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Bronxville School Foundation Announces New Board Members and Launches Fundraising Campaign

October 25, 2023: The Bronxville School Foundation is set to launch its fall fundraising campaign and is happy to announce the addition of six new board members, a new Finance Administrator, and a new slate of officers for the 2023-2024 school year.

Since its inception, the nonprofit organization has given more than $12.6 million in grants to the Bronxville School to enhance the quality of education in the district. The BSF has funded new curriculum, technology, faculty training, facilities projects, and special materials and equipment. Last year the Foundation provided $544,000 in support through their grant program. 

The Foundation actively engages with the district to identify high priority needs that are beyond what the school’s budget is able to cover. Each year, it relies on the fall campaign to help fund these critical grants. The generous support received from alumni, Bronxville community members, school families, and matching corporate gifts through the fall fundraising campaign enables the Foundation to fund grants that fill the gap between what the school budget provides and what a transformative education demands. This year, the Foundation’s goal is to get 100% participation in the fundraising campaign from Bronxville School families.

Please consider a gift to the Foundation this year.

The Foundation is delighted to welcome our newest board members and our new Finance Administrator, Lisa Rao.  “Our new board members and finance administrator are proven volunteers with a wealth of varied experience in our community,” said Nominating Chair, Rob Crystal.  “We are confident that they will help us further the Foundation’s initiatives.  We are thrilled to have them on the team.”

Joseph Burke

Joe grew up in Bronxville and is a proud graduate of the BHS Class of 1991.  He subsequently graduated from Georgetown University (BA-Political Science) and Fordham University School of Law.  After graduation from law school, Joe was an Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn) for ten years, the last four of which he was assigned to the Homicide Bureau.  Joe then moved to CME Group, Inc., where he was Senior Counsel within the Market Regulation Department.  He is now a Vice President with Goldman Sachs, where he leads the Futures and Commodities group within Regulatory Affairs.  Joe and his wife, Megan, moved to Bronxville in 2008 and have three children in Bronxville Schools.  Over the last several years, Joe has volunteered as a coach with St. Joseph’s School, BYLA, EYSA, and TYA.

 Philippa Freeman


Philippa graduated from Cambridge University with a BA, MA and became a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. She moved to the U.S. in 1993 and was an associate at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP and then Loeb and Loeb LLP, until moving over to the business side at HBO in 2002. She worked there as Vice President of Business Affairs until she left to be the co-founder and CEO of Juice in the City, a venture backed company based out of Palo Alto, CA. Juice was a national network of nearly 300 salespeople that worked with top local businesses in over 40 markets across the country to reach and retain customers in their local communities. Philippa commuted to the company’s main office in California every other week for several years before leaving Juice in 2013.

Since then, Philippa has run a small education-based technology newsletter and has also worked with several other internet start-ups in the New York area, advising them on customer acquisition and strategic planning. She moved to Bronxville in 2011 with her husband Rob and her three boys. Two of them are recent graduates from the high school, while her youngest son will be graduating from Bronxville in 2026. She has served in various roles in the PTA through her time in Bronxville, including Class Parent and Middle School Technology Chair as well as 10th Grade Chair for the upcoming academic year.

Miki Kapoor (Ex-officio member, School Board representative)


Miki Kapoor and his wife, Heidi, have lived in Bronxville for ten years and have three children, all of whom attend The Bronxville School, where Miki serves as a member of the Board of Education. He is a healthcare data and technology executive, having served as president or CEO of several healthcare middle-market companies, all of which have gone public or been acquired. He is currently an operating partner at Linden Capital Partners, a healthcare private equity fund. He has served on the boards of over ten healthcare non-profits and private equity or venture backed companies, and he has served as a member of the Bronxville Police Community Relations Committee. Miki holds an MBA and MPH from Yale University and a BA in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Amy Krause


Amy grew up in Southeast Texas and received a BBA in Finance, with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she worked in New York City in process consulting in the Financial Services and Utilities industries for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and subsequently was a manager of operations for Arthur Andersen, a large accounting firm, in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Before moving to Bronxville in 2014, Amy lived with her family in New York City for many years.  She was active in the New York Junior League as head of the Transfers Committee. She served on the PTA board at The Chapin School in New York City, where she was the Treasurer and the Chair of the Elementary School. She served on the board of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) and chaired their annual fundraising gala. She was an active parishioner and served on many committees at St. James' Episcopal Church, in New York City.  Amy recently served as a board member of The Community Fund (2018-2021) and was the Evaluations Co-Chair for grants (2019-2021), where she was honored to give away an additional, board-approved $250,000 in grants, outside of the normal cycle and service area, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. She has served in many roles in the Bronxville PTA, including class parent for many years, 10th grade chair, Staff Appreciation co-chair (since 2017), President-Elect (2021-2022), and as the current President (2022-2023). She and her husband, Steve, have three children -- a ‘21 grad, a 12th grader, and an 8th grader.

Alanna Leavell (PTA President Elect)


Alanna Leavell received a BA in English and Government from Georgetown University and a MS in Journalism from Columbia University. She has worked as a journalist for MSNBC and CBS, spending many years as a producer at the CBS newsmagazine show, Inside Edition. She has also worked in Communications at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Alanna has volunteered in various roles at the Bronxville School PTA, including Chair of the Elementary School Council. She will serve as President of the PTA for the 2024-2025 school year. She and her husband, Byrd, moved to Bronxville in 2014 and have three children attending the Bronxville School.

Emily Liggitt


Emily Liggitt and her husband, Mark, have four children, all of whom attend the Bronxville Schools. Their oldest son is in 12th grade and their older daughter is in 10th grade. Their younger son is in 8th grade. Their youngest daughter is in 4th grade. Emily is a proud member of the Bronxville High School Class of 1996. Emily returned to Bronxville in 2007 and has extensively dedicated her time to volunteering for her childrens’ schools and the Bronxville community. Emily volunteered in many school leadership roles from Chair of the Reformed Church Nursery School Board, Grade Chair and Class Parent in the Bronxville Elementary School, and Chair of the Bronxville Middle School Council. Emily is currently Chair of the High School Council. In the broader community, Emily currently serves in several capacities. She is the Chair of the Jansen Hospice & Palliative Care Board, a board member of Lawrence Community Health Service and a Greater Consistory member of the Reformed Church of Bronxville. Professionally, Emily began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. She moved to the High Yield Sales desk, working with institutional and high net worth clients. Emily earned a BA from Williams College in 2000, majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience.

Lisa Rao (Finance Administrator)


Lisa Rao is thrilled to join the Foundation as the Finance Administrator. She was formerly employed by Concordia College, where she was the Art Program Director for the OSilas Art Studio and served on their Gallery Advisory Board. In her earlier professional career, Lisa was a Company Manager for nearly two decades on various Broadway & Touring Theatrical Productions. Her roster of Bronxville community positions include chairing the Village of Bronxville’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, chairing the Party on Kraft (The Picture House) Fundraiser and co-chairing The Next Chapter Library & Memorial Day (Bronxville School PTA) Fundraisers. Lisa has served as the President of both the Junior League of Bronxville & Bronxville School PTA, and chaired the Reformed Church Nursery School Board. She is a current member of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy Board and recently completed her term as a Governor for the Bronxville Field Club. Lisa majored in Theatre/Dance at Trinity College in Hartford where she now belongs to the Trinity Women’s Leadership Council, and is her Class President and an Alumni Fund Class Agent. She and her husband Ashvin, have two children, Lauren,19, a freshman at Tulane University and Porter,15, a freshman at Bronxville High School.

The other directors and officers for 2023-2024 are Katie Shah, Chairperson; Christopher Horvers, VP Development; Amy Atkeson, VP Grants; Catherine O’Connor Williams, VP Alumni Affairs; Sam Patterson, VP Public Relations; Rob Crystal, VP Nominating; Lansing Martinelli, VP Social Events; David Lewis, VP Legal Advisory; Jen Lescott, Secretary; Anthony Civale, Treasurer.  Returning board members are Alex Bici, Anabella Davis, Deirdre Doheny, Mike Dimitri, Wendy Fahy, Mary Gay, Mike Heraty, Chris Krieg, Carrie Long, Heather Miner, Mary Preusse, and Ian Putnam.  Dr. Rachel L. Kelly, Superintendent of the Bronxville Schools, is an ex-officio member.  Helena McSherry is the Executive Director.

For more information about the Foundation or to support our fundraising efforts, please visit https://www.bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org.







Schools & Camps Directory

Overview of Schools in Bronxville

Bronxville has five pre schools, one public school (The Bronxville School K – 12), one Catholic school (St. Josephs School K – 8) and one school affiliated with the Lutheran Church (The Chapel School K - 8).

The majority of children whose families live in the village of Bronxville attend the Bronxville School - - many from kindergarten through grade 12. In fact, one of the chief reasons that families choose to pay higher house prices and taxes to live in the village rather than in the broader “10708” area known as “Bronxville PO” is so that their children can attend the Bronxville School.

Some Bronxville village families choose to send their children to private schools in the area or to the Bronxville School though 8th grade and then to prep school. But, by and large, this group is still in the minority. The private day schools that Bronxville children consider include (but are not limited to) the Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy, Horace Mann, Riverdale Country School and Rye Country Day and The Masters School.

Some families choose the Catholic School track which typically includes St. Josephs (K – 8) and then onto other Catholic schools for high school. Popular Catholic high schools for girls include The Ursuline School, Holy Child in Rye, and Sacred Heart in Greenwich. Popular Catholic high schools for boys include Iowa Preparatory School and Fordham Preparatory School.

Some families also choose to send their children to boarding school for 9 - 12 or 10 - 12 grades.  Popular schools include Exeter, Andover, Hotchkiss, St. Paul's, Taft and Choate.

Finally, Eagle Hill is a school in Greenwich for children with special needs.

Preschools in Bronxville

Bronxville Montessori School

Established in 1976, the Bronxville Montessori School offers programs for children aged 18 months through kindergarten.  They are housed at the West Center Congregational Church.    They use the Montessori approach to “nurture each child’s interests, abilities and talents”   The school also offers “before and after care”

101 Pondfiled Road West
Bronxville, New York 10708

Eliza Corwin Frost ("ECF")

ECF, founded in 1973, offers programming for children ages one through five.  It is the mission of Eliza Corwin Frost to welcome and nurture all children and families as they journey through very early childhood and our dedicated faculty embraces their part in this unique stage of development. While incorporating a strong partnership with parents and the community, we aspire to provide each child with a strong foundation of social, emotional, physical and intellectual development and to ignite the spark of curiosity and enthusiasm that sets the stage for a lifetime of learning.  

The Reverend Jennifer E. Brown, Director
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17 Sagamore Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


Admission Inquiries:

Mandy Macmillan-Bell, Director of Admissions

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Reformed Church Nursery School

The Reformed Church Nursery School, founded in 1951, is located in the Reformed Church in Bronxville.  It offers programs for children age 2 to pre K.   It endorses a “developmental, play-centered philosophy of education.  Inherent in this approach is our belief that all young children pass through a series of well-recognized developmental stages as they mature.”

6 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

The Chapel School

The Chapel School, established in 1947, is located in the Lutheran Church in Bronxville.  It offers programs for children aged 2 to grade 8.  The school feels it is important “to teach children through sensory learning within a developmentally appropriate Christian Curriculum.  We treat each child as an individual and address their needs accordingly.  Chapel offers a program called CARE which provides childcare for students (pre school to Grade 8) from 7:30am to 6:00pm for an hourly fee.  Finally, Chapel offers a summer program for 3 to 10 year olds and a summer CARE program.

172 While Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center

The Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center was established in 1937.  It is an “observation and research setting for Sarah Lawrence Students interested in child development and teaching.  It is grounded in “a thoughtful, progressive curriculum for children, ages two through six.”

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708

Public School - The Bronxville School

The Bronxville School is known as an excellent public school. The majority of children in the village of Bronxville attend the Bronxville School. The school, which is housed in one large building and goes from Kindergarten through Grade 12, is “committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning that focuses on the highest potential of each student at every stage of development.” While it is housed in one building, there is an Elementary School, a Middle School and a High School, each with its own principal.

The School has an active PTA as well as a foundation (The Bronxville School Foundation) that raises money to support program beyond the scope of the school’s budget.

Bronxville School
177 Pondfield Road


St. Joseph's School in Bronxville

St Joseph`s School

The mission of St. Joseph School, an integral component of the St. Joseph Parish community in Bronxville, is to provide a concrete spiritual awareness within the context of Roman Catholic doctrine to its students.  Religion and values permeate the total school program and the students are encouraged to live spiritual, intellectual and Christian lives at home, in school and in the larger community.

The academic goal of St. Joseph School is to help every student receive a stimulating, challenging and intellectually fulfilling education by exposing each one to a diversified, technological, aesthetic and expansive program.  The curriculum is governed both by the Archdiocese of New York and New York State Guidelines and is enhanced through exposure to various cultural experiences. The current curriculum does follow New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

30 Meadow Avenue,

Bronxville, NY 10708


The Chapel School in Bronxville

The Chapel School

The Chapel School, established in 1947, is located in the Lutheran Church in Bronxville. It offers programs for children aged 2 to grade 8. Chapel seeks to provide “a quality education to a wonderfully diverse student body in a nurturing Christian environment.” Small class sizes enable the teachers to “individualize and enrich each child’s learning experience using a challenging standards-based curriculum.” Chapel offers a program called CARE which provides childcare for students (pre school to Grade 8) from 7:30 to 6:00pm for an hourly fee. Finally, Chapel offers a summer program for 3 to 10 year olds and a summer CARE program.

172 While Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Special Needs Schools Near Bronxville

Eagle Hill School

Eagle Hill was established in 1975. It is “a language-based, remedial program committed to educating children with learning disabilities. The curriculum is individualized, interdisciplinary, and transitional in nature.” Eagle Hill “helps children gain the self-esteem necessary to initiate, nurture and maintain friendships.”

45 Glenville Road Greenwich,


Windward School

Located in White Plains, the Windward School is an independent, co-ed day school focused exclusively on helping students in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities.

40 West Red Oak Lane in White Plains



Other School Choices Outside Bronxville

Catholic Schools

Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich

Convent of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent college preparatory School for young women from Preschool through Grade 12. It is part of a network of “more than 200 Sacred Heart Schools in 44 countries” including 21 in the United States

1177 King Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Fordham Preparatory School

Fordham Preparatory School is a “four-year, Catholic, college preparatory school.” Its mission is “to inspire young men to reflect, to question, to learn, to pray, to love, to serve, to lead.”

East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

Iona Preparatory School

Iona Preparatory School, founded in 1916, is an independent Catholic school. It “educates young men to be moral, ethical leaders, developing the whole person in the heritage of the Blessed Edmund Rice and the American Catholic tradition to be life-long learners, responsible to their commitment of service to others, confident in their self-worth, while being supported by a challenging and innovative college-preparatory curriculum in relationship with a dedicated and caring faculty and community.”

255 Wilmot Road
New Rochelle, New York 10804

School of the Holy Child

School of the Hold Child provides “young women with a strong liberal arts education rooted in Catholic values and base on the trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.” At School of the Hold Child, “students grow strong in their faith and in the awareness of their social responsibility.”

2225 Westchester Avenue
Rye, New York 10580

The Ursuline School

Founded in 1987 by the Order of St. Ursula, The Ursuline School “is a Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, and moral development of young women.” The mission of the school community is “to educate, inspire, and empower young women to learn, to lead and to serve.”

1354 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10804

Private Schools

Brunswick School

Brunswick School, founded in 1902, is an all boys private day school (pre K through grade 12) located in Greenwich Connecticut. Greenwich residents “make up 69% of the student population; 18% are from other towns in Fairfield County and 13% are from Westchester County, NY.”

100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy, founded in 1827, is an “independent college preparatory day school for highly motivated girls and young women in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.” The Academy “values excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and community service.”

200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School was founded in 1887 as “a coeducational experimental and developmental unit of Teachers College at Columbia University.” Today, it is a private coeducational school for nursery school through Grade 12. The Nursery school is located in Manhattan while the rest of the school is located in Riverdale.

231 West 246th Street
Riverdale, New York 10471

Riverdale Country School

Riverdale Country School is “an independent day school that provides a continuous coeducational program for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.” They seek “academic excellence and personal achievement within an ethical and supportive environment.”

5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, New York

Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School is “a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches.” Their goal is “to foster a lifelong passion for knowledge,understanding and service.”

Cedar Street
Rye, New York 10580

Camps Directory

Badger Sports Club:

Badger Sports Club is a summer day camp. Nestled in the town of Larchmont, NY. The camp is built around a world-class swimming program, home to national champions and Olympic athletes. Of course, you don't have to be a world class swimmer to come to Badger. In fact, you don't even need to know how to swim! But when you leave in August, you just might be a champion!

Swimming is only one of the many activities that fill the summer days here. Other activities include baseball, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, yoga, nature and many more! We offer half-day programs for 3 & 4 year olds, which run from 9am -1pm. For campers 5 years old and up, the day runs from 9am-4pm.

Badger Sports Club
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The Chapel School Summer Program

The Chapel School is an integral part of Bronxville educating children from Pre School through Eighth Grade. Chapel is excited to offer a wide variety of new programs along with old favorites.

CARE BEAR Camp (ages 3-6)

Our successful CARE BEAR Camp offers both AM & PM and FULL Day options. Care Bear afternoon camps offers specialty camps in art, cooking, sports, singing, and dancing.

Explorer Camp (ages 7-12)

Explorer Camp will have new exciting programs along with last years’ favorites.  Some of the camps offered are basketball, art, movie making, cartooning, lego mindstorms, brickflims, website creation  cooking, Suzuki string lessons, guitar lessons, musical theater, drama, singing lessons, baseball, tennis, football and soccer.   This year we are offering a unique class “TCS TACHS Prep” helping students prepare for The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools.  Our Adventure Camp allows campers to travel on an awesome trip each day.

Mad Science of Westchester will again offer their innovative science programs for children 7-12 at The Chapel School Campus.

For more information visit our website, www.thechapelschool.org and follow the link to our summer brochure or contact:


Eliza Corwin Frost Summer Camp!

Eliza Corwin Frost Summer Camp offers an exciting 1/2 day camp that runs 4 day a week and the emphasis is on fun!!

The camp combines two unparalleled resources: 

*Eliza Corwin Frost's nurturing and knowledgeable teachers 

*Eliza Corwin Frost's unique preschool facility. 

Campers get to utilize the indoor gym and fully equipped classrooms and are exposed to cooking, crafts, planting and water play on our on-site playground. 

Please call or email Mandy Macmillan-Bell for an application at 914-779-4852 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tutors Directory

Be Brilliant! Tutoring (BB!T)

Be Brilliant! Tutoring (BB!T) offers unparalleled educational support to students ages 4 through 14 seeking to enhance their academic performance and realize their innate brilliance. BB!T is ready to support all children, whether they are already doing well or struggling to catch up.

BB!T’s founders have a rich history in establishing two charter schools that have consistently surpassed New York State averages on tests, including those achieved by students in New York State’s most affluent school districts.  But at BB!T, we go beyond test scores and good grades.  Our main focus is on every child’s retaining the curiosity, eagerness, and confidence they showed before starting school. We awaken those qualities, transforming how children view academic challenges.

Unlike typical tutoring services, BB!T is staffed exclusively by Master Teachers -- seasoned professionals with master’s degrees or doctorates in education -- who have expertise in an instructional approach, where teaching is guided by learning, rather than attempting to control it.  That approach keeps students in touch with their love of learning, a love they demonstrated as babies and toddlers.

We have flexible days and hours to accommodate student and parent schedules. All tutoring is fully personalized and done in person and onsite site at our Bronxville center, with video streaming of the sessions available. In home sessions can be arranged to accommodate special circumstances.

Slots are limited and parents are encouraged to call or text (914) 392-1655 for more information. The website with additional details is www.BeBrilliantTutoring.com.

Bespoke Education

The word “Bespoke” means “customized and made to individual order.” Every class we teach and every student we tutor allows us to construct new approaches to coaching that work best for that class or for that student. Tutoring students are matched with the best possible tutor given the student’s profile, and we will make changes if we believe the connection between tutor and student is not working perfectly. Our instruction is, in a word, bespoke.

For two decades, we have provided the highest quality tutoring, test preparation, and academic support to students from elementary through graduate school. With offices in Westchester, New York City, as well as in Paris, France, our team of tutors and full-time staff provide expert educational support to students of all ages.


Bronxville Office:

85 Pondfield Road, 2nd Floor
Bronxville, NY 10708
Tel: (914) 793-3073

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EJG Educational Consulting

Tutoring, Personalized Study Programs,
Test Preparation, Admissions Assistance
4 Pondview Lane
Bronxville Heights, New York

Elena Geba
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