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Old 12-17-2020, 08:11 AM
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Hello everyone,

We are looking at school districts in Lower Westchester for our special needs child. We are moving from NYC.
He is adapted, so while he has above average intelligence, there are a lot of behavioral and emotional issues we are working through. The school districts were are mostly looking are Scarsdale, Eastchester, Mamaroneck and Ardsley. Your comments are most appreciated.

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Old 12-20-2020, 07:51 PM
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Try BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services.) I know they serve Westchester and Putnam county schools. They have very hands on programs with instructors who genuninley care about the kids they deal with. In fact, BOCES has become so reputable that they have created their own Middle and High School called Fox Meadow. This was created because students with special needs started to do after school programs but it wasn't enough time. BOCES intially was a center that would bus students from local schools a couple times a week to and from their original school. Some schools even have a BOCES program before BOCES created their own school. Like anything that has become succesful, they started small.

I'm sure Lower Westchester has some school districts that are suitable for your needs, but I suggest you explore other options as well. Northern Westchester has plenty of strong academically-rich schools. Not sure what commute options are for you. If you want to be closer to NYC for work live below interstate 287. But north of 287 you will find good towns that take 40 mins to commute.


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