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Port Chester High School

Address: One Tamarack Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573‑2407
Main Office: 914‑934‑7950
Fax: 914‑934‑2998
Principal: Luke Sotherden
Asst. Principals: Keith Allen, Fortunato DiRenno, 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.

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.

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Mission Statement

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.

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School News

Come See High School Musical!

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The Port Chester High School Drama Club Presents Disney's High School Musical

March 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 p.m.
March 26 at 2:00 p.m.

For more info and tickets scan the QR Code or visit

Date Added: 2/27/2023


Chosen to Attend Students Inside Albany Program

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Gwen Dominguez and Yana Patel from Port Chester High School have been chosen to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc.

This 23rd annual Students Inside Albany program will take place from May 21-24, and will bring 60 students from across the state to Albany to get first-hand education about their state government. The program is designed to increase high school students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide information about the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.

While at the conference, students will join their peers in a hands-on learning experience about how state government works. They will participate in a series of interactive lectures on topics such as the state budget process, the role of lobbyists in the legislative process, citizens’ rights to access government information, the role of media in politics and the move to reform state government. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their senators and their assembly member for an afternoon attending session on the Chamber floors.

Congratulations to Gwen and Yana as they prepare for this amazing opportunity.

Date Added: 3/14/2023

Women’s History Month Presentations by Spanish 2 Heritage Class

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Students in Steven Spitz’s Spanish 2 for Heritage Speakers class kicked off Women’s History Month by presenting their research about a Hispanic female activist and her contributions to women’s rights and society in general. Their investigation culminated in a research paper, as well as a slide presentation that demonstrated their knowledge of their selected influential woman.

“We all learned a lot about the contributions women made throughout history, especially in regards to Spanish-speaking countries,” Spitz said. “It was inspiring to hear about their lives and accomplishments in the pursuit of equality dating back to the 17th century to present day.”

Date Added: 3/14/2023

Coding and Cybersecurity Event

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Computer science teachers Virginia Peterson Jadav and Daniel Tamucci held a Coding and Cybersecurity event to expose students to the computer science offerings available at Port Chester High School. Interested students were shown interactive presentations detailing the two computer science paths that the high school offers, Coding and Cybersecurity.

“The purpose of the event was for students to check out Coding and Cybersecurity to see if they would be interested in signing up for it next year,” Peterson Jadav said. “The turnout was excellent. During our busiest periods, we had a full house in the library. Everyone had a great time!”

The Coding path presents a three-year progression that culminates in a video game design course, which will teach students to use the Unity game engine to design video games. The Cybersecurity pathway is equally exciting as it gives students a deep dive into the world of hacking and prepares students to take the CompTia Security+ exam, an industry-recognized certification.

“Port Chester High School is promoting the head start these courses provide when talking about post-high school preparation for the current technological age we need young minds to be ready for,” Tamucci said.

Students are encouraged to incorporate one or both paths into their elective schedules for the upcoming year.

“It was super fun and interesting, especially since it opened my eyes to the various computer science classes our school offers, such as Video Game Design and Cybersecurity 2, some with the potential to get you a job, and others to look excellent on your college transcript,” student Kanishka Patel said.

Date Added: 2/21/2023

All Stars Start Season

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Come out and support the Port Chester All Stars as they compete against other exceptional athletes in the region and develop their physical fitness, demonstrate courage and sportsmanship, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship.

The Port Chester All Stars participate in the Pioneer League with other school districts in Westchester County, just as their typical peers do. Most of the students in the league have always had a dream of being a part of a varsity team, which has now been realized in an adapted manner that allows them to take part and gives them a strong sense of Port Chester pride and accomplishment.

“At every game you will see the best example of textbook sportsmanship – players giving up the ball to a teammate for a depth of interaction,” Director of Special Education Tatiana Memoli said.

Upcoming handball games in the Port Chester High School gym are scheduled for 2/14, 3/21, 4/11 and 4/26, all at 3:30 p.m.

Date Added: 2/10/2023


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