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Scarsdale Almanac: Fox Meadow Elementary School

Moos, cluck and oinks mixed with the sound of children's voices could be heard at Fox Meadow Elementary School in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

That's because the school, which opened its' doors on December 7, 1928, kept farm animals on hand as a way to integrate natural studies into the elementary school curriculum. Today no farm animals roam the eleven-acre property, but the emphasis of natural studies continues.

Fox Meadow Nature Park serves as a lab for environmental studies and the school's Environmental Field Day engages students in ecological activities.

The elementary school has about 500 students and about 40 staff members . Duncan Wilson has been Fox Meadow's principal since 2009. The student body is about 73 percent white, 17 percent Asian or Pacific Islander, 4 percent Hispanic and 1 percent Black or African American. About 95 percent of Fox Meadow students are proficient English language speakers.

Fox Meadow's school colors are red and white.

The brick school building is located at 59 Brewster Road.

What are your fondest Fox Meadow memories? Please leave comments below.

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