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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Volpe, Elementary Coordinator, email@example.com
PRES OFFICE STAFF:
Adriana Pace, Secretary to Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Reiner, Office Clerk, email@example.com
POINTS OF PRIDE:
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
Student Enrollment: 250
Average Class size: 20
The elementary school day is 8:50 AM - 3:20 PM
All elementary schools offer the breakfast program between 8:30 - 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
firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
Phone: 914 666-8069
Mount Kisco Child Care Center
95 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco. NY 10549
Dawn Meyerski, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.