It's a great Magnet School with a diverse student population, a talented,creative and caring staff, and is known for emphasis on the arts, languages and lots of parental involvement. It's also small, about 400+ students which makes being there feel like family.
Webster is among the finest schools in New Rochelle (overall a great school district). Typical of the district, its strenghts are its diversity combined with high performance. The children come from a variety of ethnicities and a range of socioeconomic backgrounds (probably as many children of wealthy professionals as there are children who are eligible for free lunch -- and everyone in between). Unlike some of the other schools in the district such as Davis, Ward, and Trinity, Webster is a small and attractive school where it is easy for children and their parents will really feel part of the school community. The PTA is very welcoming and most families are dual income so working parents have as much opportunity to be involved as the stay-at-home Moms. The teachers and principals are very good, too, and take a lot of pride at being from Webster.
Webster is the best. I have a 2nd grader who entered the school two years ago as a shy girl but has since quickly blossomed socially, academically, and artistically. I credit the teachers, staff, and very active PTA for creating a joyful, and intellectual and emotionally safe environment, where students are free to follow their passions are encouraged to discover and share the world around them . I am stuck by the sense community and happiness at the school. It is an extraordinary school and we are proud to be a part of it.
I have a child who is currently at D. Webster & we're having a great time. My daughter wishes school was 7 days a week & as a parent i am amazed by how quickly she is learning & how much fun she has while doing it. The Arts program is pricless for Elementary aged kids. The size of the school & the calmness of the surrounding enviroment is aslo a huge bonus, it is by far the smallest Elementary school in New Rochelle. The PTA is outstanding, i simly signed up for what i could do & have been called when needed. We have enjoyed a few of the family nights, which really help to build on the huge sense of community you get from being a part of this school. So far, we're thrilled.
I went to Daniel Webster when I was little, and I moved back to this wonderful neighborhood when I was ready to settle down. Now I have 3 kids in this school and I couldn't be happier. The teachers are kind, patient and focused. The staff is friendly and professional. In addition to the academically superior curriculum, Daniel Webster offers a countless number of programs not available anywhere else in Westchester. They have the Kaleidoscope program for gifted children, they have special help in the class for children who need a little more attention. For all children they offer studio arts programs in music, dance, art, architecture, book making, creative writing and more. They have chess in the classroom and computer classes; after school prgrams in tennis, chess, cooking, website design, knitting, etc. The PTA is remarkably active with a 90% participation. They host many family night events all year long.