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Alcott School

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Posted February 14, 2014

My oldest son currently goes to Alcott and I will be sending my youngest as soon as he is old enough. The review below mine is a disgruntled parent who wrote the same review on every single site she could. Ever since Mandy Price became in control I will admit the administration is not what it used to be but overall I am so happy with how good the teachers are and how much my kid loves school!
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Posted January 30, 2014

It is unfortunate but this school has fallen off in the past year or so. It used to be a fantastic place for children to grow and learn and felt like a warm community for everyone. Recent office changes have left it feeling like a cold, money counting business, more interested in the bottom line than the children. I had sent several children here and am happy my last has made it through before it got much worse. It is a real shame for the community.
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Posted March 19, 2012

This school has prepared my child for Kindergarten well. My daughter was able to get into all 4 private schools we applied to for Kindergarten. I give credit to the motivation of the teachers and other teaching staff. My husband and I truly recommend this school to everyone with a preschool-aged child. You will be amazed with what they will be able to do by the end of their prekindergarten year.
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Posted October 9, 2007

great school, wonderful environment
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 52%
Asian 33% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Beth Farkas
  • All girls
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMS
  • CEC


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27 Crane Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914) 472-4404


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