Nassau BOCES Eagle Avenue Middle School 307 Eagle Ave, West Hempstead, NY11552 The Eagle Avenue Middle School is part of the Board Of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County. Nassau BOCES…More leasesthe school building from the West Hempstead Union Free School District. This school caters to students, ages 10 to 14, who have learning, behavioural, emotional and developmental disabilities. Students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), which are developed by a multidisciplinary team to meet the specific needs and goals of each student. The school's traditional middle school program has a classroom curriculum that includes reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. These subjects are adapted to the student's cognitive level and learning style. Students also get involved in activities that promote community awareness. The school also offers unique programs for selected students. While some younger students focus primarily on academics, following New York State standards, many of the older students have differentiated schedules, which include developing life skills, building personal independence and working toward a high school diploma.
George Washington School 347 William St, West Hempstead, NY11552 When George Washington School opened in 1930, it functioned as a junior high school for students in the West Hempstead…More School District. The school house remained unchanged until 1956 when a wing was added to the building to accommodate growth in the community. A collection of "portable" classrooms was added in 1969, which were damaged in a fire that occurred at the school's site in the summer of 2010, but repaired in the following months. Today, the school teaches close to 400 students in grades 1 through 5. The school gives students the opportunity to participate in Student Government and work on a school newsletter in order to prepare them for some of the activities that will be available to them in middle school and high school. It also holds various educational and entertaining events throughout the year for students, their families and the rest of the community.
Grace Lutheran School 400 Hempstead Ave, Malverne, NY11565 In 1959, Grace Lutheran laid the cornerstone for a school building after nearly two years of fundraising. When the…More day school opened it only enrolled students in kindergarten, first and second grades. By 1968 though, the school taught students up to the eighth grade. Today, the school educates students from nursery school through sixth grade. The students receive Bible-based religious instruction and attend weekly chapel services. The school also has classes in art and music, a foreign language program and a computer lab, where students as young as four receive lessons on how to use the technology. Students can also participate in extracurricular events and activities, including karate, dance and choir. Thanks to a successful fundraising drive the school also has a newly renovated outdoor playground.