Twenty-four percent (27%) of Pelham Memorial High School, class of 2016 are attending colleges ranked as “most competitive” in Barron’s Profile of American Colleges; 76% are attending very competitive, highly competitive and most competitive colleges.
Pelham’s award-winning schools provide education in a small and nurturing environment. As a small community, Pelham students walk to school, including to four neighborhood elementary schools: Colonial School, Hutchinson School, Prospect Hill School and Siwanoy School. Pelham Memorial High School, located in the center of town, has a graduating class of approximately 200. Built in 1921, it recently underwent a $25 million renovation. Immediately adjoining the high school is the Pelham Middle School, built in 2006. NYC residents who move to Pelham, even if continuing to work in the city, do not pay city income tax, which (depending on income level) may easily off-set property taxes that support Pelham’s public schools.
Before entering the public school system, there are several private pre-schools in Pelham as well as the Pelham Children’s Center day care facility.