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Westchester Native Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, Is Opening School

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is opening a school.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is opening a school. Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Facebook founder and White Plains native Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are starting a private, free school for low-income students.

According to, "The Primary School" will open Aug. 2016 in East Palo Alto, Calif. for K-12 students.

The school aims to combine education and healthcare. It will accept some students before they're even born and offer prenatal support to families as well as healthcare until graduation.

The school will feature an on-site clinic and a partnership with Ravenswood Family Health Center. The center will provide health and dental care to students and their families.

Zuckerberg, a former Dobbs Ferry resident and Ardsley High School student, and Chan are expecting their first child.

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