PORTLEDGE SCHOOL

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355 DUCK POND RD
LOCUST VALLEY, NY 11560
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Phone: 516-750-3100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 26.1
  • Number Students: 365
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Simon Owen-williams
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-02
    "Absolutely shameful handling of the Lower School Director. He was a man of integrity and brought so much to the school. Now, the interview process is wrought with controversy. All of the parents and teachers I spoke with liked one candidate, except a few. They brushed the majority of us aside and hired the less qualified person. I'm disgusted."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-18
    "Reading a bad review about Portledge is like putting salt on a wound. As a parent of two Portledge graduates, I have a great deal of experience with the school. During our 14 year tenure to present day I have witnessed many changes. Our new Head-of-School has been instrumental in adding study abroad programs, Latin, Mandarin, and Italian, as well as planning for the implementation of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program for Fall 2016. The Lower School has flourished with the adoption of the Reggio Emelia and Project Zero programs. However, more importantly, your child/children will become better human being having come through Portledge. They learn how to advocate for themselves and the unique relationships between the teachers and students help them gain the confidence necessary to tackle any task the future may have in store!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-17
    "We have children at Portledge and are delighted with the school! It is a well-run school with a terrific perspective on teaching. Nurturing class environments; excellent philosophy of teaching (uses the Reggio Emelia teaching approach (principles of respect and responsibility....and an approach to seeing oneself as a responsible part of the local and global community.)....thinking routines that I wish that I had been introduced to as a child, etc, etc. We love the small classes, the individual attention to the children (they have a small breakout session in the morning to "prepare" for the day...and to express concerns or ask for help.). Strong environment which discourages bullying. As to one of the reviews that seemed to say (or, did say!) that attendance was declining, I believe that the school is at a record level of admissions, dramatically up from prior years and we feel privileged that our children have a spot. Our view, at any rate!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-22
    "It s truly shocking. Parents continue to pull their kids out of Portledge since the latest headmaster was hired and no it's wonder. We witnessed top administrators being downright mean and disrespectful to caring parents and teachers, and these administrators (especially the headmaster) are clueless on how to operate a school, with the education being mediocre, at best. Poor decisions are made, good teachers are terminated, kids don't receive consistency, parents are left in the dark and even the headmaster is constantly asking you for money, even during events like Grandparents Day. My Mother was mortified.Teachers work in fear and cannot express their concerns because they might be terminated if they speak out. There are way too many parents and teachers working at Portledge. They drink the Kool Aid in order to get 90% off tuition for their children but it s not worth it. We pulled our children from Portledge and they are educationally doing much better now in a well-run school. Portledge administrators have no idea how to run a school or properly educate children. Don't be fooled by manicured lawns, cherry blossoms, crown molding and a sales pitch. Sadly, we were."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-25
    "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..."
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