Harbor Country Day School announces that on March 1, 2015, members of the school’s faculty and staff participated in the historic 36-mile Richard Bull Smythe relay run/walk through the town of Smithtown.
St. James, NY - March 5, 2015 - Harbor Country Day School announces that on March 1, 2015, members of the school’s faculty and staff participated in the historic 36-mile Richard Bull Smythe relay run/walk through the town of Smithtown. The relay, which traced the original route that Smithtown founder Richard Smythe rode in 1665, served as the kickoffto a year-long celebration of the Town of Smithtown’s 350th anniversary.
Harbor Country Day sponsored two separate mile-long legs of the relay, beginning at the entrance of Harbor Country Day School at 17 Three Sisters Road. Harbor joined other sponsors to run or walk 36 consecutive one-mile legs through each of the hamlets and villages in Smithtown. Participants passed a ceremonial proclamation baton along the route that was read at the conclusion of the relay, officially opening the year-long festivities.
“As an integral part of the Smithtown community since 1958, Harbor Country Day was eager to join in this celebration of Smithtown,” said John Cissel, Head of School at Harbor Country Day School. “We at Harbor are proud to be a part of a community that has such a rich and storied history. Being able to help commemorate that history was a great honor for us.”
About Harbor Country Day School
Founded in 1958 by conscientious parents, Harbor Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from preschool through 8th grade situated in St. James’ Village of Head of the Harbor. The school employs a whole-child approach to education, wherein its rigorous curriculum is supported by a broad program in its academic, athletic, advisory, and visual and performing arts departments designed to develop all aspects of each child's talents and interests. Harbor Country Day School’s summer camp program, Camp Harbor, is among the leading summer camp programs on Long Island. The school’s mission to “cherish childhood, cultivate wonder, and inspire confident learners and leaders” underscores every child’s experience at Harbor Country Day School and ensures that all of its graduates are prepared to lead fulfilling lives filled with wonder, confidence, and many successes. Harbor Country Day School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is accredited by and a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). It is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. For more information, visit www.hcdsny.org.