Admissions FAQ

Admissions FAQ

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Where do the students come from?

    Students come from Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, White Plains, Harrison, Yonkers, Riverdale, Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco, Greenwich and Stamford. 
  • Q. How do children get to school?

    Most children go on buses but a significant number carpool.
  • Q. What is the hashkafa (ideology) of the school?

    WDS is a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school.
  • Q. Is financial aid available?

    Yes, WDS offers several complementary programs to ensure that a WDS education is affordable for all.  Please see the Tuition & Affordability section of our web site.
  • Q. Are there opportunities for me to be involved at school?

    Volunteer opportunities abound at WDS. In the earliest grades, involvement will include helping in the classroom as well as class trips. At least once a year, there are grade performances. And of course, there are always opportunities to help with school functions like Book Fair and other PTA and fundraising activities.
  • Q. What are school hours?

    Grades K-5 begin at 8:45 AM daily; dismissal is at 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and Friday at 1:40 PM. Grades 6, 7 and 8 begin at 8:00 AM daily for minyan; dismissal is 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and Friday at 1:40 PM. Ganon begins at 8:45 AM daily and ends at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM (extended day) Monday through Thursday; Friday dismissal is at 1:00 PM and 1:40 PM (Extended Day) in Ganon and Kindergarten.
  • Q. How is the school day organized?

    For our youngest students, Judaic and General Studies are integrated. In grades 1-5, the day is split with either morning or afternoon being dedicated to one discipline. On alternate weeks, one class has Judaic studies in the morning and General studies in the afternoon. Middle School classes are departmentalized.
  • Q. What if my child needs to be challenged further?

    WDS is committed to differentiated education. In addition to alternate assignments the teacher might provide in the classroom, there are challenge opportunities as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular activities available on all grade levels.
  • Q. What if my child needs additional help?

    WDS is committed to differentiated education. The Learning Center at WDS can provide additional support for students. In addition, the Mamaroneck school district partners with WDS teachers and administrators to provide additional support to meet student needs.
  • Q. Where do your graduates go to high school?

    WDS eighth graders are sought after by all of the top New York area high schools including Ramaz, SAR, Westchester Hebrew High School, Frisch, MTA, Ma'ayanot, Central and Solomon Schechter.

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856 Orienta Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Who We Are

Westchester Day School is a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual-curriculum, toddler to 8th grade Jewish school that inspires and educates our students in their own way to value menschlichkeit, mitzvot, and lifelong learning.