An Orangerie Blossoms in Pocantico Hills

It’s hard to resist metaphors associated with fruitfulness when contemplating current developments at the 1908 orangerie on the Rockefeller estate, in Pocantico. What was once a vast winter citrus greenhouse […] Read more »

Student Authors Celebrate Completion of Book Series

Finally! The last book in the “Aquawagomingo” series has arrived and was recently distributed to third graders at Pocantiico Hills School who had time to sit down, get comfy and […] Read more »

Pocantico Students’ Suggestion Results in Change in School Café

Having learned in school about the dangers of single-use plastic and its impact on landfills and the environment, fourth grader Valentina P. thought that her school cafeteria could help with […] Read more »

Martin and Irene Ginsburg Honored at HHV’s Women’s History Institute Dinner

In recognition of Martin and Irene Ginsburg’s significant contributions to the economic development, environmental protection, and cultural vitality of Westchester County, Historic Hudson Valley honored the couple at a dinner […] Read more »

New Geography Bee Winner Named, Group Will Compete in Regional Event

The green feathered quetzal is not likely something that comes up in daily conversation at Pocantico Hills. It was, however, mentioned at the Geography Bee held on May 12, as […] Read more »

Pocantico Students Dress Up as 100-Year-Olds for 100th School Day

Pre-kindergarteners at Pocantico Hills School donned their wigs, spectacles, pearls, flat caps and pearls Feb. 18 to celebrate the 100th day of the academic year. The youngsters dressed as “centenarians” […] Read more »

Pocantico Lantern Festival Parade

Pocantico Hills School music teacher led youngsters in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in a parade celebrating the Lantern Festival on Feb. 15. The Lantern Festival takes place on the 15th day of […] Read more »

Pocantico Operation Valentine

Pocantico students put their artistic skills to great use this year with the eighth annual Operation Valentine. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, they created cards for older […] Read more »

Pocantico Considers Offering Pre-K for 3-year-olds

Pocantico Hills is exploring the possibility of offering early childhood programming for 3-year-olds. Superintendent Rich Calkins recently sent a letter asking families to complete a survey about the need and […] Read more »

Pocantico Students Create Color-Wheel Clocks

art teacher Jolene Morotti added an extra feature to eighth-graders’ color-wheel projects this year since they were not able to do it in seventh grade, as is customary. “I decided […] Read more »