Elmsford is a village located within the town of Greenburgh, and shares many of its community areas with other villages within the town. It boasts many business and industrial parks, restaurants, and entertainment options including movie theaters, a skating academy and the Westchester Broadway Theater offering the finest in local dinner theater.
As the year 1910 dawned, the thoughts of many turned to the idea of making Elmsford the sixth incorporated Village in the Town of Greenburgh. On Tuesday evening, January 11, 1910, a group of property owners met at the headquarters of the Elmsford Fire Company to discuss the matter of incorporating the Village. The election on May 14, 1910 was conducted by Irving M. Taylor, Justice of the Peace, and Clerk Dashwood, serving as Inspectors of Election. From a total of 155 persons listed as eligible to vote, 104 men and women cast ballots that day. When the votes were counted after sunset, it was found that 83 persons had voted "yes" on Incorporation and only 21 had voted "no." The proposition had carried overwhelmingly. Elmsford dates its incorporation officially from June 6, 1910, at which time a map and a description of the Village boundaries were filed by Greenburgh Supervisor Millard in the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of New York, and a Charter as a Village of the IV Class (population under 1,000 persons) issued.
The Elmsford Union Free School District has three schools, Alexander Hamilton High School, Carl L. Dixson Primary School and Alice E. Grady Elementary School. The district is a richly diverse community of students, staff and faculty committed to the mission of enhancing the teaching and learning process and raising achievement for all students while developing mutual respect. The Alice E. Grady Elementary School offers academic, athletic and artistic endeavors that enrich our students holistically and prepare them for the transition to junior high school. Extra-curricular activities such as the Drama Club, Chess Club, Invention Convention, and the Robotics Team promote the development of critical thinking skills. We are excited about the continuation of the rigorous courses being offered at Alexander Hamilton that include Advanced Placement European History, US History, Calculus AB, English Literature, and Biology. In addition, we are offering an array of Advanced College Experience (ACE) courses through SUNY, which may be awarded college credits if your child qualifies. These courses will give students a competitive edge in the college application process.