Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our students are day students (about 90%), but the five-day boarding program allows us to enroll students from all over the tri-state region, provided that they can travel home on weekends. Our International students reside in the dormitories during the week and live with local families (home-stays) on the weekends.
One of the most distinctive features offered by The Harvey School is its five-day residential program. During the week, boarding students can enjoy and benefit from many aspects of school life, including proctored evening study halls and the availability of faculty who live on campus and serve as counselors, friends and role models. Residential students, however, return home to their families and friends every weekend.This is of special value to students who need additional structure and a stable environment, and for parents involved with careers or single heads of household.
The dormitories are supervised by faculty members: two live on each floor of each dorm with a maximum of 16 students per floor. Our international students also live in the dormitories, thus providing another unique learning opportunity for our boarding students.
Transportation for day students is often provided by local school systems. Check with the transportation coordinator of your local school district to ascertain if your child is eligible.
Students who live beyond a 15-mile radius and are not eligible for provided transportation have several options. Some commute by car when given parental permission to drive on campus. Some families choose to carpool. Others join together to charter a private car service and share the commuting costs. Students may also commute by train. The Metro-North Harlem Line stops at Katonah from Grand Central Station. The school transports students to and from Katonah Train Station. Metro-North offers a reduced student fare.