Wellington Educational Initiative is seeking approvals for two private, religious schools in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

The Chestnut Ridge Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Trustees granted two important approvals in quick succession. On October 18, 2021, the ZBA granted necessary variances to allow parking in required yards, an additional story to two dormitories, and a reduction in the number of required parking spaces and loading berths. On October 21, the Board of Trustees granted special permits for both the schools and the dormitories. Both approvals were unanimous, and were granted at the conclusion of a single meeting for each board.