Message from the Principal

 Photograph of Mr. Miele greeting visitors Dear Ward families,

On behalf of the William B. Ward Elementary School community, I welcome you to our school. Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about Ward. I would like to say how proud and impressed I am with our staff, students and families here. Amazing things are happening at Ward every day, in the classrooms and beyond.
I know that together we will continue to grow and improve upon our success so far. As always, my door is open. If you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via email at fmiele@nredlearn.org.

Sincerely,
Franco J. Miele, Principal

School Announcements

  • Residency Verification Program

    Dear Ward Parents:

    On Monday, January 14th and continuing through Friday, February 15th, Ward Elementary School will conduct the Board-mandated Residency Verification Program in our building. The Board is requesting that Ward families provide 3 proofs of address in New Rochelle, a parent photo ID and a birth certificate for each student attending school. Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac Young Middle School families have completed verification in November, December and January. in the summer, entering 9th families were verified between July 2nd and August 31st, To date, the percentage of school families verifying is between 92% and 95%.

    A letter has been mailed to Ward parents this week explaining the program in detail. Parents may verify residency by bringing residency documents to school any day from 8 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm or from 6 pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Parents may also scan and email documents to ccoletti@nredlearn.org, or mail documents directly to Dr. Charles Coletti, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Finally, parents may enclose documents in a sealed envelope with the student's name and deposit same in the secure drop box at our security desk. Any questions, please call Dr. Coletti at 727-0129.

    Help Ward Reach 100% Verification.

    Come in, Email, or Drop Off

    3 Residency Proofs

    Sooner Rather Than Later Thank You!

    Franco J. Miele, Principal

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Gabrielle's Playground

    Dear Ward students and families,

    I'm very excited to announce the upcoming opening of "Gabrielle's Playground" which is now complete and will be open to Ward students beginning next week!

    The playground was built in memory of Ward student, Gabrielle White.  Gabrielle, a seven-year-old second grader in the CILA program at Ward, lost her life in June 2017.

    The best-in-class playground is at the front of the school. It includes equipment accessible to children of all abilities, musical elements, and art elements. Gabrielle's mother, Michelle Hord-White, worked closely with school and community officials to carefully select pieces that reflected her daughter's love for friendship, sharing, music, and butterflies.

    Information about the various philanthropic projects happening all over the world in Gabrielle's memory can be found on the Gabrielle's Wings website: http://gabrielleswings.org/press

    Franco J. Miele

    Principal

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Ward Read-A-Thon Celebration

    William B. Ward Elementary school recently held it's Read-A-Thon Opening Celebration. Teachers helped students build enthusiasm for reading.  Students will be tracking the amount of time engaged in reading throughout the month of November. Last year students read 2,500,000 minutes. The school has set a new challenge goal of 2,650,000 minutes of reading for this year. We look forward to hearing about all the wonderful places our books take us.  Where will students let their minds and imaginations travel to through books? Perhaps they will travel to Hogwarts, the moon, to walk in the time of dinosaurs, and even perhaps a galaxy far, far away

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Welcome to Ward Elementary School

    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.  Our school also offers Dual Language and FLES instruction in grades K through five. These enrichment programs provide students with the opportunity to learn a second language.

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Doors to New Library Open at Ward Elementary

    Ward Elementary School recently celebrated its beautifully refurbished library with a ribbon-cutting by Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and Principal Franco Miele, plus students, parents, teachers and administrators. The library's brand new look was made possible by the school's more than 1,000 grade K-5 students who read 1,487,477 minutes and raised almost $44,000 during PTA-led Read-a-thons. Great job, everyone!

    William B. Ward Elementary School

Calendar of Events

  • ** President's Day - District Closed **

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Mid-Winter Recess - Schools Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Mid-Winter Recess - Schools Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Mid-Winter Recess - Schools Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Mid-Winter Recess - Schools Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Columbus PTA Fundraiser Begins

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • SEPTA General Meeting

    NRHS, Library

    7:30 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • WCSMA Elementary/Intermediate All County Chorus Rehearsal

    Sleepy Hollow High School

    3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Board of Education - Committee of the Whole

    Davis School

    6:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • ALMS Principal Luncheon

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Ward Camp Expo

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Culture and Climate Committee Meeting

    Carew Room, Central Administration

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Health & Safety Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    3:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Facilities & Finance Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Webster Black History Family Night

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Planetarium Show

    NRHS, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Must be on time.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • WCSMA Elementary/Intermediate All County Band/Orchestra Rehearsal

    Seven Bridges Middle School, Chappaqua

    3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Webster Magnet Open House

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Science Research: WESEF Practice Night

    NRHS

    6:30 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Columbus Magnet Open House

    7:15 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
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Our Mission

Ward School takes pride in its diverse, nurturing and supportive learning community.
Our mission is to empower students to become empathetic and caring individuals who strive to grow
and reach their fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally.
Together, we will instill a love of learning by embracing students' unique talents.

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