District Showcase

The Yonkers Public Schools Summer Food Service Program Serves FreeBreakfast & Lunch to Children Ages 18 and Younger
The Yonkers Public Schools Food Services Department invites community youngsters to dine for free beginning Monday, June 30 or Tuesday, July 1.

A New Playground for the School 9 Community
More than 200 volunteers joined forces to build a magnificent new School 9 playground.

Fermi's Fabulous Vocabulists Earn A Championship
The fabulous vocabulists at Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts know the precise word to describe themselves. “Champions” will do very nicely, thank you!

Unified Yonkers Student Leadership Council Reports to the Superintendent
Student government representatives who meet monthly during the school year to discuss ideas, issues and actions to enhance their leadership, met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Yazurlo for an end-of-year luncheon.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Hosts Swedish Sister School
As part of the Montessori International Studies Program, Yonkers Montessori Academy recently hosted a visit from its sister school, Montessoriskolan Älvkullen, located in Kungälv, Sweden.

Paideia School 15's First Annual Walk Raises Over $10,000 for American Red Cross
The Paideia 15 school community proved that “Together We Can Make A Difference” when they raised more than $10,000 in the first annual Walk for American Red Cross.

Gorton Agriscience Students Sowing Seeds For Market and Their Future
The spring planting season was officially underway when Gorton’s Agriscience Pathway students filled flats with soil and seeds, and then transplanted them into gardens they will tend this summer.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Students Wrap A Rocket
Yonkers Montessori Academy students are participating in the “Dream Rocket” project, an ambitious initiative of the International Fiber Collective, that links the humanities to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.


Board of Education Appoints Dr. Michael Yazurlo Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools
The Trustees approved a two-year contract for Dr. Michael Yazurlo to serve as Superintendent of Schools, effective May 22, 2014. Dr. Yazurlo has been serving as the District's Interim Superintendent of Schools since February 19, 2014.

Teresa Tralli Named Teacher of the Year
Teresa Tralli, third grade teacher at School 22, has been named the 2014 Yonkers Public Schools Teacher of the Year and will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame. 

Principal Elda Perez-Mejia Named 2014 Administrator of the Year
Elda Perez-Mejia, Principal of Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School, has been named the Yonkers Public Schools Administrator of the Year, earning the Leadership in Education award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yonkers - East Yonkers in association with the Yonkers Board of Education.

Gorton's Academy of Medical Professions First Hand Training at St. Joseph's Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Medical Center provided tenth grade students from Gorton High School’s Academy of Medical Professions with first-hand training in the field of Infection Control.

Class of 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
These remarkable young people and their parents were honored at the annual Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast. 


Three Yonkers Public High Schools Named Among the Nation's Best
Yonkers Middle/High is a repeat Gold medalist, Saunders Trades and Technical High School is a repeat Silver medalist and Palisade Preparatory School earned its first medal, a Silver. 

Welcome To Seussville
Board President Sayegh, Trustee Perez, and Interim Superintendent Yarzulo were among the young at heart readers who delighted in sharing their love of reading during the annual Read Across America celebration.

Siragusa Students Put Philanthropy to Work for Others
When the Ronald McDonald House van pulled up to the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, students were waiting to spring into action. More

Sharon Baker-Bosque's grandfather was very special to this School 17 teacher. So much so that his service to the country during World War II inspired a lesson for her students that was at once deeply personal and richly rewarding. More

To nurture a healthy learning environment where mutual respect is the cornerstone, School 22 held a Pro-Peace Assembly More

School News & Events

On September 20, 2013, Montessori School 31 students joined with millions all over the globe to mark the International Day of Peace. Our gesture was more than symbolic. Maria Montessori believed that "establishing everlasting peace is the work of education."- From the Yonkers Public Schools website.

Student Showcase

Congratulations to our own Jessica Costello of Mrs. Kennedy's class.  Jessica was one of the three winners of the city of Yonkers’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic I Have A Dream speech.  Her essay was chosen from all of the elementary school submissions.  We couldn't be more excited for her.  Read more about this wonderful event here:  Mayor Mike Spano Names Three Yonkers Students Winners of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

Our School

What is Montessori Education?
Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Because she was a doctor, Maria Montessori looked at education from a scientific level. She believed that education should prepare a person for all aspects of life. She designed materials and techniques that would promote a natural growth of learning in students. They are common to all Montessori classrooms.  Working with these materials and techniques forms a pattern that children carry over naturally to reading, writing, and mathematics. Each skill is developed to interlock with another. 

Today, 7/23/2014
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