Our District envisions a rigorous and diverse educational learning experience for all scholars; creating contributors to a global culture of collaboration through innovation, and engagement grounded in recognition and appreciation for all people.
Monday, February 13, 2023, is Parent Involvement Day in the Mount Vernon City School District. Every school in the district will host class visits, family workshops, and more.
Students entering grades 6-9 with a passion for theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and visual arts are encouraged to come to the Open House at Denzel Washington School of the Arts on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 5 p.m. Auditions will be held on Thursday, March 2 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m. For more information call Ms. Alexander at 914-358-2753.
There is a mobile pantry at Cecil H. Parker School on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
View the upcoming week's Mount Vernon Knights schedule here!
Learn what each of our high schools have to offer at the High School Showcase Night on February 2, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 100 California Rd, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at The Board of Education, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553.
Please take note of the following changes to the extended tax hours:
Tax collection hours are on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 10am to 6pm.
Friday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 31 are NOT tax days.
Slots are still available for FREE universal pre-K in the Parker and Traphagen School Zones. Find more registration information here:
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All students enrolled in the Mount Vernon City School District will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch for free. There will be no need to apply or pay a fee for this program.
The Mount Vernon City School District is subsidizing half the cost of Bee-Line MetroCard student bus passes for students in grades 7-12. The per-semester cost has been reduced from the regular $290 to just $145. Buy them through the district!
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The Parent Resource Center is a place for parents, students and families to receive support. Click the link below for more information!
Students, teachers, and community members from countries around the world filled the cafeteria for Mount Vernon High School’s No Place for Hate - A Walk Around the Globe on Friday, January 20, 2023. The room was lined with flags from around the world, and tables were set up with displays detailing the cultures of each country. There was an assortment of food from several countries as well.
Banners filled the hallways with encouraging signs like “No Place for Hate” and “We are all different, but we all matter.” On Friday, January 20, 2023, Edward Williams students participated in several classroom activities to learn about the No Place for Hate initiative.
Universal Prekindergarten students in the Mount Vernon City School District are currently learning about health and nutrition. To support the learning in this unit, pre-K students from across the district took a trip to House of Sports.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, pre-K students in Stephanie Tirado’s class created a "Peaceful Promise Tree."
Three Mount Vernon City School District scholars were given awards at the African American Men of Westchester’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Awards Luncheon on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Traphagen scholars took an in-house field trip that featured a tortoise, ferret, and albino rabbit. Students were allowed to touch all the animals and see them up close. Nick Coon, a naturalist educator at Greenburgh Nature Center, brought his scaly and furry friends to Traphagen School on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, for the field trip.
A month after the beginning of the Mount Vernon City School District's universal pre-kindergarten program for 3-year-olds (UPK-3), parents are seeing development in their children's communication and reading skills. Scholars began their pre-K journey at WestCOP Bethel Early Childhood Center, Friendship for Tots, and Our Lady of Victory School.
Winter concerts, performances, and celebrations were underway throughout the Mount Vernon City School District in the week leading up to the holiday break.
Pre-kindergarten students toured Mount Vernon to see all the community helpers throughout the month of December. The “hop on, hop off” bus tour visited the fire and police departments, grocery store, library, post office, Board of Education office, City Hall and more.
I can confidently say that the STEAM school has prepared me for the level of rigor I may encounter in college courses while exposing me to a diverse group of peers and professionals.
Laila Issa, MV STEAM Academy Valedictorian 2022
I feel that there are a lot more teachers and grownups willing to support you here – not just in learning but also in your emotions and making sure you are feeling alright.
Frank Fabian, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My teacher Mrs. Creighton makes school fun. With all the teachers, principals and AP they do fun stuff.
Morgan Bowen, Edward Williams School
I like how there are always a lot of activities to celebrate our excellence.
Yanelfry Fabian, Mount Vernon High School
My school is special because of my friends, and the principal is always here for me and us and we learn awesome things.
Natalia Hillmeddo, Parker School
I would say that STEAM is a very encouraging environment. The counselors are almost always there to help you with issues you may be dealing with inside as well as outside of school. The teachers also try to encourage us when we aren't keeping up to date. But they are still understanding and caring.
Deanna Cummings, MV STEAM Academy
There are many experiences, fun activities and clubs that can bring out the creativity within each of us. There are opportunities for college credit. There are so many diverse talented people here.
Montay Campbell, Mount Vernon High School
I like to do math the best at my school because it is amazing and fun. I like using the cubes and other math things to help me figure out problems.
Owen Bravo, Columbus
Hard work pays off. In the end, no matter how you look at it the more effort you put in the more you get out of it. The teachers really help me put my best foot forward, which allows me to try harder.
Deshawn Wallen ’22, MV STEAM Academy
School is a melting pot of cultures, so you learn and have different perspectives.
Britaney Sinclair, Mount Vernon High School
Everyone knows everyone, It’s like a family here at Traphagen.
Alistair Bell, Traphagen School
What I like best about this school is we have fun bake sales and have very fun events like Spirit Week.
Maria Garcia, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
Something that makes my school special is the school’s principal. She works very hard to put together the best school possible. She is a true Holmes School Hero. And, our whole school appreciates her very much.
Jemerlyn Ste. Marthe, Holmes School
School allows me to get involved in activities that I wouldn't normally do.
Mahnyia Marks, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My school is special because the teachers slow down and help you if you need help.
Dylan Taylor, Graham School
I do band lesson and I'm getting better at it.
Skylar Savariau, Parker School
We are strongly encouraged by teachers and the staff to work hard and try our best with all the work we do.
Emily Galindo, MV STEAM Academy
Columbus is special because we have the Columbus CARES Bear as our mascot. I love when he shows up to assemblies and we can sing our Columbus CARES song and he dances to it.
Clayon Smith, Columbus
As an IB scholar, we have a great community of future leaders and a lot of amazing support from our peers and teachers.
Lesley Iyamu, Mount Vernon High School
I like that my school has a drumline. I have a chance to practice doing something that I LOVE!!
Tristan Paul, Edward Williams School
I like the preps because I get to learn different things about art, music, PE, and media. In every activity, I learn more and more about music and art. I learn about abstract art, how to play the ukulele, how to play basketball, and poems.
Eliana Dewar, Traphagen School
What makes my school special is that some of the staff have great qualities to have the students look up to them.
Naomi Hooks, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
My school is special because we get to take high school classes early to get credit.
Skyler Mack, Holmes School
My school provides us programs to help us, like African dance, the Boys Club, and My Sister’s place.
Lily Cudjoe, Graham School