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ESOL & High School Equivalency Classes
If you are an adult and want to learn English or improve your English-language skills, or if you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma, the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center offers a variety of classes designed to meet your needs.

2015-16 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
UPK is offered to GNPS residents with busing at no cost. To enroll in the a.m. or p.m. session, your child must be 4 years old by 12/1/15. Some students can attend the GN Community School, our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter or visit the Parkville Web Site for more information. Registration takes place at the Registrar's Office, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd, (516) 441-4080. You may visit the Registration Web site for additional information, including 8th Grade Re-Verification, and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.


GNPS Community Ed -- New Classes for the Fall
As the Great Neck Public Schools open their doors to the 2015-2016 school year, we here at Community Education are ready for our fall session to begin. This session brings with it some exciting new classes.

Open House Week & Fall Registration at Community Ed
Open House - 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 the first-ever Open House Week, from Monday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Oct. 2.
More Information and Registration - Fall registration for Community Ed is currently ongoing. Whether it’s fine arts and crafts, fitness and sports, foreign languages, games, humanities, music appreciation and performance, technology, or trips and special events, there are hundreds of classes that meet weekdays and evenings, and Saturday mornings.
Read more...Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


GNPS/TV Wins National Awards
GNPS/TV, offering programming of the Great Neck Public Schools, is a double-award winner in the national Alliance Hometown Media Awards competition. GNPS/TV was in competition with colleges, universities, specialized communication schools, and public access stations.

High School Graduations on GNPS/TV
Tune in now to GNPS/TV to view the June 2015 Great Neck Public Schools commencement ceremonies for North High School, South High School, and the Village School. Programs can be seen daily in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32.
North High - Viewers can see the North High ceremony at 8 a.m., and at 1:30 and 6 p.m.
Village School - The graduation for the Village School can be seen at 10:30 a.m., and at 3 and 8:30 p.m.
South High - South High's commencement ceremony airs at 11:30 a.m., and at 4 and 10 p.m.
For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.

GNPS Updates for the 2015-16 School Year

Superintendent's Message - Opening of School

GNPS Calendar - Months, Text Pages, Overview
Board of Education - Board Meeting Schedule
Lunch Menus - Elementary, Secondary, Forms


High School Graduations on GNPS/TV

(Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 32)

North High School

Broadcast Times
8 a.m., 1:30 & 6 p.m.
Village SchoolVSBroadcast Times
10:30 a.m., 3 & 8:30 p.m.
South High SchoolSHSBroadcast Times
11:30 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.

Commencement Speeches from the Class of 2015

North High Commencement Speeches

South High Commencement Speeches

New GNPS Superintendent Appointed
At its 3/30 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Dr. Teresa
Prendergast as the next GNPS superintendent. Dr. Prendergast will
become our 11th superintendent when she assumes her new role on
July 15. See our 4/2/15 Press Release for more information. We
congratulate and welcome Dr. Prendergast to our school community.

2015-16 SCOPE Child Care
GNPS and SCOPE will once again partner to offer the
2015-16 SCOPE Child Care Program.
Learn about
the Open House events, registration, and program offerings.

Good To Know

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

Learn about our Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink,
the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve
communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.


Honoring Dan Tomaselli
The North Middle School Auditorium will be dedicated in honor of Daniel J. Tomaselli (“Mr. T”) on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1:30 p.m. The public is warmly welcome at this lasting tribute to an extraordinary man. Mr. Tomaselli was North Middle’s much loved performing arts director and music teacher for over 20 years. He was also performing arts director for student performances at Great Neck House. For more information, please contact Betty Brody at


GNPS/TV Wins National Awards
Robert Zahn, Great Neck Public Schools district educational cable TV producer/director, proudly holds one of the two Alliance for Community Media (ACM) award plaques won by GNPS/TV at the recent awards ceremony held in Pasadena, CA. With Mr. Zahn is Mary Van Sickle, ACM Board Chair.

Great Neck Schools Rank High on LI in Newsweek Rankings
North High is ranked the second highest school on Long Island and South High the fifth highest in Newsweek magazine's annual rankings. North and South placed among the top 200 nationwide, with North ranked at 105, and South at 196. The list was compiled by Newsweek and Westat, a Rockville, Maryland, research group. Read more...


Malfi In Expedition
Isabella Malfi, an incoming junior at Great Neck South High School, recently starred in the National Theatre for Student Artists' premiere production of Expedition, by Rae Binstock, at the Fourth Street Theatre, in Manhattan. She was selected for her role after a rigorous audition-interview process. Isabella has performed in several of her high school's productions under the direction of Thomas Marr, drama teacher, who guided her to join NTSA.


Student Photographs Record Number of Bird Species:
Wins Big Month Award

By Tobias Hatten, Science Teacher, Village School
During the month of May, students in Mr. Hatten's Ornithology Class participated in the school's second annual "Big Month," a competition where students photograph the greatest number of bird species (in the wild) as possible, primarily in and around Great Neck. The winner of the 2015 Big Month was Freshman Jordan Hirschhorn, whose portfolio included 73 different species of birds, from American Crow to Yellow Warbler.

District News Archive
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