Green Vale School (The)

The Green Vale School, founded in 1923, is one of the nation's premier elementary schools and is Long Island's largest independent elementary school. Families from 30 school districts are drawn to the School by the outstanding faculty, excellent facilities and small classes in Nursery through eighth grade. Upon graduation, Green Vale students are skilled, competent and confident, and thrive at the nation's finest and most challenging secondary schools, colleges and universities. 

Green Vale's tradition is to provide a challenging liberal arts education with an emphasis on character development habits of both heart and mind are cultivated on a daily basis. Green Vale students are enthusiastic about whatever task or project is at hand, and are ever mindful of the traits of respect and responsibility inherent in good citizenship. They enjoy every opportunity to build a foundation for successful and engaged learning. Upon graduation, they are skilled, competent and confident, and thrive at the nation's finest and most challenging secondary schools, colleges and universities.

Green Vale's forty acre campus is home to five indoor and outdoor science labs; art, choral, band and crafts studios; seven playing fields; a new athletic and fitness center and virtually all classrooms are wireless and equipped with SMART Boards. Green Vale's Early Childhood Center, built in 2000, was designed exclusively for 2 to 5 year olds and features heated floors, low windows, an outdoor playground and group spaces for collaborative learning.

Additionally, The Green Vale school holds our students’ safety in the utmost importance with campus wide surveillance, vehicle I.D. tags, five security guards on premises, automated security gates, and the guard shed at Green Vale’s main entrance.

Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.  As you begin your search for the educational environment which will nurture and challenge your child, we hope our web site is the first step in this journey.  The information here provides a glimpse into Green Vale's mission, philosophy and offerings -- a window into the school that inspires each child to Excel, to Lead and to Care.

Come and visit Green Vale.  Walk the hallways, observe a literature discussion group, listen to a concert rehearsal, monitor a Harkness Table discussion, watch our youngest students bound off to technology, science, art and sports - - all of these moments provide a glimpse into the excellence and enthusiasm of school life on our beautiful 40 acre campus.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your insights about your child.  We are eager to speak about what matters most to you for your son or daughter in a school, and to learn about your expectations of an educational community.   Our web site, our printed materials, our Open Houses  -- all are parts of the conversation.  

Green Vale is a unique community with many wonderful & wonder-filled students and teachers. Come meet them and see for yourself!  Please call the Admissions Office and to schedule a visit or RSVP for an Open House.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

Please call 516-621-2420, ext. 146, to arrange a campus tour and visit with the Director of Admissions. Open house dates are on Wednesday, October 21; Thursday, November 19; Tuesday, January 26; and Thursday, April 17. All presentation and tours begin at 9:00 am.

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The Green Vale School is pleased to host the following summer camps in 2014: Half-day Mini Camps (June 16-27), i2 STEM Camp (July 7-18), New York Giants Football Camp (July 7-11), No Limit Boys Lacrosse Camp (July 14-18), Chess Camp (July 21-25), New York Yankees Baseball Camp (July 28-Aug. 8). Please visit for details about each camp. For questions please contact Peggy Bell, director of communications at or direct line 516-628-5122.

Meet the Director

Recognized for academic excellence since 1923, The Green Vale School�s exceptional teachers, extraordinary learning environment, and careful attention to each student lead to outstanding high school and college placement. Green Vale serves families from more than 30 school districts on Long Island and is the ideal choice for the most formative years of a child�s life�early childhood through middle school. Expanded financial aid program for qualified applicants is available. Open House: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 8:30am. RSVP: Call Colleen Fortuna for an individual campus tour at 516-628-5146.