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About Our School

Pine Island Elementary

Pine Island Elementary School has been opened for use this 2020-2021 school year as a school building for the first time since 2011. The school, dedicated to kindergarten students from all across the Town of Warwick, has a total of 16 completely refurbished, spacious classrooms that accommodate learning and activity at that level.

The school district moved kindergarten classes from Sanfordville and Park Avenue elementary schools as part of the District’s Reopening Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening the school allows the school district to have enough capacity for socially distanced, full-time, in-person instruction for kindergarten at Pine Island, as well as first-grade and second-grade at Park Avenue and Sanfordville elementary schools. It was a priority of the school district administration as well as the Reopening Task Force to implement full in-person learning for the district’s youngest students.

Although classes had not been held at Pine Island for some time, the building had been in regular use over the previous 10 years. Other area organizations have worked out of the building, and regular maintenance and upkeep had been ongoing. The tenants have been relocated from the building.

The entire school was deep cleaned and sanitized, and there is new paint throughout. In addition, most classrooms and hallways have new flooring. The building has been rewired with new network cable to support changing technology needs. Playground equipment from the Kings Elementary building, including a double-slide, has been added to the school’s existing pieces. The basketball court has also been resurfaced and stenciled for kindergarten-level activities and games. An outdoor classroom space was also added behind the school to add to the existing courtyard outdoor classroom.

Our Academic Program
The New York State Standards-based curriculum is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure its focus on basic academic skills, with emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking and good study habits. Elementary students receive regular instruction in art, music, physical education, health and library/research skills. In addition, youngsters may choose to participate in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. Warwick’s elementary schools consistently exceed similar Orange County school districts on the New York State Assessments. Our K-12 music program is highly recognized at both the county and state levels, with instruction in band and strings beginning in grade 4.