Award Year: 2014

Glenwood Landing Elementary School

60 Cody Avenue
Glen Head, NY, 11545-1234

(516) 277-7601

Mrs. Bridget Finder, Principal at time of Nomination

North Shore Central School District

School Website


Glenwood Landing School hopes to create opportunities for the students to achieve their optimal growth and be responsible and respectful citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Our Kindergarteners learning through exploration.

Our Kindergarteners learning through exploration.

Glenwood Landing, a school comprised of 450 students in grades K-5, 80 faculty and staff members, and an actively involved and supportive community, takes pride in empowering students to be responsible citizens who actively contribute to the society. The school creates opportunities for students to communicate and collaborate as reflective, creative, critical thinkers who are passionately engaged in their own learning, and supports them in the process with differentiated instruction to promote optimal growth and achievement. At Glenwood Landing, teachers and students respect and honor the dignity and worth of others, the environment, and themselves. Through its ROAR program (responsibility, opportunity, achievement, respect), the students are taught to be citizens of a community who make academic strides within a rigorous instructional program that encompasses authentic learning experiences, the Common Core Learning Standards, 21st century skills, and a true passion for learning. The school proudly exhibits this during its daily instruction in its newly constructed outdoor classroom. In this newly designed space, children study across the arts and sciences, mathematics, and literacy to solve real world problems and pose genuine questions to enrich their learning experiences.

Glenwood Landing knows that its success is due to the involvement of the community, the love for the children, and teachers who are dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of children. This, coupled with Glenwood Landing’s longstanding history and rich traditions, allows the entire school community to be reflective, critical thinkers who continuously strive for success as life long learners.