Open House: Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Harvey School will hold its annual Fall Open House Saturday, Oct. 22 featuring a special panel discussion on “How to Find the Right Independent School for Your Child.”
The open house, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at noon, will offer campus visitors opportunities to take student-led tours, speak to current school parents, and meet faculty and administrators who will be on hand to answer questions about such topics as the academics, athletics and student life at Harvey, an independent college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12.
Tours will traverse Harvey’s bucolic hilltop 125-acre campus on Route 22 in Katonah which features multi-sports athletic fields, the iconic Evarts Ice Rink, the state-of-the-art Walker Center for the Arts and Fenstermacher Athletic Center, the Upper School complex, and the middle school housed separately on the lower campus.
The special panel discussion will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The school leaders on the panel will include Harvey’s Head of School William Knauer, Head of Middle School Dr. Brendan Byrne, Director of the Performing Arts, Vinny Alexander, Director of Athletics Ray Lacen, English Department Chair Virginia Holmes, and School Counselor Jacquie Butera. Among the topics to be discussed will be how to find a school that fits the needs of your child, how to help your child find their voice, and the importance of understanding your child’s learning profile – recognizing their strengths and interests and what their optimum learning environment would be.
The Harvey School personalizes an educational journey for students in grades 6-12 to be as unique as each individual student. Students don’t conform to a singular “portrait of a graduate.” They have unlimited opportunity to unlock their potential and chase what fulfills them, instilling a desire for greater knowledge, broader perspectives, and cultural awareness. At Harvey, helping students become their best self has everything to do with trust. When students connect with their teachers, they dream big, try new things, and move out of their comfort zone. The result: extraordinary personal and intellectual growth. Harvey equips students with everything they need to live meaningfully, happily, and successfully. Because joy matters.
“The opportunities we get at Harvey are just so diverse. In the fall, you can do the musical, and be a baseball player in the spring. You’re not stuck with one sort of stereotypical group. You don’t have to just be an athlete, or the theater kid, or in robotics. You can do all of them.” – Amanda ‘22
Harvey’s diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community includes students from over 100 communities in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and international students from seven countries including Sweden, Japan, Germany, Spain, China, and Lithuania.
Located on a beautiful 125-acre hilltop campus in Katonah, New York, Harvey provides a college-preparatory program that cultivates academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, and service to others, with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12. There’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference.