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The Town of Bedford New York

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Three very highly regarded public school systems and several private and religious schools serve the Town of Bedford:

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The Public Schools Systems:

Bedford Central School District serves the Bedford and Bedford Hills areas of the Town as well as the Town of Pound Ridge and Village of Mt. Kisco (914) 241-6000 or

Katonah-Lewisboro School District serves the Katonah section of the Town and a large portion of the Town of Lewisboro to the northeast. (914) 763-7000 or

Byram Hills School District serves a very small area in the southeast section of the Town. (914) 273-4082 or

The Private Schools:

Rippowam-Cisqua School
has two campuses. The campus on Route 22 in Bedford Village serves 5th through 9th grade levels; the campus at West Patent Road and Route 172 serves the Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade. (914) 234-3674 or 666-5156

The Harvey School offers a co-educational program for 6th through 12th grades. A five-day boarding option is also available at its campus at 260 Jay Street, Katonah. (914) 232-3161.

St. Patrick's School on Route 22 in Bedford Village is affiliated with St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and accommodates Kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Katonah Museum of Art is a non-collecting institute offering a variety of exhibitions crossing all disciplines. The museum offers day trips to other art centers, as well as on-site docent tours of current exhibits, a gift shop and sculpture garden. (914) 232-9555 or

Bedford Historical Society operates two museums. One is housed in the 19th century School House and the other in the 1787 Court House, both on the Village Green, Bedford Village. (914) 234-9751 or

Bedford Hills Museum has a Board of Trustees that meet regularly, and has artifacts collected by Jaap Ketting of Bedford Hills. The museum is located in the basement of the Town House at 321 Bedford Road in Bedford Hills. Hours are Thursday and Saturday 11:00am to 2:00pm and by appointment. (914) 381-3356.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts on Girdle Ridge Road, off Route 22, in Katonah, houses galleries and period rooms displaying European furniture, paintings and sculpture. A music festival is scheduled each summer. (914) 232-5035 or

John Jay Homestead on Route 22 in Katonah was the retirement home of the former state governor and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and his descendants, for 150 years. The building is restored and furnished with original family heirlooms and paintings. (914) 232-5651.

houses of worship

Antioch Baptist Church
Church & Main Streets, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone: (914) 241-0189
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Bedford Community Church
160 Bedford Center Road (P.O. Box 429) , Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone: (914) 666-5384
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Bedford Presbyterian Church
On the Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506
(P.O. Box 280, Bedford, NY 10506)
Phone: (914) 234-3672
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First Church Of Christ Scientist
13 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-3842
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First Presbyterian Church Of Katonah
31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-4568
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Katonah United Methodist Church
5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-4094
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Saint Lukes's Episcopal
68 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-5220
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Saint Mary Of The Assumption
117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-3356
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Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church
382 Cantitoe Street , (P.O. Box 293), Bedford, NY 10506
Phone: (914) 234-9636
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Saint Patrick's Church
Seven Pound Ridge Road (PO Box 303), Bedford, NY 10506
Phone: (914) 234-3668
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Temple Shaaray Tefila
89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners, NY 10549
Phone: 666 3133
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Each hamlet in the Town is served by its own library operated by an independent Board of Trustees. Each library is associated with the Westchester County Library System () which expands their ability to serve residents and all libraries are available to residents:

Bedford Free Library (234-3570), on the Village Green, has been housed since 1903 in the former home of The Bedford Academy and traces its earliest beginnings to the Bedford Circulating Library.

Bedford Hills Free Library (666-6472) first opened in 1915 in two rooms above a hamlet shoe store. The library moved to its present site, a 140-year-old building at 26 Main Street, in March 1952.

Katonah Village Library (232-3508), 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, has been serving this hamlet for more than 100 years and is also home to the Katonah Historical Museum, founded in 1980. The library boasts the area's largest reference collection and an active Children's Library.


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