Green Vale School

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 35 school districts are drawn to the School by the outstanding faculty, excellent facilities and small classes in Pre-nursery through eighth grade. Upon graduation, Green Vale students are well prepared to thrive at the nation's finest and most challenging secondary schools, colleges and universities. 



Green Vale's 40 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.

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.


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 school where every child is known and every child is Inspired to Excel, to Lead and to Care.

Please call 516-628-5146 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 7. All presentation and tours begin at 9:00 am.

The Green Vale School has partnered with many outside camps during 2014 and 2015. Half-day Mini Camps, i2 STEM Camp, New York Giants Football Camp, No Limit Boys Lacrosse Camp, Chess Camp, New York Yankees Baseball Camp. Please visit for details about each camp. 

STEM in Action at The Green Vale School –

Family Astronomy Night a Success!

Last Sunday night, the sun, the moon, and the earth aligned for the first supermoon, total lunar eclipse in 33 years. Under the guidance of Lower School Science Teacher, Rick Geismar, and Department Chair, Dr. George Pasquale, The Green Vale School students, parents and faculty gathered on campus to observe and experience the extraordinary event together.

“Family Astronomy Night was a great success.  It was a rare opportunity to bring the community together around a real world event.  Two telescopes brought the historic Supermoon Eclipse right into our backyards and up close.  This was a cross-curricular event and informed many aspects of science being taught across all grade-levels. ” Rick Geismar

The strong Science Program at The Green Vale School makes the most of its beautiful campus including our own pond and four science labs under the leadership of five dedicated science teachers. It begins in Early Childhood classes with their settings enriched by a variety of resources that stimulate our youngest children to gain a richer appreciation of their natural world. Lower School science continues to nurture students’ natural curiosity in learning and using the scientific method through numerous hands-on activities. Our Upper School science program has a strong academic curriculum enriched by collaborations with local institutions including Brookhaven National Labs, the Long Island Aquarium, the Dolan DNA Center and C. W. Post. We also offer extra-curricular options such as a robotics club, a Marine Science Program and an award-winning rocket club. Our students graduate prepared for science courses in high school and beyond. 

Seeing is believing. Visit and learn about Long Island’s premier pre-nursery through middle school, Oct. 21 and Nov. 19 at 9am.

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.

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