Harrison, a village and town located in Westchester County, New York, is approximately 17 square miles. White Plains, Rye Brooks and Mamaroneck surround it. Harrison offers gracious suburban living within convenient reach of New York City’s business and cultural attractions.
The community, established in 1696, gets its name from John Harrison, a Quaker who bought the land from the Siwanoy Indians, and was known as “Harrison’s Purchase.” The village has become a commercial center with a range of retail stores and restaurants.
Purchase, a historic estate area within the community, includes the “Platinum Mile, “ with its immaculate corporate parks. There is a sports complex and shopping district in West Harrison.
Metro-North trains offer an easy commute to Manhattan. Bee-Line buses service Harrison and there is a handy shuttle bus service to the area's major airports.
The Harrison School District is highly regarded, with four elementary schools teaching kindergarten through the 5th grade: the Harrison Avenue School, Parsons Memorial, the Samuel J. Preston School and the Purchase School. Class sizes are small and the curriculum is first-rate.
The Louis J. Klein Middle School provides students in grades 6-8 with a solid curriculum and a range of school activities, including sports, drama, music, a writer's workshop and video production.
Harrison High School graduates well-rounded students. It offers a top-notch college preparatory program with 24 advanced placement programs in English, arts, foreign languages, mathematics, science and social studies. Harrison is the only local community to offer the International Baccalaureate program.
The High School features a new theatre arts program. The Recreation Commission has programs in baseball, football, soccer, dance, tennis, archery, lacrosse, karate, yoga, swimming, senior activities and summer camps.
Harrison encompasses a rich history and schools that promote excellence. It stands as one of New York's most desirable locations.