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The Mount Pleasant Central School District is located in the heart of Westchester County and serves approximately 2,000 students. The district encompasses the hamlets of Hawthorne and Thornwood, as well as portions of Valhalla and Pleasantville. Mount Pleasant Central School District is comprised of four schools: Hawthorne Elementary (K-2), Columbus Elementary (3-5), Westlake Middle School (6-8) and Westlake High School (9-12). The middle and high school share the same campus along with the District Office. We are the home of the Wildcats!

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The mission of the Mount Pleasant Central School District is to educate all children for their future. Read more!

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Our STEM program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and creativity. Students engage in investigations with peers using science and technology.

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Mission Statement

Educating Each Student Today for Endless Possibilities Tomorrow

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2023 Proposed Instructional Bond

The work on our turf field and athletic facilities on the Westlake Campus is progressing well and we are looking forward to it being completed. It is now time to plan for the next 3-5 years. We are specifically planning improvements to our schools that are focused on both safety and security as well as to the instructional program. Our work will also address the space constraints that currently exist at Hawthorne Elementary School. Just like the field bond, this proposed project will be structured to be tax neutral, thus having no additional impact on our residents' taxes.

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Poppy Poster Contest

 We have an update on a #wildcatpride story we covered earlier this year!  A Mount Pleasant 3rd grader's Poppy Poster Contest submission that won locally was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary Department at the New York State level to move on to its NATIONAL Poster Contest!

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