Academics

Learning at WDS

Westchester Day School’s track record of academic excellence has spanned more than six decades. Our students go on to the finest day schools in the tri-state area, attend leading universities and become world-class professionals in their chosen fields. Their journey to the top begins at and is cultivated by Westchester Day School. Our outstanding faculty is made up of experienced, professionally-trained, enthusiastic and caring teachers who model a growth-oriented approach by constantly seeking ways to advance their knowledge and pedagogic skills. Using a mix of proven, research-based methodology and innovative, creative instruction, our educational system is designed to meet the needs of each individual learner and to challenge them to reach their academic potential.
Girls and boys study the same comprehensive and rigorous dual curriculum throughout their WDS experience and they are encouraged to strive for excellence on every academic level. Our school structure allows us to address each child’s individual strengths and learning styles. We accomplish this by implementing differentiation strategies and small group instruction in our classrooms, our Learning Center and through our Challenge Program.

Our faculty features specialists in all subjects including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies. We also provide a wide range of specialty classes such as Computer Science, Art and Music, as well as an exciting array of extra-curricular programming. Our use of SMART Boards deepens and broadens our students’ academic experiences. Physical Education is an integral, daily facet of the curriculum, and our children participate in group sports in our gymnasium or on our outdoor playing fields.

Our beautiful facilities provide an ideal setting for educating children, and our unique oceanfront campus serves as the backdrop for experiential learning. Whether conducting a science lesson while wading into the Long Island Sound or teaching the laws of tevilat kelim as our students actually perform the mitzvah, we believe that “learning by doing” is the most effective way of teaching.

Find Us

856 Orienta Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914-698-8900

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.