Award Year: 2022

Bronxville Elementary School

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY, 10708-4829

(914) 395-0500

Mr. Joseph Mercora, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Rakiya Adams, Current Principal

Bronxville Union Free School District

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The guiding mission of our school is The Bronxville Promise. The tenants of that mission are to enable students to: Lead, Innovate, Engage The World, and Think Critically.

Student Demographics
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 7%
Bronxville Schools before the start of a great day!

Bronxville Schools before the start of a great day!

Celebrating our one hundredth year, Bronxville Elementary School is part of the Bronxville Union Free School District. Since opening its doors in 1922, the Bronxville School has been a leading, progressive district committed to providing an excellent education. We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence regarding our students' achievement. This standard is guided by the tenets of the Bronxville Promise, the school's mission, and vision, to teach our students to lead, think critically, innovate, and engage the world.

"We work together as a school community to inspire this world's next generation of leaders." said Principal Joe Mercora. "Our common goal is to keep the Bronxville Promise so our students have the tools they will need to make this world an even better place for all." To lead is to act and inspire others toward a positive outcome. To innovate is to take risks to design or create solutions to add value or serve a need. To engage the world means to understand, develop empathy, and act in ways that will make a positive impact either large or small. Lastly, to think critically means to be disciplined to deepen one's understanding of issues and problems and have the courage to change one's mind.

Our Bronxville Promise continues to evolve. Most recently, our elementary school faculty and other constituents across the district have been developing what we call the heart of the Promise which continues to identify and address our students' social and emotional needs.