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The right school environment during the early childhood, elementary, and middle school years can have as profound an impact on your child's education
and later life as a top high school or college. 

This is a sentiment echoed by our graduates, 
long after their time at Green Vale.


 Why Green Vale?

Happy Learning Environment

Kids at Green Vale love school. Laughter and fun are part of every day. This is by design. When you love school, you will love learning.


A culture of utmost respect and a belief that social emotional learning facilitates all other learning leads to classroom environments that can be lively and flexible without being chaotic.

Key to this is strong parent involvement, a celebration of individual differences, and a commitment to inclusion that leads to the richest learning available.

Academic Excellence

At every age, Green Vale students are challenged by a progressive skills-based curriculum that features above-grade-level content. Students enter high school ahead of their peers in course placement, poise, executive functioning, and self-advocacy skills.

When kids are known and supported by their peers and the adults around them, they stretch intellectually, knowing that they are safe and in it together. Here, it's cool to be smart, and hard work is infectious.

Strength of Size

Green Vale is the largest and most demographically diverse toddler – 8th grade independent school on Long Island.

With three homeroom sections in nearly all grades, we maintain small class sizes and individualized attention while also allowing for a more socially robust environment and access to a wider array of programs.

Focus on Early Learning

With an exceptional program starting at age two, Green Vale ascribes to the notion of "the earlier the better" when it comes to investing in education. The Schwerin Early Childhood Center is a spectacular indoor and outdoor facility exclusively for Pre-Nursery through Kindergarten. This offers the cozy intimacy of a preschool setting as well as access to the rest of campus, where a walk to see older kids in a play becomes a field trip, and where academic specials such as Spanish, music, and innovation can be introduced early.

Character Education

Social emotional learning is paramount at Green Vale, as teachers take this aspect of child development every bit as seriously as academic skills. When Green Vale students graduate at the end of 8th Grade, their teachers, many from as young as two years old, are misty-eyed and full of optimism, not because of the intellect they have gained, but because of the people they have become.

After all, without interpersonal skills, empathy, tolerance, self-awareness, self-management and executive functioning, true success in life is not likely.

Tradition Meets Innovation

Since 1923, Green Vale has been proudly rooted in institutional tradition. There is a clear sense of feeling part of something larger than oneself, and a kinship with generations who have taken part in beloved events and activities. However Green Vale is also oriented toward the future, for our students and for the institution. Our North Star is "what is best for kids" given the world they are entering, and we enthusiastically embrace new ways of bringing that to their education.