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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!

About Us

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

Arial Shot of MS & HS


The Arts

Teaching & Learning


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

Wildcat Weekly & Messages

Mission Statement

Educating Each Student Today for Endless Possibilities Tomorrow

News & Events

Chess Club
Science Olympiad

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team.

Grade 8 Students-Science Barge

Science 8 Students participated in a virtual field trip to the Science Barge in Yonkers, New York. Students learned about a variety of species unique to the Hudson River including their importance to the ecosystem and human life.

Ella and the Fellas at the Talent Show


"Ella and the Fellas" perform a Cheap Trick set: Ain't That A Shame and Surrender. 

Mr. Hall's Science Glass-Grade 8

Dissecting a frog in Mr. Hall's Science Class,

Mrs. Sullivan's Science 7 Students

Mrs. Sullivan's Science 7 students design, construct, and test devices to minimize thermal energy transfer. 

Mr. Hall's Grade 8 Science Class dissects a worm.

Students dissect a worm in Mr. Hall's Science Class.

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