Mission Statement


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    The David Paterson IB PYP Candidate Elementary School is committed to building partnerships with students, staff, parents and the community to develop life-long learners. Through rigorous inquiry and empowerment, our learners will be equipped to become college and career ready and exemplify attributes and skills of a 21st century global citizen.

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    The David Paterson team is excited to add the school website as another method of communicating important information with you. Communication between staff and the community gives us the opportunity to update, highlight and notify you of upcoming events. The goal of the website is to strengthen the communication between home and school. The school website will be updated monthly to reflect current school initiatives. It is imperative that both the David Paterson team and the David Paterson families communicate and are constantly updated in order to support the vision and the mission statement of the school.


  • Dear Parents,

    David Paterson Public School will remain closed until April 20th. David Paterson will continue to provide students with the opportunity to stay productive away from school. Please click on the teacher/staff link to access the assigned work based on your child’s grade.

    We recognize the inconvenience the closure poses to our community and we thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through email. We will make every attempt to address your questions and concerns.

    Queridos padres,

    La escuela David Paterson permanecerá cerrada hasta el 20 de abril. David Paterson continuará brindando a los estudiantes la oportunidad de mantenerse productivos fuera de la escuela. Haga clic en el enlace maestro / personal para tener acceso al trabajo de su hijo.Reconocemos los inconvenientes que el cierre representa para nuestra comunidad y le agradecemos su comprensión. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en contactarnos por correo electrónico. Haremos todo lo posible para responder a sus preguntas e inquietudes.

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  • READ ALL ABOUT IT! click the link to be informed of our September, October, and November accomplishments. Fall Newspaper

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  • Please click the link below to explore all the wonderful things that are happening at the David Paterson School!

    David Paterson Video

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  •     Our student ambassadors will have a variety of opportunities to plan, organize, implement, and represent the David Paterson School in both school-wide and community projects and events. These students demonstrate the characteristics of the learner profile: balanced, caring, communicative, inquirers, knowledgeable, open-minded, principled, reflective, risk-taker, and thinkers.  

        Responsibilities of our student ambassadors will be to plan, organize, implement and represent our school both at school events and in the community. They are role models for all students and promote global-mindedness! 

    Congratulations ambassadors! 

    Student Ambassadors


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  • Click the link below to view the amazing teamwork that's taking place at the David Paterson School!Girls on the Run



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  • Principal: 

    Mr. Gary Rush

    Assistant Principal: 

    Ms. Keesha Keller


    Phone: 516-434-4452

    Fax: 516-489-6492

    Nurse: 516-434-4454

    Attendance: 516-434-4455


    GRADES 1 - 6

    8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.


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