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Fine educational opportunities, from early childhood education through post-secondary degrees and certifications, abound in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown area.

The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns supplies exceptional education to students in both Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown communities. The school district is composed of five schools, including: John Paulding School (grade K), W.L. Morse School (grades 1-2), Washington Irving School (grades 3-5), Sleepy Hollow Middle School (grades 6-8) and Sleepy Hollow High School (grades 9-12). The district offers advanced technology in the classroom at all levels, boy’s and girl’s athletics, arts offerings, an impressive number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, a dual language program and after-school and enrichment programming in partnership with JCC on the Hudson and the Family YMCA at Tarrytown.

The area is also replete with independent and parochial school options, including the Transfiguration School – a K-8 Catholic elementary school in Tarrytown – and Hackley School. Hackley School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day and boarding school in Tarrytown. The school currently serves approximately 840 students (2010-2011) in grades K-12.

As for higher education, graduating high school seniors and adults looking to refine or acquire new skills have plenty of options within the surrounding area. An excellent community college is located nearby, as are several universities granting four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees. The area also hosts specialty schools, such as the New York School of Esthetics in Tarrytown.

In addition, the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown community has access to various educational support resources, such as the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center (Sleepy Hollow), the EF International Language School (Tarrytown) and Warner Library (Tarrytown). The architecturally beautiful library, built in 1928, is lined with a large resource collection and offers a year-round list of programs for children, teens and adults. Detailed information is available online at

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