Our vibrant student life engages students in an exciting and interesting range of activities to enrich their living experience. Each boarding student has the opportunity to design his or her weekend activities without pressure to conform to a particular mold. In addition, weekends often bring together the whole school, and activities attended by both day and boarding students strengthen the cohesiveness of the student body.
Among the diverse activity options are thoughtfully structured excursions to New York City, which afford all students the opportunity to attend concerts, Broadway theater productions, films and sporting events, as well as visits to museums or to explore interesting neighborhoods. Visiting Hudson Valley historical attractions, seeing a movie at a local theater, and attending special events in Westchester County and its surroundings are also high on the to-do list.
Here is a sampling of trips and experiences for boarding students:
- Broadway shows, such as Wicked, Mama Mia, and many more
- Professional sports games, including the Knicks, Rangers and Yankees
- Visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, 9/11 Museum, and many more
- Concerts at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues
- Six Flags Great Adventure
- Deep-sea fishing
- Restaurant trips to experience a variety of cuisines
- Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking
- Trips to iconic New York sites: Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, One World Trade Center
- Professional dance company performances
Free time, especially on the weekends, is an important part of the boarding experience. There is plenty of time to relax and play video games or tennis, shoot hoops, watch a DVD or TV show in a dorm common room, bakes cookies in the dorm kitchen, read, surf the Internet or work online in a fully wireless environment, focus on a special art or music project, or get extra help from the many teachers who live on campus.