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Palisade Preparatory School

College Preparatory Program

Grades 7-12

201 Palisade Avenue • Yonkers, NY 10703 • (914) 376-8177

  • School uniforms are required for all students

The Theme/Philosophy

Smaller Learning Communities

  • Smaller Learning Community (SLC) in grades 7-12
  • Established in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and College Board
  • No admission requirements; randomly selected from applications
  • School uniforms are required for all students
  • Music program in all grades, including concert band, orchestra, jazz band, pep band, drum line and choir
  • Palisade Preparatory School provides academic and social supports for students to be successful in secondary school, college and their chosen career path. The program provides students with the opportunities to learn about themselves in the middle grades through Naviance. This web-based program helps students identify their learning styles as well as college and career options.
  • To support social and emotional growth, we have a student assistance counselor and a panel of students, known as the Phoenix Panel. This panel works with all students to help them address areas of social and emotional concerns.
  • Advanced Placement courses include Biology, Calculus, English Language and Literature, U.S. History and Psychology
  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) Forensics, which provides students with an introduction to criminal justice and crime scene analysis
  • Creative Writing/Journalism course requires students to create and contribute to the Phoenix Gazette, the school's literary magazine
  • Other elective courses include Web Design and an introductory course for entrepreneurship that provides them with experience in creating a business plan

Student Expectations

  • School uniforms are required
  • Students are expected to work together and employ 21st century skills
  • Community service is required
  • Students will attend Palisade Prep from seventh to twelfth grade and will be expected to attend a 4 year college


The Partners

This school works closely with the following agencies, institutions and/or colleges:

  • Hudson River Museum
  • National Honor Society & Junior Honor Society
  • Jacob Burns Film Center
  • YMCA
  • Fulbright
  • Student Assistance Services Corporation
  • Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
  • National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Colleges and Universities:

  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Syracuse University
  • Mercy College
  • Long Island University; Brooklyn
  • College at New Rochelle









































































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