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Portledge School

Private | PK-12 | 351 students


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Posted September 25, 2013

I am a new parent at Portledge, I must agree with most of the post, the school lacks organization, they is lack of communication amongst teacher, administration, and parents. I am a little disappointed right now with the school and thinking of making a change in school for my son...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 7, 2012

My children have flourished in this warm academic environment. With small class sizes and relatively few students, this idyllic campus engenders a space where most everyone knows one another. Teachers share information with each other about my children on a regular basis. I'm always impressed that a math teacher knows how my son did in a game, and how the English teacher knows how my daughter did in math. It's hard to fail with this type of support system and encouragement. I'm also delighted at the diversity. Portledge is far from a stereotypical prep school. You'll find no crested tweed jackets and spectacles here. Behind the ivy covered facade, this school is dynamic and alive. With a foot in the educations basics and another in technology, it is at once traditional, while cutting edge. I'm always grateful I made this choice for my two children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 1, 2012

Beautiful campus hides a host of problems, from spoiled children to disconnected teachers, and a serious lack of organization.
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Posted April 19, 2012

My children are so happy at Portledge! The faculty is excellent and they really care about each individual child. The graduating seniors are always so kind and well-spoken. I would never, ever consider putting my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2011

I think that this school is excellent academically. The teachers really care for you and want you to succeed. Class sizes are about 15 kids, which provides a good small class environment. However, the grade sizes are very small, with an average of 30-35 kids per grade (in HIGH SCHOOL). The athletics are not very good at this school, with hockey being the only team that wins ANYTHING. Socially, the sitation is a mixed bag. Personally, I did not have a good experience SOCIALLY, but many kids who come here from public school do have a good experience. One of the great things about this school is that it is diverse. ALL of the other private schools in this area are not diverse at all, and are 95 percent white. I would definitely recommend this school for academics, as this is top notch, and I would recommend it also for people who are not having a good time at public school and want to find a great school with a beautiful campus.

Posted September 12, 2011

Great campus, gorgeous grounds. But the school lacks organization and it is difficult to get clear information. If you child is socially strong, he or she will fair well. But quiet, shy children will be eaten up here, and faculty and staff do little to help.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 6, 2010

Having been at Portledge for over a decade, it is my second home, and has been since I first walked through it's doors. The school supports the Arts with music and art courses available from pre-nursery through graduation, and supports academics through small class sizes and individual attention from teachers. Sports are played from grades 5-8 and are available through graduation as well. The sports coaches encourage student to do their best and believe in themselves, and promote teamwork and sportsmanship. Portledge is not only a school, it is also a community where children feel safe and cared for. I honestly love this school.

Posted August 16, 2010

Portledge is an excellent school with a great student-teacher ratio, and robust academics instruction. One of the best schools on Long Island. The district it is physically located in gets an 8, which is less than other good public schools such as Jericho and Garden City.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 6, 2009

Our family has been at Portledge for 8 years and we are thrilled with the results. Our children are eager to learn, stimulated by their environment, and meeting new challenges with enthusiasm. They love their school. The parent community is welcoming and inclusive. The best decision we ever made!
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Posted March 24, 2008

This is truly an amazing school. Wonderful Campus, Intellegent teachers, and kind children
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Posted October 14, 2007

this is an amazing school. there are amazing art programs and sports are very fun and helpful with school, unlike other schools where sports are taken too seriously. We have winning teams, but that's not the most important thing to the Portledge community. Acedemics and teachers are great here aswell as the music programs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 19, 2006

my daughter went to school at Portledge for grades 1-9, it was a wonderful experience and a great education. it has helped her with her school work ever since. she is now at george washington university, in her junior year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 24, 2006

This is a tiny school. The advantage of that is that the environment is one of a real community and the class sizes are small which can be great for student:teacher ratio..the drawback is that because of the size, there are limited choices. The teachers are mostly excellent-especially in the English Dept. Generally, the school emphasizes academics and sports over the arts.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 52%
Black 10% 21%
Asian 7% N/A
Hispanic 4% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Simon Owen-Williams
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  • Nonsectarian
  • NAIS
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  • (516) 750-3297


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355 Duck Pond Rd
Locust Valley, NY 11560
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Phone: (516) 750-3201


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