On November 5, approximately 75 girls in grades four through nine joined former Olympian Rebecca Lobo and the Hackley Girls basketball coaching staff and varsity team for high powered clinic enjoyed by all.
At the annual Yale/Princeton High School debate showcase at the Germantown International School in White Plains on 10/27, the sibling team of Zara Y. and Zach Y. (8th and 9th grade) debated Horace Greeley on the motion – Resolved: The US should vigorously enforce immigration law.
October 27, 1911, the 91st birthday of our Founder, Mrs. Hackley, was declared a school holiday: Founder's Day, which we celebrate this year on Friday, October 26. Check out this video celebrating her accomplishments! She made a few appearances around campus this week, just to make sure that her school is being well tended.
Upper School students filled the Lindsay Room Harkness table for a discussion with fellow students and members of the History department on the topic "Can the Center Hold? Democratic Institutions Under Stress.”
Arielle Stern (Class of ’16) came to visit the Independent Research students during her fall break from UPenn, and talked about her rich experiences at Regeneron, starting in their immunology lab, spending a summer in their genetics lab, and most recently working in bioinformatics.
On Saturday, September 29th, 12 Hackley students (7 MS and 5 US), participated in the Horace Mann Invitational HS Parliamentary Debate tournament, a style of debate in which the debaters learn the issue only 15 minutes prior to each round.
The US Public Forum participated in the Yale debate tournament this past weekend. Seniors Philip Bonanno, Max Mallett, and Tucker Wilke, along with juniors Alex Evangelidis, Neil Singh, and Jared Tilliss, all gave strong performances in the varsity division.
Cory Gorczycki '19 received a Congressional Award Silver Medal which was presented to him by Congressman Leonard Lance of New Jersey at the NJ Congressional Award ceremony on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Summit, NJ.
At the AP Studio Art Thesis Show, now in its 17th year, 16 Hackley senior artists represents the culmination of their artistic efforts not only from their AP Studio course, but from their years of matriculation through Hackley’s Visual Arts Program. Enjoy this video tour of the show.Read on.
The end of the school year has included a variety of projects across our curricula, all using the resources of this great space. From Grade 6 Science to Computer 7, Acccellerated AB/BC Calculus, Senior Projects and Latin, Hackley students and teachers keep finding great ways to expand their learning in the Makerspace.
Hard to believe we are fast approaching the end of the school year and the start of summer - and of course the amazing Hackley Summer Programs. In addition to all the course options for younger students, there are many options for older students wishing to get a leg up before the start of school in the fall. Read on.
Hackley alumna and Forbes reporter, Maddie Berg ’11 returned to the hilltop for The Dial’s senior send-off. Maddie was Senior Editor of The Dial as a Hackley student, and she credits her Dial experience for why she is a journalist now. Read on.
Earlier this month the Advanced Forest Ecology Research class took their annual trip to the Bronx Zoo. What made this year’s trip so exceptional is that the class was taught by Julia Dunn, Hackley Class of 2012. Read on.
The HPA recently funded purchase of quality board games fitting for our beautiful wood-paneled library, which the library staff thought would be a great addition to our collaborative space. Students can now enjoy five hand-crafted wooden board games--Scrabble, Solitaire, Chinese Checkers, Mancala and GO-- in the library. It’s been a huge hit!
Senior Physics All-stars Jasmine Bayrooti, Connor Larson, Hannah Mark and Demetra Yancopoulos, joined approximately 5,000 other US students to take the extremely challenging first round F = ma test. Read on.
Christina Wang '18 has earned a National Medal in 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers for her short story “Lighthouses.” Her work was selected by creative professionals as the most accomplished in the nation.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Hackley senior Jasmine Bayrooti presented a poster of her work on the “Applications of Algebraic Topology for Video Compression and the Classification of Pseudo Random Number Generators” at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF). Read on.
We often say here at Hackley that once something happens twice, it's a tradition. But some traditions have much deeper roots -- among them, the longstanding commitment to learning Shakespeare in the Upper School. Students of the legendary late Arthur Naething (he of the resonant words "Go forth and spread beauty and light") from the 1960s through the mid-1990s know that deep study of Shakespeare was the bedrock of the Senior English course, and many can still recite Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy from memory.
The short answer is - EVERYTHING! We recently reported on Kindergarten music projects and Middle School Aquabot work in the MakerSpace, and this week saw 7th grade history classes as well as Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra making abstract math things "real." Read on.
On Saturday, March 3rd, 26 students from across Hackley’s MS and US, as well as four students from outside Hackley, participated in a historical simulation based on the Battle of Borodino, which took place on September 7th, 1812. The game, played on an 18x5 foot board filled with over 3,000 hand painted figures, was a raucous, fun filled event that left participants ready for another round. Read on....
Hackley’s Upper School Support Services arranged for students to take Exam Review breaks with furry friends on Monday. Students were able to spend a little time with emotional support dogs visiting campus from Hudson Valley Paws with a Cause. Students were all smiles, and able to relax and hang out with some very cute, friendly pups!
New York State Education Law requires that families (whose school districts provide transportation) submit a written request for transportation to a non-public school each year. The application must be submitted directly to your school district by APRIL 1st in order to be eligible for transportation the following year. Read on for details.
The Performing Arts Deparment led an all school sing-along celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students across the full K-12 community joined as singers and instrumentalists in this wonderful, heart-filled community gathering. Enjoy the video here.
"Hack Gives Back" is a new student-driven initiative to engage members of the Hackley community in relief for communities beyond the Hilltop. Students wrote proposals for their projects in the fall, and then ran highly successful collection drives from January 22 to February 2. Many thanks to all who contributed! Read on to learn about the projects.
Hackley Upper School students brought "beauty and light" to a cold January evening as they performed with and for their friends at the Winter Coffeehouse. Check out a few highlights from the night here.
William Zhou '18 was a finalist among all the international participants in the 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest hosted by Photographer’s Forum Magazine. His image will be published in the Best of College & High School Photography 2018.
On February 3, Vinay Bijoor '18, Will Crainer '19, and Josh Zhang '19 presented work completed last summer as part of their participation in the Hackley Independent Research program at the Westchester Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Read on.
Rohun Rajpal ’18 has been accepted to Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute's National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYO-USA), an annual program, free to all participants, that brings together the brightest young players from across the country to perform around the world. Read on for details.
Hackley Upper School Math teachers traveled to Durham, North Carolina for the recent Teaching Contemporary Mathematics conference at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. The conference explored a wide range of topics using math to engage with subjects as varied as science and social activism. Read on for details.
From Lexington, MA to New York City, Hackley Middle and Upper School debate teams tackled topics as diverse as "Are Libraries Obsolete?" and "Should Spain Grant Catalonia Independence?" Read on for details.
Jasmine Bayrooti '18 has been named one of the Top 300 Scholars in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Her research project, coming out of her independent study work with Hackley math teacher Keshena Richardson, was selected from more than 1,800 entries in this very competitive competition. The recognition earns Jasmine a cash prize, as well as funds to support STEM-related programs at Hackley.