I am a graduate of Ardsley High School and was extremely well prepared for the top college I attended. I recently relocated from another Northeast state in order to provide my daughter with the same quality education and community.
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Posted by a student on 10/25/13
I think that Ardsley is a very good school and I feel very lucky to be going here! I just started high school and I feel like I'm getting an excellent education. The English and Science departments are impeccable! In English class, you do so much more than essay, you examine the human way of life and
... Read more how it translates to text. Although not all teachers are amazing, the majority of teachers I've had have been excellent. Also, seniors this year are going to amazing schools like: Brown, Northwestern, Tulane, Yale, and Wesleyan. Great school! Read less
Posted by a student on 12/15/12
Ardsley schools are overrated. The administration is confrontational and not parent friendly at all. Administration does not seem to know what they are doing. Teachers are not that great. There are a lot of inexperienced teachers who do not appear to have much knowledge about teaching. The district
... Read more is very political. Attend a board meeting and they argue for 1/2 hour over a $30 dollar budget item. If you are a student that has special needs, forget it - go elsewhere. Most students get pushed through system. Students are referred to as stars, standards and strugglers. Stars get the attention - everyone else little. Look elsewhere. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/21/12
After going through 4 years of college, I really appreciate what Ardsley did for me. I am graduating at the top of my college class and I never realized how great of an education I got. The teachers are top notch and I was very prepared for college.
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Posted by a student on 02/14/12
As an Ardsley graduate, I feel that I got a great education and was extremely prepared for college. Also, there were many extra-curricular activities and sports for me to participate in. That being said, I was an honors/AP student, so I was given the better teachers, avoiding many of the sub-par teachers
... Read more at Ardsley. I think that students who are overachievers (including myself), fare best at Ardsley, while there are others who get left behind/ignored by the system. Read less
Posted by a student on 01/21/11
I graduated from Ardsley High School last year and went to a highly ranked university. Needless to say, Ardsley HS did provide me with excellent skills that I used in college. I was someone though who was an overachiever and Ardsley HS was great for that. I felt like my friends who didn't work as
... Read more hard as I did had a rough time mainly because the school rewards kids who do well and sort of leaves kids who don't do as well behind. I also found that even though Ardsley isn't Scarsdale, the people I went to school with were a bit showy and snobby. I think the school system for me was good but being with kids who were so concerned about getting into Ivies and who were drinking most of the time took away a lot from the experience. Read less
Posted by a student on 06/19/09
I really enjoy Ardsley. I find that a lot of the teachers are great, and I think I'm getting a great education. Maybe I'm the 'overachiever' that the other reviews keep mentioning, but anyone who cares about learning can do well here. But, I do agree that many of the parents are out of their minds.
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Posted by a student on 03/26/09
Ardsley is a factory structured for the purpose of getting students into the best colleges. It is not an advanced institution teaching your child the importance of any other factors beyond grades. For me, teaching my children integrity, world knowledge, diversity and current events is essential. Ardsley
... Read more is void of this. One of the contributing factors is the immense amount of politics within the Administration. Your child will get into college, but that is all they will achieve. I wanted more for my children. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/11/07
I currently have two sons in ardsley high school and have been unhappy with this district since elementary school. It seems that the gifted child is their only focus, meanwhile the child with average intelligence is disregarded. Their is no effort or support given to these children leaving them feeling
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Posted by a parent on 08/12/06
good school for self motivated students who like to move with the herd. some very good teachers but overall is a very inflexible, conformist centric environment. the local demographic includes a large number of successful college-educated parents who instill the importance of a good education in their
... Read more children. this is probably the main reason that the ardsley school system is so highly regarded. the teachers have the best kids to work with. the school unfortunately adds very little to the mix. they take little advantage of computers (my son's middle school in syosset, NY was much more advanced even 8 yrs. ago) and seem to focus more on getting kids into college than preparing them for being in college. Read less
* In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
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leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Ardsley schools — Ardsley High School is located at 300 Farm Rd, Ardsley NY 10502. 300 Farm Rd is in the 10502 ZIP code in Ardsley, NY The school district for Ardsley High School is the Ardsley Union Free School District. Ardsley High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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