Welcome to Pound Ridge Elementary School!

  • We take pride in getting to know each one of our students as individuals and helping each learner maximize his or her potential.

    Just off Westchester Avenue, on Pound Ridge Road in the hamlet of Pound Ridge, you’ll find Pound Ridge Elementary School: a small, K-5 elementary school that is dedicated to academic rigor and unleashing the wonder and joy of learning. One of five elementary schools in the Bedford Central School District, Pound Ridge Elementary School (PRES) is committed to the district motto of “Inspiring and Challenging Our Students.” 

    At PRES, we take pride in getting to know each one of our students as individuals and helping each learner maximize his or her potential. We strive to provide a well-rounded experience for our students, delivering a curriculum that not only meets the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, but goes beyond to provide enriching experiences in athletics, art, music, and technology. We encourage learner engagement by providing some choice in experience, and by sparking inquiry and imagination in our students.

    We have an incredibly supportive PTA, who support many additional programs that benefit our students each and every day. We are also thankful to the Bedford Central School District Foundation for their ongoing support of some of our programs that offer enriching experiences for our students. Finally, we celebrate our dedicated and compassionate staff who go above and beyond for our students and families.

    Feel free to contact us with any questions, or visit our school website.


    Dr. Stephanie Bell, principal, sbell4954@bcsdny.org

    Erika Volpe, Elementary Coordinator, evolpe3416@bcsdny.org


    Adriana Pace, Secretary to Principal, apace4844@bcsdny.org

    Carlie Belardi, Office Assistant, cbelardi4079@bcsdny.org



    • School Wide Enrichment For All Students

    • Strong Literacy Program Grounded in the Science of Reading

    • RULER for Social Emotional Learning

    • Student Council
    • Many in-school enrichment programs and field trips funded by the PRES PTA

    • TAB Art Program (Teaching for Artistic Behavior)

    • Kindergarten and Fifth Grade “Buddy Program”

    • Participant in the World Read Aloud Day

    • School Garden Program

    • Wellness Center 


    Pound Ridge Elementary School
    7 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
    Phone: 914-764-8133
    Fax: 914-864-3495

    Student Enrollment: 207
    Average Class size: 18

    The elementary school day is 8:50 AM - 3:20 PM
    All elementary schools offer the breakfast program between 8:40 - 8:50 AM.
    Students enter classrooms at 8:50 AM when they begin their school day.
    Students are considered late if they arrive after 9:00 AM.

    After-school care: Country Children’s Center provides after-school childcare on site at PRES
    Monday thru Friday from 3:30 PM-6:00 PM.
    Polly Peace, executive Director or Tiffany Baffi, School-age Program Director
    cccinfo@countrychildrenscenter.org or TBaffi@countrychildrenscenter.org
    Phone: 914 242-0520, ext. 201, fax: 914 242-0718.

    Other child care facilities available off-site include:
    Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester
    351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
    Barbara Cutri, Director of Operations, bcutri@bgcmw.com
    Phone: 914 666-8069

    Mount Kisco Child Care Center
    95 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco. NY 10549
    Dawn Meyerski, Executive Director, dmeyerski@mkccc.org
    914 241-2135

Student Registration

  • student registration If you are interested in enrolling your child, please call or visit our Central Registrar, who is located in our Central Office on the Fox Lane campus or can be reached at (914) 241-6005.