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New York Academics

From elementary school through the university level, quality education is available in all areas of the Hudson Valley. High achievement scores, favorable pupil/teacher ratios, award-winning schools, and nationally recognized developmental programs combine to highlight this area as one of outstanding opportunity. Optimum personal growth, encouragement of social responsibility and citizenship, and equality of educational opportunity represent the basic common goals of the various districts within this geographic region.

A strong emphasis on traditional curriculum and “the basics” is enhanced by expanded opportunities for self-expression and growth through experience. The arts, music, drama, competitive sports, foreign languages and vocational training are just a few of the specialized options available for student exploration. The result is a well-rounded education that blends a solid academic foundation with enrichment and individualized attention.
Child Care
Securing quality child care is one of the highest priorities for any working parent or guardian. Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies or CCRRs provide services to parents and day care providers in every county of New York State. For more information, contact the nearest CCRR directly:

Child Care Council of Dutchess County
70 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie 845-473-4141
Toll free 888-288-4148

Child Care Council of Orange County
40 Matthew Street
Goshen 845-294-4012
Toll Free 800-827-1751

Child Care Council of Ulster County
c/o Family of Woodstock
Kingston 845-331-5197

Child Care Council of Westchester
470 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains 914-761-3456

Child Care Resources of Rockland
235 North Main Street
Spring Valley 845-425-0009
Private Education
In addition to operating a well-administrated and well-supported public education system, the region is home to a number of excellent private and parochial schools. These alternative educational environments provide instructional alternatives that are highly individualized, innovative, or religiously centered.

For further information on accredited private or parochial schools, the following resources may be helpful:

New York Department of Education
Non-Public School Services
Albany 518-474-3879

Online Directory of Public and Non-Public Schools

Roman Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of New York
Department of Education
New York 212-371-1011
Public Education System
The administration hierarchy for Hudson Valley school districts is anchored by county-level associations called BOCES, which stands for Board of Cooperative Educational Services. BOCES function as an extension of local school districts, providing a wide spectrum of instructional and administrative services at the request of local districts. Administered by a superintendent, the BOCES assists and empowers individual school districts by orchestrating the regional sharing of resources. For information on special programs in your local BOCES, contact the appropriate office.
Registration Requirements
Enrollment and transfer requirements for all public school students are as follows: birth certificate, last report card and transcripts from previous schools. Physician-signed immunization proof in the proper doses for DPT, polio, rubella, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, Hib, and varicella is necessary. A tuberculin skin test is also required for new students entering the public school system on the middle level. New students registering in New York for the first time must also have a physical exam including a blood lead test.

The New York State Department of Education mandate for youngsters beginning public school instruction is five years of age by December 31 of the current school year. However, the cut-off deadline may vary with individual school districts. Contact the specific school district where your child will be attending school for detailed information.

A wealth of information about public education in New York is available from the State Education Department. Select from the most appropriate office below.
Community College System
DCC South Extension Site
31 Marshall Road
Wappingers Falls 845-298-0755
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Dutchess Community College (DCC)
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie 845-431-8000
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Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy 518-629-4822
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OCC Newburgh Extension
One Washington Center
Newburgh 845-562-2454
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Orange County Community College (OCC)
115 South Street
Middletown 845-344-6222
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Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern 845-574-4000
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Ulster County Community College
Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge 845-687-5000
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WCC Extension Sites
Mahopac 914-606-6839
Mt. Vernon 914-606-7200
New Rochelle 914-606-6832
Ossining 924-606-7400
Rye Brook 914-606-6832
Shrub Oak 914-606-6839
Tuckahoe 914-606-6832
Yonkers 914-785-6832

WCC Westchester Art Workshop
Peekskill 914-606-7300
White Plains 914-606-7500
WCC Yonkers Extension Center
Yonkers 914-606-7100
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Westchester Community College (WCC)
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla 914-785-6600
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New York City Area Private Colleges
Albany Law School at Union University
Albany 518-445-2311
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Albany Medical College
Albany 518-262-3125
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Bank Street College of Education
New York 212-875-4400
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Barnard College
New York 212-854-5262
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Boricua College
New York 212-694-1000
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Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn 718-625-2200
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College of Mt. Saint Vincent
Riverdale 718-405-3267
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College of New Rochelle
Co-Op City Campus
Bronx 718-320-0300
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College of New Rochelle
DC-37 Campus
New York 212-815-1710
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College of New Rochelle
John Cardinal O'Connor Campus
Bronx 718-665-1310
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College of New Rochelle
Rosa Parks Campus
New York 212-662-7500
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College of New Rochelle
School of New Resources
Brooklyn 718-638-2500
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Columbia University in the City of New York
New York 212-854-1754
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Columbia University School of Social Work
New York 212-851-2300
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Cornell Medical College & Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences
New York 212-746-6565
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Excelsior College
Albany 518-464-8500
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Fordham University
Rose Hill Campus
Bronx 718-817-1000
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Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
New York 212-636-6000
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Long Island University
Brookville 800-548-7526
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Long Island University
Brooklyn Campus
Brooklyn 718-488-1000
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Mercy College-Bronx
Bronx 800-MERCY-NY
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Mercy College-Manhattan
New York 800-MERCY-NY
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Metropolitan College of New York
New York 212-343-1234
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Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
New York 212-659-9003
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New York University
New York 212-998-INFO
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NYU Stern School of Business
New York University
New York 212-998-0100
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Pace University
New York 800-874-PACE
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Polytechnic University
Brooklyn 718-260-3600
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Polytechnic University-Long Island
Melville 631-755-4300
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Polytechnic University-Manhattan
New York 212-547-7030
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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York 212-353-4000
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The King’s College
New York 212-659-7200
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Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson 845-758-6822
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Berkeley College
White Plains 800-446-5400
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Cochran School of Nursing
St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Yonkers 914-964-4282
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College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle 914-654-5000
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Concordia College
Bronxville 914-337-9300
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Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park 800-CULINARY
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Dominican College of Blauvelt
Orangeburg 845-359-7800
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Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing
Mount Vernon 914-664-8000
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Fordham University
Marymount Campus
Tarrytown 914-631-3200
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Iona College
New Rochelle 800-231-IONA
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Iona College at Blue Hill
Pearl River 845-620-1350
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Long Island University
Rockland Graduate Campus
Orangeburg 845-359-7200
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Long Island University
Westchester Graduate Campus
Purchase 914-251-6510
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Manhattanville College
Purchase 914-694-2200
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Marist College
Poughkeepsie 845-575-3000
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Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry 800-MERCY-NY
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Mercy College-White Plains
White Plains 800-MERCY-NY
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Mercy College-Yorktown Heights
Yorktown Heights 800-MERCY-NY
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Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh 845-561-0800
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New York Medical College
Valhalla 914-594-4000
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Nyack College
Nyack 212-625-0500
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Pace University
Hudson Valley Center
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New Windsor 800-874-PACE
Pace University-Westchester
Briarcliff Manor 800-874-PACE
White Plains 800-874-PACE
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Polytechnic University
Westchester Graduate Center
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Hawthorne 914-323-2000
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville 914-337-0700
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St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill 845-398-4100
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Vassar College
Poughkeepsie 845-437-7000
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Board of Cooperative Educational Services
Dutchess County BOCES
5 Boces Road
Poughkeepsie 845-486-4800
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Orange-Ulster BOCES
53 Gibson Road
Goshen 845-291-0110
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Putnam County-Northern Westchester BOCES
200 Boces Drive
Yorktown Heights 914-245-2700
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Rockland County BOCES
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack 845-627-4700
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Southern Westchester County BOCES
17 Berkley Drive
Rye Brook 914-937-3820
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Ulster County BOCES
175 Route 32 North
New Paltz 845-255-1400
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Registration Requirements
Adult Education & Workforce Development
Albany 518-474-8940
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Career & Technical Education
Albany 518-486-1547
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Curriculum & Instructional Support
Albany 518-474-8892
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Public School Choice Programs
Albany 518-474-1762
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School Improvement & Community Services
Albany 518-474-4817
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Standards, Assessment & Reporting
Albany 518-473-7880
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Statewide Standard Testing
Albany 518-474-5902
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Summer Institutes & New York State School of the Arts
Albany 518-474-8773
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University of the State of New York State Education Department
Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education
Albany 518-474-5915
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Dutchess County
Arlington Central School District
696 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie 845-486-4460
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Beacon City Schools
10 Education Drive
Beacon 845-838-6900
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Dover Union Free School District
2368 Route 22
Dover Plains 845-832-4500
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Hyde Park Central School District
11 Boice Road
Hyde Park 845-229-4000
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Millbrook Central School District
3323 Franklin Avenue
Millbrook 845-677-4200
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Pawling Central School District
7 Haight Street
Pawling 845-855-4600
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Pine Plains Central School District
2829 Church Street
Pine Plains 518-398-7181
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Poughkeepsie City Schools
11 College Avenue
Poughkeepsie 845-451-4900
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Red Hook Central School District
7401 South Broadway
Red Hook 845-758-2241
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Rhinebeck Central School District
North Park Road
Rhinebeck 845-871-5520
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Spackenkill School District
15 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie 845-463-7800
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Wappingers Central School District
167 Myers Corners Road
Wappingers Falls 845-298-5000
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Webutuck Central School District
194 Haight Avenue
Amenia 845-373-4100
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Orange County
Chester Union Free School District
64 Hambletonian Avenue
Chester 845-469-5052
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Cornwall Central School District
24 Idlewild Avenue
Cornwall 845-534-8009
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Florida Union Free School District
51 N. Main Street
Florida 845-651-3095
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Goshen Central School District
227 Main Street
Goshen 845-294-2410
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Greenwood Lake Union Free School District
80 Waterstone Road
Greenwood Lake 845-782-8678
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Highland Falls-Ft. Montgomery School District
Route 9-W
Highland Falls 845-446-9575
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Middletown Enlarged City School District
223 Wisner Avenue
Middletown 845-341-5300
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Minisink Valley Central School District
Route 6
Slate Hill 845-355-5110
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Monroe Woodbury Central School District
278 Route 32
Central Valley 845-460-6000
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Newburgh Enlarged City School District
124 Grand Street
Newburgh 845-563-3400
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Pine Bush Central School District
156 State Route 302
Pine Bush 845-744-2031
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Port Jervis City School District
9 Thompson Street
Port Jervis 845-858-3175
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Tuxedo Union Free School District
Route 17
Tuxedo 845-351-4799
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Valley Central School District
944 State Route 17K
Montgomery 845-457-2400
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Warwick Valley Central School District
89 Sanfordville Road
Warwick 845-987-3010
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Washingtonville Central School District
52 West Main Street
Washingtonville 845-497-2200
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Putnam County
Brewster Central School District
30 Farm to Market Road
Brewster 845-279-8000
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Carmel Central School District
81 South Street
Patterson 845-878-2094
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Garrison Union Free School District
1100 Route 9D
Garrison 845-424-3689
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Haldane Central School District
15 Craigside Drive
Cold Spring 845-265-9254
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Mahopac Central School District
179 East Lake Boulevard
Mahopac 845-628-3415
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Putnam Valley Central School District
146 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley 845-528-8143
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Rockland County
Clarkstown Central School District
62 Old Middleton Road
New City 845-639-6300
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East Ramapo Central School District
105 South Madison Avenue
Spring Valley 845-577-6000
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Nanuet Union Free School District
101 Church Street
Nanuet 845-627-9880
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North Rockland Central School District
65 Chapel Street
Garnerville 845-942-3000
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Nyack Public School District
13A Dickinson Avenue
Nyack 845-353-7000
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Pearl River Union Free School District
275 East Central Avenue
Pearl River 845-620-3900
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Ramapo Central School District
45 Mountain Avenue
Hillburn 845-357-7783
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South Orangetown Central District
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt 845-680-1000
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Ulster County
Ellenville Central School District
28 Maple Avenue
Ellenville 845-647-0115
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Highland Central School District
320 Pancake Hollow Road
Highland 845-691-1000
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Kingston School District
61 Crown Street
Kingston 845-339-3000
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Marlboro Central School District
50 Cross Road
Marlboro 845-236-5804
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New Paltz Central School District
196 Main Street
New Paltz 845-256-4000
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Onteora Central School District
4166 Route 28
Boiceville 845-657-6383
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Rondout Valley Central School District
122 Kyserike Road
Accord 845-687-2400
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Saugerties Central School District
310 Washington Avenue
Saugerties 845-246-1043
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Wallkill Central School District
19 Main Street
Wallkill 845-895-7100
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West Park Union Free School District
Route 9W
West Park 845-384-6710
Westchester County
Ardsley School District
500 Farm Road
Ardsley 914-693-6300
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Bedford Central School District
632 S. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco 914-241-6000
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Blind Brooke Rye Union School District
390 N. Ridge Street
Rye Brook 914-937-3600
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Briarcliff Manor Union Free District
45 Ingham Road
Briarcliff Manor 914-941-8880
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Bronxville School District
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville 914-395-0500
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Byram Hills Central School District
10 Tripp Lane
Armonk 914-273-4198
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Chappaqua Central School District
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua 914-238-7200
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Croton-Harmon Union Free District
10 Gerstein Street
Croton-on-Hudson 914-271-4713
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Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
505 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry 914-693-1500
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Eastchester Union Free School District
580 White Plains Road
Eastchester 914-793-6130
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Edgemont School District
300 White Oak Lane
Scarsdale 914-472-7768
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Elmsford Union Free School District
South Goodwin Avenue
Elmsford 914-592-6632
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Greenburgh Central 7 School District
475 West Hartsdale Avenue
Hartsdale 914-761-6000
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Harrison Central School District
50 Union Avenue
Harrison 914-835-3300
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Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District
27 Farragut Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-2900
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Hendrick Hudson School District
61 Trolley Road
Montrose 914-737-7500
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Irvington Union Free School District
40 North Broadway
Irvington 914-591-8500
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Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
106 Huntville Road
Katonah 914-763-7000
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Lakeland Central School District
1086 East Main
Shrub Oak 914-245-1700
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Mamaroneck Union Free School District
1000 West Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck 914-220-3000
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Mt. Pleasant Central School District
825 West Lake Drive
Thornwood 914-769-5500
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Mt. Vernon City School District
165 N. Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon 914-665-5000
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New Rochelle City School District
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle 914-576-4300
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North Salem Central School District
230 June Road
North Salem 914-669-5414
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Ossining Union Free School District
190 Croton Avenue
Ossining 914-941-7700
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Peekskill City School District
1031 Elm Street
Peekskill 914-737-3300
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Pelham Union Free School District
18 Franklin Place
Pelham 914-738-3434
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Pleasantville Union Free School District
60 Romer Avenue
Pleasantville 914-741-1400
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Pocantico Hills School District
599 Bedford Road
Sleepy Hallow 914-631-2440
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Port Chester School District
113 Bowman Avenue
Port Chester 914-934-7900
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Rye City School District
324 Midland Avenue
Rye City 914-967-6100
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Rye Neck School Union Free School District
310 Hornidge Road
Mamaroneck 914-777-5200
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Scarsdale Union Free School District
2 Brewster Road
Scarsdale 914-721-2400
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Somers Central School District
334 Route 202
Somers 914-277-2400
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Tuckahoe Union Free School District
29 Elm Street
Tuckahoe 914-337-5376
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Union Free District of The Tarrytowns
200 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow 914-631-9252
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Valhalla Union Free School District
316 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla 914-683-5040
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White Plains City School District
5 Homeside Lane
White Plains 914-422-2000
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Yonkers Public Schools
One Larkin Center
Yonkers 914-376-8000
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Yorktown Central School District
2725 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights 914-243-8000
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