Photograph of William B. Ward Elementary School



Mon, Mar 30 - Thu, Apr 2
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
Monday, March 30
Spring Recess
Tuesday, March 31
Spring Recess
Wednesday, April 1
Spring Recess
Thursday, April 2
Spring Recess
Friday, April 3
Spring Recess
Schools and Offices Closed
Good Friday
Passover Begins at Sundown
Spring Recess
Saturday, April 4
Monday, April 6
Spring Recess
Spring Recess
School Open only for Columbus Elementary (makeup for 1/8)
and NRHS (makeup for 12/16) 


Today, 3/27/2015
High: 50 Low: 32
Rain showers likely
60% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/28/2015
High: 39 Low: 24
Chance snow showers
26% chance of precipitation.

Dear Ward Families,

What a wild winter it has been! We have had some tremendous weather so far, and it has created some treacherous driving conditions. The extensive amount of snow that has fallen has also made arrivals and pick-ups even more difficult for our 300 or so families. I would ask that when dropping off and picking up your children, please exercise caution, patience, and courtesy as we are the role models for our students. These are the situations in which we can be examples of good citizens for them.
As many of you know, our assistant principal, Mrs. Kimberly Peluso is preparing to have her baby very soon. Her last day before the baby's arrival is set for February 13th.  While Mrs. Peluso is on leave, Mr. Ken Levy will be joining us as interim assistant principal. Mr. Levy comes to us with a great deal of experience as a principal. Mr. Levy has worked in the Peekskill, Yorktown, and Suffern school districts. He comes to Ward with extensive background and knowledge as a building administrator.  I know you will all join me in welcoming him to Ward when he begins on February 10th. He will be a great addition to our Ward school community.
It continues to be a true pleasure being the principal of Ward school. Our students, staff, and families make this a great place to come to work each and every day.
Franco J. Miele, Principal

William B. Ward Elementary School is located in New Rochelle, New York. A strong academic program not only stresses mastery of basic skills - reading, writing, and mathematics - but includes a comprehensive social studies program and an in-depth inquiry based science program. 

Ward School is a warm, positive, energetic and enthusiastic place where all children can reach their full potential as students academically, socially, and emotionally.  Diversity is one of our strengths.  Building upon this, Ward School strives to "produce responsible, self-sufficient citizens who possess the self-esteem, initiative, skills, and wisdom to continue individual growth, pursue knowledge, develop aesthetic sensibilities, and value cultural diversity by providing intellectually challenging educational programs".

Please note IMPORTANT 2014-15 City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR) calendar updates:

1)    April 6, 2015: School Open ONLY for Columbus Elementary (makeup for 1/8 boiler malfunction) and New Rochelle High School (makeup for 12/16 emergency gas line repairs).

2)    April 27, 2015: All Schools OPEN (No Superintendent's Conference Day)

3)    May 22, 2015: All Schools CLOSED (Superintendent's Conference Day)

4)    May 26, 2015: All Schools OPEN

2015-2016 School Budget Questions and Answers

Please review the attached document which reflects questions and comments received by the Board of Education to date.  It will continue to be updated throughout the budget process. We encourage you to provide your input by emailing:

Click here to review FAQ's as of February 24, 2015.

NRHS Planetarium -- Spend an Evening Under the Stars

March 26, 2015 - Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.(no late entry)
Click here to find out some fun facts about Jupiter!!

Family University Save the Date -- April 20, 2015

The City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle FOCUS (Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances), and New York Presbyterian Hospital will host the Sixth Annual Family University on April 20, 2015 at New Rochelle High School from 6:00PM- 9:15PM. See attached flyer.


The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

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2015-2016 School Calendar

Click here to view calendar.

Paperless Board Meetings

Click here for the link!

2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


Please click here for more information


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