About Our District

 

The Ossining Union Free School District, nationally recognized for its award-winning and innovative programs, serves about 4,800 students in six schools that are organized by grade level: Park Early Childhood Center (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten); Brookside School (grades 1 and 2); Claremont School (grades 3 and 4); Roosevelt School (grade 5); Anne M. Dorner Middle School; and Ossining High School. A seven-member Board of Education governs the district.

Ossining schools set high standards and expectations, and believes all students can and will learn. It has distinguished itself for its academics, athletics and cultural programs. The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation named Ossining a Best Community for Music Education for the 10th consecutive year in 2020. Students in the Fundamentals of Science Research Program routinely win national and international awards for their work.

The Ossining School District launched its education equity initiative four years ago. Districtwide, building and student equity teams work continually to disrupt and dismantle inequity in our schools. We strive to provide a representative, responsive curriculum that attends to the race, ethnicity, culture and language of our students while supporting teachers to use anti-bias, anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogy. 

Ossining schools place a strong emphasis on communicating with parents/guardians and the community through email, newsletters, social media and other means. Keep up with our activities and news on social media at facebook.com/oufsd, www.twitter.com/ossiningschools, www.instagram.com/oufsd and on YouTube at www.OssiningTV.org.
 

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Mission Statement

The Ossining Public School District:

  • recognizes the value and importance of family-school-community partnerships in educating all students;
  • places emphasis on high standards, quality instruction, and significant pupil achievement, because all children can and will learn;
  • holds high expectations for each individual student;
  • educates each child to his/her potential recognizing individual student needs;
  • provides equal educational opportunities expecting equitable outcomes for all;
  • fosters respect for and appreciation of both individual differences and cultural diversity; and
  • prepares students for informed and active participation as responsible citizens in our American democracy.