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    Welcome David Paterson Family 

    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.


    Our School Motto
    Every Child! Every Chance! Everyday!


  • 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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  • Better Outcomes Research Certificate

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  • Better Outcomes Research Letter

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  • The David Paterson students and staff celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month IN 2018-2019, Click the link to watch all presentations

    Los estudiantes y el personal celebran el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, se puede ver el video de presentaciones de los estudiantes en grados 1-5.





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  • The AIS program will take place on the following dates:

    November - 13, 15, 20, 27, 2

    December – 4, 11, 13

    January – 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

    February – 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28

    March – 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26

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  • The Saturday Academy Program will take place on the following Saturdays from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m:

    November: 17

    December – 1st, 8th, 15th

    January – 5th, 12th, 26th

    February – 2nd, 9th

    March – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

    April – 6th, 13th

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  • Parent Teacher conferences will take place on November 25 6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. only  


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  • Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on November 27, 2019


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Mission Statement


    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.




Vision Statement

  • Our School Vision Statement
     The Vision of David Paterson School is to build a partnership between staff, students, parents and the community in an effort to achieve academic excellence. Our goal is to build a solid foundation that will foster lifelong learners and contribute to all of our students being college and career ready.

Our School Pledge

  • As a member of the David Paterson School, I pledge today to do my best in reading, math and all the rest. I promise to obey the rules in my class and in my school. I'll respect myself and others too. I'll expect the best in all I do. Of education I'm a fan. I'm here to learn all I can.  



  • 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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