The Elmsford School District is a thriving community, rich in history and cultural diversity. Located 15 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, Elmsford blends urban conveniences with rural beauty in an area that is marked by the stability of its residents. The Elmsford School District's pursuit of educational excellence in a caring environment is a goal shared by residents, teachers and school administrators alike. In Elmsford, there is a strong commitment to education. The Elmsford Board of Education works in conjunction with administration and staff to support these educational opportunities for our students. The PTA, an integral part of the school community, is active and involved, and strives to provide enriched learning environments to our students. One of the community's and school district's greatest strengths is the diversity of the population; it is a veritable microcosm of the ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and religious diversity of the United States. This offers the district's students, the chance to learn and develop within a population that is representative of the nation.
Alexander Hamilton High School, open to students in 7th through 12th grades, was named one of the nation's 150 outstanding high schools in 1996 by Redbook magazine, as well as being selected a 1993 United States Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
The secondary curriculum is designed to assist students in making the challenging transition to the academic demands of college or the pursuit of technical training. As an "all-Regents high school" where all students can achieve and excel, AHHS is a place where learning is respected, and where respect is an expected behavior. It is a high school where students, parents, faculty and administrators work together to achieve the common goal - an excellent education in a modern and stimulating environment.AHHS students can avail themselves of programs that include: