About Our Town
The Town of Bedford, with its 39.3 square miles encompassing the hamlets of Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah, is situated in northern Westchester County with a 2000 census of 18,133 residents. Details of the 2010 Census are available from the Westchester County Department of Planning’s website: http://planning.westchestergov.com/census-statistics.
Three very highly regarded public school systems and several private and religious schools serve the Town of Bedford:
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 www.bcsdny.org/
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 www.klschools.org
Byram Hills School District serves a very small area in the southeast section of the Town.
914.273.4082 or www.byramhills.org
Rippowam Cisqua School has two campuses. The Upper Campus on Route 22 in Bedford Village serves 5th through 9th grade levels; the Lower Campus at West Patent Road and Route 172 serves the PreKindergarten through 4th grade. 914.244.1250 (Upper Campus) or 914.244.1200 (Lower Campus) or www.rcsny.org
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. http://www.stpatricksbedford.com/
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 www.katonahmuseum.org
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 www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.org
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 www.caramoor.org
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.
Stepping Stones– Historic Home of Bill & Lois Wilson – at 62 Oak Rd., Katonah, is the National Historic Landmark home of Alcoholics Anonymous Cofounder Bill W. and Al-Anon Family Groups Cofounder Lois Wilson and can be toured by reservation only. Click here for the website
Antioch Baptist Church, Church & Main Streets, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.
Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.
Bedford Presbyterian Church, on the Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506.
First Church Of Christ Scientist, 13 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
914.232.3842 http://www.christiansciencenys.com/ katonah.html
First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Katonah United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Saint Lukes’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Saint Mary of the Assumption, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506.