Summer 2017 Construction Projects
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E.M. Baker Hampshire Road Staircase
New Hampshire Road stairs were installed at
E.M. Baker School during the summer of 2017.
North Middle Tennis Court Resurfacing
Tennis courts were resurfaced at
North Middle School during the summer of 2017.
South High Roadway Resurfacing
New curbs and repaving were completed at
South High School during the summer of 2017.

District Announcements Latest News

2017-18 Lunch Menus and Forms Now Available
The Food and Nutrition Services Department has posted the elementary and secondary lunch menus and application forms, as well as an announcement letter about a new lunch system coming in 2018. View 2017-18 Lunch Menus and Forms...


2017-18 GNPS Calendar Now Available
The 2017-18 GNPS Calendar is now available online. This is the same as the printed calendar that is mailed in early August to households with students entering prekindergarten through grade 12 for the 2017–18 school year. View 2017-18 GNPS Calendar...


Pocket Calendar Now Available
Back by popular demand, the GNPS 2017/2018 calendar is now available in a handy Pocket Calendar size! You can have the school calendar with you at all times! You can purchase pocket calendars at the upcoming school Open House nights and at the Great Neck community celebration at North High School on September 13th for $10. You can also purchase one now online. Visit the SEPTA Web Site to Purchase Your GNPS Pocket Calendar...


2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Information Now Available
The 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar and Forms are now available online. Please contact the music teacher in your child's school with any questions. View 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar...


2017-18 GNPS Final Budget Now Available
The 2017-18 GNPS Final Budget is now available online. View 2017-18 GNPS Final Budget...


ENL & TASC at the Adult Learning Center
The GNPS Adult Learning Center (105 Clover Drive) will be offering ENL (English as a New Language) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly known as GED) preparation classes Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon, and Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. A range of English-language classes are offered from beginning to advanced literacy. Read more...

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Open House at GNPS Community Ed
If you've never taken a class at Great Neck Public Schools (GNPS) Community Education, we invite you to come see what we are about! Mark your calendar to attend our annual Open House Week, from Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29. You'll find classes that are fun, thought-provoking, unique, and creative. You are welcome to attend classes at no cost. Meet our instructors, see our facilities, and learn about an exciting program right here in your community! Read more...
Information and Registration - Community Ed classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck (one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Rd.). Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking the catalog cover on the left or on the Community Ed icon in the scroll near the top of this page. You can register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


2017-18 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
Enrollment for the Great Neck Public Schools Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. This program is offered to all district residents at no cost. In order to be eligible, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2017. Read more... Visit the Parkville Web Site and/or the Pre-Kindergarten Registration Page for additional information.
More Information
For more information, please contact the Registration Office at (516) 441-4080, e-mail:, visit the Registration Home Page for additional registration information, or visit the Registration Forms Page to download documents


2017-18 SCOPE After School Childcare Program
SCOPE will continue to offer a fee-based, after school childcare program at our five GNPS elementary schools. Open Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information about fees and programming, view SCOPE Flyer...


Child Abuse Reporting Information
The toll-free telephone number of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive child abuse and neglect reports is 1-800-342-3720. For additional information, you may also access the OCFS Web site at​.


High School Graduations on GNPS/TV
Tune in now to GNPS/TV to view the June 2017 GNPS commencement ceremonies for North High, South High, and the Village School. Programs are available online or may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. For information about GNPS/TV and its programs, please contact Robert Zahn by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.


GNPS Educational Excellence Video
Teachers and students speak about the importance of educational excellence that is at the core of a Great Neck Public Schools education and highlight the programs, approaches, and culture that makes our school district so very special to so many people. View Video...

Saddle Rock

Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits Promote Digital Citizenship
Seniors in South High Schools' Facing History course visited fifth-graders at Lakeville School and Saddle Rock School to present lessons they had developed on Digital Citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying. Joining the South High students at Lakeville were several of Bridget Forie's students in the Outdoor Education Program. Read more...


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Great Neck Implements New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck implemented the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 3-12 (Grades 4-12 in our south schools). This teacher-only app is linked to our student management system and mobile device management system to enable teachers to monitor student iPad screens while in class, see what apps are currently running, lock screens, group student iPads into learning teams, and launch apps and Web sites that lock in on individual or group iPads.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
SMART Displays 2.0
Two Lakeville students in Ms. Gindi's Grade 5 class simultaneously demonstrate a math solution using the classroom's new SMART Interactive Flat Panel Display. Fifty-seven of the multi-touch displays were purchased from Smart Schools Bond Act funds last year and another thirty-eight were installed in classrooms this year replacing first-generation SMART Boards and projectors. These upgradable displays have 4K Ultra HD resolution, true color reproduction, object awareness, and do not cast shadows, require calibration, or need bulb replacement.

Good To Know
Learn about the GNPS VOIP Phone System and use our online Administration Directory and District Directory to contact us.


Great Neck is a Going Green School District
Learn about the Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink, the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Twenty-three seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Semifinalists are Aaron Hakimi, Courtney Hakimian, Michael Jan, Cheryl Tung, and Megan Xu. William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are Ryan Chen, Devin Chin, Kelley Chiu, Susan Fendt, Jessica Li Jiang, Benjamin Kobliner, Hanxuan Kuang, Zhijian Long, Kimberly Lu, Julian Malater, Florence Ning, Adam Sperling, Lynne Xie, Michelle Xing, David Yao, Ann Zhang, Asia Zhang, and Esther Zhu. Read more...

Emily Zucal Neepa Redito

New Principal & Assistant Principal at Lakeville
This school year, Lakeville School welcomed a new principal and a new assistant principal. Principal Emily Zucal, however, is not new to the school. She was the assistant principal there for five years, and became principal following the retirement of Phyllis Feldman. Neepa Redito joins Lakeville as its newest assistant principal. Read more...

Daniel Holtzman Christopher Gitz

Two High School Principals Welcomed
The Great Neck Public Schools welcomed new principals at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School and at the William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School. Daniel Holtzman is principal at North High, having earned the position upon the retirement of Bernard Kaplan. Christopher Gitz returns to South High, his alma mater, as principal, replacing Susan Elliot who also retired. Read more...

Cassini Saturn Cassini Probe

Signatures to Saturn
Deidre Elzer-Lento, South Middle School's technology department chair, was going through some old files and came across an article she had saved from Middleview, the school newspaper, from 1997. The article reported on her then seventh-grade technology students who had participated in an exciting project in connection with NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Read more...

Music Students Selected For All-State
Five highly talented musicians from North and South High Schools have been selected for the prestigious and very competitive 2017 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester, Nov. 30–Dec. 3. In addition, eight South High students were named Alternates for the event. Read more...

North High Skype

International Music Visit Via Skype
An article in the New York Times about a suicide bomber at an Afghan music school caught the attention of North High School's instructional music teacher Joseph Rutkowski and now-graduated student Zachary Lee, then president of the school's Tri-M Music Honor Society. Under Zach's skillful leadership, what followed were numerous fundraising events sponsored by Tri-M for the Afghan school and an international exchange of music, via Skype, between North music students and those at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more...

GNPS Ranked #2 Best in NYS; #13 Best in Nation
The Great Neck Public Schools were recently ranked by as the #1 district with the best teachers and the best place to teach in Nassau County, the #2 best school district in Nassau County and New York State, and the #13 best school district in the country. The 2018 Niche K-12 Rankings are based on "rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users." View the full GNPS 2018 rankings...

Rising Scientist Award Winner
Amy Shteyman, a senior at North High, is a recipient of a 2017 Rising Scientist Award, presented by the Child Mind Institute and the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Read more...

LI Scholar-Artist Award Recipient
Isabel Yang, a senior at North High School, is a recipient of a Long Island Scholar-Artist Award of Merit. She was named one of twenty students to receive this outstanding honor. Read more...

New GNPS Faculty

School District Welcomes New Faculty
At the orientation held prior to the opening of the Great Neck Public Schools, new faculty were welcomed by Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz and Board Trustees Donna Peirez, Rebecca Sassouni, and Jeffrey Shi; Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast; Assistant Superintendents Dr. Joseph Hickey, Dr. Stephen Lando, Kelly Newman, and John Powell; Great Neck Teachers Association (GNTA) President James Daszenski; Association of Supervisors and Administrators (SAGES) President Sharon Applebaum; and other administrators. Read more...

District News Archive
To read this year's GNPS press releases in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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