My teacher teacher was as patient with us as with her own children; and that's not in her job description" -Chris, grade 12
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The Mary McLeod Bethune Junior/Senior High School is a residential and day all male public high school serving approximately 200 students. Students are referred through the Committee on Special Education or social service agencies. The school maintains an 8:1:1 ratio in all classrooms to provide individual attention in academic, social skills training, and behavioral support. The school adheres to the New York State Education Department regulations and guidelines. The students are eligible for a variety of ancillary services as needed that help to supplement individual needs with various academic and social skills development which is supported by character education and values-based instruction. The school provides a regents curriculum that is aligned to the common core standards in order to obtain a local or regents diploma. Art, music, technology, physical education, home and careers, foreign language and health are available. In addition, the students have the opportunity to participate in career and technical education in the areas of culinary arts, computer studies, and art media. There is a high school basketball team that competes with other local schools.
The administration recognizes the uniqueness of each student. The school staff pledges to foster a desire for educational excellence that will help students achieve their full potential intellectually, physically, socially, morally and culturally. While acknowledging the rapid academic, social, and technological changes in American society, the school encourages appropriate courses, programs and activities designed to help our students deal competently with these changes and prepare them for effective citizenship and the world of work.
The Greenburgh Eleven School District continues to promote its educational philosophy which encourages the development of critical thinking, self-esteem, and responsibility. In addition, Administration faculty and staff are committed to having high expectations for students to excel in learning. The School District actively supports each student in academic, social, and moral growth , promotes a lifelong commitment to learning and encourages responsible contributions to society.