Port Chester High School
Address: One Tamarack Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573‑2407
Main Office: 914‑934‑7950
Principal: Luke Sotherden
Asst. Principals: Diantha Barone, Crystal Chandler, Juan Sanchez
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Contact the Attendance Office
Please call (914) 934‑7956 or (914) 934‑7958, or email the attendance office to report your child's absence form school.
Our mission is to cultivate a student centered learning environment that nurtures well-rounded, inquisitive, life-long learners whose values include respect for self and others.
Port Chester High School is an institution that students and staff are proud to call home. A culturally diverse student body is one of our greatest strengths, and together, we look to build on the school's legacy and rich traditions.
A dynamic administrative team leads a school community that is focused on teaching and learning. Students are supported by professionals who value the importance of academic achievement and are dedicated to ensuring that students receive the highest quality education possible. Everyone here feels part of a team whose mission is to help students do their best by creating a positive atmosphere that permits students to learn and teachers to teach.
Over a third of our students successfully complete at least one Honors, Advanced Placement or college level course at PCHS. We are one of the few Westchester high school authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. College-level courses are offered in cooperation with the Westchester Community College Advanced College Experience Program and SUNY Oneonta.
Outside of the classroom, we offer opportunities for students to develop and grow through participation in numerous athletic, musical and other venues. In the pulsing beat of the award-winning marching band one hears the drumming of the heart of this school. As our athletes race across field and court, one feels the adrenaline rush of Ram Pride. And in art, choir, theater, journalism and a multitude of extracurricular opportunities, students rise to challenge their potential and broaden themselves.
About one-third of our students participate in at least one sport. Our student athletes have won league championships in football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, baseball and track. In addition, we possess a nationally recognized cheer leading program. Award-winning theater, band and choral programs continue to be a tremendous source of pride. Literacy publications showcase our students' journalistic talents, and the number of other clubs and numerous honor societies demonstrates the well-roundedness of our student body.
In "Hamlet", Shakespeare wrote, "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." It is this discovering and uncovering of all of our potentials that is at the heart of education and the essence of Port Chester High School.
Westchester County and Section 1 Athletics, in partnership with RISE Westchester County, will be having a Zoom Section 1 Boys and Girls Basketball Players and Coaches RISE Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5-6:15 p.m. for Section 1 boys and girls basketball players and coaches. The workshop, “Identity and Perspective talking” will focus on uniting youth to break barriers, build trust and create pathways for positive communication. RISE is a national non-profit that works with high school and collegiate athletes, as well as major sports leagues including the NBA, NFL and WNBA. To find out more information about RISE, visit WWW.risetowin.org
Attention Class of 2024 and Parents!
If you are planning to attend a college/university in the Fall of 2024, this is for you! The 2024-2045 Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and NYSTuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications are now open. The Port Chester High School Counseling Department is happy to announce that we will be hosting a February FAFSA Event. We have partnered with colleges and community organizations to facilitate many opportunities for families to receive assistance with completing the FAFSA and TAP applications. Bilingual Assistance will be available to all families. The following sessions are available and require you to register in advance.
Latino U College Access (LUCA)
*February 8, 2024 | 6:00 pm-10:00 pm at PCHS
Register with the link: LUCA FASFA BOOTCAMP
Westchester Community College
*February 12, 2024 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at PCHS, Register by calling 914.934.7964/7965/7966
Any Wednesday 10 am-5 pm at WCC, Walk-In
January 20, 2024 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
January 27, 2024 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 3, 2024 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 10, 2024 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Monroe College, New Rochelle
Register with the link: FAFSA with Monroe College
Port Chester, George Washington Carver Center
February 20, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
February 21, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
February 22, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Register with the link: FAFSA with Carver Center
Necessary Steps to be successful:
- Make an appointment for FREE
- It is mandatory to have a FSA ID number for both student and parent, before your scheduled appointment. Create your ID at Create your FSA ID
- Both parents and students are required to attend the scheduled appointment.
- You must bring your filed tax papers for the 2022 tax year.
*These sessions require families to bring a working laptop or Chromebook.
As a part of our department's vision and goals, we look forward to supporting you through this part of the College Selection Process. For additional information, please see the attached flyers. You can also visit our Counseling site for other college, financial, and scholarship resources at Post Secondary Planning Resources. If you have any questions, please reach out to the School Counseling Department.
Family Conference Parent Letter
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Information
SAT Prep Course Offering
Port Chester High School will be partnering with Westchester Prep to provide SAT Prep courses starting Saturday, January 27th-March 2nd; there is NO cost to families. We will be offering seven Saturday sessions and one weekday session-prior to the March SAT Exam. Students enrolled must attend all classes.
Session 1 9:00 am-11:45 am and Session 2 12:00pm-2:45pm (Saturdays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2 and a weekday session TBD week of 3/4)
Each Session will consist of 15 students (Total of 30 for this cohort). Students will receive 75 minutes in Mathematics and 75 minutes in ELA. Registration is on first come basis. Please use this form to record your interest, and we will email you at the address provided on the form to confirm your enrollment in the course. This form will expire when we have reached our cohort capacity. However, we will be running a second Cohort in the spring, prior to the June SAT exam. Information about that cohort will be sent at a later date.
SAT Interest Form