wendy is currently a stylist for the New York City based women’s retail company, Charlotte Brody. 

Wendy has been active in the Bronxville community, first as Fundraising Chair, then Board Chair of the Reformed Church Nursery School, and has also volunteered in various roles at the Bronxville School, including Chair of the Elementary School Council. Wendy and her husband, Chris, have two children attending the Bronxville School.

Jennifer Heathwood (ex officio member, PTA President-Elect)

 

Jennifer received a BA from the University of Connecticut and spent more than a decade in marketing and media in New York City. Most recently, she was Director of Brand Marketing at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. 

A Bronxville resident since 2011, Jennifer has served in a number of leadership positions at the Bronxville School, including Class Parent, Grade Chair, Elementary School Council Secretary, and Middle School Council Chair. Jennifer and her husband, Paul, have three children in the Bronxville School.

Christopher Horvers

Chris holds a BS from the University at Albany, an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU, and is a CFA® Charterholder and a CPA. 

Chris started his career in public accounting and worked at Bear Stearns before joining JP Morgan in 2008, where he is currently a Managing Director in equity research. 

Chris and his family are active members of Immaculate Conception Church, where Chris has recently volunteered as a catechist. Chris and his wife, Michelle, have lived in Bronxville since 2013 and have two children in Bronxville High School and one child in the Elementary School. 

Julie Meade

 

Julie Meade received an AB degree from Duke University and an MBA from The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. 

She has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, including at GE Capital and Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and is currently a Managing Director at Encina Private Credit. Prior to joining Encina in 2019, Julie had been with Cancer Support Team, a nonprofit licensed home care agency for cancer patients, for 10 years serving as Director of Finance and, most recently, Executive Director. 

At the Bronxville School, Julie has served as 7th Grade Chair, MS Community Service Club Parent Chair, PTA President, Assistant Treasurer of the 2011-2012 Auditorium Project fundraiser, and 2014 High School Graduation Chair.

Outside of the Bronxville School, Julie has served as Co-Chair of the Bereavement Center of Westchester; President, Endowment Fund Chair and Discretionary Grant Chair of the Junior League of Bronxville; Advisory Board member of Concordia Conservatory; Board member and Vice Chair of Heartsong, Inc.; and currently serves as an evaluator for the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. 

Julie moved to Bronxville in 1994. Her daughter is a 2014 graduate of the Bronxville School, and her son attended through ninth grade.

Heather Miner

Heather received a BS in Finance from Boston College and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. 

Heather has worked at Goldman Sachs for the majority of her career and has served in a variety of roles, including Investor Relations, Treasury, Corporate Finance and Asset Management. She is presently a Partner in the Executive Office. 

Heather serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston College Wall Street Council and was a 10-year Board member of Sanctuary for Families, a NYC-based nonprofit that supports domestic violence survivors and their children. She recently retired to join their President’s Circle, a senior advisory council. Heather and her husband, Mark, moved to Bronxville in 2012 and have three children in the Bronxville School.

Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson received a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sam works for Success Academy, where he currently teachers math at Bronx 2 Middle School in the South Bronx. 

Previously, Sam worked at Moore Capital Management, where he was the Head of Macro Trading for Asia. 

Since moving to Bronxville in 2016, Sam has been active coaching youth sports in the community. Sam and his wife, Carlie, have three boys all attending the Bronxville School. 

Katie Shah

 

Katie received a BA from Randolph Macon College and an MBA from New York University. 

She has held business development, marketing, and brand licensing roles in the media and retail industries at companies including Time Inc. and American Express Publishing. 

Katie is currently on the board of The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe and has served as a Committee Chair of the Bronxville Non-Partisan Committee and the Junior League of Bronxville. 

She has volunteered at the Bronxville School as Elementary School Council Treasurer and Elementary and Middle School Grade Chair and has taught religious education at the Church of St. Joseph. 

Katie and her husband, Vivek, have lived in Bronxville since 2006 and have four children who attend the Bronxville School.

The other directors and officers for 2020-21 are Rob Crystal, VP Development; John Kelty, VP Alumni Affairs; Lansing Martinelli, VP Public Relations; Nancy Marshall, VP Nominating; David Outcalt, VP Finance; Ian Putnam, VP Legal; Eileen Marshall, Secretary; Helena McSherry, Executive Director. Returning board members are Brian Bodell, Gio Cutaia, Kristen Evans, Mary Gay, Erin Krestinski, Chris Krieg, Jennifer Lescott, Vincent McBride, and Robert O’Hare. Additional ex officio members include the Superintendent of the Bronxville Schools, Roy Montesano, and Michael Finley, School Board representative.

For more information about the Foundation, or to support our fundraising efforts, please visit https://www.bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org.


Photos courtesy Bronxville School Foundation

 


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Schools & Camps 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
914-793-2083
http://www.bronxvillemontessori.com


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

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17 Sagamore Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-4852

https://www.elizacorwinfrost.org/

Admission Inquiries:

Mandy Macmillan-Bell, Director of Admissions

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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
914-337-6332
www.rcns.info


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
914-337-3202
http://www.thechapelschool.org/


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
914-395-2353
http://slc.edu/ecc/index.php

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
914-395-0500

https://www.bronxvilleschool.org/

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

https://saintjosephsbronxville.org/

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
914-337-3202
http://www.thechapelschool.org/

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,
Connecticut 
203-622-9240 

https://www.eaglehillschool.org/


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

914-949-6968

https://www.thewindwardschool.org/

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
203-531-6500
http://www.cshgreenwich.org/


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
718-367-7500
http://www.fordhamprep.org/fp/


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
914-632-0714
http://www.ionaprep.org/


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
914-967-5622
http://www.holychildrye.org/holychild/
homepage/home_main_frame.htm


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
914-636-3950
http://www.ursuline.pvt.k12.ny.us/s/744/start.aspx


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
203-625-5800
http://www.brunswickschool.org/about/


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
203-625-8900
http://www.greenwichacademy.org/


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
718-432-4000
http://www.horacemann.org/home/content.asp?id=19


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
718-549-8810
http://www.riverdale.edu/Default.asp?bhcp=1


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
914-967-1417
http://www.rcds.rye.ny.us/

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
www.badgersportsclub.com
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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, www.thechapelschool.org 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914)336-1368.

Individual and group rates available.

First session FREE

www.AceTutorsAboard.com

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EJG Educational Consulting

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

Elena Geba
914-793-9813
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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

914-771-7700

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www.magiccarpetlearning.com

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